South Dakota teams top Summit League preseason men's poll

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 8:57 AM
Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 8:55 AM

The South Dakota State men's basketball team tops this year's Summit League preseason poll, with the University of South Dakota close behind.

SDSU received 13 first-place votes and USD 12 in the annual poll by league head coaches, sports information directors and media.

North Dakota State is third in the poll, followed by Fort Wayne, Denver, Omaha, Oral Roberts and Western Illinois.

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Chilly night ahead of sunny Sunday

Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 5:14 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 11:25 PM

Sunshine returns Sunday in the Dayton area, with the chance for rain and snow returning later in the week.

Clouds decrease overnight. It’ll be cold with temperatures dropping into the middle 20s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.


  • Slick spots possible overnight
  • More sunshine on Sunday
  • Rain/snow chances return late Monday/early Tuesday

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Sunday: Sunshine returns under milder conditions. Highs will be in the lower 50s.

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Monday: Clouds will increase through the day with highs in the lower to middle 50s. The chance for rain returns in the evening, and with temperatures falling past sunset, a few wet flakes may mix in as well.

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Tuesday: A few lingering snow showers or a wintry mix will be possible early. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 40s.

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Wednesday: The chance for any snow looks small, but can’t be ruled out. It’ll be a cold day with highs in the upper 30s.

Thursday: Partly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower 40s.

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Vietnam veterans honored in McCartyville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 10:23 PM


In the tiny Irish crossroads of McCartyville in Shelby County this afternoon, veterans from the Vietnam-era were honored on this St. Patrick’s Day.

About 50 vets were the grand marshals of the community parade.

Today was the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, founded in 1984.

In case you never heard of McCartyville, it’s located between Anna and Minster where state Routes 29 and 119 intersect in the center of town.

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Civil rights attorney, former national parks leader named trailblazers

Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Benjamin L. Crump
Benjamin L. Crump

A civil rights lawyer and a former National Parks Service superintendent were the first to receive the Trailblazer Awards from the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers Monument, officials said.

Benjamin L. Crump, a civil rights lawyer, and Robert G. Stanton, former NPS leader, were presented the awards Thursday on the 154th birthday of Young.

Crump has been an advocate for the “marginalized in our country” and represented the families of shooting victims Trayvon Martin and Robbie Tolan, among others, his website says.

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Crump, a Time magazine contributor, was the first African-American president of the Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Florida and first African-American chairman of the Florida State University College of Law Board of Directors.

“‘As we all know, trailblazers are people who create a road or a trail where there isn’t one so he has been instrumental supporting people who’s civil rights have been violated,” said Joy Kinard, superintendent of the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument. “He has been able to raise an awareness in the millennial community this next generation, to have an interest in knowing how important civil rights are.”

Stanton was the first African-American leader of the National Park Service, and served during the Clinton administration. He was also a senior adviser on historic preservation to the Department of the Interior.

He was selected because of his work in historic preservation and expanding the national parks narrative to include diverse people, Kinard said.

“He was the first African-American to be a superintendent of a national park after Col. Charles Young was,” she said.

Col. Young was the first African-American to reach the rank of colonel in the Army and was a pioneer for equality for African American soldiers. The West Point graduate fought in the Philippine-American war and was the first African-American superintendent of a national park – Sequoia in northern California, among other career milestones.

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Apartment fire sends woman to hospital, displaces 6 units in Harrison Twp.

Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 7:19 PM

Apt fire

An apartment fire this evening displaced the occupants of six units and sent one woman to a local hospital.

Crews were called shortly before 5 p.m. to 1962 Republic Drive on a report of heavy smoke coming from an apartment.

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The woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital; her injuries are minor, according to Harrison Twp. fire officials.

The American Red Cross was called to assist residents in six units who were displaced.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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