Heartland Humane Society cares for stray cats in Vermillion

Outdoor cats are all over Vermillion. The Heartland Humane Society in Yankton is the closest animal shelter to Vermillion and works with the city and any volunteers through their Trap Neuter Release Program (TNR). Dana Merrigan is a veterinary technician and intake coordinator at the Heartland Humane Society and helps with the TNR program. The […]

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Rachel Review: Oscar Thoughts and Predictions

Even though there were fewer films and movies released in 2020 due to COVID-19, the academy still had enough to make good nominations for all their categories. In other words, thank God for Netflix. The Oscar nominations for Best Picture are “Minari,” “Mank,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “A Promising Young Woman,” “The Sound of […]

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Polar Plunge beats goal before they start

Before the event had even started, the Vermillion Polar Plunge had already raised $15,000 for Special Olympics athletes. John Cole is the assistant director for the law enforcement torch run for the state of South Dakota and also a police officer for the Vermillion Police Department. Cole helps out with events across the state, but […]

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Rachel Review: “Thunder Force” does not bring the thunder

Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone recently released another one of their lazy movies to Netflix, and sadly, they brought Octavia Spencer into this project as well. Despite the movie being named “Thunder Force” there was no drive in it. The movie follows two estranged best friends who come together as a superhero duo […]

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Rachel Review: The Irregulars, failed attempt of Sherlock Holmes revival

Characters that appeared in several of the original Sherlock Holmes books, often referred to as irregulars, were brought together and turned into their own tv show “The Irregulars.” Released March 27 to Netflix’s streaming platform, it now rests in the top 10 watched in the U.S. list.  The premise follows a group of teens set […]

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Trans Rights March held in response to House Bill 1217

In seven cities across South Dakota, people gathered Saturday morning to make a statement and to protest a bill against trans lives and their future in sports. All events had mandatory mask requirements and were held in Pierre, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Brookings, Watertown, Eagle Butte and Vermillion. The protests were led by The Transformation […]

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