Vermillion Drain Paintings Homage to River

In Vermillion, many of the storm drains are painted with characters such as the Lorax, baby ducks and many other things.  These storm drain paintings come from a group in Vermillion called Greening Vermillion where their main goal is to raise awareness of where the water from the drains goes.  Greening board member and the […]

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The War Between Israel and Hamas

The ongoing conflict within the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel-Lebanon border being fought between the country of Israel and Palestine’s militant group, Hamas, has shown no signs of stopping anytime soon.  The conflict between the two countries originally began on Oct. 7, 2023, when the Hamas-led Palestinian militant movement launched an attack targeting Southern […]

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Virginia Man Arrested in Vermillion Last Week

On Oct. 18, the Vermillion police alongside the U.S. Marshal Service, the FBI, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Clay County Sheriff’s department took a suspect into custody. These law enforcement organizations were in the area to locate the suspect who had a warrant out for his […]

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100 Year Old Baseball Field Finishes Renovations

In 1923, Charles E. Prentis donated 10 acres of land for the purpose of memorializing his late wife, featuring an apple orchard and a nursery.  On the 100 year anniversary, the Prentis Park baseball field underwent some renovations to the outfield. Jim Goblirsch, the Vermillion director of parks and recreation, said that the renovations were […]

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Community Event for Injured Local

Next Saturday on Sept. 16, South Dakota Order of the Eastern Star members are hosting a benefit for Vermillion resident Deb McNary. Last year, McNary was on her way home from a parent-teacher conference when she was involved in a serious car accident. Since then, she has been in and out of the hospital in […]

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Suspension Over for Sen. Frye-Muller

After being placed on indefinite suspension, the South Dakota Senate voted to reinstate Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller following the recommendation of a committee regarding her comments to a staffer. This follows a complaint made on Jan. 25 against the Rapid City senator by a Legislative Research Council staffer in the wake of a conversation between her, […]

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It’s a Trip! exhibition features student artists

USD’s Student Art Alliance (SAA), composed of fine arts majors and USD artists, curated the “It’s a Trip!” exhibition in the Coyote Gallery located next to the Coyote Twin movie theater. Senior Dakota Wilson the SAA president, helped organize and curate the show. The exhibition featured 17 pieces from 10 artists. Wilson said the SAA […]

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Students respond to Walmart hours cut back

The Vermillion Walmart has cut back from its around-the-clock service and will no longer be open during the night. The store will now be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. The Vermillion Walmart’s new hours has created concern for the community and students. Kaitlyn Danielson, a junior majoring in elementary education said the new change […]

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