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Destructive tornadoes pummel eastern South Dakota; Castlewood suffers direct hit (Audio)

Mike Tanner KWAT Radio WATERTOWN, S.D.–An explosive line of thunderstorms with embedded tornadoes raced across eastern South…

Sisseton man arrested following pursuit in Brookings County

May 13, 2022 Mike Tanner BROOKINGS, S.D.–A Sisseton man was arrested by authorities in Brookings County following…

NEW: Highway Patrol reports motorcyclist killed in crash north of Watertown

May 13, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–A man has died in a motorcycle crash north of Watertown…

Voters approve consolidation of Oldham-Ramona and Rutland School Districts

May 12, 2022 OLDHAM, S.D.—Voters in the Oldham-Ramona and Rutland School Districts have unofficially passed a vote…

KWAT News On Demand for May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022   Here are today’s top stories from the KWAT newsroom….    

Report criticizes meat industry, USDA response to pandemic

May 12, 2022 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new Congressional report says that at the height of…

Violent weather knocks out power, causes one death in southern Minnesota

May 12, 2022 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Severe storms brought damaging winds, heavy rain and a few reports…

Danielsen: Watertown School District hosting retirement celebration for 18 staff members (Audio)

May 12, 2022 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–A retirement recognition event will be coming up next week for…

Vermillion School Board revisits transgender policy (Audio)

May 12, 2022 VERMILLION, S.D.–The Vermillion School Board is back to talking about transgender bathroom and locker…

Minnesota GOP seeks candidate who can topple Democrat Walz

May 12, 2022 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Endorsing a candidate who can topple Democratic Gov. Tim…