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Aberdeen Aquatic Center, Ipswich pool closed today

"It’s a temperature, typically for my staff we tell them 65. It’s a hard deadline," said Travis Lemer, supervisor for the center. "We certainly take into consideration the weather conditions as well."

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-06-17 17:31:00

South Dakota losing fight against resurgent STDs

Once believed to be mostly under control, sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV/AIDS are all on the rise in South Dakota and across the nation, reaching near-historic infection rates.

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-06-16 21:00:00

Residential line replaced after positive lead test

Routine monitoring of lead and copper lines in Aberdeen resulted in one home testing positive for lead.Water Superintendent Bob Braun said the homeowner has already replaced her private utility line to the house. The lead level tested at 15 parts per billion, which is the highest level allowed befor

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-06-17 12:10:37

Woman treated and released after Thursday evening crash

Shammara Christian, 23, was taken Avera St. Luke's Hospital with nonincapacitating injuries, where she was treated and released, according to Avera media relations. The crash was at 7:03 p.m. at the intersection of North Main Street and 11th Avenue Northwest, according to the release.


Lifelong rail rider takes issue with Aberdeen's rough crossings

George Nikolas has an agenda.He walks with a highly polished wooden cane, so tall it looks more like a staff. It fits with his ice blue eyes.“There are a few things I'd like to get done yet," he said.

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-06-16 07:26:17

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After a yearlong reign, Miranda Mack of Redfield will pass off her crown Saturday at the 2018 Miss South Dakota contest in Hot Springs. Find o…

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-06-16 06:56:00

Post office closed Saturday, back to normal Monday

Despite flooding at the post office Friday evening, mail was delivered as usual Saturday in Aberdeen.The only hiccup in operations Saturday was that the retail lobby at the United States Postal Office, which is normally open from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., was closed because water wasn't able to be remov

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-06-17 00:04:38

Aberdeen man sentenced on kidnapping charge: Court roundup

An Aberdeen man received a 10-year suspended prison sentence on a felony kidnapping charge.Anthony Alden, 27, pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $1,129. According to an affidavit filed by the victim, Alden did not hold her against her will on December 2017. According to the affidavit she wen


Much of northeast South Dakota under tornado watch

Brown County, along with much of northeastern South Dakota, is currently under a tornado watch.The watch area extends from Pierre to west central Minnesota, according to Kelly Serr, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen. It was issued around 4 p.m. and will last until midnigh

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-06-16 22:58:00

Emergency responders called to fertilizer spill at Bath corner

Buy NowAberdeen, Bath and Groton firefighters are at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and County Road 16 to clean up a liquid fertilizer spill. American News photo by Emma GallagherEmergency responders have been called near the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and county road 16 for a liquid ferti


Aberdeen is working on a big, new dog park at Nature Park near North Fifth Street

A new dog park is being built at Nature Park, which is located on North Fifth Street near the Brown County Fairgrounds. The dog will is scheduled to be completed next fall and will likely feature agility obstacles.


Post office floods, but mail is safe

A flooded post office does not mean the mail stops, according to David Rupert, with the United States Postal Service corporate communications.About 6 p.m., postal workers at the Aberdeen office were setting up caution tape and rerouting customers dropping off packages, while water poured out of the

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-06-16 03:08:00

Downtown concerts begin tonight with Avenger Joe

Food and beverage vendors will be on hand. Engraved, reusable 20-ounce mugs will be available with this year's concert logo for $30. Refills are a generous pour, but at a 16-ounce cost.


Police calls: 2 thefts reported

Theft: Report taken at the 3300 block of Sixth Avenue Southeast, 8:23 p.m. Tuesday.Theft: Report taken at the 300 block of Eighth Avenue Southwest, 7:34 p.m. Tuesday.


Accused county worker sentenced to jail on drug charge

The American News reportsthat 33-year-old David Becker, of Northville, received credit Thursday for 17 days he's already served behind bars. He was placed on probation for two years and fined $864.


Woodcrafting replaces addiction for Aberdeen man seeking tranquility

Many people have a hobby that makes them feel in control and a little at peace.For Jerry Pinnick, 59, of Aberdeen the tranquil feeling is something he longs for in his everyday life as a transition away from a life driven by addiction.He looks back on those years and considers himself a taker. His h


1,500 gallons of liquid fertilizer spilled near Bath

An estimated 1,500 gallons of 28-0 liquid fertilizer spilled on U.S. Highway 12 Thursday afternoon.Scott Meints, Brown County emergency management director said the fertilizer is not hazardous, but the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be notified to determine if additional


Aberdeen woman draws with fire

Amanda Phelps describes pyrography which translates to “writing with fire.” Her burned wood artistry will be on display with more than 100 other vendors at this year's Arts in the Park Saturday and Sunday at Melgaard Park.


Aberdeen teen pitches a no-hitter, but just wants to help his team

Martin had a solid start to the contest, striking out the side in each of the first three innings. He helped himself at the plate as well, collecting three hits and driving in a run.


18-hour standoff ends with man's arrest

"We were called to an intoxicated person who had used one vehicle to hit another vehicle," Schmitt said. "When law enforcement got there, he threatened to harm himself. He had firearms that he did display."