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Stay connected to us wherever you are! With Txt Alerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

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  • News - Get breaking news and emergency alert information for our area and around the nation.
  • Daily Weather Forecast - Receive the local weather forecast as a text message each morning.
  • Severe Weather Alerts - Be the first to know when severe weather strikes our area.
  • Community Information - Get alerts from local organizations.  Be notified of utility outages in your area.
  • Local Sports - Get news and scores from all your favorite area teams.
  • School Closing Alerts & Information - Get important information from your school.

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1) News

1a) Police Departments

2) Daily Weather Forecast

3) Severe Weather Alerts

4) Community Information

4a) Utility Company Updates

5) Local Sports

6) School Closing Alerts & Information

7) SD Contests

8) Churches
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