Even though high water forced events into nearby parking lots, this year's Harvest Fest once again drew large crowds to Stillwater's riverfront. The 13th annual edition featured a scarecrow contest, chili cook-off, kids costume parade, kids tractor pull, pie eating contest, face painting, kids games, live music, pumpkin regatta, tipi living exhibit, 5K, beer garden, vendor market, battle to paddle competition, giant pumpkin drop and the main event, the giant pumpkin weigh-off.
Most of the estimated 20,000 students and supporters who filled the Capitol plaza Saturday, March 24, 2018, in St. Paul likely found the overcast sky and biting wind appropriate for a cause as sobering as gun violence in America's schools.
On Monday, March 20, a 250-pound pig fell off a truck onto Interstate 90 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Multiple agencies including the South Dakota Highway Patrol and South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks responded to the call. They rescued the pig and transported it to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society where he was treated for road rash and began a five-day waiting period during which his owner could reclaim him.