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State First LEGO League Robotics tournament

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The U.S. is condemning that attack, saying there is no possible justification for killing people who worked to help Afghans achieve a brighter future.

Middle school kids from across South Dakota competed in the First LEGO League Robotics State Tournament Saturday.

Participants worked in teams for the past few months to create and program robots to solve real world problems. Those teams competing at Saturday's state tournament qualified at previous regional tournaments and are working toward the next phase of competition.

"There's like about 200-thousand people that do this, in like 70 countries. It's gotten to be really big, and it's pretty amazing," said participant Joshua Reynolds.

There were more than 350 participants and nearly 1,000 spectators at Saturday's event in Augustana's Elmen Center.

For the second year in a row, Charron's Dark Knights from O'Gorman Jr. High won the state competition. The team will advance to either an international competition in Toronto, Canada or a national competition in San Diego.

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