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West 5th Avenue from Sanborn to Rowley in Mitchell to be closed for four months

West 5th Avenue will be closed from Sanborn to Rowley Street starting at 8:00 AM on Monday, June 27th for approximately 4 months for Street and Utility Improvements. The Post Office Drop-off Box will be located on North Rowley adjacent to the Post Office Parking Lot. Follow Road Construction Signs and use alternate routes. Thanks for your patience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Terry Johnson at 605-995-8435 with the Public Works Department for the City of Mitchell.
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Legion, Junior Legion both drop doubleheaders

HURON — The Huron Post 7 Legion and Junior Legion both dropped doubleheaders this week at Memorial Stadium. The Legion team faced off Tuesday with Mitchell, dropping the twinbill by scores of 11-1 and 9-4. In the first game, Mitchell came away with a run-rule victory despite the game...
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LAIC holds annual meeting; presents Growth & Achievement Award to Runnings

Runnings Store Manager Mike Larson and LAIC Executive Director Brooke Rollag. The Lake Area Improvement Corporation held its annual meeting Thursday, highlighting some of the achievements of the past year and looking forward to future projects. LAIC Executive Director Brooke Rollag said that more housing projects have been underway in...

DSU names new Chief Information Officer

Dakota State University in Madison has named a new Chief Information Officer. Shawn Jaacks will start in the position as DSU’s new CIO on Monday. Jaacks is a native South Dakotan and a DSU alumnus, having earned his Master of Science degree in Cyber Defense in 2021. He became interested in the CIO position after his experience as a graduate student.

Flandreau Cardinals Outhit Canova Gang on the Way to Victory

Both teams were able to get double-digit hits, but a strong start from the Flandreau Cardinals helped them to secure their victory against the Canova Gang. The Gang got a run to open things up in the top of the first, but the Cardinals answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the first, followed by five more runs in the bottom of the second.

Jaacks named new CIO at Dakota State

Shawn Jaacks has been named the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Dakota State University. Jaacks is a native South Dakotan and a DSU alumnus, having earned his Master of Science degree in Cyber Defense in 2021. He became interested in the CIO position after his experience as a graduate student.

Representative Dusty Johnson to host Farm Bill roundtable in Bridgewater

On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) will host Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) of the House Agriculture Committee to tour the Raven Precision Agriculture Center at South Dakota State University in Brookings. In the afternoon, Johnson and Thompson will participate in a roundtable at Stahl’s Farm in Bridgewater to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill negotiations. In the evening, Johnson and Thompson will attend the Holstein Annual Convention Reception, where Johnson and Thompson will give welcome remarks.

Mitchell City Council approves new Corn Palace Gift Shop contract

The Mitchell City Council on Tuesday night approved a new Corn Palace Gift Shop contract between the city and the Chamber of Commerce. The current contract is set to expire in August. The Chamber runs the gift shop on the Corn Palace floor during the summer months. Changes include increased rent charged to the Chamber and profit sharing.
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May derecho does not derail planned wedding

The bridegroom’s question was odd at best. Brian Dirks, Ford business manager at Prostrollo, recently asked his best man to bring a chainsaw when he came to the small private ceremony Dirks and his fiancée had planned. In the aftermath of the May derecho, the question was actually a practical one.

Rentschler elected Mayor in Howard City election

Voters in the City of Howard elected a new Mayor on Tuesday. Eric Rentschler received 124 votes in Tuesday’s election and incumbent Donald Arens received 43. Others elected to the Howard City Council include, for Ward Two, Jackie Stuhr, who received 40 votes. Stuhr was re-elected to the Council. Her challenger, Gregory Dufault received 18 votes in the election.

Mitchell Native Culhane Becomes Voice Of Florida State Athletics

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Mitchell native Jeff Culhane was named on June 21 as the new Director of Broadcasting for Florida State University, where he will call play-by-play of Seminole football and men’s basketball. Culhane, the son of one South Dakota radio veteran, Steve Culhane, and the nephew of...

City receives “serious offer” on Kelley house and property

The Mitchell City Council received an update on the city-owned Kelley house and property at last night’s meeting. “We have had an offer,” Mitchell Mayor Bob Everson told the council. “We countered that. We got another counter back, and we are going to counter again after the meeting tonight with this.” Everson says they have had some movement on the property with parties who have expressed interest. The property is listed at $2.2 million. Everson would not disclose what the offers and counteroffers are.

Madison Police release information regarding suspect in gun threat incident

The Madison Police Department has released more information about the suspect involved in an incident involving a threat with a handgun in Madison on Sunday night. Police responded to the 300 block of Northeast 2nd Street in Madison just after 8:00 Sunday evening for an individual who was threatening a person with a handgun. Law enforcement believed the suspect had re-entered a residence prior to their arrival, so set up a perimeter and secured the neighborhood.