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Sioux Falls tabbed to host NAIA men’s basketball tournament

Woman killed in Friday crash near Montrose
November 17, 2017 - 9:39pm
Sioux Falls tabbed to host NAIA men’s basketball tournament
November 17, 2017 - 8:23pm
Mitchell's Carly Haring, center, hits an attack during a Class AA state consolation round match Friday against Huron at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Also pictured for Mitchell is Mandy Schmidt, left, and Lesley VanDrongelen, right. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)
Tigers tame Kernels at state
November 17, 2017 - 8:10pm
Shirley Thomsen
November 17, 2017 - 9:28pm
President Donald Trump during a speech in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 15, 2017. Trump lashed out on Twitter Thursday at Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who has been accused by a radio newscaster of kissing and groping her more than a decade ago, while remaining largely silent regarding Roy Moore, a Republican Senate candidate accused of sexual assaulting several women when they were teenagers. (Tom Brenner/copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Trump halts big-game trophy decision
November 17, 2017 - 8:14pm
Mitchell's Mandy Schmidt (5) sets the ball as teammate Peyton Morgan prepares for the pass during a Class AA state consolation round match Friday against Huron at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)
State volleyball notebook: Schmidt closes in on Kernel record
November 17, 2017 - 8:01pm
24-year-old man killed in Friday morning crash near Lesterville
November 17, 2017 - 3:57pm
Dakota Wesleyan's Rylie Osthus (10) goes to the basket between Dordt's Payton Harmsen (15) and Dordt's Siennah Stamness (5) during a Great Plains Athletic Conference game on Wednesday night at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Tiger women set for strong test
November 17, 2017 - 10:30pm
Mykhailiuk helps No. 4 Kansas rout South Dakota State, 98-64
November 17, 2017 - 10:37pm
Burke/South Central's Bobbi Jo Wischmann sets the ball as teammate Brecken Bartling moves in for an attack at the state volleyball tournament on Friday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. (Ryan Deal / Republic)
Burke/South Central bounces Deubrook
November 17, 2017 - 7:47pm
Lake Mitchell as seen in the fall of 2017. (Republic file photo)
Consultant sees opportunity for Mitchell’s lake, estimates $8M city expense
November 16, 2017 - 9:15pm
Mike and Shelly Degen of Mitchell Regional Habitat of Humanity stand outside their new home on West Fourth Avenue at the dedication ceremony on Thursday evening. (Libby Leyden/Republic)
Local Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
November 17, 2017 - 9:30am
The Davison County Public Safety Center. (Republic file photo)
Circuit court from Nov. 14
November 15, 2017 - 10:42am
Katie Knutson, the director of the Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau, poses for a photo on Tuesday in her office. Knutson was named co-chair of a new statewide hunting campaign called Hunting Works for South Dakota. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)
Mitchell woman helps state hunting campaign
November 16, 2017 - 8:15am
Melissa Etheridge pleaded guilty Nov. 14, 2017, to possessing marijuana while crossing the international border at Portal, N.D. Submitted photo
Melissa Etheridge pleads guilty after drug-sniffing dog finds marijuana while crossing border into ND
November 16, 2017 - 4:16pm

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John Harcinske, a volunteer with Mitchell Animal Rescue, holds one of the cats held at the pound in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Walking into the pound on Monday afternoon in Mitchell, John Harcinske was greeted with great news.

A German Shepherd and lab mix, a dog who was going on her fourth ...

Jody Van Zee, of Harrison, speaks about her children, four of whom were adopted after being foster children in the Van Zee home, Thursday afternoon. The children pictured are Van Zee's biological son 14-year-old Brandon, 19-month-old Marlee, 2-year-old Isaiah, 4-year-old Terrence and 5-year-old Jacklyn. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

CORSICA — For Jody Van Zee, family isn't necessarily related by blood.

The mother of eight and Dakota Christian Elementary teacher talks about each of her children with the same ...

Pictured in the front row, from left to right, is Gerhard Storm, Howard Bechen and Milton Handel. In the back row, from left to right, stands Dean Minder, Lyle Pence and Charles (Wally)
 Jones. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Although they never served together, the six war veterans at Avera Brady in Mitchell share a special camaraderie with one another.

All from six different South Dakota communities, the men ...

Angela Mogck, left, and her mother, Lori Mogck Doering, pose for a photo in Mitchell on Thursday afternoon. It has been 10 years since Mogck's two siblings were killed in a vehicle crash near Bridgewater. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

ETHAN — When the pulsing rhythm of red and blue police lights flashed behind the car Angela Mogck was a passenger in 10 years ago, she let out a sigh ...

Participants of the first Dylan Mentele Memorial Pheasant Hunt release balloons in his memory prior to the hunt Saturday morning in Alexandria. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

ALEXANDRIA — An Alexandria mother has turned her grief into action.

Melissa Mentele and her family hosted a pheasant hunt Saturday in Hanson County, drawing in more than 30 people ...

The Bender family works on corn harvest this week. From left to right: Patrick Bender, Jenica Bender, Jacob Bender, Jalyn and Jacee Bender, Tristan Bender, Lloyd Bender and Miranda Donahue. (Submitted photo)

FULTON — In the wake of tragedy, Fulton residents showed the true spirit of their community.

Between the Bender family's soybean and corn harvests, the family patriarch was killed in ...

Burr Street construction continues Wednesday afternoon in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

So far, so good.

Barring a major storm, the first phase of the $15.7 million Burr Street reconstruction is on track for completion by Nov. 17, putting the second phase ...

Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Dillon Turner will finish his collegiate career on Saturday as the Tigers take on Dordt College at 1 p.m. at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. The Salem, Arkansas, native holds the record for both DWU and the Great Plains Athletic Conference in passing yards for a career. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dillon Turner set out to leave a legacy.

When Turner joined the Dakota Wesleyan University football team in 2014, the preseason talk centered around who would replace Jon Bane and ...

Jim Corrigan talks with a customer while making a sandwich on Thursday afternoon at Bread and Batter's new location on Fifth Avenue and Main Street in downtown Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

As the lunch rush slowed Thursday, Jim and Kalie Corrigan smiled with relief.

But even as it passed 2 p.m., more customers stopped into their downtown sandwich shop, called ...

Brenda Olesen owns Einstein's Costume and Prop Rental in downtown Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

There are never two days alike for Brenda Olesen and her costume shop.

Especially now, as customers flock to her shop in anticipation for Halloween next week. But it's nothing ...

For one year, Mitchell’s biggest attraction will serve as a monument to the military.

With two months to spare in 2017 and crews still working on hanging this year’s murals, ...

The giant inflatable pheasant and shot gun shell are on display outside of Cabela's on Friday in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

With trucks filled to the top with hunting gear and supplies, a group of men from Wisconsin made their annual stop in Mitchell on Thursday.

The group of more than ...

Brad Greenway is ready for life to slow down a bit.

For the past year, the former National Pork Board’s America’s Pig Farmer of the Year has been traveling ...

South Dakota Transportation Commissioner and former state Sen. Mike Vehle, of Mitchell, serves as master of ceremonies for the ribbon-cutting of the Foster Street bridge on Tuesday. The bridge rehabilitation was the first to be completed under the Bridge Improvement Grant system created through 2015's Senate Bill 1, a bill Vehle sponsored.  (Evan Hendershot / Republic)

Tuesday was a big day for Transportation Commissioner and former state Sen. Mike Vehle.

More than two years after his highway and bridge funding bill — known as Senate Bill ...

Photographs from Phyllis Salmen's past lay on the table as Dakota Wesleyan University senior Dylan Dethlefsen  interviews Salmen on Tuesday morning in her apartment at Wesley Acres. (Matt Gade / Republic)

A new learning style at Dakota Wesleyan University will allow the stories of Mitchell's senior residents to be shared worldwide.

Recently, Dakota Wesleyan has incorporated community-based learning into curriculum. And ...

Brooke Veurink, Amy Muth, Shawna Huls and Jenna Stroup — all from Mitchell — attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night in Las Vegas where gunfire erupted. (Submitted photo)

Screams of joy soon became screams of terror.

Smiling and singing along with Jason Aldean as he performed "When She Says Baby" at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, Brooke Veurink, ...

Jerry Rubendall, center, was surprised by Poet Biorefining employees at the plant near Mitchell in honor of his 11 years on the company's board of directors. Rubendall is stepping down from the board, and played an integral role in bringing the plant to the Mitchell area. (Evan Hendershot / Republic)

If not for Jerry Rubendall, Poet's presence in Mitchell may have remained a pipedream.

What started as a group of investors each throwing $200 into a hat to hire a ...

Bennett Namanny, center in green, gets a group hug from his fellow Kimball students on Monday. Bennett will undergo a heart valve replacement surgery on Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska. (Matt Gade / Republic)

KIMBALL — Kimball students have heart.

On Monday, a sea of red overtook Kimball High School with more than 150 students wearing the bright crimson to show support for one ...