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Eric Hubbard, of Puetz Corp., removes metal siding Monday afternoon from the overhang of County Fair Food Store in Mitchell as a renovation and expansion of the store progresses. The building permit for the project was among 178 issued last year, the most building permits issued by the city since 2006. (Chris Huber/Republic)

Mitchell sees spurt in 2011 construction

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Last year was the busiest for issuing building permits in Mitchell since 2006.

The city issued 178 building permits in 2011, according to Building Inspector John Hegg. That's four more than were issued in 2010 and the most since 186 were issued in 2006.


"It's a nice increase, I would say," Hegg said Monday.

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