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OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worst

CHEERS to Make-A-Wish South Dakota, which has been going great guns lately, making dreams come true for children with life-threatening conditions.

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Saturday, we reported that Make-A-Wish South Dakota has granted 1,065 wishes since 1984, including 70 during fiscal 2013 — the second highest year ever for the state chapter.

This is a wonderful organization, and we are so glad it continues to do so much good in our state.

HISSES to a return of arctic conditions in the region.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures were expected to drop at the end of the weekend and into today, with the chilly conditions likely to continue through Thursday.

This winter already seems to have lasted too long. Can’t it just be spring?

CHEERS to the annual state of the state address.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard gave the yearly speech last week in Pierre, and although we aren’t necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with what he said, we do appreciate this great tradition.

There’s nothing like hearing about South Dakota from the state’s top executive, during good times and bad.

CHEERS to the big grant that will benefit Mitchell Technical Institute.

The money comes from a state Future Fund grand, and will bring approximately $1.15 million in upgrades to equipment in various programs at MTI.

The grant was announced during last week’s school board meeting, and it sounds like the money will be used to update obsolete equipment.

CHEERS to the new sheet of ice at the Mitchell Activities Center.

It seems that every time we drive past that place, the parking lot is full for some kind of tournament or another.

Not only is it great as a tourism boost during the city’s slow season, but it’s also great for the many, many kids who participate in hockey locally.

It was a good project, and it’s already doing good for Mitchell.