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Firefighters saved some piglets from a blaze; then they ate them as sausages
Fargo man delays ‘pro-white’ rally; no new date set
A postal worker faked cancer and got paid to miss two years of work. Here's how a judge punished her.
Small town Minn. grocery store shares tips on how to remain viable
The strange story of a 'Blacks for Trump' guy standing behind the president at his Phoenix rally
Walmart and Google are plotting to change your shopping habits
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Getting drought-relief hay to Northern Plains no easy task
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Dakota Wesleyan drops five-set match
Walk-off single lifts White Sox over Twins
Prep Focus: Kernels' Miller leads team with her play, poise
ESD coaches poll: Harrisburg heavy favorite for conference football crown
DWU, DSU set for college football rivalry clash
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
John A. Fillaus
A time for wine, a time for beer
Commentary: Trump's Arizona rally showed just how unfit he is
DAUGAARD: There's something for everyone at the State Fair
WOSTER: Musings about tractor mowing
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
Mitchell's successful planning initiative paves way for more progress
Mitchell's future is brighter thanks to proper planning from residents in the past. The community planning project known as Focus 2020 was such...
June 24, 2017 - 6:30am
June 7, 2011
Mitchell city manager proposal suffers landslide loss
Mitchell voters resoundingly defeated a proposal to add a city manager to the city staff Tuesday. The initiated measure was defeated 1,486 to...
June 7, 2011 - 10:34pm
July 10, 2010
Mayor ponders future with manager
Lou Sebert has been elected mayor of Mitchell twice, and the job might be on the ballot again as soon as June 2011. Sebert said if that's the case, he may be willing to run, and serve, again. If voters decide Nov. 2 to change to a city manager form of government, state law calls...
July 10, 2010 - 12:05am
June 26, 2010
City manager debate isn't new; Robbie-led plan was rejected in '48
The current discussion about altering Mitchell's form of government is nothing new. A spirited local debate on the concept was held in early...
June 26, 2010 - 12:05am
May 17, 2010
Focus 2020 ideas on agenda
A discussion of Focus 2020 recommendations regarding the creation of a city-manager position and the construction of a community center are on the agenda for this evening's Mitchell City Council meeting at City Hall. Focus 2020 is a volunteer, long-range local planning group...
May 17, 2010 - 7:50am
December 23, 2009
Proposed City Council change sparks debate
Some of Mitchell's most experienced politicians clashed this week over a proposed change to the structure of the City Council. Dusty Johnson, chairman of the state Public Utilities Commission, and Mike Vehle, a state senator, presented ideas Monday evening to the City Council...
December 23, 2009 - 8:02am
November 12, 2009
Focus 2020 unveils final brochure with recommendations
Mark Buche told a group of 90 people gathered Wednesday at Mitchell's Highland Conference Center that the work of Focus 2020 built upon and refined...
November 12, 2009 - 6:41am
August 1, 2009
In Other Words: Vision 2000 gets too much credit; a warning about 2020
I laughed even before I read the article. I picked up the Saturday, July 25, edition of The Daily Republic. It was right there on the front page, a big picture of the Mitchell Aquatic Center and a picture of Jim Beddow next to it. I just knew that the article was going to give too...
August 1, 2009 - 1:00am
July 25, 2009
Among unrealized goals: Kids' theme park, state-park development near city
Some of the ideas pitched by Vision 2000 in the early 1990s led to well-known, successful projects. Among those are the city's outdoor aquatic center, the Missouri River drinking-water pipeline and the consolidation of two competing hospitals. Other ideas never turned into successful...
July 25, 2009 - 1:00am
Hindsight 2000: Successes, failures came from panel
Part of the motivation behind Mitchell's current Focus 2020 planning initiative was the success of its predecessor, Vision 2000. In the early...
July 25, 2009 - 1:00am
May 27, 2009
County commissioners criticize, reject major Focus 2020 suggestions
There's always room for improvement, Davison County Commission Chairman Jerry Fischer said Tuesday, but things are running well in Davison County and no major changes are required. That was the gist of Fischer's response to recommendations made by the local planning group Focus...
May 27, 2009 - 7:56am
May 21, 2009
Latest Focus 2020 report suggests making region a business destination
Hiring a consultant to brand and market the Mitchell region is one of many strategies recommended Wednesday by the Regional Economic Development Subcommittee of Focus 2020. Focus 2020 is a local, long-range planning group that was formed in September. Wednesday's report was the...
May 21, 2009 - 8:04am
May 20, 2009
Focus 2020 group unveils economic development vision for Mitchell region
Hiring a consultant to brand and market the Mitchell region is one of many regional economic development strategies that were unveiled this afternoon by the Regional Economic Development Subcommittee of Focus 2020. Focus 2020 is a local, long-range planning group that was formed...
May 20, 2009 - 1:15pm
May 19, 2009
Urgent care clinic endorsed
A fitness facility with an indoor pool -- built through the cooperative efforts of three entities -- and an urgent care clinic are needed in Mitchell to better serve the region's residents, according to a subcommittee of the long-range planning group Focus 2020. The Regional...
May 19, 2009 - 7:48am
May 18, 2009
Wellness center with pool, urgent care clinic among recommendations from Focus 2020 subcommittee
A fitness facility with an indoor pool -- built through the cooperative efforts of three entities -- and an urgent care clinic are needed in Mitchell to better serve the region's residents, according to a subcommittee of the long-range planning group Focus 2020. The Regional Healthcare...
May 18, 2009 - 4:43pm