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Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos
Donations raise questions over upcoming Sioux Falls TIF vote
City may donate South Dakota land to National Park Service
President Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors
Around the Region: Presho, Platte and Stickney
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought
2 agriculture groups in Dakotas to vote on merger
Cook moves closer to being starter
South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll: How They Fared
Pressure to win: Prep football coaching tenure decreasing in South Dakota
Sioux Falls team held hitless in LLWS opener
Buxton, homer-happy Twins topple Diamondbacks
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
Pauline A. Hrdlicka
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER: A plan for removing the Robert E. Lee Sculpture
LETTER: Wall Street caused a national security crisis
Anniversary trip brings clarity on marriage
WOSTER: The simple pleasure of fair food
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
James and Karen Geppert
Glad You Asked
July 1, 2017
Glad you asked: What's the purpose of a minnow removal contract at Mitchell wastewater lagoons?
Q: What's the purpose of the contract recently approved to allow someone to remove minnows from the city of Mitchell's wastewater treatment lagoons?...
July 1, 2017 - 10:30am
January 25, 2017
Glad you asked: What is single-stream recycling?
Q: What’s the difference between single-stream recycling and Mitchell’s current recycling service? A: Single-stream recycling would allow...
January 25, 2017 - 4:07pm
January 6, 2017
Glad you asked: What's the difference between the Salvation Army and the Mitchell Food Pantry?
Q: Could you explain to Mitchell residents the difference between the Mitchell Food Pantry and the Salvation Army Food Pantry? While the Mitchell Food Pantry and the Salvation Army Food Pantry share a space, the two are operated by separate organizations. The two pantries share a...
January 6, 2017 - 5:08pm
October 7, 2016
Glad you asked: What should locals do if they see a threatening clown in Mitchell?
Q: With a rash of threatening clown sightings spreading across the United States, what should Mitchell residents do if they see one? According...
October 7, 2016 - 5:10pm
September 9, 2016
Glad you asked: Will the dog that recently bit a mail carrier be removed from Mitchell?
Q: Will the dog that bit a mail carrier in Mitchell last week be removed from city limits? A: According to Mitchell Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg, the owner of the dog that bit a U.S. Postal Service employee on the leg last week has indicated he will remove the dog from city...
September 9, 2016 - 5:49pm
August 19, 2016
Glad you asked: What happens to money confiscated in drug crimes?
Q: Who keeps the $30,000 cash seized from the drug bust last week? Where does it go and what programs benefit from it? According to South Dakota...
August 19, 2016 - 5:42pm
July 8, 2016
Glad you asked: Is the private boat lift in a public Lake Mitchell access point legal?
Q: Is the city of Mitchell doing anything about a private boat lift recently installed in the Lake Mitchell access area near the Sportsman's...
July 8, 2016 - 4:04pm
June 6, 2015
GLAD YOU ASKED: Why isn't there a light on top of the blue water tower near the Davison County Highway Department?
Q. The blue water tower on the hill by the Davison County Highway Department does not have a working light. It looks like there is a light fixture. Is it not working? This could be a hazard for aircraft. A. According to Shane Crowe, public works director, when the tower was initially...
June 6, 2015 - 6:17pm
May 29, 2015
GLAD YOU ASKED: Why has the city not forced cleanup of the lot on the corner of Foster and Havens across from the Ponderosa trailer park?
Q. Why has the city not forced cleanup of the lot on the corner of Foster and Havens across from the Ponderosa trailer park? It has old cars and trucks, refrigerators, miscellaneous junk and even tires on the roof of the building. It is an eyesore. They make others clean up; why not...
May 29, 2015 - 7:56pm
October 3, 2014
Glad you asked: Why is accused murderer not further restrained?
Q: The Daily Republic published a photo of accused murderer Donald McDougal being led out of the courtroom at the Davison County Public Safety...
October 3, 2014 - 10:47am
September 19, 2014
GLAD YOU ASKED: When did Weiland visit Tripp?
Q: Rick Weiland claims he's been to all 311 cities and towns in South Dakota, but, there are 400-some towns listed on South Dakota's official road map. When has Weiland been to Tripp? How did Weiland determine his 311 towns to visit during his campaign, and what constitutes a visit? A:...
September 19, 2014 - 4:50pm
May 16, 2014
GLAD YOU ASKED: Where can election-ad vehicle park?
Q.: Can the truck endorsing Leon Baier for Davison County Commission legally be parked in Wholesale Electronics' lot on First Avenue east of the Mitchell Public Safety building? Could the truck be legally parked in the city-owned public parking lot north of the Public Safety building? A....
May 16, 2014 - 3:11pm
May 9, 2014
GLAD YOU ASKED: Old Glory at Lakeview Golf Course
Q: As a veteran and a member of the Lakeview Golf Course, I noticed there are two flag poles at the course but not an American flag flown. There are other veterans who golf at the city-owned course, too. So why isn't there a flag out there? A: The following email response comes...
May 9, 2014 - 6:22pm
GLAD YOU ASKED: Where is Spirit of Six banner?
Q. Why hasn't the school yet hung a banner for Mitchell's Spirit of Six award from 2012? A. The following written response comes from Geoff Gross, activities director at Mitchell High School.
March 9, 2014 - 10:27am
March 2, 2014
GLAD YOU ASKED: Tone of carbon monoxide alarm can reveal what action to take
Q. The carbon monoxide detector in my home went off the other day, but I don’t know if it’s a faulty alarm or if dangerous levels of carbon monoxide actually exist in my house. What should a person do when this happens? Is there someone from the city, or a company in Mitchell,...
March 2, 2014 - 5:32pm