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Oil is running into pipeline under Missouri River, company says
Scotland superintendent accepts Vermillion district's top administrative job
SD Medicaid expansion remains unlikely following failure of Obamacare repeal
Scotland man pleads not guilty to vehicular battery
Avon hires DeJong as next chief of police
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Julie A. Theel
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
Glad You Asked
September 6, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: DWU enrollment
Q. If Dakota Wesleyan University's enrollment is more than 800, how is it that there are only 170 freshmen? You would think there would be 250-300 freshmen. Isn't the freshman class usually the largest, because of natural attrition over time? A. The following written answer comes...
September 6, 2013 - 3:34pm
August 25, 2013
Glad You Asked
Q. How is that the weed-choked city property along Dry Run Creek isn't a nuisance? A. This written response comes from Dusty Rodiek, the city...
August 25, 2013 - 3:55pm
August 17, 2013
Glad You Asked
Q. Since the American Farm Bureau Federation is a tax-exempt nonprofit, does that mean the city and state will lose out on taxes that had been paid from Dakotafest when it was privately owned? A. The purchase of Dakotafest by the American Farm Bureau Federation will not affect the...
August 17, 2013 - 8:31pm
August 2, 2013
Glad You Asked
Q. How will Craig Guymon's felony conviction for voting twice in an election impact his ability to sell insurance and operate his Guymon Agency insurance business? A. Guymon, 54, who co-owns an insurance agency, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge for voting twice in the June...
August 2, 2013 - 11:16am
July 20, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Picnic shelter was Eagle Scout project in '90s
Q. Lee Young built a shelter at the Lake Mitchell Sportsmen's Club during the 1990s for his Eagle Scout project. Recently, the shelter was torn down and Lee was not notified.
July 20, 2013 - 7:54am
July 13, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Traffic light changes at intersections depend on location of vehicle
Q: I'm a motorcyclist and I'm wondering why traffic lights won't turn green for us bikers. Particularly troublesome traffic lights are located...
July 13, 2013 - 10:23am
June 29, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Concrete posts removed for safety reasons
Q. Why were concrete posts being poured near the east side of North Sanborn Boulevard a few weeks ago, and why have they now been removed? A. According to Mitchell Deputy Director of Public Works Terry Johnson, six concrete posts were originally poured as footings for new street...
June 29, 2013 - 9:23am
June 22, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Bat problem common in Mitchell, city official says
Q. My niece and her husband are living in a rental until their new house can be moved to its new site. I recently found out the rental is infested with bats, which don't stay in the attic and roof, but also fly around the downstairs living area. What can be done about this? A....
June 22, 2013 - 5:30pm
June 7, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Sidewalk wine sales
Q. With the newly passed law allowing sidewalk wine service, will bars be able to serve wine on the sidewalks? If the Corn Palace gets the wine license it's seeking to be able to sell Corn Palace-labeled wine, will it be able to serve wine on the sidewalk? No.
June 7, 2013 - 8:00pm
May 31, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Who pays for NYC trip?
A. The Mitchell Area Development Corp. will pay for the majority of the expenses for the group's trip to New York City to attend the Intelligent Community Forum's 2013 Summit, according to Bryan Hisel, executive director of MADC. Innovative Systems also volunteered to defray some...
May 31, 2013 - 9:23pm
May 18, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Property owner needs to remove dead trees
Q. Who is responsible for the dead, leaning trees about to fall anytime (on a car?) along North Ohlman south of 23rd Avenue (Cemetery Road)....
May 18, 2013 - 8:31am
May 10, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Picture of trench sparks safety query
Q: I saw the picture in the paper recently of the workers in the trench on Minnesota Street near Havens Avenue. Shouldn't there have been a temporary retaining wall in the trench to protect the workers? A: Terry Johnson, deputy director of Mitchell Public Works, said the project...
May 10, 2013 - 11:39am
April 20, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Protocol for flag display questioned
Q. What is the proper protocol for flag display? At the Salem rest stops the USA flag is on top, in the middle flies a black flag (POW maybe?),...
April 20, 2013 - 8:47am
April 12, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Can you escape ticket if driveway blocked by snow?
Q. The snow we got this week was so wet and heavy, and the mounds were piled up so high at the end of driveways that some people couldn't get back in their driveway. Will there be any leniency for those who got tickets for having vehicles on the street?
April 12, 2013 - 11:08pm
March 30, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Ladder truck's purchase saved city approximately $250,000
Q. How many miles are on the fire truck that was just replaced by the city of Mitchell, and how many are on the new one? A. Mitchell Assistant...
March 30, 2013 - 5:34am