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Mitchell Polar Plunge raises $27K, breaks record with 103 jumpers
Mitchell Tech showcases program in annual welding competition
Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
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
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
'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
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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
June 26, 2015
Despite large growth, commutes in Sioux Falls remain fast
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Sioux Falls metro area has grown by thousands of working commuters since 2005, but residents haven't seen a huge uptick in the average time it takes to get to their jobs. The Associated Press analyzed travel and population data and found many regions...
June 26, 2015 - 1:16pm
June 24, 2015
Mitchell sen. inducted into SD Transportation Hall of Honor
PIERRE — Sen. Mike Vehle from Mitchell has been selected for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2015. The...
June 24, 2015 - 4:35pm
June 22, 2015
Wheel tax on county's commission agenda
The Davison County Commissioners will consider a wheel tax resolution during their Tuesday meeting. The commission will hold their regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. The county currently has a $2 wheel tax on vehicles, at a maximum...
June 22, 2015 - 8:46am
June 5, 2015
Study: Big shortfall for Davison Co. roads, bridges
Davison County only has about 40 percent of the funds needed to upgrade its county road and bridge system—at a price tag of $7.6 million...
June 5, 2015 - 8:05am
May 30, 2015
Transportation law leaves counties looking to wheel tax
Lawmakers wheeled and dealed on transportation funding during this year's legislative session. The final deal, known as Senate Bill 1, left...
May 30, 2015 - 12:34am
May 20, 2015
Study: One-fourth of county's bridges need help
One out of every four bridges in Davison County needs attention, according to a study by a Sioux Falls-based transportation firm. The county...
May 20, 2015 - 7:58pm
May 4, 2015
Survey: States spent $1B-plus to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, forcing state transportation agencies to spend more than $1 billion to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey. The American Association...
May 4, 2015 - 1:16pm
April 10, 2015
LETTER: SD roads are unsafe
To the Editor: Where did Mr. Brian Gosch look for data on driving speed and safety? Obviously not in the scientific literature. That "speed kills" is not new knowledge. This is made synergistically worse by other critical factors: 1. South Dakota has no vehicle inspection, which...
April 10, 2015 - 4:10pm
April 9, 2015
Transportation Department to repair Highway 105 in mid-April
NORTH SIOUX CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin resurfacing Highway 105 in North Sioux City later this month. The Transportation Department said Wednesday that the asphalt resurfacing will begin the week of April 13. The contractor...
April 9, 2015 - 1:18pm
March 31, 2015
County purchases traffic counters
Davison County wants to get a better handle on the vehicles using its roads by purchasing three devices to track the traffic. The traffic counters, which will be purchased from Australian firm MetroCount, are expected to cost $3,365. The purchase was approved Tuesday during the county...
March 31, 2015 - 8:07pm
March 28, 2015
'Sidewalk to nowhere'
Frank Friedrick doesn't have plans to use the sidewalk that the city of Mitchell wants to put in his front yard. And neither does anyone else,...
March 28, 2015 - 9:39am
March 10, 2015
OUR VIEW: Speed limit increase not smart
Four states in the U.S. allow motorists to drive 80 mph on the interstate. South Dakota could join that group. A House committee Monday passed a bill that would allow drivers to go 80 mph on portions of the interstate. The current maximum speed is 75. The bill, which is an amendment...
March 10, 2015 - 6:51pm
March 9, 2015
Legislators to finish budget, mull transportation and autism
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will pass a state budget this week to wrap up their work for the main part of the 2015 legislative session. They also plan to consider a proposal to hike funding for roads and bridges and a plan to overhaul the state's juvenile justice system. Here's...
March 9, 2015 - 1:57pm
February 18, 2015
THUNE: Let's get back on track
A reliable and efficient supply chain is critical to our nation's global competitiveness. Our ports are a vital link in that chain, but unfortunately,...
February 18, 2015 - 5:14pm
February 16, 2015
Lawmakers to mull minimum wage, nonstop Deadwood drinking
PIERRE (AP) — Lawmakers are set to consider measures on transportation, abortion, a youth minimum wage and all-hours drinking in Deadwood. Here's a look at some of the proposals they'll take up this week in Pierre: TRANSPORTATION The House State Affairs Committee takes...
February 16, 2015 - 4:35pm