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A local man who has been a vocal critic of the Mitchell School District's proposal to build a $13.5 million fine arts center has applied for a vacant seat on the district's school board. Steve Sibson, of Mitchell, applied Monday for a seat on the Mitchell Board of Education left vacant by Rick Johnson, according to Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves.
The Corn Palace will open half an hour earlier than normal for concerts during this year's festival to help ease any problems caused by the ongoing renovation at the city-owned tourist attraction. According to Corn Palace Box Office Assistant Micaela Erickson, guests attending concerts during the Corn Palace Festival, which is scheduled to begin today and run through Sunday, will be allowed to in the doors at 5:30 p.m.
The Mitchell City Council agreed Monday night to schedule a public forum on a proposal to build a competition-sized indoor pool in the city. The public forum is scheduled for...
The Mitchell City Council agreed Monday night to schedule a public forum on a proposal to build a competition-sized indoor pool in the city. The public forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 27 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N.
The Mitchell City Council will consider tonight whether to give initial approval to an ordinance that would pay for the design of a proposed indoor swimming pool. The agenda includes a 7:15 p.m. Traffic Commission meeting and the 7:30 p.m. council meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N. Main St. The council will consider authorizing the creation of a fund dedicated to the city's proposal to build a competition-sized indoor pool next to Dakota Wesleyan University's as-yet unbuilt wellness center on the south side of the school's campus in Mitchell.
GROTON -- A judge has dismissed a pair of lawsuits filed against a rural Groton man who refused to pay bills from two fire districts after a fire at his farm. As a result of the dismissal, Dwight Lawson, 49, will not have to pay a total of $11,539 he was billed after the Groton Area Fire Protection and Rescue District and the Aberdeen Rural Fire Protection District responded to a fire that destroyed his hay shed on Oct.
Construction workers have spent months removing tens of thousands of pounds of concrete from inside the Corn Palace as part of a two-phase, nearly $7.2 million renovation. On Friday, they started pouring concrete back into the city-owned tourist attraction. Dave Epp, a project manager with Mueller Lumber, said the concrete was poured on the third floor of the Corn Palace to fill in areas where staircases were removed earlier in the renovation. To get the concrete to the third floor, workers used a pump to send the concrete up about 50 feet from the street in front of the Corn Palace. A new
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Former Gov. Mike Rounds visited Wessington Springs on Wednesday and praised the local response and recovery effort in the wake of a tornado that hit the town nearly two months ago. The June 18 tornado destroyed approximately 15 homes and significantly damaged another 44 homes, displacing at least 77 people, according to city officials. But, the tornado caused no life-threatening injuries. "It was a lot of hard work by people who live right here in taking care of their neighbors," Rounds said in an interview Thursday with The Daily Republic.
HOWARD -- Howard's embattled Maroney Commons has been sold. Randy Parry, a former president of the Rural Learning Center, a now non-existent organization responsible for building the facility, confirmed the sale in an interview Wednesday with The Daily Republic. Calls made Wednesday to Judy Shaw, senior pastor at the Sioux Falls-based Center of Life Church, which Parry said was the buyer of the building, were not immediately returned. "I think it's good," Parry said of the sale of the building. "It's back where it needs to be.
OACOMA -- With a new farm bill signed into law, farmers are now faced with big decisions that could affect their farms far into the future. To help to farmers in South Dakota learn about the new five-year farm bill, which sets policies for hundreds of programs ranging from farm subsidies to nutrition, the South Dakota Farmers Union and the U.S.