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When Barbara Duffey got the call that she had been granted a creative writing fellowship, she didn't believe it at first. "I actually accused him of prank calling me," she said with a laugh. "Somehow it ended up being real." Duffey, 35, an assistant professor of English at Dakota Wesleyan University, found out in November that she was one of 36 poets selected to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing.
Mitchell joined the ranks of cities calling for legislation to allow additional sales taxes in special cases. The Mitchell City Council approved a motion to support legislation that would allow municipalities to impose an additional sales tax to support special projects, if city voters support the measure, during its regular meeting Monday at City Hall. The legislation is being promoted by the South Dakota Municipal League, which is the association of South Dakota city governments. Mayor Ken Tracy noted the council's motion is nothing more than a recommendation of support from the city of M
PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley says a dangerous synthetic drug that's become popular with young people is surfacing on the state's college campuses. Jackley confirmed this week that...
Some say it's a ray of sunshine lighting up a murky corner of tribal dealings. Others say it's irresponsible, riddled with inaccuracies and released on a suspicious timeline. Either way, Monday's report released by the Human Rights Watch regarding the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has certainly not gone unnoticed. In the days following the report's release, local, state and national media organizations have publicized the scathing allegations.
Priorities. That's what the Mitchell City Council decided it needs to nail down for the city, and those priorities should be informed by a more thorough and data-driven budget process, council members agreed. The discussion took place during a work session Thursday night at the James Valley Community Center. The council did not take any official action at the meeting.
My best friend sent me a text recently, decrying the world and all the people in it. She was upset because someone had just, essentially, called her fat. Except, she's not fat. She's pregnant. But what some people don't seem to realize is that it's not actually OK to tell a pregnant woman how big she is. She already knows. Pregnancy is already a crazy time for women.
Another measles case has been reported in Mitchell, the Department of Health reported Monday. This latest case brings the total number of cases in the outbreak to 13, nine who are Mitchell-area residents and four out-of-state residents. As with previous cases, the individual was unvaccinated and a member of the same extended family group, according to the Department of Health. "Please make sure your immunizations are up to date. If you were potentially exposed to this case and become ill, don't just assume it's flu, it could be measles," said Dr.
A Mitchell Technical Institute instructor and his students were recognized Saturday by the American Motorcyclist Association. Darin Maltsberger, an instructor for the MTI power sports program, and his students received the 2014 American Motorcyclist Association Service Award on Saturday at the MTI Tech Center amphitheater. Jason Omer, Andrew Lahmann and Chad DeRosa surprised Maltsberger with the award prior to screening their documentary, "Out of Nothing." "It's very cool," Maltsberger told The Daily Republic after the event.
It took six months before Andrew Lahmann decided he wanted to produce a documentary about a group of land speed racers. "For about six months, I respectfully declined, because I didn't know anything about motorcycles," he said with a laugh. After six months, though, the producer and co-owner of P-51 Pictures, a film production company based in Bellingham, Wash., said he finally told Chad DeRosa, the film's director, to send Lahmann his footage.
The hosts of "Small Town Big Deal" won't soon forget filming at the Corn Palace. Jann Carl and Rodney Miller, hosts of the TV show, recall a little boy jumping up and down, shouting out "Small Town Big Deal." "It just meant we were resonating with the kids, too," Carl said. "That was a big deal for us." Carl and Miller visited South Dakota this summer, to film the Red Power Show in Huron and the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Carl had never seen the Corn Palace, Mitchell's main tourist attraction, before -- but she had heard about it.