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The Mitchell City Council plans to take an initial vote tonight on a measure that, if approved, will repeal the city's ban on texting while driving once a new statewide ban takes effect later this year. The agenda includes a 6:20 p.m. Public Health and Safety Committee meeting, a 6:25 p.m. Public Properties Committee meeting, a 6:50 p.m. Traffic Committee meeting, a 7:15 p.m. Finance Committee meeting and the 7:30 p.m. City Council meeting, all in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N.
An initial vote on an ordinance that would allow the mayor to appoint a city administrator is on the Mitchell City Council's agenda tonight. The ordinance, if approved by the council, could be referred to a public vote. In December, the council approved a proposal to add to the city's government a city administrator, who would oversee the city's department heads on a day-to-day basis and essentially act as an aide to the mayor.
Dusty Rodiek looked with disappointment at the many trails of tire tracks snaking through patches of wet, muddy ground near roads and boat ramps as he drove around Lake Mitchell Friday morning. The tracks, which are the result of four-wheel drive vehicles being haphazardly driven off the roads around the lake, have become an increasingly common problem this year, said Rodiek, the city's parks and recreation director.
After living in the dorms at Dakota Wesleyan University, Taylor Kinyon had no trouble finding her own place in Mitchell. That's notable, when less than two years ago a study identified an overwhelming need for more housing in Mitchell and found the vacancy rate among all of the existing apartments in the city at the time was a measly 1 percent. Kinyon, a 20-year-old nursing student, moved into a one-bedroom apartment last week at Edgerton Place, a new three-story, 65-unit apartment building located south of County Fair Food Store in western Mitchell. "I know it's really hard to get a nice o
First workforce summit will be April 29 at Mitchell Technical Institute. The event is open to the public and free to attend.
When the South Dakota Board of Education voted last week to allow Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls to create an electrician training program, one board member faced a dilemma. That board member, Terry Sabers, of Mitchell, is also the the vice president of finance at Muth Electric and a 1975 graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute.
Dakota Wesleyan University received money from 34 donors to raise the $10 million needed to pay for a new two-story, 90,000-square-foot health and wellness center, according to DWU President Amy Novak. Novak announced last week that the school plans to break ground on the new facility this fall. In an interview Monday with The Daily Republic, Novak said the donors -- a mix of alumni and regional supporters -- have requested their names not be released until that groundbreaking. "We are just thrilled," Novak said.
South Dakota is set to receive a record amount -- more than $17.8 million -- this year from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for wildlife conservation and recreation projects. The money is a portion of nearly $1.1 billion in federal tax revenue allocated this year to fish and wildlife agencies across the country, according to a news release issued this week by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Lance Carson stepped into South Dakota's Capitol building for the first time as a legislator in 2007. It's still a vivid memory, Carson said in a recent interview with The Daily Republic, and one marked by a feeling of being completely overwhelmed. "I walked in the back door and I thought, 'What the heck did I get myself into?'" Carson said.
As Dakota Wesleyan University moves ahead with plans to build a new two-story, 90,000-square-foot health and wellness center, discussions continue about involving the city of Mitchell and Avera Queen of...