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Chandler Nelson walked into a job interview expecting a few extra credit points, but instead he took the first step toward a career. Nelson, a 20-year-old telecommunications student at Mitchell Technical Institute from Fort Pierre, began classes Tuesday for his second year at the school. He spent the summer working as an intern for Midcontinent Communications in Rapid City as part of the school's workforce recruitment program. Initially, Nelson only interviewed with Midcontinent Communications for the program because his instructors promised him extra credit if he went.
The cost, the features and the location of a proposed competition-sized indoor pool that could be built in the city were the focus of a public forum on the project Wednesday night at City Hall in Mitchell. Residents filled the seats, aisles and entranceway to City Hall's Council Chambers to discuss a proposal to build an indoor pool next to Dakota Wesleyan University's as-yet unbuilt wellness center on the south side of the school's campus in Mitchell. Mayor Ken Tracy addressed the crowd at the outset of the event, and said the its purpose was to allow city officials to gauge resident's inte
Call it a rooster rebound. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reported Tuesday the number of pheasants seen during its annual brood count increased 76 percent this year after the significant drop in last year's count. "My first reaction is that I'm going to be thrilled by it as a bird hunter," said Dave Nomsen, Pheasants Forever's president of governmental affairs.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reported Tuesday the number of pheasants seen during its annual brood count increased 76 percent from last year’s low count. From late...
Work to demolish and replace an aging bridge on the far west side of Lake Mitchell could begin this fall, according to Mitchell's Deputy Public Works Director Terry Johnson. The West End Bridge, built in 1939, crosses a narrow stretch of water where Firesteel Creek empties into the west side of Lake Mitchell. The project was initially expected to get underway this summer, but Johnson said changes to the plan, including changes to the pedestrian and vehicle railing, pushed back the bid date. "It's a great feeling because it's a project we've been wanting to do for the last five years," he sa
It's been more than a month since the city of Mitchell's first-ever city administrator, Stephanie Ellwein, started work for the city. The Mitchell City Council agreed to add a city administrator to the city's government last December. Ellwein, who worked as an administrator for Brookings County for 13 years, was announced as the first person to fill the new position in June. She started work in her new position in mid-July. This week, Ellwein agreed to answer a set of questions posed by The Daily Republic.
Only minutes after Mike Rounds finished speaking Wednesday afternoon during a debate at Dakotafest in Mitchell, emails from supporters of one of his opponents hit inboxes attacking each of Rounds' points. Rounds, a Republican and former governor, is the presumed frontrunner in South Dakota's four-way race for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson.
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...