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LAKE ANDES -- Students from Andes Central High School in Lake Andes came to Mitchell on Thursday with the future on their minds. The students, 54 in all, spread out after they arrived as they took the opportunity to job shadow at one of 14 businesses and organizations in the city. Donna Veurink, the school's counselor, told The Daily Republic she hopes the job shadowing helps the students decide which careers they want to pursue -- or, which careers they might want to avoid. "There is such a wide range of careers out there," Veurink said.
PLANKINTON -- In the glow of the National Christmas Tree, lit for the first time Thursday night in Washington, D.C., there hung little pieces of South Dakota on a smaller tree not far away. Those pieces, which included stones from the Badlands and quartz from quarries near Sioux Falls, served as ornaments on a tree representing South Dakota.
The shortage of skilled workers remains the most important issue affecting businesses in South Dakota, David Owen, president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said Wednesday. Owen, who spoke during an event at the Ramada Inn in Mitchell, said the state needs to take steps to address its shortage of workers with the skills to fill the jobs that are in demand, which include many manufacturing positions. "You don't just grab somebody who is walking in the park, hand them a welding rod and tell them lunch is at noon," Owen said. The solution will require a change in the perc
There have been no cases of Ebola in South Dakota, but health officials in the state are still preparing to deal with patients who could potentially have the disease. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger said during a Wednesday conference call with other health officials that there have been three travelers to the state monitored for Ebola, but all three were low risk and finished the mandatory 21-day monitoring period without developing any symptoms. "We're ready, able and willing to receive any more arrivals," Kightlinger said. There have only been four confirmed cases of Ebola in the U.S
CORSICA -- The busy rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over.
The Mitchell City Council plans to vote at its next regular meeting on a proposed increase of the sewer and water rates charged in the city. The increase would raise the usage rate for water by 30 cents, to $3 per 100 cubic foot unit. It would also increase the usage rate for sewer by $1.05, to $2.95 per 100 cubic foot unit.
A wall inside the Corn Palace will be taken out to give visitors a better view once the ongoing renovation of the city-owned arena and tourist attraction is complete. Mitchell's City Council approved the removal of the wall during a regular meeting Monday night in Council Chambers at City Hall.
After more than a year of construction and all of the noises that came with it, peace and quiet has returned to the Mitchell Public Library. The major construction needed...
MENNO/FULTON -- A fire destroyed a home near Fulton shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, only a few hours after another home was damaged by a fire in Menno. No one...