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The first major snowstorm of the year hit eastern South Dakota on Saturday and dumped 4.7 inches of snow on Mitchell, setting a record for the day. The 4.7 inches of snow piled on the ground in the city by the end of the day Saturday broke the Nov. 15 record of 4 inches set in 1985, according to Jeff Chapman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Another record was set in Sioux Falls, where the 6.5 inches that fell Saturday beat the Nov.
The long-empty property at 1620 S. Burr St., adjacent to the Visitor Information Center near Interstate 90, is for sale. The Mitchell Area Development Corporation bought the property in 2010 with a plan to either renovate or demolish the building, a former restaurant, and build a new, much larger visitor center.
Jeff Krall raised his fist in celebration as it was revealed Wednesday that, for the 34th straight year, the Mitchell United Way met its fundraising goal. The nonprofit organization this year raised $464,785, beating its goal of $464,000.
Hugh Holmes watched Tuesday as local veterans and their families gathered at the Davison County Fairgrounds to celebrate Veterans Day together. Holmes served in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1997, and now serves as the adjutant for American Legion Post 18 in Mitchell. He knows firsthand the importance of the holiday and what it means to veterans. "It is just the honor of serving your country, your state and your community," he said. "You help protect the freedoms that we have today.
Voters in South Dakota agreed to raise the state's minimum wage in Tuesday's election, but the majority of voters in Davison County opposed the measure. Initiated Measure 18, a ballot measure to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour, was approved statewide with 55 percent of voters in favor of the increase and 45 percent against it. In Davison County, though, 55 percent of voters were against the minimum wage increase and 45 percent were in favor of it.
Digging isn't unusual at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.
State Rep. Tona Rozum was elected Tuesday to her third term in the South Dakota House of Representatives, and Josh Klumb, a Mount Vernon farmer, was elected to his first term. Rozum and Klumb, both Republicans, defeated James Schorzmann, a Democrat, in the three-way race for District 20's two seats in the state House. District 20 includes Davison, Aurora and Jerauld counties. Rozum, of Mitchell, received 4,400 votes, the most overall, or 37 percent. Klumb received 4,383 votes, or 37 percent.
Authorities searched the home of former Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling last week, and new details of the investigation have since emerged in court documents filed in conjunction with the search. A search warrant and its supporting affidavit filed Monday, both prepared by Chris Konrad, an agent with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, show investigators looked for -- and, in at least one case, found -- items Schilling allegedly bought from Cabela's in Mitchell with Cabela's gift cards meant to be donations from the store to the Corn Palace Festivals in 2012 and 2013. A g
The man who until Friday morning was in line to become the next director of the Corn Palace once faced multiple felony charges for misappropriating funds while working for his...
Even at 70 years old, Bob Mueller still works about 60 hours a week. "Then, when somebody calls up and says they're going fishing, I'm the first one in the boat," Mueller said with a grin during a recent interview with The Daily Republic. As much as Mueller, the president of Mueller Lumber Company, enjoys the days he spends fishing, hunting or pursuing another hobby, he has no plan to retire anytime soon. Mueller was 30 years old when, in 1975, he started the construction business in the basement of the home where he lived with his wife, Gail, just west of Mitchell.