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Webcasts of events at the Corn Palace will begin streaming live on the facility's website today. Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling said the project to show the live events has been ongoing for nearly a year. "We're really in the experimental stage right now," Schilling said.
HURON -- Postal Service officials heard negative public reaction after they gave details of the proposal to close the Dakota Central Processing and Distribution Facility in Huron at a public meeting Tuesday night in Huron. Rickie Kunzweiler, the Postal Service's lead plant manager for the Dakotas District, presented the plan to move the Huron facility's services to another facility in Sioux Falls. More than 100 people attended the meeting. The move would save the financially ailing Postal Service $2.2 million annually. "These business decisions aren't made lightly," she said.
Faced with a shrinking budget, Mitchell's Dakota Discovery Museum unveiled its latest fundraising campaign recently with hopes of gaining public support. The museum's latest fundraiser -- called the Community Challenge Campaign -- arose after two anonymous contributors pledged to combine to match $5,000 in public donations to assist in funding the museum's day-to-day operational expenses. According to Dakota Discovery Museum Executive Director Lori Holmberg, the campaign will run through March with a goal to exceed $10,000, including public donations and the $5,000 match. Holmbe
HURON -- Postal Service officials will explain their proposal to close the Dakota Central Processing and Distribution Center at a public meeting tonight in Huron. The proposal to be discussed at the meeting -- which will begin at 7 p.m.
A new report shows Mitchell's jobless rate continued to decline in November. According to data released Friday by the state Department of Labor, Mitchell's unemployment rate dropped to 3 percent last month, its lowest level in more than three years. The drop in unemployment is a continuing trend for Mitchell, as this is the 10th consecutive month the unemployment rate has either declined or remained the same in the city.
ALPENA -- Employees at a beef jerky plant in Alpena recently found out making history could be as easy as going to work. The Jack Link's Beef Jerky plant will appear in an upcoming episode of the History Channel's long-running cable television series "Modern Marvels." The hour-long episode will delve into the history and operation of present-day convenience stores. It will also take viewers behind the scenes to see how some of the most popular convenience store snacks -- such as beef jerky -- are made. The show is scheduled to air at 9 p.m.
As the population in Mitchell's immediate trade area shrinks, the head of the local Chamber of Commerce said Thursday that the region is in a "danger zone" that could affect future economic development. Bryan Hisel, executive director of the Mitchell Area Development Corp. and Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker during Thursday's Rotary Club meeting at the Ramada Inn.
ALEXANDRIA -- Critics of the proposed 7,000-head dairy in Hanson County now say they have no choice but to file a lawsuit against the Hanson County Planning and Zoning Commission. The threatened suit, which would be the second involving the proposed dairy, accuses the commission of illegally extending the validity of the dairy's conditional use permit beyond time limits set in a county ordinance. Opponents of the dairy appeared in front of the commission Wednesday morning to voice their concerns. "We lodged an official complaint with the zoning and planning board that they did n
SCOTLAND -- Scotland School District Superintendent Damon Alvey said he and the school board are making progress on plans to build a full-size auxiliary gym. Alvey presented initial plans for the project to the school board Nov.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Alumni of Wessington Springs High School encouraged students Tuesday to build their lives and careers close to home. The event, called the Career Extravaganza, was hosted by students from the school's employability skills/careers class and was attended by students in grades seven through 12. The event featured a panel of four former students -- Jewel Kopfmann, Alex Dean, Jeff Burg and Cam Christensen -- who each discussed how they got into their career and gave advice to students. Sophomore Jase Kraft, one of the students involved in organizing the event, s