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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
ALEXANDRIA -- Opponents of a proposed 7,000-head dairy in Hanson County urged their county commissioners Tuesday to cancel building permits obtained by the dairy's developers or risk a lawsuit. R. Shawn Tornow, attorney for Rob Bender, of rural Fulton, and state Rep. Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, addressed the county commissioners Tuesday morning.
TRIPP -- City officials in Tripp are optimistic they will be able to wash their hands of one of the city's dirtier issues. At the Dec. 5 Tripp City Council meeting, members of the Tripp Streets Committee reported they met in private last month with members of the nearby Amish community to discuss horse droppings littering city streets. "Now that we've met, we'll continue to work together on it," said council member Dave Schreiner.
A Tripp County Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer was cited for trespassing after he was found hunting on private land near Clearfield last month. Matthew J. Hill, 24, of Winner, was discovered by a Tripp County Sheriff's deputy while he was hunting on privately owned land near the unincorporated community of Clearfield, located southwest of Colome in Tripp County, on Nov. 15. Hill was later fined, and has paid $73, plus $66 in court fees. "I'm a human and I make mistakes, too," he said in a telephone interview.
The U.S. Postal Service will not close any post office or mail processing facility until May 15, at the earliest. This announcement came less than 24 hours after more than 20 senators, including Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., requested the Postal Service delay any action on its proposed closures until Congress can attempt to pass other reforms that would help return the service to financial stability. "I welcome the Postal Service's decision to put in place a five-month moratorium," Johnson said in a press release.
The Salvation Army's bell ringers in Mitchell are finding their red kettles drawing fewer donations this holiday season. Major Linda Jones, head of Mitchell's Salvation Army, said kettle donations in Mitchell are down about $6,000 when compared to last year at this time. Jones and her branch hope to raise $112,500 through mail and kettle donations by the end of the year. Attributing the decline in donations to the poor economy, Jones was optimistic things would pick up soon. "I appreciate that people are giving, and know they've been very generous with putting their money i