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Park and Recreation Director for Mitchell Dusty Rodiek said the park is at least the fourth playground to be refurbished under his management. The park cost around $97,000, with half...
Images from the Rachel's Challenge program conducted Wednesday at the Hanson School in Alexandria. The program, which aims to create safer learning environments, is named for Rachel Scott, a victim of the 1999 Columbine, Colo., school shooting. (Photos by Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
Mitchell, South Dakota, is more than the last line on the address for Dakota Wesleyan University. From the beginning, more than 129 years ago, our university rose above the prairies because our early townspeople looked upon these Methodist visionaries as neighbors, members of a community that would plant, nurture and grow a place for holistic human development -- body, mind and soul. The university grew, not apart from its community, but because of it.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been waking up at night with my hands "asleep," but it isn't the kind with the "pins and needles" feeling. I mentioned it at a routine physical, and my doctor said that it sounded like carpal tunnel syndrome and to try to sleep with my wrists straight. Is there any reason why I would develop this, and anything I can do to prevent it from getting worse? Thank you for any help you can provide. -- L.S.
A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to distributing more than a half-pound but less than 1 pound of marijuana. Eric Ewing, 21, is accused of distributing marijuana in the Culver's parking lot in June. Court documents state he possessed 13 ounces of the drug at the time. Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled the matter for jury trial in December.
Some Dakota Wesleyan University alumni might remember Henry Hughes from the "Birch and Henry" show -- a 1980s student-produced "talk show" that was hosted within the campus center with its own live audience, discussing hot topics. Hughes is coming back to DWU to deliver this year's Opperman Lecture, "My Time at DWU -- Transition and Transformation," at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sherman Center on the DWU campus in Mitchell. The event is free and open to the public.
The Recording Academy and The Grammy Foundation announced the 25 semifinalists for the Music Educator Award on Wednesday. Mitchell choral teacher Chris Miller was one of 217 quarterfinalists announced earlier this year for the first-ever award, but was not named a semifinalist. More than 30,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.
There was bad news and good news for South Dakota in a recent study of online labor demand in August, according to The Conference Board. The bad news was online labor demand -- online job postings -- increased in 46 of the 50 states, but not South Dakota. South Dakota joined Arizona and Delaware in having unchanged online labor demand. In California, job postings declined. Forty-four of the 50 states were above last August's levels.