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In January, we added a mere 113,000 jobs to the U.S. economy and the labor force participation rate reached a 35-year low -- the lowest level since Jimmy Carter occupied the White House. CBS News reported in February that the economy would have to gain an average of 285,000 jobs per month for the next three years just to get us back to where we were before the recession. Yet, job creation for the past year hasn't even come close to reaching that goal.
By Steven Mufson The Washington Post WASHINGTON — Coming soon to mailboxes across the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard: Big gas bills. Utilities are warning homeowners that they are about to get hit because of a double whammy — higher natural gas prices and consumption, both of which have been driven to five-year peaks by the arctic cold that has gripped much of the country in recent weeks. Con Edison in New York estimated that the typical home-heating customer would see a gas bill this month of $388, which would be nearly 17 percent above last February.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Alliance for Aviation Across America recently commended Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy for proclaiming February as "General Aviation Appreciation Month." In South Dakota, general aviation contributes an annual economic impact of $303 million.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 2/24/2014 From: 2/21/2014
Mitchell High School's jazz band received high marks from a weekend festival. The MHS jazz band attended the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival in Omaha, Neb., on Friday and Saturday. Saturday, the band received a superior rating (the highest rating given), and four outstanding musicianship awards were given to Brenden Lehr, Garrison Gross, Sid Stemper and Neil Schlimgen. These awards were given to various students from all participating bands who showed a high level of competence and musicianship.
The South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted 15 alcohol compliance checks Feb. 18 in the city of Mitchell. There were two businesses that failed: the Corn Palace (as previously reported) and Rob's Short Stop. In both instances, the clerks asked for and checked the confidential informant's identification, but still made the sale of alcohol. This is the Corn Palace's and Rob's Short Stop's first failure within a 24-month period.
The Davison County Commission will meet Tuesday with Sheriff Steve Brink to discuss furniture for a new deputy hired to increase security at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell. The commission meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. In January, the commission approved the hiring of a new deputy in an effort to improve the security at the courthouse. Following is the full agenda: • 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of minutes, citizens' input. • 9:30 a.m.: Approve Teddy Bear Treasure Space and sign lease.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- CFRE International has named Bruce L Blumer as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Blumer, executive director for Dakotas United Methodist Foundation, joins more than 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.
Sanford Laboratories at the Mitchell Sanford Clinic has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national health care accreditation organization, earning the Laboratory Excellence Award for Superior Performance.
Activities for the week of Feb. 24 through March 3 are as follows. Today, there will be a boys' C basketball game in Mount Vernon with McCook Central at 5 p.m. followed by the JV game at 6:15 p.m. and the varsity game at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, the girls' varsity regional basketball tournament will be played. Friday and Saturday, the state wrestling tournament will be held on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen.