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Cozy, quaint homes attract many home buyers and renters. Be it a cottage-style house or a studio apartment, smaller living spaces often involve getting creative with storage. People live in a smaller homes for a variety of reasons. Some choose to live in a smaller home so they can be right in the thicks of things in a city or urban center. Others scale back on living space in an effort to save money. But storage space in small quarters is often at a premium, and thinking creatively is a necessity to keep the home tidy and items out of view.
Keep in mind that suicide, the grimmest of reapers, abruptly and prematurely ends more than a million lives a year worldwide, including about 1,700 throughout America and more than 100 in South Dakota. To put those statistics in perspective: They exceed all the deaths caused each year by global armed conflicts, terrorism, and natural disasters such as earthquakes, mudslides and tsunamis.
Following are the summertime visitation numbers for tourist stops in Mitchell other than the Corn Palace. Prehistoric Indian Village • 2013 -- 10,624 • 2012 -- 10,342 Dakota Discovery Museum • 2013 -- 3,719 • 2012 -- 2,962 Carnegie Resource Center • 2013 -- 663 • 2012 -- 862 Visitor Information Center • 2013 -- 7,560 • 2012 -- 9,103 -- Source: Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau
Following are the summertime visitation numbers for the Corn Palace from the past six years. The totals represent the number of visitors who came to the Corn Palace from May to August, but excludes visitors who came for special events, such as festivals or concerts. • 2013 -- 240,454 • 2012 -- 235,530 • 2011 -- 228,850 • 2010 -- 271,051 • 2009 -- 270,663 • 2008 -- 241,832 -- Source: Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mitchell High School's 2013 homecoming candidates. Coronation is at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium.
MARTY -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe has elected new leaders to its Business and Claims Committee, the tribe's governing body. Preliminary election results from Sept. 5 show Robert Flying Hawk defeated Baptiste Cournoyer Sr. 638 to 260 votes for the chairman position. Flying Hawk will take Thurman Cournoyer Sr.'s place, who was elected to the position in 2011. Jean Archambeau defeated Ida Ashes 494-384 for one of two vice chairman positions. Ashes had been elected to the position in 2011.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The Miss America Organization announced the STEM scholarship winners Thursday for this year's Miss America contestants. Miss South Dakota Tessa Dee, of Mitchell, who was named last week as one of five finalists for the first-ever scholarship, was not one of the winners.
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Thursday, halting a seven-day win streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as materials producers slid amid growing concern over Syria and investors weighed the prospects for Federal Reserve stimulus cuts.
A Mitchell man charged with assault was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Vincent Michael Horned Eagle, 23, was sentenced to 12 months in custody. Horned Eagle was indicted on Feb. 5 by a federal grand jury for assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer. He pleaded guilty on June 18. The charge stems from an incident in August 2012, when Horned Eagle assaulted an officer by head-butting her while she attempted to place him under arrest.
VERMILLION. (AP) -- The Freedom Forum and the University of South Dakota have delayed the 27th presentation of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media until next year. The ceremony honoring the yet-to-be-named recipient was planned for Oct. 3 during Dakota Days homecoming festivities, but the co-sponsors say the honoree had an unavoidable conflict. The award named for the USA Today founder has been given annually since 1989. Past recipients include Tom Brokaw, Jim Lehrer and Garrison Keillor.