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New Year's may have come and gone for the general public, but in the Mitchell Main Street & Beyond office, we are gearing up for our own version of New Year's Day, our annual membership meeting. It is an opportunity to share the past year and to present the goals and projects for the upcoming year with all of our 107 members. The meeting is always a family gathering, with the downtown business owners coming together to share their successes, and struggles with their neighbors who each, individually, keep the community's hub thriving as the city's center.
Mitchell High School parent-teacher conferences will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the high school. The conference schedule for those staff members who teach only part-time at the...
BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension faculty and staff will offer a five-day agronomy short course at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28. Morning...
During Black History Month, Dakota Wesleyan University in partnership with the South Dakota Humanities Council will present "Lift Every Voice and Sing!" The lecture will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Wagner Chapel at DWU in Mitchell. The event is free and open to the public.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Fluctuating river levels caused by cold weather required higher than planned releases from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton during January. Releases from Gavins Point ranged from 13,000 cubic feet per second to 16,000 cfs during the month, compared to the target winter release of 12,000 cfs. "Several cold blasts across the lower Missouri River Basin locked river flows into ice and caused repeated dips in river stages downstream of Gavins Point," said Jody Farhat, chief of the Water Management Division.
Rep. Kristi Noem on Thursday announced her Field to Fork Tour, during which she will meet with producers, consumers and others to discuss the newly passed farm bill. The tour will make stops Friday at several locations and times in Rapid City, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Empire HyVee in Sioux Falls, and at 12:30 p.m. Monday at an as-yet undetermined location in Aberdeen.
SIOUX FALLS -- Through a federal grant awarded to Avera Health, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska are among 25 states to benefit from investments in rural telecommunications to expand access to education, create jobs and improve access to health care. Avera Health has received a $294,586 grant to purchase equipment and software to expand and improve its telemedicine network. Participating clinics and hospitals will receive equipment such as telephonic stethoscopes, LifePak15 Defibrillators, Sony Handicams, video laryngoscopes and Polycom videoconferencing units.
Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations and votes are sought for these everyday heroes through March 1 at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms can alternatively be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.
A benefit for Georgi Streetman, formerly of Mitchell, who is suffering from cancer, will be held from noon to 9 p.m. today on the third floor at Eighth and Railroad, Sioux Falls. "Streetman's Dream" will raise funds to be disbursed according to Streetman's wishes. There will also be raffles with tickets being sold beginning today and running through Feb. 21. Winners will be posted on a YouCaring site, youcaring.com/streetmansdream, Feb. 22. Donations are also being accepting online at youcaring.com.
Congress didn’t convene one public hearing or one Ag Committee meeting over what the U.S. and its farmers and ranchers can do to ensure sustainable food production in a world steeply challenged by expanding population, increasing climate change and tougher, narrower economics.