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A car crash caused a power outage late Wednesday for approximately 2,600 NorthWestern Energy customers in parts of Mitchell, Letcher and Loomis, according to Tom Glanzer, a spokesman for Northwestern...
SIOUX FALLS -- In the wake of Sen. Phil Jensen's comments to the Rapid City Journal, the South Dakota Democratic Party is calling on South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state senators to condemn Jensen's remarks.
Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers Inc. would like to announce a more convenient way of anonymously submitting crime tips to crime stoppers. If you have a smartphone that has internet access, go to your app store and search for "Tipsoft" and download the free application "Tipsubmit Mobile." Start the App. Select "Target Agency." Select "USA." Select "South Dakota." Select "Mitchell." Select "Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers."
First came the second sheet. Now comes summer ice. Wednesday, the Mitchell Skating and Hockey Association announced it will keep the ice in the new arena available for use through the summer months, from April through July, making it the first time Mitchell will have access to indoor ice skating during the summer. The Mitchell Skating and Hockey Association has now been granted two wishes in less than a year, thanks to a partnership with the city of Mitchell and the association's fundraising efforts, which brought in more than $500,000 for the second sheet of ice.
PIERRE -- The History of Higher Education in South Dakota will be the theme of the 2014 South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference on April 4-5 at the Best Western Ramkota in Pierre. "A South Dakota Education: The History of Higher Learning in the State" will be hosted by the State Archives. Jack Warner, executive director and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Board of Regents, will be giving the keynote address Friday on "How the History of Higher Education Informs its Future."
WAGNER -- On Tuesday, several rural small business owners will encourage high school grads to stay in South Dakota and spotlight rural opportunity for more than 400 students from 20 school districts at the Wagner Community School. Since 2011, a spring-event helps high school juniors and seniors prepare for higher education. The afternoon conference caters to the needs of high school juniors, but also features programs specific to seniors. Annually, the conference includes a motivational speaker, college-student panels and more than 40 schools of higher education.
"Study" is not a new term when it comes to sedimentation at Lewis and Clark Lake. After all, it is nearly 30 percent full of silt and is estimated to be half full by the year 2045, if nothing changes. The Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition encourages actions to sustain the reservoir and invites the public to its annual membership meeting to be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday at the Springfield Community Center.
Dakota Wesleyan University will host the 22nd Annual South Central South Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Tuesday in the Christen Family Athletic Center. The competition includes students in grades six through 12, from 30 schools in 18 South Dakota counties. Projects will be on display for viewing by the public from 2 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday's scheduled book signing and program at the Dakota Discovery Museum was postponed due to weather. Lori Holmberg, executive director of the museum, said the program based on Yankton author Marilyn Kratz's book, "Feed Sack Dresses and Wild Plum Jam -- Remembering Farm Life in the 1950s," was rescheduled for 7 p.m. on April 7 at the museum. The program, part of the Middle Border Lecture Series, will still feature Kratz, as well as a program on feed sack fabric and clothing.
A Mitchell man was arrested for fleeing the scene of a crash Tuesday morning in Mitchell. Andrew Engels, 19, was arrested for hit-and-run after damaging another man's vehicle and then fleeing the scene. Engels was driving north on Lawler Street and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Lawler Street. Darrell Carr, 62, of Mitchell, was driving south on Lawler when he stopped at the same intersection. Carr made a right turn onto Seventh while Engels made a left turn at the same time onto Seventh.