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VERMILLION — The South Dakota Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a new doctoral degree that will prepare South Dakota State University graduates to work in renewable energy, bio-resource conversion, and natural resources fields, with precision agriculture systems, and in advanced manufacturing and quality control. The Ph.D.
U.S. Senate candidate and Sioux Falls businessman Rick Weiland is continuing his second tour of every town in South Dakota today with stops in four different east river communities, including Mitchell. At 9 a.m. today, Weiland will be visiting Joe's Café in Alexandria. At noon, he will be in Huron and address the local Kiwanis Club. At 2 p.m., he will be at Sweet Grass in Wessington Springs. Weiland will end his day by holding a 4 p.m. "Future of Medicare" Townhall Meeting at the Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Mitchell. The public is invited.
SIOUX FALLS — Avera is expanding its popular "Maybe a Baby" event throughout the region to help couples feel more prepared for the challenges, commitments and rewards of becoming a parent. Maybe a Baby, a free event, will be held Tuesday in Aberdeen, Mitchell, Pierre, Sioux Falls and Yankton and Marshall, Minn. Sign up at Avera.org/maybeababy. By participating in "Maybe a Baby," potential parents can make decisions to benefit the health of both mother and baby, and prepare in other ways.
Jamison Gross, a student at Mitchell Middle School, has won second place in the "Healers Trilogy Teen Reading Contest," sponsored by the author of "The Healers", Donna Labermeier. For his efforts, Gross has earned a $3,000 cash prize with $1,500 of it earmarked for the Mitchell Middle School Library and the remaining $1,500 for himself. Gross was one of thousands of teens in grades six through 12 from 40 states and Canada, who read the book and then expressed themselves about their reading through art, music, drawing, speech and more. Labermeier, author and philanthropist created the projec
At 5 p.m. Saturday in the Geddes Community Building, Geddes, the Charles Mix County Historical Restoration Society will sponsor a program called "Over Here, Over There: The World War I Correspondence of the Private John Warns Family." The presentation is based on more than 150 pieces of correspondence between Pvt. John Warns and his family, as well as members of his community in Wentworth during the Great War, which erupted 100 years ago and set the stage for the 20th century. The presentation will feature quotes from the letters as well as photos of Warns and his family.
NEW YORK CITY -- A Canada city was recognized for its intelligence last week. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was named the 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year on Thursday at the Intelligent Community Forum's annual awards in New York City, according to a press release. In October, Mitchell was named one of the world's 21 Smart21 Communities by the ICF for the second year in a row, but the city was not among the seven finalists announced in January. The Intelligent Community Forum, a nonprofit policy research organization, said this was the third year Toronto reached the finals and the Top7 In
A former Mitchell pharmacist turned himself into the Davison County Jail on Monday to serve a 10-day sentence for a misdemeanor conviction. Jim Buechler, 60, pleaded guilty in magistrate court on May 29 to misprision of a felony, which means he knew a felony had been committed but concealed it and didn't alert authorities. He was originally charged with possession of a controlled substance and grand theft, both felonies.
A recount will be held Monday on the vote totals from the Democratic primary for Charles Mix sheriff. Gene Niehus, who lost the election by two votes on June 3 by a 324-322 margin to Wagner police officer DesaRae Gravatt, has requested a recount. Candidates can request a recount in county races if the margin is less than 2 percent of the total votes cast in the race. Charles Mix County Auditor Sherri Fuchs said Wednesday that the recount will be held Monday at the courthouse in Lake Andes.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 6/11/2014 From: 6/10/2014
PIERRE — At first, Derek Ronning thought his co-workers were playing a joke on him. “I figured maybe they’d put a fake ticket in my wallet to make me think I was a winner,” said the Vermillion man, who works nights for the city of Vermillion. “So I stared at the ticket to see if it was the right game, the right date, the right numbers.” After half an hour of inspection, Ronning came to the conclusion that he was the winner of the $154,737 Dakota Cash jackpot from Saturday’s drawing.