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By Rebecca Penty Bloomberg News CALGARY, Alberta — So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada’s CEO, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gullible American public to buy into his Keystone XL pipeline. He shoots out the other side to exuberantly confess another deception. “We said that the Keystone pipeline was going to increase American oil independence,” he says.
February is Lamb Lovers Month.
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.
Shown is the Free Methodist Church that was located at 604 S. Edmunds, built circa 1928. Circa 1980s, the former Christian Science Church that had been located at 120 W. Sixth Ave. was moved to Douglas Avenue and was attached to this building and is now the Grace Baptist Church. Free Methodist Church was organized in Mitchell in July, 1881 by Rev. J. W. Sharp and met in the Wills and Company’s Hall. Photo submitted by David Wright, whose father was a minister at Free Methodist Church in 1945. (Photo courtesy of Mitchell Area Historical Society)
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.