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Bittner Funeral Chapel has been sold to one of its own. Bart and Nikki Fredericksen, of Mitchell, purchased the business from George and Michele Bittner effective April 1. Bart Fredericksen has worked at the funeral chapel since the summer of 2012 and has been a licensed funeral director since 1997. He began his career in funeral service in Kansas City before becoming a pharmaceutical representative.
Mitchell City Council members denied a motion to force property owners to pay for sidewalk installation following a large public response. Council members made the decision Monday night during the regular City Council meeting at Council Chambers in City Hall. Council Chambers filled with 25 to 30 local residents as the council discussed the motion. Councilman Dan Allen asked to delay the project to give property owners sufficient time to prepare their finances to pay for the sidewalk installation.
Some Mitchell residents may be paying for a new sidewalk whether they want to or not. The Mitchell City Council will decide today whether to approve the development of a sidewalk at five locations at the expense of property owners. The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N.
South Dakota farm profits rose in 2014, but experts say the increase doesn't tell the whole story. "This increase is somewhat misleading as it was primarily a result of high profits from large livestock producers in 2014," said Jared Hofer, director of the Farm Management program at Mitchell Technical Institute in a press release. The South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management data was compiled by MTI.
Larry Pressler is worried about America. "I think we're slipping in the wrong direction," the former U.S. senator said Thursday. Pressler spoke to Dakota Wesleyan University students about the challenges of leadership in South Dakota and the nation. About 30 criminal justice and leadership students gathered in the McGovern Library to hear the three-term senator speak. Pressler warned students that America is in trouble if the two-party system remains dominant. Following his 2014 independent campaign effort, he lost to former Gov.