TABOR — Dakota Plains Ag Center has selected a site west of Tabor to build a $30 million grain shuttle loading facility, which set to open in 2016. Dakota Plains General Manager Matt Winsand gave the news to the Bon Homme County Commission Tuesday during their regular meeting in Tyndall, according to county board chairman John Pesek. "This is one of those projects that few counties get the chance to have, and so to have it in Bon Homme County, you just don't say no to a project like this," he said. The facility will be built at the junction of state highways 25 and 50 on a site east o
There's not much correlation to the back-to-back weekend storms that produced baseball-sized hail in the south central part of the state, according to the National Weather Service. Seven days after a 2.75-inch hailstone was recorded by a weather spotter east of Corsica during a storm that damaged Aurora and Douglas counties on July 26, a 3-inch hailstone was recorded Saturday 10 miles west of Lake Andes in Charles Mix County in a storm that left broken windows in the Platte and Geddes areas. A hailstone of 2.75 inches is usually considered to be the size of a baseball. Brad Adams, a meteoro
PICKSTOWN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a set of public meetings next week to discuss an update of its master plan for natural resources at the Fort Randall Dam. In particular, the meetings will concern the management of corps' lands used for recreation, vegetative management and wildlife management. The meetings will be held starting Monday night in Oacoma and the three following nights going from Platte to Bonesteel and then to Pickstown. Each meeting will be held from 6 p.m.
If you ask Robert Bell, Mitchell can compete with the big boys when it comes to innovation around the world. "When you look at everything that is being done there, Mitchell has been punching above its weight for a long time," said Bell, who is one of the authors of the new book, "Brain Gain: How Innovative Cities Create Job Growth in an Age of Disruption." Bell, who lives in New Jersey, said the book is available on Amazon.com. The book is one that shares success stories and best practices of what has worked to create new jobs using innovative means.
STICKNEY -- The scene around Ronnie Prien's farm is one he's all too familiar with. "The first year I farmed, I got hail. I've been through this rodeo before," he said with a chuckle. After nearly 30 years of farming, he's seen his share of tough summers in the fields. Prien's farm south of Stickney was in the path of those hardest hit by a weekend storm that was estimated to be about 65 miles long, stretching from White Lake to near Scotland. The storm was about 5 to 6 miles wide at its strongest point, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.
The 2014 Mike Miller Classic will be split between Mitchell and Sioux Falls, event organizer Ernie Kuyper said Monday. The fifth annual event will be held Dec. 27 at Mitchell’s...
STICKNEY -- Through all of the public meetings and the planning process, there seemed to be large amounts of support for consolidation of the school districts in Corsica and Stickney. On Tuesday, that support came through at the polls. Both towns had more than 80 percent of their voters supporting the consolidation plan, which will go into effect July 1, 2015, and will create the new Corsica-Stickney School District. In Corsica, 172 votes (80 percent) were for the consolidation and 41 votes were against the measure.
The Davison County Commission's discussion on allowing alcohol at the county fairgrounds continued for the second week during its regular meeting on Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices. Currently, those who rent the Davison County Fairgrounds are not allowed to have alcohol on site.
Half of this year's Mike Miller Classic will be held in Sioux Falls, event organizer Ernie Kuyper said Monday. The classic is a multi-day high school boys basketball event that has been hosted annually for four years, with all games previously held at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Kuyper, a Mitchell native, said this year's event will be held Dec. 27 at Mitchell's Corn Palace and then resume Dec. 29 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. "To me, the Corn Palace and the Pentagon are two of the most unique venues in the world," Kuyper told The Daily Republic.
After a second round of bidding, the Mitchell City Council has accepted a bid for the demolition of the former Veterans of Foreign Wars building for nearly $86,000 less than what had been bid before. VanderPol Dragline Inc., of Mitchell, was awarded the bid at a base price of $131,000 to take down the VFW building near the corner of 1st Avenue and Main Street.