There cannot be a public vote on the Mitchell School District's use of capital outlay funds to build a new fine arts center. Not because there's no interest in a vote -- because an election is not allowed, according to state statute. The proposed $13.5 million fine arts center falls within the district's window to use capital outlay funds without being subject to public vote. Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves said the check on the state law confirmed what he believed. "It is not a bond issue," he said.
Three years after purchasing the building, the Davison County Commissioners inaugurated their new home Tuesday. The commissioners held their first regular meeting in the newly renovated commission room at the...
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Jerauld County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Krueger knew the homes he needed to check. Along with Wessington Springs Volunteer Fire Department personnel, Krueger went through the city the evening of June 18 and alerted residents of the impending storm via sirens and flashing lights.
Mitchell's annual fireworks display is among the area events Friday to mark Independence Day. Once it gets dark, the annual Mitchell Exchange Club display over Lake Mitchell will cap the day. The show starts at about 10 p.m., with the fireworks being shot from Windy Point, near the West End Bridge. The show costs $12,850, with the city of Mitchell paying $7,500 and the Mitchell Exchange Club raising the remaining $5,350. "One of our core values is Americanism, and so this goes hand in hand with that," said Mitchell Exchange Club President Troy Eilts.
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WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard returned to Wessington Springs Thursday to note the progress made in the tornado-stricken town and offer support for the town as it looks toward the future. During a press conference inside the town fire hall, Daugaard spoke about how far the community has come in the last week, since a June 18 tornado damaged more than 40 houses on the south and east sides of the town.
HURON -- Charles Stevenson may have been a long way from home Thursday, but he certainly wasn't out of place. A resident of Mims, Fla., he was representing the Sunshine State's chapter in the International Harvester Collectors Club. He's a regular to the club's national shows, and that brought him to South Dakota for the first time this week. "The show brought me to South Dakota," he said.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard returned to Wessington Springs Thursday to note the progress made in the tornado-stricken town and offer support as the town's residents look toward the...
U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler is not too pleased with the action of his former political party. After the state Republican Party passed a resolution to support the impeachment of President Barack Obama last weekend at its convention in Rapid City, Pressler said regardless of political standing, there should be an effort to work with the president. "It's an absolute embarrassment to the state," Pressler said Wednesday in a meeting with The Daily Republic editorial board. "We can disagree with the president. I disagree with him on a lot of things ...
A truck crashed into a construction vehicle on Interstate 90 Wednesday between Mitchell and Mount Vernon, closing the westbound lanes for about 30 minutes. The crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday near mile marker 323 on I-90, two miles west of the Betts Road exit. Douglas Meidinger, 46, of Plankinton, was driving a 2003 Chevy Silverado when his vehicle crashed into a Freightliner directional construction truck, warning of road work ahead, driven by Manuel Zuniga-Rios, 59, of Powell, Wyo. Zuniga-Rios was following a truck that was grinding asphalt along the side of the road. Capt.