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Mitchell Driver Exam Station now open four days a week

PIERRE — Mitchell's driver license exam station will be open four days a week beginning in January.

Currently, the station is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Starting Friday, Jan. 5, the station also will be opened at the same time every Friday.

"We have a lot of demand for use of the Mitchell exam station," says Driver Licensing Director Jane Schrank. "We think adding a fourth day to the Mitchell site will help provide more opportunities for those who need to apply or re-apply for a driver's license or ID card."

The Mitchell station is located at 1315 N. Main St., Suite 100.

Schrank reminds people that they have 180 days prior to the expiration date to renew their license. For information about online renewal or what documents are needed for a license renewal and a list of exam stations, go to

An estimated 225,000 driver licenses and ID cards are either applied for or renewed each year in South Dakota.

The driver licensing program is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.