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Friday need-to-know: 5 stories

Here are five stories to know Thursday: 1. A poor ag economy and wet weather resulted in lower attendance at Dakotafest in Mitchell. 2. The Mitchell High School football team brought a former star back into the fold, this time as a coach. 3. Dako...

Crowds navigate the muddy paths of Dakotafest on its final day. Because of the rain, attendance numbers were lower than normal. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)
Crowds navigate the muddy paths of Dakotafest on its final day. Because of the rain, attendance numbers were lower than normal. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)

Here are five stories to know Thursday:

1. A poor ag economy and wet weather resulted in lower attendance at Dakotafest in Mitchell.

2. The Mitchell High School football team brought a former star back into the fold , this time as a coach.

3. Dakota Wesleyan University's $1.2 million theater is open and ready for students.

4. U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, a former governor of South Dakota, won't endorse a primary candidate in 2018 for the position he once held.

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5. At least 13 people died in a terror attack in Spain, including at least one American citizen.

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“Why would we create new major programs, when we can’t even fund the programs that we have?” a public education lobbyist said in opposition to Noem's three-year, $15 million proposal.
"If we show we are complacent with areas like this that clearly need addressing, we’re not improving as a city,” Mitchell Republic Editor Luke Hagen said during the city council meeting discussion.
Discussion will take place during the 6 p.m. meeting on Monday at City Hall