Mitchell School District to start one hour late Tuesday

Temperatures expected to stay below zero

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The Mitchell School District announced Monday that classes would begin one hour late Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to subzero temperatures that are forecast for the morning and the timing of the sunrise.

Lows in the Mitchell area have been well below zero for the last few days, with temperatures dipping to as much as -21 degrees at the Mitchell Airport overnight, according to readings from the National Weather Service.

The forecast for Tuesday anticipates a temperature near -16 with 11 miles-per-hour winds at 8 a.m. in Mitchell. Temperatures are expected to rise to above zero later in the day.

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Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at
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