PODCAST: Avera-DWU partnership, McGovern Day celebration, prep football and more | Sept. 23, 2022

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Reporters from the Mitchell Republic review some of the week's news highlights and preview what's ahead for the Mitchell Republic coverage area.

Included in this episode...
MHS Marching band took home first place in the navy class, a few weeks after director Ryan Stahle decided they were ready to compete at a higher level class.
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Community is stronger when ‘we invest in people,’ officials say.
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Four takeaways from the first four games of the season for the Mitchell High School football team.
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The Jaguars have gotten off to a 4-1 start, their best start since 2017.
Event marked Sen. George McGovern’s 100th birthday, 50th anniversary of 1972 presidential campaign
Former Senator, presidential candidate remembered for decency, humility, mentorship
“It’s a huge economic benefit for the town. We are excited for this big event,” Cindy Broyhill said of the June 22-23 tournament in 2023.
The Kernels are 1-3 and receiving votes in the Class 11AA media poll, while Jefferson is the lone remaining unbeaten team in the state's largest classification.
Everything you need to know ahead of DWU's road contest against the Broncos
SDSU is 11-1 all-time against Missouri State, but the Jackrabbits and Bears haven't faced off since Bobby Petrino took over in Springfield.
Everything you need to know ahead of USD's tilt against NDSU

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Dierks covers prep and collegiate athletics across the Mitchell Republic's coverage region area, focusing on Mitchell High School football and boys basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Gridiron Spotlight, producing video and providing live play-by-play for the traveling weekly prep football broadcast during its first season in the fall of 2021. Dierks is a Mitchell native who graduated from South Dakota State University with his bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2020. He joined the Mitchell Republic sports staff in August 2021. He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @LDierksy.
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“This is sensationalism at its finest, and it does not deserve to be heard in our state capitol,” Rep. Erin Healy, a Democrat and one of 10 votes against the bill in the 70-person chamber, said.
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Prior to be sentenced to prison, a Mitchell man blamed the winter weather and slick roads for his DUI charge and said he wouldn't have been pulled over had it not been for the "crazy weather."
Proponents say legislation would prevent land damage; opponents say it would disadvantage non-landowners
Month saw sixth highest overall snowfall of any month