PODCAST: New fire chief, MTC groundbreaking, Corn Palace Relays and more | April 21, 2023

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“When I went on my first fire, it flipped a switch. It was awesome, and I knew I wanted to be a firefighter," said Dan Pollreisz, Mitchell's new fire chief.
New facility will bring all school programs to one campus, allow for program expansion
Following the April 17 meeting in Pierre, state leaders will be challenged in implementing the changes while winning back over several of South Dakota's largest education groups.
The city would be forced to close off Main Street for potentially a whole day or longer to remove snow if diagonal parking were implemented, which sparked a shocking reaction for Councilman Dan Allen
“It was tremendous. It was awe-inspiring,” Dave Tronnes said of being inducted. “For Maxine and I to be a part of the inaugural class of the hockey hall of fame is such an honor.”
Mount Vernon/Plankinton and Ethan/Parkston also had event winners in the 10-team event
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When Dr. Carol Nelson was researching neuroscience over a decade ago, she crossed paths with Mitchell eye doctor Jeff Krall, who was researching neurolense glasses. Now, her clinic is below Krall's.
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It's the first step in a multi-step project to improve the airport, and attract lucrative pheasant hunting traffic to the region.

The Mitchell Republic Minute for April 21, 2023.

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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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