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Sam Fosness

City News Reporter

Sam Fosness joined the Mitchell Republic in May 2018. He was raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. During his time in college, Fosness worked as a news and sports reporter for The Volante newspaper.

Fosness was an intern reporter at the Mitchell Republic in the summer of 2018. In the fall of 2018, he joined the Mitchell Republic newsroom as the city government reporter. Fosness covers a wide range of news topics, including outdoor sports, Lake Mitchell restoration work, local business happenings and real estate news. You can reach Fosness at and 605-990-6394.

"If nobody does end up getting closer to our number, that seems like a viable option to work with Mitchell Area Housing Incorporated and get a single-family residential home built in that spot,” Mitchell City Council member Jeff Smith said of the future options of the lot
After coming upon a food truck parked directly next to her former Zesto restaurant in downtown Mitchell, Roxie Ackman called on city leaders to restrict the mobile food businesses from parking in city-owned lots.
"When we look at midsummer — June, July and August — there is a very strong consensus among the climate models and forecasters that this summer will be a hot one,” SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards said.
The candidates -- Jeff Bathke, Lance Koth and Ben Krohmer -- share similar goals to move the state forward by keeping “big government” limited
Eric Lund, a Lake Mitchell dredging project leader, explained the blunt reality of drawing down the lake water for dredging to occur will likely cause “a fish kill off.”
According to Schroeder’s memo to the council, the city received two quotes for the west and south side window replacement project. Mitchell-based Puetz Design Build submitted a quote for $218,589, while Driggs’ quote amounted to $72,500.
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“We’ve had a couple people call and send letters about their concerns with (Reimnitz’s) lake house being used for Airbnb. But it’s a growing trend, so we felt it’s time to have a more in-depth discussion on it,” City Planner Mark Jenniges said.
A roundup of Tuesday's Davison County felony court proceedings.
The band will perform in the Thirsty's parking lot on June 3
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“It’s been an eyesore for quite some time,” a Mitchell Planning Commission member said of the former restaurant that will become the site of a medical office building.