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Dakota Wesleyan University received some news Monday that was good for business. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that DWU has been awarded a $14.5 million loan to be used primarily for construction on the university's new Center for Business and Rural Innovation. The university has plans for a 30,000-square foot facility that will cost an estimated $6.7 million. Construction on that project could start this fall.
An expert in community engagement spoke to Mitchell community members, telling them now is the time to act to improve the city's attributes for the future.
SPRINGFIELD—The Missouri River was getting a lot of attention on Friday. That included the Veterans Memorial Park lookout platform in Springfield. There was one way into the park because the roads were soft and soggy, emblematic of the entire southeast corner of the state after 3 inches of rain fell in the region earlier this week. Holly Neth, who lives between Scotland and Tabor, and her 12-year-old son Steven were at the park lookout, taking photos for a 4-H project. They figured the high water on the South Dakota-Nebraska state line might be worth capturing.
At midday Thursday, the assembly line for sandbags was chugging along. City of Mitchell workers were scooping sandbags, tying them off and stacking them on pallets for members of the community to use to stifle high waters that have been threatening Mitchell basements and homes for the last two days.
U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson said Wednesday that he's introducing legislation to waive federally required environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act in order to expedite building a border wall with Mexico.
SIOUX FALLS—Macy Miller didn't leave much doubt on Tuesday. With 30 points and 11 rebounds in an 83-71 victory over the Jackrabbits' archrivals, the Mitchell native and fifth-year senior guard for South Dakota State University asserted herself as the greatest player the Summit League women's basketball tournament has seen. Miller is now 12-0 in the four Summit tournament games she's played (she missed the 2017 event with a knee injury), and all four of those championships were capped with victories over the University of South Dakota.
SIOUX FALLS -- Seeking its ninth Summit League tournament championship, South Dakota State turned to its player who has never lost on the big stage in Sioux Falls. Macy Miller scored 18 points in the first half, finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds, and helped lead the Jackrabbits to their ninth championship in the last 11 years, with an 83-71 win over rival South Dakota Tuesday at the Premier Center.
SIOUX FALLS—It's what every women's college basketball fan in South Dakota hoped for and expected since the season started. After both teams cruised in their semifinal contests, the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University will duel for the fifth time in the Summit League tournament championship game at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
SIOUX FALLS -- South Dakota State University head coach Aaron Johnston was willing to admit his team might have done it Monday. It was a “complete game” in an 86-55 thrashing of Oral Roberts in the Summit League women’s basketball tournament semifinals Monday at the Premier Center. Five Jackrabbits were in double-figures scoring, SDSU outrebounded the Golden Eagles by 19 and the Jacks shot 55 percent from the floor in the game, assisting on 20 of 31 made field goals.
For followers of the Summit League tournament, Saturday’s shocker in Sioux Falls, with No. 8 seed Western Illinois upsetting No. 1 seed South Dakota State was undoubtedly a surprise. By now you’ve heard that SDSU is the first top-seeded team in the conference’s tournament history to lose in the quarterfinal to a No. 8.