Missouri Valley Football Conference cancels 2020 fall season

The Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council has announced the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall. The MVFC will play a full 8-game spring league schedule with the expectation to culminate the …

S.D. Health Department reports first COVID-19 death in Davison County

Davison County has its first recorded COVID-19 related death since the State Health Department began tracking pandemic statistics in mid-March. A comparison of health department statistics from Tuesday to Wednesday indicate the death was a …

Mitchell Technical College to require masks starting Monday

Effective Monday, August 3, Mitchell Technical College will require face masks for all students, staff and visitors to campus. In a statement, President Mark Wilson said, “We can’t take our eyes off the goal of …

South Dakota has its first case of West Nile Virus of the 2020 season

A McCook County resident is South Dakota’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the season, the state Health Department reported Friday. “Active transmission of West Nile virus is occurring in South Dakota and …

S.D. Labor Department says work search waiver is set to end August 1st

The Department of Labor and Regulation waived the requirement that workers filing for unemployment must actively search for work to be eligible for benefits starting March 21. This waiver will end on Aug. 1, 2020. …

Mitchell Main Street property available to Non-profit organizations to use

The Mitchell Area Development corporation is offering a unique opportunity for area non-profit organizations. The MADC currently owns the lot at 301 N. Main Street. Plans for development are on the horizon but in the …

South Dakota Awarded Federal Funds Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that $250,000 has been awarded to South Dakota by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) under Phase 37 of this program …

Deadline approaching in South Dakota for SBA Working Capital Loans due to severe storms and flooding

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded South Dakota small businesses of the Aug. 18, 2020, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for …

Davison County COVID-19 cases jump by eight on Friday

Davison County has seen a jump in new COVID-19 cases. The South Dakota Health Department is reporting eight new cases on Friday boosting the county total to 65 cases, 19 of which are active and …

South Dakota ends its fiscal year with a $19-million dollar surplus

South Dakota closed the 2020 budget year on June 30 with a surplus of $19.1 million, Governor Kristi Noem announced today. Although total revenue finished $7.9 million lower than adopted estimates, the state general fund …

Face masks sought for students taking the ACT exam at Mitchell High School Saturday

Approximately 100 students are scheduled to take the college ACT exam Saturday at Mitchell High School. However, Counselor Erin Fowkes says students are required to wear face-masks as per Mitchell School District policy. “And they …

Local Sports

Mitchell native Jill (Theeler) Schlekeway is one of eight individuals that will be inducted into North Dakota State University’s Bison Athletic Hall of Fame in October. A 19-time All-American, Schlekeway was also a three-time CoSIDA …

Dakotafest seeking nominations for first annual Dakotafest Woman Farmer of the Year

Producers of Dakotafest seek nominations for the first annual Dakotafest Woman Farmer of the Year Award. Dakotafest producers have created the Dakotafest Woman Farmer of the Year award to honor hard-working female farmers across South …

Mitchell School Board approves a return to school plan requiring face masks for all

The Mitchell School Board voted 5-0 Monday to adopt the Student Services Return to School Protocols Table. The document says the Mitchell School District will follow guidelines by the South Dakota Health Department. It includes …

Saturday’s “Tribute to Essential Workers Parade” is cancelled

Saturday’s parade to pay tribute to essential workers has been cancelled. Dave Stevens of the Mitchell United Way says it’s because the workers are truly “essential”. “A lot of our businesses said that they could …

Oldest living South Dakotan announced

The South Dakota Health Care Association’s Century Club is pleased to announce Vivian Grover as the 2020 Centenarian of the Year! Born in February of 1911, Vivian is 109 years old, and the oldest member …

DWU to implement “Drop and Go” move-in option for students

The Drop and Go system will help eliminate move-in day congestion and will spread out the amount of people moving in their belongings at one time by allowing students to come to campus early and …

Noem says she is not interested in 2024 presidential run

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she is not interested in running for president in 2024 and would rather stay in South Dakota. The first-term Republican governor has drawn attention …

Mount Rushmore fireworks cost South Dakota $1.5 million

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota spent approximately $1.5 million for its Independence Day celebration that featured a speech from President Donald Trump and fireworks above the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The estimate from …

Indoor movies set to return to Mitchell

The long intermission from movies at the indoor movie theatres is finally coming to an end. The Luxury 5 Cinemas is preparing to reopen on July 17. Jeff Logan, President of Logan Luxury Theatres Corporation …