Mitchell Police are looking for a local man with outstanding arrest warrants

The Mitchell Police Department is currently attempting to locate 34 year old  Michael Wilson.  Wilson currently has an outstanding Davison County arrest warrant for Aggravated Eluding, SDCL 32-33-18.2 and Driving Under Revocation, SDCL 32-12-65(1) resulting from a pursuit he was involved in on May 23rd in the City of Mitchell. If you have information regarding …

Continue reading

Avera Queen of Peace CEO Tom Clark named Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at Avera Health

Avera Health has  announced the appointment of Tom Clark, as the new Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, effective July 12, 2020. Clark, who will join Avera’s executive leadership team, will guide the health system’s strategic priorities in alignment with its vision for the future—to create healthier communities, now and for generations to come. “The health …

Continue reading

Avera Queen of Peace begins allowing limited visitors

One visitor per patient per day is now allowed in some parts of Avera Queen of Peace Hospital during regular visitor hours. Avera Medical Group clinics, as well as outpatient and diagnostic imaging areas, are still allowing only one visitor and that is IF the patient is a minor (under 18 years old) or if …

Continue reading

Mitchell Memorial Day Services scheduled for Monday

Dakota Wesleyan University announces faculty promotions

Five faculty members at Dakota Wesleyan University are being honored for promotion. Erin Desmond is being promoted from instructor to assistant professor; “Many people don’t fully appreciate the scope of work undertaken by faculty in the fine and performing arts at smaller colleges and universities,” said Provost, Joe Roidt. “Erin Desmond demonstrates a commitment to …

Continue reading

Several area counties show significant bumps in COVID-19 cases

New numbers from the South Dakota Health Department are indicating significant increases in COVID-19 cases in several area counties. Aurora County cases have risen by five to eight total with two recovered and 60 negative tests. State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says the department is investigating. “The determination of whether or not they’re community spread …

Continue reading

Large fuel spill closes I-90 near Reliance early Monday morning

Between 7,000 and 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled following an early Monday morning crash on I-90 near Reliance. The Department of Public Safety says a westbound semi towing a tanker trailer and pup tank trailer entered the median. The driver, 39 year old Ryan Budahl of Emery, over-corrected and rolled. The pup tanker broke …

Continue reading

Suspect in officer involved shooting was positive for COVID-19 virus

The Division of Criminal Investigation and the Rapid City Police Department have confirmed that the male subject in the officer involved shooting that occurred Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Rapid City, South Dakota was positive for COVID-19. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is pleased to announce that following testing over this past weekend all …

Continue reading

Mitchell Public Library announces re-opening plans

The Mitchell Public Library will re-open to the public on Tuesday, May 26 with limited hours.  The shortened hours of operation will be Monday- Friday from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM; and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  The opening hour of 10:00 AM- 11:00 is reserved for high risk individuals.  The Library will expand …

Continue reading

SDANG to Honor COVID-19 Responders with F-16 Flyover May 16

South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing will conduct a series of flyovers at several healthcare facilities throughout Eastern South Dakota May 16 to honor fellow Americans working to fight the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The flyovers will serve to salute and show appreciation for healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel working …

Continue reading

Dakota Wesleyan University announces honor award recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year

Despite not being able to gather collectively for the annual Honors Banquet due to COVID-19, several students at Dakota Wesleyan University are still being honored with university awards for the 2019-20 academic year. Distinguished Scholars The Distinguished Scholar pins, formerly Alumni Medals, are presented to outstanding graduating seniors in various academic departments at DWU. Selection …

Continue reading

South Dakota’s Technical Colleges Plan for On-Campus Classes in Fall 2020

South Dakota’s four technical colleges plan to resume on-campus operations this fall, with face-to-face teaching and learning at institutions across the state. The colleges will continue to focus on providing high-quality online instruction to complete the spring and summer semesters. “The system will continue to seek advice from experts in public health, epidemiology, and emergency …

Continue reading

South Dakota unemployment initial weekly claims decrease

During the week of April 26 through May 2, a total of 3,756 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation. This is a decrease of 1,779 claims over the prior week’s total of 5,535. A total of $5.0 million was paid out in state benefits, in addition …

Continue reading

S.D. Labor Department Accepting Claims for Additional 13 Weeks of Unemployment Benefits

The Department of Labor and Regulation is now accepting claims for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) which allows for an additional 13 weeks of benefits at the end of the regular 26 weeks of state unemployment benefits. Workers who became unemployed as a direct result of COVID-19 may qualify for this unemployment assistance provision provided …

Continue reading

Elite Eight Athletes of the Year 2020

17th Annual Elite Eight Athlete of the Year Award Brought to you by: POET Biorefining of Mitchell, Walmart of Mitchell, and the Depot of Mitchell and made possible by KORN News Radio/Q107-3 and KORN Country 92-1 Boys Brady Hawkins-Bridgewater/Emery/Ethan Football Senior Reggie Slaba-Hanson Basketball Senior Jesse Hastings-Mount Vernon/Plankinton Football Senior Noah Dickson-Sanborn Central/Woon Basketball Senior …

Continue reading

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Mitchell Business

State Health officials announced Monday, May 4, that an employee at Blarney’s Sports Bar and Grill in Mitchell has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual worked at the business while able to transmit the virus to others on Saturday, May 2, from 5 pm-11 pm. Due to the risk of exposure, customers who visited this …

Continue reading

Mitchell United Way sets up a COVID relief fund

A Covid-19 Relief Fund has been established by Mitchell United Way in response to the evolving needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund will partner with nonprofits in and around the Mitchell area to provide financial support for expenses related to COVID-19 programs. The United Way is not allowed to directly fund individuals.  Funding …

Continue reading

Mayor Everson rescinds Emergency Ordinance as businesses cleared to reopen

On the heels of Governor Kristi Noem’s announcement regarding her South Dakota Back To Normal Plan, Mitchell Mayor Bob Everson has rescinded the Emergency Ordinance and businesses are free to open up. “The on thing we want to stress though, is she (Noem) still recommends you follow the CDC hygiene guidelines, you do social distancing …

Continue reading

Gov. Kristi Noem Announces $4.5- Million loan for Mitchell East Central Utility and Non-point Source Improvements

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $4,511,700 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan for Mitchell to make storm water and sanitary sewer system improvements in the east central drainage basin. The loans will be administered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. …

Continue reading

Mitchell United Way accepting applications from organizations not currently member agencies

David Stevens, Executive Director of the Mitchell United Way, would like to remind any 501(c) (3)   Tax Exempt Organizations that are not currently a United Way approved agency need to have their applications completed and returned to the United Way office located at 417 N Main, Suite #103 no later than May 8, 2020. If …

Continue reading