A group of South Dakota organizations say “Mask Up South Dakota”

A group of organizations in South Dakota have joined to recommend and promote masking as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge throughout the state and wider region. Behind a simple message of “Mask Up South Dakota” and a hash tag of #MaskUpSoDak, these organizations include the South Dakota State Medical Association (SDSMA), Monument Health based in …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.23.2020. Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active and recovered cases.) Recovered Case Count (Those who have now recovered from a case of COVID-19.) Longfellow: Active Cases:      0 Total Confirmed Cases: …

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S.D. Attorney General’s Office issue a consumer protection alert

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and Department of Revenue Secretary Jim Terwilliger are warning consumers to be aware of a fictitious RV transport company by the name of DakotaFalkTrucking.com. The company claims to be physically located in South Shore, South Dakota. The site has stolen the Motor Carrier and USDOT numbers from a legitimate …

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SD BRIN grant to offer research opportunities for DWU students

The South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN), led by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been awarded a $16.92 million five-year continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for student and faculty research in cell biology. Developing human resources and research talent in the areas of biomedical …

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South Dakota Mayors issue letter regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

The South Dakota Municipal League released a letter Friday from the Mayors of the state’s largest cities: As Mayors of South Dakota’s largest cities and representing nearly half of our state’s population, we have come together to bring you a united message concerning the COVID pandemic in our state. While our municipalities have taken different …

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Partial Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update due to SD Health Department delays

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.14.2020. (Today’s—10.16.2020—data is not yet available so we are reporting what we had as of Wednesday, two days ago. We will update these numbers when 10.16.20 data is made available to us.) Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases …

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Mitchell Police seeking burglary suspects

On 10-13-20 at approximately 10:30 PM two or three unknown individual(s) forcibly entered a business in the 1800 Block of North Main. Numerous items of merchandise were stolen in the burglary. Between 6:00 P.M. on 10-13-20 and 5:00 P.M. on 10-14-20, an unknown individual(s) entered a business located in the 1700 block of West Havens.  …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.9.2020. Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active and recovered cases.) Recovered Case Count (Those who have now recovered from a case of COVID-19.) Longfellow: Active Cases:      0 Total Confirmed Cases: …

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Mitchell Middle School educator is South Dakota’s Teacher of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. – Amanda Hargreaves, a sixth-grade teacher at Mitchell Middle School, has been named the 2021 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. Secretary of Education Ben Jones made the announcement this evening at a special virtual event. “The Teacher of the Year program shines a light on this honorable profession,” said Secretary of Education …

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Dakota Wesleyan University removes ACT and SAT requirement

High school students looking to apply at Dakota Wesleyan University will now be able to apply without submitting an ACT or SAT score. With an aim to increase access for all students, DWU has created a test-optional policy for students applying for the fall 2021 term and beyond. “As always, we are guided by the …

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Mitchell man arrested in Ft. Pierre following a high speed chase

A Mitchell man was arrested Friday night after leading Pierre area law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through both Pierre and Fort Pierre.  Hughes County Sheriff Darin Johnson says 23 year-old Hunter Van Ash of Mitchell was under surveillance for an active Felony warrant for Absconding from the Department of Corrections.  Van Ash was also …

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Mitchell School District Weekly COVID-19 Update

Dear Mitchell School District Parent,   COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.2.2020. Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active and recovered cases.) Recovered Case Count (Those who have now recovered from a case of COVID-19.) Longfellow: …

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NextEra Energy Resources Donates Equipment to Mitchell Technical College’s Wind Turbine Technology Program

Mitchell Technical College announced today that its Wind Turbine Technology program received a valuable donation of wind turbine equipment from NextEra Energy Resources, LLC to help enhance students’ learning opportunities and provide hands-on training. “With NextEra Energy Resources’ support, our students will have valuable experiences working on this type of equipment,” said MTC President Mark …

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Mitchell Area Safehouse awarded Justice for Families Grant

The Mitchell Area Safehouse has been awarded the Prevention Grant through the Office of Justice, Office of Violence against Women. This grant allows the Mitchell Area Safehouse to provide comprehensive community based efforts to develop prevention, intervention, and response to youth impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. With these funds, the …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

Here’s the weekly Mitchell School District update from Superintendent Joe Graves: The main point of this update going forward will be to report to you any COVID-19 cases that are relevant to our schools.  Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case …

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DWU announces Clarke Award recipents

Paula Mazzer has been awarded the prestigious Clarke Award for Teaching Excellence. The Clarke Award, first instituted in the 1996-97 year, was endowed by John and the late Vicki Clarke as an award to be given annually to a Dakota Wesleyan University faculty member for excellence in teaching, serving the needs of students and service …

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Mitchell homecoming activities curtailed

The Mitchell School District’s 2020 Homecoming activities are being curtailed. Superintendent Joe Graves notified students, parents, staff and others in the following letter: When we began this school year, we did so with three priorities: Protect our students and staff to the maximum extent possible from COVID-19. Hold school with students and staff physically in …

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Governor Kristi Noem Announces $1.663 Million Loan for Mitchell Wastewater System Improvements

Gov. Kristi Noem announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1,663,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan for the City of Mitchell to make wastewater lift station improvements. The loan will be administered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Terms are 1.375 percent for 30 years. “I am pleased …

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Dakota Wesleyan University announces its 2020 Homecoming Royalty

MITCHELL, S.D. — Dakota Wesleyan University crowned its homecoming royalty Monday night during Coronation. Logan Amundson, of Watertown, and Wyatt Voelker of Newcastle, Wyo., were named the DWU homecoming queen and king for 2020. Logan Amundson, Watertown, is majoring in psychology and minoring in family studies with a concentration in counseling. She is captain of …

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Mitchell School District reports three active COVID-19 cases as of Friday in weekly update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of                                                                                                                 Total Confirmed               Recovered Active Cases       Case Count                         Case Count Longfellow Elementary School:                                  0                              0                                              0 Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School:                  1                              1                                              0 L.B. Williams Elementary School:                               0                              1                                              1 Mitchell Middle School:                                                 0                              0                                              0 Mitchell High School:                                                      2                              3                                              1   Beyond the active cases, …

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