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Mitchell Police have arrested two suspects in a deadly weekend shooting

Mitchell Police have arrested 27-year-old Jose Morales Acevedo and 28-year-old Luis Perez-Melendez for  2nd Degree murder in the shooting death of a 38-year-old male victim in Mitchell late Saturday night. The name of the victim is not being released pending next of kin notification. On January 9th 2021, around 11:07pm, officers of the Mitchell Police …

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Mitchell Police seeking information regarding an apparent arson

On Wednesday, January 6th at 10:08 am the Mitchell Department of Public Safety responded to heavy black smoke coming out of a train car parked in the train yard near the intersection of Kimball and Railroad Blvd.   Mitchell Department of Public Safety first responders went to the area and found that items in the train …

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Runnings purchases former Super K-Mart building in Mitchell

It’s been a source of rumors for several years, and now Mitchell’s former Super K-Mart store has a new owner. Runnings based in Marshall, Minnesota announced it’s purchasing the property from GFI-Mitchell Investments Partnership. Plans are to move the existing store at 1400 South Burr across the street. Acting Mitchell Area Development Corporation Director David …

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Suspicious fire damages railroad car

The Mitchell Fire Department responded to the report of smoke showing in the railyard at the corner of Railroad and South Kimball Street. At approximately 10:07 AM on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a rail car. Fire crews were able to make access to the rail car …

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City of Mitchell to begin plowing east-west streets starting at 5am Wednesday

The plowing of east-west streets within the City will begin at 5:00 am December 30th, Wednesday morning. Any vehicles parked on the east – west streets at that time will be subject to ticket and towing. Plowing of North – South streets will begin around 9:00 am. We will issue notice prior to starting them. …

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City of Mitchell Declares Snow Emergency

The City of Mitchell is declaring a snow emergency effective at 9:30 am Tuesday, December 29th in anticipation of the expected snowfall amounts and rate of snowfall . All vehicles shall be removed from Snow Emergency Routes or they will be subject to ticket and towing. NO PARKING will be allowed on Snow Emergency Routes …

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Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Saturday

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccines, Avera has been administering the first doses that have been allocated by the state to frontline health care workers. A clinic was held at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Saturday to begin the distribution process to these employees. “We at …

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One individual in custody others hurt in Sunday morning shooting incident

Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that took place around 2 am Sunday in the 700 block of South Rowley in Mitchell. The Mitchell Police Department confirms officers responded to a report of a person shooting a gun. Tim Bormann of the South Dakota Attorney General’s office said the incident turned into a pursuit that …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID Report by Building: Data as of 12.16.2020. Longfellow: Active Cases:      0 Total Confirmed Cases: 8 Recovered Count Case: 8 Gertie Belle Rogers: Active Cases:      3 Total Confirmed Cases: 16 Recovered Count Case: 13 L.B. Williams: Active Cases:      2 Total Confirmed Cases: 26 Recovered Count Case: 24 Mitchell Middle School: Active Cases:      3 Total Confirmed …

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Mitchell Technical College honored with an unexpected gift

South Dakota’s nationally recognized colleges, Mitchell Technical College of Mitchell and Lake Area Technical College of Watertown were deeply honored to receive the news that they are the recipients of significant impact gifts from philanthropist and popular novelist, MacKenzie Scott. The announcement, made through social media, states that 384 organizations including Mitchell Technical College and …

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