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Mitchell Police seeking information regarding a vehicle burglary

On 5-24-2021 at approximately 4:47 AM,  three unknown individuals entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 300 block of East 4th and stole a handgun.. If you have information in relation to this incident, or if you have information regarding suspicious activity in this area at this time, or information relating to any other crime, …

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Mitchell High School Boys basketball coach has resigned

Todd Neuendorf has resigned as the Head Boys Basketball Coach for the Mitchell School District after serving in the position for the past four years. Coach Neuendorf rebuilt the Mitchell Kernel Boys Basketball program, leading the team to the state tournament this season for the first time since 2012. “I want to thank Todd for …

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Beck named Mitchell Chamber-MADC CEO

Geri Beck, of Mitchell, will be the new CEO of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation. “Geri is an experienced leader in our community, and she brings proficiency in finance, fundraising and organizational management,” said Jason Stoebner, MADC president. “We are so pleased that a native South Dakotan and current Mitchell resident …

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Educators Want Noem’s Plan for Civics Class to Be Inclusive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem’s successful $900,000 push for educators to create more South Dakota-specific civics and history curriculum is underway now — new materials Noem has said should help explain why the “U.S. is the most special nation in the history of the world.” But educators and Indigenous people say they want …

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As COVID-19 shots slow, doctors turn to 1-on-1 conversations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The number of South Dakota residents receiving an initial dose of a COVID-19 vaccination has slowed dramatically in recent weeks, prompting medical experts and community leaders to turn to personal conversations to battle misinformation around getting a shot. Just over 4,000 people statewide received their first shot last week, according …

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Noem’s Mount Rushmore lawsuit sparks legal fight with tribe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s lawsuit against the federal government over a July Fourth fireworks display she wants to put on at Mount Rushmore has reignited legal tensions between her and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. The tribe last week sought to join the lawsuit in opposition to Noem, who …

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Thune has primary challenger for US Senate seat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A man who describes himself as a ranch-raised South Dakotan plans to challenge John Thune for his U.S. Senate seat in next year’s Republican primary. Mark Mowry doesn’t come from the world of politics. Mowry’s career path includes music, writing, communications and education. The husband and father of four grown children …

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‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. “Today is a great day for America,” President Joe Biden said during a …

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Unique, exhausting season reaches finale with FCS title game

The longest college football season in history comes to a close this weekend after a grueling, haphazard stretch that saw the Football Championship Subdivision push the majority of its games into the spring for the first time because of the pandemic. While Bowl Subdivision teams staged a shortened season last fall, the FCS took the unusual step …

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Vaccinations begin for 12- to 15-year-olds in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Census data shows there are more than 48,000 young people who are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in South Dakota. The state Department of Health has announced that adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 can receive the Pfizer vaccine. The announcement came after the U.S. Centers …

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