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Dakota Wesleyan University unveils its plans for the Fall semester

Dakota Wesleyan University will resume face-to-face classes for the fall semester beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, with appropriate and prudent modifications and a modestly revised academic calendar. The university will conclude on-campus, face-to-face classes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Classes will continue after this date in an online environment, with the last …

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Possible recount and veteran lawmaker falls short

It looks like the District 19 three-way Republican House primary is headed for a recount. According to the unofficial results, incumbent Representative Kent Peterson of Salem was the top vote-getter with 1,881 followed by Jessica Bahmuller of Alexandria with 1,741 votes and incumbent Representative Marty Overweg  of New Holland with 1,720. That’s well within the …

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Koth and Miskimins win District 20 Republican House primary

The top two vote getters in the District 20 State House Republican primary are incumbent Representatives Paul Miskimins and Lance Koth, both of Mitchell. Koth and Miskimins finished one-two in Aurora, Davison and Jerauld counties Tuesday. Koth is pleased to have earned another term in Pierre. “I do appreciate the support of the voters of …

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South Dakota Supreme Court chooses new Chief Justice

The South Dakota Supreme Court Justices have selected Justice Steven R. Jensen to serve as the next Chief Justice of South Dakota’s highest court. Justice Jensen, a resident of Union County, became a circuit judge in 2003 and was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2017. Justice Jensen grew up on a farm near Wakonda, …

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Mitchell Police seeking help with two burglary investigations

Mitchell Police are asking for your help in solving two recent burglaries. At approximately 4:14 AM on Sunday May 31st, an unknown male subject forcibly entered a business located in the 500 Block of South Sanborn.  Several bottles of alcohol and cigarettes were stolen. Around 3:16 am on Monday June 1st four unknown individuals forcibly …

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Pierre Police say a peaceful protest is planned at the state Capitol

Local law enforcement in coordination with other agencies has been informed that a peaceful protest is planned for Monday, June 1 at the state Capitol in Pierre. The protest is in response to the death of George Floyd and is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. “We have been in contact with protest organizers, Hear our …

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Mayor Bob Everson has released a statement regarding peaceful protests

Mayor Bob Everson has released the following statement: “The City of Mitchell respects people’s First Amendment rights.  Our officers are committed to maintaining positive relationships with those in Mitchell and are always looking for ways to improve those relationships.  I encourage anyone with concerns or suggestions to make their voices heard peacefully.  While we hope …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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