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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Buy Now Spend Later

“Buy Now Spend Later” April 27, 2020-May 8, 2020 At Nedved Media, we are a locally owned business. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Mitchell Chamber to support our local business economy. • The Buy Now-Spend Later campaign will keep cash glowing to our local businesses during the unprecedented time. • You can buy …

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Public safety officials offer additional information regarding a deadly fire

The fire at the residence located at 515 N. Wisconsin St. in Mitchell, SD on April 23, 2020 appears to have been caused by children at the residence who played with a cigarette lighter.  Three children, ages 4, 6 and 7, appear to have been left alone inside the residence for approximately one hour prior …

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Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease

During the week of April 12 through April 18, a total of 5,128 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation. This is a decrease of 1,231 claims over the prior week’s total of 6,359. A total of $4.3 million was paid out in state benefits, in addition …

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A fifth COVID-19 case in Davison County is a Mitchell city employee

It looks like the fifth person from Davison County infected with the COVID-19 virus is a city employee. Mayor Bob Everson says the person became ill over the weekend, was tested for COVID-19 and notified Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve put that employee obviously on leave for fourteen days… we’ve contacted that department where that person worked …

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Davison County adds special ballot box for dropping off absentee ballots

Davison County is  making  it easier, safer, and secure for residents to cast absentee ballots for the June 2nd election during the COVID-19 pandemic. Auditor Susan Kiepke says her office has installed a secure, metal box in front of the Court House on East Fourth Avenue. “Curbside drop off so it will be handicap-accessible,” said …

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Davison County registers its fourth COVID-19 case

Davison County has its fourth COVID-19 case. The South Dakota Health Department reported it Tuesday but says it doesn’t reveal the gender or age range of the person as a matter of privacy on the county level. Three previous COVID-19 cases in the county have recovered and 248 have tested negative. Meanwhile an eighth person …

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Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants $4.7million to Fund Life-Saving Technology to Confront Cardiac Threat from COVID-19 in Mitchell

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced today a multimillion-dollar effort to save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the frontline healthcare workers caring for them. The grant will fund the purchase of two LUCAS mechanical chest compression devices for Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. A total of $4,711,481 in funding …

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Help Available to Homebound Individuals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Considering the many negative effects of senior isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for individuals to know how to reach out for help and what services are available through the South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) and the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS). Elders who are homebound may feel anxious …

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Labor Department Accepting Unemployment Claims from Self-employed, Independent Contractors, Gig Workers

The Department of Labor and Regulation is now accepting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim applications. Visit dlr.sd.gov/pua for filing instructions. A claimant can be compensated with the PUA benefit beginning Feb. 2, 2020, or the first week a claimant was unable to work as a result of COVID-19, whichever date is later. The last week this …

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Mitchell Middle School Students Still Prospering And Excelling In New Reality

Our society is no doubt going through unprecedented times right now. For our students at the Mitchell Middle School, life as they knew it came to an abrupt halt on Friday, March 13, 2020. A bit of a side note, it seems that after countless times of passing by unnoticed, Friday the 13th has lived …

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Mitchell Middle School schedules student locker clean out

Dear Parents and Guardians, Many of you have been asking how or when you can pick up items from your student’s locker. We would like to help facilitate this while still maintaining the social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC. We have cleaned out all student lockers and have the items ready for pickup. The …

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