Alert: Looking for suspects involved in vehicle theft/pursuit.

SD Hwy Patrol is looking for an African American male and white female in connection with a stolen vehicle that was involved in a vehicle pursuit in Mitchell this afternoon. The male was last seen wearing black sweats and black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, multiple tattoos, possibly on his neck area. White female …

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Long-time Mitchell School Board member decides against seeking another term

A long-time Mitchell School Board member has decided against seeking another term. Neil Putnam says it’s time to move on. “It’s been an honor to serve the Mitchell School District,” said Putnam. “And I’ve been humbled by the experience and I’m grateful to everyone who has given me the support over my…almost 21 years on …

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Three South Dakota law enforcement organizations request Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg resign from office

The South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police, South Dakota Chiefs’ of Police Association and the South Dakota Sheriffs Association are unified in requesting Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg resign as South Dakota Attorney General. Ravnsborg’s involvement in the death of Joe Boever on September 12th have resulted in a lack of confidence in his ability to …

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DWU adds graduate certificate in Athletic and Activities Administration to graduate program offerings

Dakota Wesleyan University is launching a new graduate certificate in Athletic and Activities Administration as part of its graduate-level program offerings. The program will prepare students to develop specific skill sets for management of entertainment venues, sports teams, or large events in a variety of settings like high schools, colleges, and professional organizations. The certificate …

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Mitchell School District honors outstanding teachers and classified staff

The Mitchell School District recognized its teaching and classified staff Wednesday at the Performing Arts Center. Each building selects its individual honoree and a committee selects the district honorees. This year’s classified staff building honorees include Administrative assistant Judy Miller from GBR, Para Educator Terri Juhnke from LBW, Para Educator Patricia Sides from Longfellow, Para …

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Department of Social Services offers help with heating

The bitter cold stretch that recently gripped South Dakota required families to use more energy to stay warm. For families struggling to pay winter heating bills, the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) may be able to help. The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) helps vulnerable South Dakota families stay safe and warm by …

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State lawmakers are considering impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg

Lawmakers in Pierre are considering impeaching South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. Articles of Impeachment could be brought in the State House as early as today and would be required to be filed no later than 5 p.m. TUESDAY. The South Dakota Broadcasters Association is reporting House members have been privately discussing impeachment since last …

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Mitchell woman among those killed in a two vehicle crash last Tuesday in Charles Mix County

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has released of the four people who died last Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Wagner. A 2003 Chrysler Sebring was southbound on South Dakota Highway 50 and failed to stop at the intersection. It collided in the intersection with a 2008 Jeep Cherokee which was …

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Older home creates challenges in fighting a fire

Mitchell Firefighters along with crews from out of town responded to a fire in a three-story home in the 800 block of East Fifth Avenue late Friday morning. Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval says there was smoke coming from the east side of the structure when firefighters arrived around 11:15. He says two people and two …

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Four people die in a two vehicle crash west of Wagner

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is reporting  four people died and another person was injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Wagner. Names of the five people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members. A 2003 Chrysler Sebring was southbound on South Dakota Highway 50 and failed …

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South Dakotans may experience temporary rolling black outs as part of an energy emergency

Energy grid operators are ordering utilities to implement unplanned power outages to keep the grid stable in this emergency created by widespread frigid temperatures. Customers may experience outages for up to an hour throughout the day without notice. South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Chairman Chris Nelson joined South Dakota power providers to urge conservancy. “Unfortunately …

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SD Army National Guard legacy unit receives Valorous Unit Award for service in Iraq

A South Dakota Army National Guard legacy unit has received the U.S. Army’s Valorous Unit Award nearly 17 years after the company’s service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The former Parkston and Platte-based Company C, 153rd Engineer Battalion, and its assigned soldiers were awarded the VUA for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed …

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DWU President Amy Novak is moving on

Dakota Wesleyan University President Amy C. Novak, Ed.D. was introduced today as the next president of St. Ambrose University, a private, Catholic institution of more than 3,000 students located in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Novak will remain president at DWU through July 2021 and will begin her tenure at St. Ambrose in early August, succeeding Sister …

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Innovative Systems forms partnership with Alpine Investors

Alpine Investors, a people-driven private equity firm committed to building enduring middle-market software and services companies, announced a strategic partnership and growth investment in Innovative Systems, a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise software for the independent telecommunications industry. The partnership will further fuel Innovative’s operations and integrated product lines to elevate customer value and serve …

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Mitchell Police introduce community camera registration program

The Mitchell Police Community Camera Registration Program is a voluntary record of home or business security cameras, meant to assist officers during an investigation. In the event of a critical incident or criminal investigation, business or residential security cameras may capture evidence essential to solving a case. Police investigations frequently involve officers canvassing neighborhoods surrounding …

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Mitchell Police seeking information regarding hit and run injury incident

On Monday, January 11th,  between 5:07 PM and 5:30 PM an individual was struck by an unknown vehicle in a parking lot in the 200 block of North Rowley, Mitchell SD.  This individual sustained serious injury and was hospitalized.   If you have information in relation to this incident, or if you have information regarding suspicious …

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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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