DWU is revising its January 2021 start date

This January, Dakota Wesleyan University will resume face-to-face classes for on-campus students with one major revision. The first day of classes for the new semester will be Monday, Jan. 18 and not Jan. 11 as originally planned. “In order to create a two-week window between New Year’s Eve and the start of the spring semester, …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID Report by Building: Data as of 11.4.2020. Unfortunately, we will not receive updated COVID data today. Thus, I am reporting the data we received for Wednesday, 11.4.2020, two days ago. Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active …

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James River bridge to be dedicated to two Parkston soldiers who died in Iraq

The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony to honor Combat Veterans SSG Jason W. Montefering and SGT Jeremiah J. Boehmer. The ceremony will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 9:00 am  at the Parkston High School Auditorium. The James River Bridge on HWY 44 will be dedicated …

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Mitchell School District releases updated COVID-19 numbers

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 11.2.2020. On Friday, October 30, we received no updated data.  Thus, I am reporting the data we received late yesterday as an update for what we could not report last Friday.) Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.28.2020. (As today’s data has not yet been provided, I am reporting the most recent data available, which is from Wednesday, two days ago.  Once today’s data is provided, I will send a follow-up to this update.) Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case …

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A group of South Dakota organizations say “Mask Up South Dakota”

A group of organizations in South Dakota have joined to recommend and promote masking as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge throughout the state and wider region. Behind a simple message of “Mask Up South Dakota” and a hash tag of #MaskUpSoDak, these organizations include the South Dakota State Medical Association (SDSMA), Monument Health based in …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.23.2020. Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active and recovered cases.) Recovered Case Count (Those who have now recovered from a case of COVID-19.) Longfellow: Active Cases:      0 Total Confirmed Cases: …

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S.D. Attorney General’s Office issue a consumer protection alert

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and Department of Revenue Secretary Jim Terwilliger are warning consumers to be aware of a fictitious RV transport company by the name of DakotaFalkTrucking.com. The company claims to be physically located in South Shore, South Dakota. The site has stolen the Motor Carrier and USDOT numbers from a legitimate …

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SD BRIN grant to offer research opportunities for DWU students

The South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN), led by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been awarded a $16.92 million five-year continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for student and faculty research in cell biology. Developing human resources and research talent in the areas of biomedical …

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South Dakota Mayors issue letter regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

The South Dakota Municipal League released a letter Friday from the Mayors of the state’s largest cities: As Mayors of South Dakota’s largest cities and representing nearly half of our state’s population, we have come together to bring you a united message concerning the COVID pandemic in our state. While our municipalities have taken different …

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Partial Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update due to SD Health Department delays

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.14.2020. (Today’s—10.16.2020—data is not yet available so we are reporting what we had as of Wednesday, two days ago. We will update these numbers when 10.16.20 data is made available to us.) Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases …

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Mitchell Police seeking burglary suspects

On 10-13-20 at approximately 10:30 PM two or three unknown individual(s) forcibly entered a business in the 1800 Block of North Main. Numerous items of merchandise were stolen in the burglary. Between 6:00 P.M. on 10-13-20 and 5:00 P.M. on 10-14-20, an unknown individual(s) entered a business located in the 1700 block of West Havens.  …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.9.2020. Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active and recovered cases.) Recovered Case Count (Those who have now recovered from a case of COVID-19.) Longfellow: Active Cases:      0 Total Confirmed Cases: …

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Mitchell Middle School educator is South Dakota’s Teacher of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. – Amanda Hargreaves, a sixth-grade teacher at Mitchell Middle School, has been named the 2021 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. Secretary of Education Ben Jones made the announcement this evening at a special virtual event. “The Teacher of the Year program shines a light on this honorable profession,” said Secretary of Education …

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Dakota Wesleyan University removes ACT and SAT requirement

High school students looking to apply at Dakota Wesleyan University will now be able to apply without submitting an ACT or SAT score. With an aim to increase access for all students, DWU has created a test-optional policy for students applying for the fall 2021 term and beyond. “As always, we are guided by the …

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Mitchell man arrested in Ft. Pierre following a high speed chase

A Mitchell man was arrested Friday night after leading Pierre area law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through both Pierre and Fort Pierre.  Hughes County Sheriff Darin Johnson says 23 year-old Hunter Van Ash of Mitchell was under surveillance for an active Felony warrant for Absconding from the Department of Corrections.  Van Ash was also …

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Mitchell School District Weekly COVID-19 Update

Dear Mitchell School District Parent,   COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.2.2020. Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active and recovered cases.) Recovered Case Count (Those who have now recovered from a case of COVID-19.) Longfellow: …

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NextEra Energy Resources Donates Equipment to Mitchell Technical College’s Wind Turbine Technology Program

Mitchell Technical College announced today that its Wind Turbine Technology program received a valuable donation of wind turbine equipment from NextEra Energy Resources, LLC to help enhance students’ learning opportunities and provide hands-on training. “With NextEra Energy Resources’ support, our students will have valuable experiences working on this type of equipment,” said MTC President Mark …

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Mitchell Area Safehouse awarded Justice for Families Grant

The Mitchell Area Safehouse has been awarded the Prevention Grant through the Office of Justice, Office of Violence against Women. This grant allows the Mitchell Area Safehouse to provide comprehensive community based efforts to develop prevention, intervention, and response to youth impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. With these funds, the …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

Here’s the weekly Mitchell School District update from Superintendent Joe Graves: The main point of this update going forward will be to report to you any COVID-19 cases that are relevant to our schools.  Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case …

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