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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AP source: T-wolves sale to Lore, A-Rod up for NBA approval

Alex Rodriguez sits court side during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers in Miami, in this Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, file photo. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has reached agreement on his $1.5 billion sale of the club to e-commerce mogul Marc …

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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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Govt eases up guidance on indoor mask-wearing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking move to send the country back …

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Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

Tanker trucks are parked near the entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. Several gas stations in the Southeast reported running out of fuel, primarily because of what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers, as the shutdown of a major pipeline by hackers entered its fifth day. (AP Photo/Chris …

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Ohio’s million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a lottery system Wednesday to entice people to get COVID-19 shots, offering a weekly $1 million prize and full-ride college scholarships in a creative bid to overcome the vaccine hesitancy that remains a stubborn problem across the nation. The move comes as governors, health officials and …

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More than half of adults have been fully vaccinated in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health says the state has crossed the 50% threshold for the number of adult residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Health officials said Wednesday that more than 304,000 South Dakotans have received their vaccinations. Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon said vaccines are safe and are …

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Attorney general’s trial in fatal crash may begin in August

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s trial on charges he’s facing in a fatal 2020 crash could begin as early as August. At a status hearing Wednesday, Judge John Brow says he’s aiming for the trial to begin in August or early September. Ravnsborg’s attorney Tim Rensch requested 60 more days, …

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Taming the virus: US deaths hit lowest level in 10 months

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have tumbled to an average of about 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months. The number of lives lost per day has dropped to single digits on average in well over half the states and has hit zero on days. Confirmed infections, meanwhile, have fallen to about …

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News Briefs – Quick Hits Of News for May 12, 2021

The Bottom Line: Happiest Man On Earth Is 101-Year Old Auschwitz Survivor Neanderthal Remains Discovered In Italian Cave Boy Sells Pokemon Cards To Raise Money For Puppy’s Treatment Tree House Humane Society Enlists Stray Cats To Manage Rat Problem The Full Story: Happiest Man On Earth Is 101-Year Old Auschwitz Survivor: A 101-year old Auschwitz survivor …

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Amid Pipeline Worries, Drivers Fill Up, Pumps Are Running Dry

The Bottom Line: Several states are reporting gas shortages as drivers fuel up over fears that a pipeline problem will limit supplies. Drivers in the South and on the East Coast are starting to scramble after the shutdown of the Colonial pipeline we’ve been telling you about. In areas where stations aren’t empty? There are long …

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Some GOP Members Lean Toward Party Split

More than 100 Republican former officials are reportedly threatening to form a new party. Reports say the influential Republicans plan to release a call for reforms within the GOP and will form a new party if change doesn’t happen. The group will reportedly release a statement Thursday calling on Republicans to “either reimagine a party …

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Mitchell Public Works Department announces temporary road closures

The following street will be intermittently closed to all traffic beginning Wednesday May 12th at 9 am for road repairs.  W. Norway from S. Main to S. Rowley St 23rd Ave from Ohlman St. to Pheasant St.  N Burr St from E. 5th Ave. to E. 6th Ave ALTERNATE ROUTES WILL NEED TO BE UTILIZED DURING …

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