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First Mitchell half marathon goes off smoothly

Even with snow and below-freezing temperatures, Lee was convinced the inaugural 13.1-mile race would be a success in Mitchell. And a few days after the event, Lee said that feeling hasn't gone away.

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-17 21:40:44

Man arrested for eluding police with 3-year-old

On the night of Oct. 7, according to court documents, a sheriff's deputy saw 23-year-old Jesse Mitchell, of Dolton, run a stop sign on U.S. Highway 81. Mitchell, whose 3-year-old son was in the back of the car, reportedly did not stop when the officer activated his emergency lights, instead accelera

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-16 23:21:12

Deal: Road to Vermillion filled with excitement

Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan's Brady Hawkins tries to get away from Jacobi Krouse, of McCook Central/Montrose, on Oct. 5 in Bridgewater. (Ryan Deal / Republic)

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-17 17:00:01

County appoints eventual treasurer replacement

Dave Beintema, 42, of Mitchell, has been hired as the interim deputy treasurer for Davison County and will start his new job on Oct. 31. In December, he will become the county's acting treasurer until the 2020 election for the position.

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-16 23:20:33

Leaders are mixed on potential festival carnival move

No action was scheduled for Monday's meeting, but Mitchell City Council members and community leaders spoke about the pros and cons of potentially moving the carnival from its current location on Main Street between First Avenue and Seventh Avenue north to between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue. Seek

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-16 12:30:01

Corn Palace mural dedication ceremony set for Oct. 26

The ride will depart the memorial at 9:30 a.m., and plans to take a scenic, state highway route to Mitchell. The group will arrive at the Corn Palace at 11 a.m., where bike-only parking near the entrance to the Corn Palace.

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-17 23:37:55

Weather hasn't deterred Burr Street timeline

According to an update at Monday's Mitchell City Council meeting, the Nov. 15 deadline to complete the bulk of the work on Phase II of the project is expected to be done on time. Mitchell Public Works Director Kyle Croce said the weekly progress meetings between city officials, the South Dakota Depa

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-17 13:00:01

SD experiences 911 outage for short period Tuesday

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said shortly after 11 a.m. that 911 services have been restored, according to CenturyLink. That company had been having the bulk of the issues, authorities said early Tuesday.

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-16 16:25:32

911 services in SD experiencing statewide outage

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that due to outages, AT&T and landline customers will experience a busy signal if they dial 911, and directed residents of Aurora, Brule, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook counties to call 605-995-8400 if they have an emergency.

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-16 15:11:18

Four Kernels land on all-state softball squads

Misiaszek capped off her Kernel career as the leader in home runs (13), RBIs (94) and second in hits (111). She's also second in school history in all-time wins with 17 and third in career strikeouts with 191. This season, she led the team in hits, RBIs, doubles, triples, batting average and home ru

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-17 03:03:08

Kernels top Tigers in up and down match

The Kernels knocked off Eastern South Dakota Conference rival Harrisburg in a five-set marathon match. Mitchell controlled the first, later trailed 2-1 and rallied for the five-set victory. Set scores were 25-13, 20-25, 15-25, 25-17 and 15-10.

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-17 03:50:30

Firefighters respond to vehicle fire in Mitchell

The Mitchell Fire Department responds to a truck on fire on North Foster Street on Friday afternoon in Mitchell. (Faith Morgan / Republic)No one was injured when a pickup truck caught fire Friday afternoon in Mitchell.A 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 caught fire due to an engine malfunction, according to Mitch


New indoor era begins for MAC

Nearly every one of the 194 seats was occupied next to the competition pool and there was plenty of excitement for the first indoor meet in Mitchell in MAC history.Heidi Gehrke, a member of the MAC Board of Directors and a meet official, said the first event went pretty well, but there are some kink


More than a language: English instructor aims to welcome non-native...

Brenda Blumenberg, left, works with her students including Isabel Hilario, right, on reading from a workbook during an English class on Monday evening at Cornerstones Career Learning Center in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-10-16 13:00:01

Authorities respond to fuel spill east of Mitchell

The Hanson County Sheriff's Department, Mitchell Fire Department, Alexandria Fire Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol respond to an accident on Highway 38, east of Riverside Road, Thursday night in Hanson County. (Matt Gade / Republic)


Sexual Assault Reported At South Dakota State University

BROOKINGS, S.D. - In an email sent to students at South Dakota State University, authorities confirmed a sexual assault was reported on Sunday.


Most Haunted Places in South Dakota 2018

When it comes to ghosts, hauntings and paranormal activity, I think there are three kinds of people. Those who believe, those who don't, those who aren't sure. Because psychic ability runs in our family and we'velivedin a haunted house, you can definitely put me in the first category.If you're a bel


Spearfish Suspect Arrested In North Dakota

SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Spearfish Police Department announced a suspect of residential burglaries and other crimes committed in Spearfish on October 10 has been arrested in Williston, North Dakota.


South Dakota ranks 35 for best states for teachers

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) -WalletHub put out another list for best and worst states for teachers and, for once, South Dakota isn't in the bottom ten.


Fuel tanker spills gasoline after crash that seriously injures...

The Hanson County Sheriff's Department, Mitchell Fire Department, Alexandria Fire Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol respond to an accident on Highway 38, east of Riverside Road, Thursday night in Hanson County. (Matt Gade / Republic)