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The flag of Iwo Jima and the 'Gung Ho' photo
Jack Thurman, a Mitchell native and marine during World War II who was at Iwo Jima, looks at a display of historical references to Thurman's time during WWII. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Two arrested during East Hanson probation search
Steven Ryan Koster, 29, of Mitchell, and Mitzi Cifuentes, 22, of Huron, were arrested on drug charges as a result of the investigation.“This residence is located less than 1,000 feet from Hitchcock Park in Mitchell, which has a public playground and public swimming pool,” a statement from the Mitche
Raising the bar: Haring jumping for third state title
Haring burst onto the scene when she won the state title as an eighth grader in 2015. After she was hampered by a leg injury for a majority of her freshman season in 2016, Haring claimed the high jump title again last season.She enters today's event with the best mark in Class AA at 5 foot, 8 inches
POET Biorefining making $5M in upgrades at Mitchell plant
The construction at the facility near Loomis is set to include a building for the pellet mill, four bins to hold the pellets and adding a fermentor. POET representatives say the pellets can be more easily transported into a pasture than the dry, loose meal option the company has sold previously.
Memorial weekend event brings community together, raises awareness...
For years, Imagine Guild has organized the Mitchell Memorial weekend festivities focused on community involvement, family fun and raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Pellet production leads to Poet's expansion
The company ceremonially broke ground on about $5 million in upgrades to expand equipment on site, including its Dakota Gold pellet business, which uses the distillers grains produced in the process of making ethanol and forms it into pellets that can be consumed easily by animals.
Letter: Shame on county commissioners
I apologize to my neighbors for not being there when the commissioners gave our country away. I have a broken knee; next time I will be there. I couldn't believe a commissioner saying, "They have no right saying someone cannot come in and do this, not allowed to make that decision."
18-year-old identified in fatal accident near Sisseton
Shawn Renville, 18, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu northbound on 456th Avenue when he failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection of Nelson Lane. The vehicle entered the north ditch and rolled. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
New Effington man killed in Saturday rollover near Sisseton
A New Effington man has been identified as the 18-year-old killed in a one-vehicle rollover Saturday morning near Sisseton in Roberts County.Shawn Renville was driving north in a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu on 456th Avenue when he failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection of Nelson Lane, according t
Lions Academy will not return for summer 2018
The program, created in the summer of 2015, aimed to reduce students' regression in both numeracy and literacy skills. According to Mitchell School District Superintendent Joe Graves, the Longfellow Lions Academy especially helped students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds beat summer regression.
Kernel trapshooting team sees strong growth in second year
This year, 35 Kernels are participating in the third year of the South Dakota High School Clay Target League. In its inaugural season last year, Mitchell had 14 kids participate.
Council moves ahead on BID, fireworks and building lawsuit
The Mitchell City Council moved forward Monday on three significant issues — taking steps to create a business district, filing suit against the owner of a dilapidated downtown building, and creating an exception to the city fireworks ban.
A new era in progress at Joe Quintal
"It's a fairly aggressive timeline, so it's just great that it has started," he said.The full handover date for the project is Aug. 17, Aadland added.Dakotaland Sod, of Sioux Falls, won the bid between the contracting companies and broke ground on May 8. The bid estimate was the lowest of all bids a
Battling South Dakota's beaver problems
Becker is wildlife damage specialist for the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Department. His job, otherwise known as "state trapper," involves ridding nuisance animals like coyotes and beavers for South Dakota landowners.
Sentencing delayed for Mitchell man
Sentencing has been delayed two weeks for Jeremy Moore, 41, who previously pleaded guilty to second-degree escape and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, as well as possession of a controlled substance in jail, bupropion.
Mitchell police have suspect in custody in armed robbery
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Man, 18, killed in Saturday morning rollover near Sisseton
An 18-year-old man was killed and three other people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover in Roberts County early Saturday morning.The wreck was reported around 12:44 a.m., three miles southwest of Sisseton, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Mitchell blacksmith's sculpture featured again at Sioux Falls...
For the second year in a row, Mitchell blacksmith Clark Martinek will have one of his original, handcrafted pieces on display at the SculptureWalk in Sioux Falls.
With the addition of a taphouse, The Back 40 hoping to open June...
Keke Leiferman, pictured, is the owner of The Back 40. The business moved into downtown Mitchell, renovating the building that formerly housed the Moonlight Bar & Lounge on North Main Street. (Matt Gade / Republic)
19-year-old arrested for robbery was parole absconder
Christopher Kindle allegedly threatened four people with a gun and demanded money and valuables, authorities said Thursday.“Kindle allegedly pointed a stolen .45 caliber handgun at four different people and demanded money and valuables during these two incidents,” a press release from the Mitchell D