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Parks and Recreation Department looking to welcome ice bumper cars

Community members may soon have a new way to release any winter frustrations during a visit to the ice of Mitchell's indoor skating rink. Parks and Recreation Director Nathan Powell unveiled his proposal to welcome ice bumper cars to the Mitchell Activities Center during the March 19 Parks and Recre


Authorities identify man killed in crash in north central South Dakota

(KSFY) - State officials have identified the man killed in a crash in Walworth County. Fifty-five-year-old Scott Goldade of Selby was killed in Thursday night's crash, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.


Commission tables Puetz Corp. parking lot proposal

Puetz Corporation's parking lot proposal drew staunch backlash from a handful of nearby residents during Monday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, leading to the board's vote to table the decision.


Tornado history in South Dakota: 18 dead, 465 injured since 1950

Since 1950, tornadoes in South Dakota have killed 18 people and injured 465 more. The state has had a confirmed tornado as early in the year as March 29, that one in 1982. The latest tornado during the year since 1950 was one on October 29, in 1996.


Man nearly dies from heroin overdose, later arrested after revived with Narcan

A man was arrested Wednesday in Mitchell after ambulance personnel revived him from a heroin overdose. According to a press release from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, a woman reported at about 4:13 p.m. that 40-year-old Jamie Bowen was not breathing.


Police agencies struggling to recruit, retain officers in South Dakota

Law enforcement agencies across South Dakota are struggling to find qualified candidates to serve as police officers, potentially putting the safety of the public and existing officers at risk.


South Dakota 911 caller avoids drug charges in heroin overdose thanks to 2017 law

MITCHELL, S.D. — A man was arrested Wednesday, April 17, in Mitchell after ambulance personnel revived him from a heroin overdose. The caller who saved his life avoided charges thanks to a 2017 law.


Church donates nearly 70,000 pounds of food to Feeding South Dakota

Feeding South Dakota recently got a 70,000-pound boost. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently donated 69,644 pounds of food to the statewide hunger relief organization, according to a news release.


One person dead after crash in Faulk County

One person has died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash west of Faulkton Sunday afternoon. Authorities say a Cadillac Seville was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck head-on with a Chevrolet Traverse.


Severe Weather Awareness week in South Dakota

Monday through Friday is Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota. A statewide tornado drill will be held Wednesday morning. The test watch is scheduled for 10 a.m. CDT. And the test warning will be issued at 10:15 a.m. CDT.


Man named in fatal crash near Akaska

AKASKA—Authorities have identified the man who died last week in a single-vehicle crash in Walworth County. At 8:05 p.m. on Thursday, Scott Goldade, 55, of Selby, was northbound in a 2002 Ford F150 near the intersection of 303rd Avenue and 140th Street when he lost control on the gravel road, accord


Feeding South Dakota to benefit from Walmart's "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." Campaign

One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Specific to South Dakota, one in nine residents in our state are food insecure.


Senior day sweep: Offense carries DWU baseball to pair of wins

Doane had no answer for Dakota Wesleyan University baseball's hot hitting on Saturday at Cadwell Park. DWU racked up 25 hits en route to a sweep on senior day, picking up an 11-4 win in the first game and fending off a late Doane comeback for an 8-7 victory in the nightcap. The sweep pushed it to 20


Last weeks storm caused significant issues for one local dairy farm

GOODWIN, S.D. (KSFY) - Powerful winds, ice, and snow whipped across much of the area last week leaving some without power or even ways to travel. Some South Dakota farmers were hit hard during the storm, including one local dairy farmer in Goodwin.


Area baseball roundup: Bon Homme/Scotland wins sixth straight to open year

ELK POINT—The Bon Homme/Scotland baseball team didn't allow a run in its two wins on Saturday, defeating Parkston/Ethan/Tripp 7-0 and Elk Point-Jefferson 9-0. P/E/T took down EPJ 5-3, as well.


Staying in the game: Misiaszek stars on Morningside softball’s pitching staff

SIOUX CITY, Iowa—Hallie Misiaszek isn't ready to give up softball. She was set to graduate from Morningside College and step away from the game at the end of the season. But just like when the Mitchell native transferred from Dakota Wesleyan University to Morningside prior to last season, she didn't


Offender, victim roles reversed in rest stop assault case

SALEM—A Watertown man originally believed to be the victim of an assault and robbery at an interstate rest stop has been indicted on charges of assaulting the people initially arrested for the incident.


Mitchell Chamber hires CVB events coordinator

The Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Katie Buschbach as the events coordinator, a new position within the organization. "We are excited to have found someone with such enthusiasm and a sales-oriented attitude," said Sonya Moller, director of the Chamber and Convention & Visitors Bureau. "


SD Supreme Court upholds hog barn insurance case decision

The South Dakota Supreme Court issued an opinion last week upholding a Douglas County court's decision not to require an insurance company to pay to represent a man in a separate case involving a hog barn.


Preliminary work beginning for Highway 37 construction

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says preparation work has begun on State Highway 37 south of Mitchell for the eventual construction of turn lanes. The contractor is currently saw cutting shoulders in preparation for turn lanes that will be constructed just south of Mitchell at the inte