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School will continue after Parkston threat investigation

Parkston, SD (KSFY) Parkston Police Chief Corrinna Wagner said her department was made aware of a potential threat involving the school late Saturday night. The Parkston Police Department then asked for the FBI and DCI to help investigate and determine whether that threat was credible. Chief Wagner

KSFY.COM - 2018-03-19 00:14:00

Pellet smoker may have caused Duff St. fire

A pellet smoker may have been the cause of fire that spread inside an attached garage of home in the 1100 block of South Duff Street in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Police Sgt. Joel Reinesch, the source of the fire started somewhere in the area of a pellet smoker located in the corner of the gara

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-03-19 00:36:34

Mitchell digs lake dredging plan

The city of Mitchell may have finally found a lake restoration plan its citizens can get behind. The Daily Republic conducted a survey via the print edition of the newspaper and on both Twitter and Facebook to determine whether locals would support a $7.62 million proposed dredging project to restor

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-03-17 12:30:00

Lake Mitchell warning policy altered

Last year's newly implemented Lake Mitchell public warning system scared locals, according to one City Council member, and a local board used Thursday to make a small, but important change. Rather than one bad chlorophyll test forcing the city of Mitchell to discourage contact with the local lake, c


Mitchell council to consider summer event permits

Among the items is a temporary street closure and overnight parking request for the Corn Palace Shrine Circus, which will be held April 23-25. Tickets for the circus go on sale March 27. Members of the council, while serving as the Traffic Commission, will also consider a parade permit for the James

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-03-18 20:16:14

Mitchell man gets vehicle struck in snow - then arrested because it was stolen

A Mitchell man was arrested for grand theft after allegedly getting a stolen vehicle stuck in snow. At approximately 4 a.m. March 6, police found a tan 1999 Chevrolet Malibu stuck in the snow at the intersection of Havens Avenue and Davison Street in Mitchell, according to court documents. When offi


NOVAK: A symbiotic commitment to success

The preeminent English poet, John Donne, chastised self-centered behavior by arguing that such individuals struggle to see themselves as part of a larger community. In arguably his most famous poem, "No Man is an Island," Donne asserts that no individual is an island unto oneself. Rather, each perso

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-03-17 16:00:00

Man arrested after eluding police, fleeing vehicle

A Mitchell man was arrested earlier this month when police say he eluded law enforcement in residential neighborhoods, abandoned his vehicle and then fled on foot. Drew Frey, 22, was arrested for eluding and reckless driving on March 3, according to recently filed Davison County court documents. Bot