Crumbling Century-Old Building in Mitchell Closes Streets

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A large hole in the corner of a century-old building in the southeast region of South Dakota has shut down streets, left the structure’s interior exposed and littered the sidewalk with crumbled bricks.

Public Works Director Tim McGannon tells the Daily Republic that a portion of a neighboring road in Mitchell has been closed until the building can be fixed to protect the public.

Building owner Tingle Rental Properties declined to comment on the future of the building until a final decision has been made, but confirmed the plan is to destroy and repair a corner of the building.

City Attorney Justin Johnson says Mitchell is attempting to let the owner rectify the issues and pay for repairs before the city steps in.