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City To Re-Decorate Corn Palace Despite Drought

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A corn-themed tourist destination in southeast South Dakota will have enough corn to decorate murals despite a dry summer. Scott Schmidt is the director of the Corn Palace. He says the city of Mitchell has enough corn to create the nine corn murals surrounding the facility thanks to recent rain. About 275,000 ears of corn are…

Recent Rain Provides Drought Relief

Statewide Drought Conditions Decreased Six Percent In The Last Week

MITCHELL, S.D. — South Dakota is feeling some relief thanks to some recent rain. The drought across the state is starting to improve. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor reports that there was a six percent decrease in dry conditions. 91.8 percent of the state in under some form of drought condition, as opposed to 97.2 percent last week. Farmer…

Mitchell City Council Rejects Proposal To Allow Pet Pigs

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Mitchell’s City Council has unanimously rejected a proposed ordinance to allow miniature pigs in the city. The proposal to allow pet pigs smaller than 50 pounds in city limits arose from the efforts of a city resident to keep her six pet pigs. The Daily Republic reports that the idea drew opposition, including from the resident’s…

Pierre Earns State A Legion Title With Wild Win Over Mitchell

Post 8 Claims First Title Since 1968 By Winning 12-10 In 11 Innings

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  Pierre Post 8 had been waiting since 1968 to claim another Legion State Baseball championship. On Sunday the wait lasted a little longer than they expected. Despite giving up a 10-1 lead, a two-run single in the 11th inning by Austin Hoss would prove to be the difference in a 12-10 victory over Mitchell in the…

State A Tournament Recap: Two Teams Remain

Rapid City Post 22 Stunned By Mitchell, Pierre Hangs On vs. Aberdeen

RAPID CITY, S.D. — American Legion Baseball State A Tournament Mitchell 5 vs. Rapid City Post 22 4 (Post 22 Eliminated) Pierre 13 vs. Aberdeen Smittys 9 (Aberdeen Eliminated) State A Championship Pierre vs. Mitchell (Sunday at 2 p.m. MT) Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story

Plastic Surgery Associates Of South Dakota Announces Data Breach

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota has announced a data breach that might have left some patient records open to hackers. The company has locations in Sioux Falls, Dakota Dunes, Yankton, Mitchell, Watertown and Spencer, Iowa. The company in a statement said it learned of a ransomware attack on Feb. 12 and hired third-party experts…

Police: Man Arrested For Stabbing In Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. – Mitchell Police arrested a man on assault charges after police say he stabbed another man outside of a bar on Thursday. Police arrested 24-year-old Trevor Belt for aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing. Police say when they arrived on scene they found an unresponsive male with at least two stab wounds. He received serious injuries from…

Brandon Valley and Renner both advance at State “A” Legion tournament

Brandon Valley and Renner both advance at State "A" Legion tournament

Brandon Valley and Renner both advanced to the winner’s bracket at the State A Legion Baseball tournament that started Wednesday in Rapid City. Aberdeen took an early 2-0 lead but Brandon Valley rallied back to win as Payton Livingston blasted a solo home run. And Renner’s Spencer Koelewyn was dominant with 13 strikeouts as the Royals beat Mitchell 5-2 to…

SD Weights & Measures Have Skimmers On Radar

Locating Devices Also Falls On Retailer & Customer

If a business uses any type of weighing or measuring device, the State of South Dakota likely keeps an eye on it. When it comes to gas station pumps, Weights & Measures inspects more than just the fuel. They also look for devices that can steal your credit card information. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your own inspection…

Michels Leads Mitchell to 21-3 Win at Harrisburg

Michels Leads Mitchell to 21-3 Win at Harrisburg

Mitchell’s Sam Michels had himself a game Tuesday night at Harrisburg. He had a bases-clearing double, 2 HR’s and 7 RBI’s and his team won the game 21-3. They improved to 23-16 for the season and will host regions starting next Wednesday and will play Pierre in the first game. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story

Mitchell Asking Residents For Help With Water Supply

City Issued Voluntary Water Usage Restrictions For Residents Tuesday

MITCHELL, S.D. — Public Works Director Tim McGannon said the city can’t buy any rain. “Every time a storm goes north or south or east of us, seems like it misses us,” said McGannon. Mitchell is currently facing abnormally dry conditions but the drought in South Dakota continues to get worse. McGannon said it’s taking a toll on their water…

Man Charged With Assaulting Boy, Promising Video Game

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Prosecutors say a Mount Vernon man sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy after promising him a video game. Court documents say 27-year-old Tyler Dobras was caring for the boy in June 2016 at a residence in Mitchell and told him he would buy a video game for him if he participated in a sex act. The Daily…

Fentanyl: Severe Pain Drug Turned Abused Substance

Two Large Busts In Three Months Show National Epidemic Reach Into South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On Wednesday, the Safe Trails Drug Task Force and DCI agents arrested Trevor Harden, 19, in Chamberlain. They allege Harden had an estimated 20,000 fentanyl pills with a street value of $500,000. It’s the second large fentanyl bust in the state in three months. In April, a man was arrested with 1,000 fentanyl pills in Mitchell….

Construction Not Hampering Corn Palace Visitor Numbers

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Construction in front of Mitchell’s Corn Palace tourist attraction and event center hasn’t hampered attendance. Director Scott Schmidt tells The Daily Republic that attendance from May 10 to June 5 totaled 31,201 people, up 27 percent from the same time period last year. Crews in May began transforming an old asphalt roadway into a plaza near…

Fighting The Heavy Tick Season

MITCHELL, S.D. – It’s the year of ticks. Experts at the National Pest Management Association say nation-wide, this tick season is looking to be the worst in years. And the Sioux Empire is no different. Olson’s Pest Technicians say they’ve already received a ton of calls about the insects. But there are ways to prevent the ticking time bomb. “We’ll…

Work Begins On Plaza Near Mitchell’s Corn Palace Attraction

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Crews have broken ground on a project to transform an old asphalt roadway into a plaza near Mitchell’s Corn Palace tourist attraction. The Daily Republic reports that the first phase of the project will include infrastructure work, landscaping and new walkways. The project is to be completed in August. The total cost including necessary street work…

South Dakota Man Claims He Found Mouse In Coca-Cola Can

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man is suing Coca-Cola after allegedly finding a mouse in a can of soda. The Daily Republic reports that Duane Putzier says he became ill, missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after finding the mouse on June 7. Coca-Cola Co. attorneys argue the mouse would have been more…