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Jan 22

City of Mitchell proposes purchasing 330 acres of land near Lake Mitchell

Mayor Bob Everson is proposing a major property purpose near Lake Mitchell. The City Council will consider approval at a special meeting Wednesday evening at 6 pm in council chambers.

Jan 18

Fire investigation completed

Mitchell fire officials and private investigators have completed their probe into what caused last week’s fire that gutted a metal building south of town on Highway 37. Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval says the investigation concluded Thursday afternoon. “Unfortunately, there’s so much damage to that office area…but we believe it might have been electrical in nature,” …

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Jan 17

Mitchell city officials meet with Governor Kristi Noem

Mayors and City Administrators representing South Dakota’s first-class municipalities met with Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Wednesday in Fort Pierre. Mayor Bob Everson and City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein represented Mitchell. “The things that I was excited to hear about was they are taking a strong position with economic development and how they …

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Jan 16

Mitchell Shopko spared from closure

Mitchell’s Shopko store has survived the latest round of store closures as the chain announced Wednesday that it’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two Sioux Falls Shopko stores are set to close in mid-April. Smaller Shopko Hometown stores in Wagner, Redfield, Webster, Dell Rapids and Custer will close in early March. The company says …

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Jan 11

Fire investigators close in on cause of Thursday evening fire south of Mitchell

Fire investigators have narrowed their probe of where and how a Thursday evening fire that gutted a metal building housing Upper Midwest Garage Doors started. Mitchell Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval says statements from the owner and the first firefighters on the scene indicate the fire started in an office in the southwest corner of the …

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Jan 11

Public Safety Chief investigating a piece of Mitchell’s traffic control history

A city official is looking into a piece of Mitchell’s traffic control history that’s sat for years at the Traffic Department. Public Safety Chief Lyndon Overweg says it’s a mechanical traffic signal. “It’s a wind-up device and it’s got like clock-work mechanism, and it turns every so many seconds,” said Overweg. “From a green ‘go’ …

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Jan 10

Fire guts a business south of Mitchell

Fire gutted a business outside of Mitchell early Thursday evening. Mitchell assistant Fire Chief Marius Laursen says firefighters from Mitchell and Ethan responded to Upper Midwest Garage Door shortly after six pm. “They had a fully involved structure fire south of Mitchell,” said Laursen. “A large tin pole barn fully involved.” Several loud pops came …

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Jan 10

State Senator Troy Heinert thanks a colleague for saving his life

Democratic State Senator and minority leader Troy Heinert of Mission presented Republican State Senator Blake Curd of Sioux Falls with a handmade Native American blanket in gratitude for essentially saving his life. The blanket, titled ‘The Native American Way of Life” was wrapped around Curd who is a physician. Heinert was seriously ill on veto …

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Jan 08

Mitchell Fire Department names new battalion chief

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety has announced Firefighter Paramedic Joe Dolezal has been promoted to Battalion Chief. The 18 year veteran of the Mitchell Fire Division and has served as a Firefighter Paramedic and Officer in Charge during that time. Dolezal has been a solid fixture in the area of EMS both through teaching …

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Jan 08

Mitchell man now facing manslaughter charge

A 26 year old Mitchell man has been arrested for first-degree manslaughter after a 59 year old man died Tuesday. Mitchell Police say Dylan Reid Thompson was originally charged with aggravated assault following an altercation outside Thirsty’s Bar around 11:30 last Thursday night. It appears Thompson struck the victim causing him to fall to the …

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