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Only a handful of area legislative races will go through the primary process, for which voting opens today at county offices around the state. Primary races will take place in a pair of House contests. In District 19, Republican incumbents Kyle Schoenfish, of Scotland, and Kent Peterson, of Salem, will be challenged by Parkston’s Michael Boyle. The top-two vote-getters will take on Freeman’s John Koch, the lone Democrat running in the district in the general election.
It might be 40 years in the making by the time it happens, but Mitchell is getting back into the rotation to host the state gymnastics championships. The Corn Palace will be the host site for the South Dakota state high school gymnastics meet in 2022, as the South Dakota High School Activities Association voted on first reading Monday to approve its state event sites for 2021-22. Those sites will be finalized in June.
WINNER — The big dig is in full force in south-central South Dakota. The communities of Winner and Gregory were among the area communities hit hardest by the April blizzard blowing through the state on Friday and Saturday. And now it's hard for Brent Gill and his crews to push around. The Winner City Superintendent has at least 20 inches of snow to deal with after the storm passed through, as officials worked to make progress Monday.
Spring isn’t sticking around Mitchell much longer. Starting Friday, the snow will have its say. A potential record-setting snowstorm — forecast for 12 to 17 inches — is expected to move through the Mitchell area, leaving the region with more than a foot of snow and providing a rough reminder of what April weather can look like in South Dakota.
For the second time in three years, the Davison County Commission has said no to a major wind project west of Mitchell. The county’s commissioners, meeting as the Board of Adjustment Tuesday, unanimously voted in opposition to a conditional use permit application for a nine-turbine wind farm in Beulah Township from Davison County Wind, LLC and its parent company Con Edison Development. That decision was made by the five-person board at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.
It's a big day for local elections around the area today. In Winner, voters will decide on how they'd like to see traffic traverse their Main Street starting in 2020, while also deciding on the city's mayoral ballot.
The fines at the Mitchell Public Library are floating away. Effective Sunday, the library will no longer impose fines for overdue books. Mitchell Public Library Director Jackie Hess said the change helps the library fulfill its mission and taking away a possible barrier to more people accessing the library. The move coincides with National Library Week, which begins Sunday.
Replay reviews are here to stay in the sports we know and love. But this is a simple plea to keep things moving along. It doesn't seem to matter what sport we're talking about — football, basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball — there's a bunch of reviews and a lot of them take too long.
With a packed meeting room watching Tuesday, the Davison County Planning Commission narrowly voted to deny a proposed wind turbine project between Mitchell and Mount Vernon. After two-and-a-half hours of testimony from both of Davison County Wind, LLC's supporters and its naysayers, the commission voted 4-3 against granting conditional use permits for a nine-turbine project in Beulah Township, primarily on the land of Brad and Peggy Greenway. About 60 people crowded into the county commission room for the meeting at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.
Another year for the Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, another year of stopping drugs in the community. A majority of the crime-fighting group's reported tips were regarding narcotics, according to the Crime Stoppers' annual report released Wednesday. During 2017, Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers received 113 anonymous tips and 85 of them regarded unique cases. Of those 85, 60 percent (51) were related to narcotics.