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New chief, new officer and new beginnings for the Silver Bay Police Department

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ken Vogel

Ceremonies for oath of office highlighted the Aug. 4 regular meeting of the Silver Bay City Council. An overflow crowd of family and friends packed the council chambers as Mayor Joanne Johnson administered …continue reading on

Mitchell Aquatic Club takes fundraising plunge

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

As swimmers from across the state compete in Mitchell this weekend, a local swimming club is committing itself to raising money to help build a competition-sized indoor swimming pool in the city.

On Monday, Ryan Huber, president of the Mitchell Aq…continue reading on

Silver Bay council thanks Bay Days Committee

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ken Vogel 

At its July 21 meeting, the Silver Bay City Council thanked everyone that took part in making the 2014 Bay Days Celebration a success.

“I was just amazed how well everything went,” said mayor …continue reading on

Mitchell City Council rejects VFW demolition bid

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Mitchell’s old Veterans of Foreign Wars building will remain standing for a little bit longer. The Mitchell City Council on Monday voted 5-2 against awarding a bid for the demolition of the building, which has sat in a state of disrepair for months…continue reading on

Klein and Blettner announce retirement, TH council begins search for replacements

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

The City of Two Harbors has received notices from long-time city administrator, Lee Klein, and electrical superintendent Steve Blettner of their intent to retire. The recent announcements resulted in council action to begin the process of filling the…continue reading on

Mitchell mayor selects new director for Public Works Department

June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy has chosen a new director for the city’s Public Works Department.

At Monday night’s City Council meeting at City Hall, Tracy announced that he will recommend Shane Crowe, a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology gradu…continue reading on

Demolitions on Mitchell City Council’s agenda

June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Mitchell City Council will consider two items on tonight’s agenda related to the demolition of two old buildings downtown.

The agenda includes a 7:10 p.m. Public Works Committee meeting and the 7:30 p.m. council meeting, both in Council Chambe…continue reading on

Mitchell voters to decide fate of downtown wine sales

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

When the Mitchell City Council met last June and passed an ordinance allowing the sale of wine on downtown sidewalks, there was more than an hour of public testimony and debate beforehand.

A month after the ordinance was passed, it was referred to…continue reading on

Mitchell City Council awards Corn Palace construction bid

May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Mitchell City Council awarded a bid to a local company for the renovation of the Corn Palace at its meeting Monday night at City Hall, but only after agreeing to a few changes to keep the project within budget.

With a unanimous vote, the counc…continue reading on

Serving hometown important to Dan Allen

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dan Allen doesn’t mind the grief that often comes with being a member of the Mitchell City Council.

“You just have to have a thick skin,” Allen said in an interview Monday with The Daily Republic. “You’re not going to make everybody ha…continue reading on