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Bryan Roth and Ryan Thompson elected to lead SDN Communications

June 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

The independent telephone companies of South Dakota re-elected TrioTel Communications General Manager Bryan Roth and elected Santel Communications General Manager Ryan Thompson to SDN Communications’ board of managers during its annual meeting last m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Goodbye, AOL

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — We have been together since April 3, 1995. There were some slick patches, sure. But nothing so bad I felt I had to leave. There is a lot to be said [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”650825″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

PUC cuts its tax rate for utilities, telecoms

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota’s tax rate on in-state gross receipts of utilities and telecommunications companies will be lower for the 2015 fiscal year that starts this summer on July 1.

The state Public Utilities Commission set the levy at 0.14 pe…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Cell phone policy loosened at Mitchell High

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Cell phones will no longer be banished to backpacks and blue jean pockets at Mitchell High School.

Monday night, the Mitchell Board of Education approved a change to the high school handbook that will allow students to use their cell phones befor…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Farmers look to open source program to deal with their data

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Karl Plume

CHICAGO — Purdue University researchers and a group of agricultural companies on Tuesday announced an open source project to standardize farm data formats and improve communication between farm equipment and farm management tools m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Farmers look to open source program to deal with their data

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Karl Plume

CHICAGO — Purdue University researchers and a group of agricultural companies on Tuesday announced an open source project to standardize farm data formats and improve communication between farm equipment and farm management tools m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Avera gets $300K grant

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS — Through a federal grant awarded to Avera Health, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska are among 25 states to benefit from investments in rural telecommunications to expand access to education, create jobs and improve access to he…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

29 SD communities receive funds for telecommunications upgrades

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Technology grants for projects totaling more than $285,000 were issued to 29 Community Anchor Institutions across South Dakota. This program is part of the federal Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s S…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

In Smart21 contest, Mitchell doesn’t hit Top7

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

TAICHUNG CITY, Taiwan — Mitchell is not one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year, according to the Intelligent Community Forum, a nonprofit policy research organization.

In October, Mitchell was named one of the world’s 21 Smart2…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Kids dialing old cellphones calling SD 911 centers

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

ABERDEEN (AP) — Teaching kids how to dial 911 is up there with tying their shoes. But some emergency dispatchers are getting bogus calls from children on old cellphones.

John McQuillen with the Brown County dispatch center in Aberdeen says it’…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com