First Human West Nile Case Of 2013 Reported

First Human West Nile Case Of 2013 Reported

A Buffalo County child is South Dakota’s first human West Nile Virus detection of the season.  The person is in the 10 to 19 age group.  State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says people need to protect themselves, especially during evening outdoor activities, such as 4th of July fireworks shows.

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The effort is to raise public awareness of traffic laws.

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Mitchell Police Looking For Graceland Cemetery Vandal

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Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 996-1700.

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SD Fire Officials Remind Residents Of Added Fire Risks During Holidays

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Now is also a good time to make sure your smoke detectors work.

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Mitchell Residents Reminded To Remove Snow From Sidewalks


Sidewalks should be cleared 24 hours after the snowfall ends.