Luke Hagen


Luke Hagen was promoted to editor of the Mitchell Republic in 2014.

He has also served as the newspaper's assistant editor and sports editor. The Alexandria, Minnesota, native was hired at the then-Daily Republic in 2008 as a sports reporter after graduating earlier that year from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with a degree in journalism.

Hagen lives in Mitchell with his wife, Shannon, and two daughters, Grace and Zoey. He writes parenting, community and outdoors columns for the Mitchell Republic and serves on several community boards, including Mitchell Main Street & Beyond.

He enjoys all of South Dakota's outdoor opportunities but especially loves waterfowl hunting and walleye fishing.

Readers can reach Hagen at 605-990-6366 or lhagen@mitchellrepublic.com. Follow him on Twitter @lukehagen.

Multiple hoaxes were called into law enforcement agencies in the Dakotas on Thursday, some reporting multiple fatalities while others reporting someone shooting at a school building.
This is the second straight year the NWT is holding an event in Chamberlain
National Walleye Tour anglers give tips, tricks heading into April 28-29 stop in Chamberlain, S.D.
When the fish broke free, the tension of the rod released and sent the bouncer through his skin, in between his ribs and into his heart.
Cameron Vobr, 4 months, died Feb. 1, 2021, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
“A lot of this is about politics, and this is mostly a political stance from Gov. Noem about overregulation,” said John Cooper, the state’s former GF&P secretary.
MITCHELL, S.D. — Reed Bender, the man removed from a Mitchell Board of Education meeting for not wearing a face mask, surrendered himself to law enforcement Thursday afternoon, Oct. 29.
MITCHELL, S.D. — A Mitchell man who refused to wear a face mask at a school board meeting last month has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer.
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. — A Chamberlain, S.D., man was arrested, charged and indicted earlier this month for stealing 23 firearms valued at more than $16,000. He also tried to run from law enforcement officers and has been charged with stealing other items such as a trailer, generators and a pool table.
A state waterfowl biologist said officials banded just shy of 3,000 ducks this year in South Dakota, with about 90% being hatch-year birds.