WASHINGTON — Here in the capital, there is a whole new etiquette at stoplights.
Upon arriving at a red light, drivers apply the brakes, pick up their mobile devices, and begin reading and sending emails.
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Jon Christensen’s racing buddies will be thinking of him when they head to Pierre today to race at Oahe Speedway.
They said their farewells on Friday — at Christensen’s wake.
“It’s the way Jon would have wanted it,” said longtime friend Bryan Dixon. “He would have been with us and he wouldn’t want us to miss the racing.”
As other states begin passing cell-phone laws, South Dakota lawmakers say they won’t be surprised if legislation to ban or limit the use of cellular phones while driving arises again in the next state legislative session.
“I do feel that there will be somebody that will bring it up again,” said state Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell. “I think that’s a distinct possibility.”
Competition for cell-phone customers in Mitchell and other areas of South Dakota could soon increase.
The Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the approval Monday of a conditional use permit for a 190-foot communications tower. The tower would be located in northwest Mitchell, in an undeveloped area between Commerce and Ohlman streets.
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