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Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
Regulator: Dakota Access pipeline worker killed in accident
Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest
3 tribal colleges in South Dakota get USDA grant funding
Defense attorneys ask about death penalty in casino killing
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
No. 3 Harrisburg rallies past No. 2 Mitchell
Dakota State stuns Dakota Wesleyan football team
No. 3 Jaguars fend off No. 4 Cowboys
Kernels cross country brings back bigger squad
Titans overtake Razorbacks in first half
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Shellie Rene Hansen (Gaulke)
Andrew Clarence Sybesma
Steven Douglas Coulter
Fern M. Chasing Horse
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
LETTER: Time passes, but remember all involved at 9-11
LETTER: Ask for fair pay on Labor Day
LETTER: Let's double check Thune's claim
LETTER: State's attorney should look into gas prices
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
County could pay thousands for pregnant woman to give birth in jail
Davison County taxpayers may be forced to spend thousands of dollars for a woman to give birth while she serves her jail sentence. During a circuit court session Tuesday, a Mitchell woman was placed on probation for ingestion of methamphetamine, but she was also ordered to immediately...
July 28, 2016 - 5:44pm
June 14, 2016
Commissioners begin 2017 annual budgets
It's budget time for the Davison County commissioners. The commissioners met during their regular scheduled meeting Tuesday in Mitchell to discuss and review the 2017 annual budget, but preliminary budget numbers weren't available at the meeting. The group will be meeting with officials...
June 14, 2016 - 4:18pm
June 11, 2016
Booked behind bars on weekends
Corrections Officer Tom Kulm checks the same people into the Davison County Jail every weekend. Every Friday, he spends 30 minutes with each...
June 11, 2016 - 10:09am
June 10, 2016
Contractors wrap up jail shower renovation
Contractors finished up construction at the Davison County Jail this week, completing a six-month project to renovate the jail's showers. The Davison County Commission approved a bid of $206,313 from Puetz Construction and Mueller Lumber in December to renovate the jail's four shower...
June 10, 2016 - 5:48pm
April 13, 2016
Seven arrested for drugs, alcohol in three SD jails
Seven inmates in three area jails were arrested last month after law enforcement allegedly found them in possession of drugs or alcohol. Jeanna Lalli, 37, of Hibbing, Minnesota, Scott Abernathey, 24, of Menahga, Minnesota, and Candida Greger, 37, Martina Medicinehorn, 30, and Tia...
April 13, 2016 - 5:21pm
January 5, 2016
Two inmates arrested for starting fire in Charles Mix County Jail
LAKE ANDES — Two inmates were detained and have been charged with felonies after allegedly starting a small fire in the Charles Mix County Jail. Luke Dvoracek, 23, of Marty, and Felipe Bernie, 27, of Wagner, allegedly started a piece of tissue paper on fire on Dec. 11 by using...
January 5, 2016 - 6:41pm
County looks to lower jail expenses
The Davison County Jail was not able to work within its budget for another year, but the county is already looking solve the issues in 2016. At last week's Davison County Commission meeting, County Auditor Susan Kiepke announced the need for a $236,960 supplement needed to fund the...
January 5, 2016 - 6:38pm
December 29, 2015
Davison County Jail exceeds budget by $236K
For another year, the Davison County Jail overshot its budget, including spending nearly six times the allotted amount for overtime. The Davison...
December 29, 2015 - 6:15pm
November 10, 2015
Worsening county jail showers inch toward renovation
An overhaul to Davison County's deteriorating jail showers is one step closer to fruition after years of discussion. At the Davison County Commission's regular meeting on Tuesday, the commissioners met with Mark Puetz and Herm Harms, of Puetz Corporation, to discuss bid specifications...
November 10, 2015 - 4:22pm
November 8, 2015
County to review jail shower remodel
The Davison County Commission will continue its months-long discussion on the Davison County Jail showers at Tuesday's regular meeting. The commission will discuss the showers with Puetz Corporation Architect Herm Harms at its 9 a.m. meeting at the Davison County North Officers at...
November 8, 2015 - 7:33pm
October 29, 2015
Detox hold in Mitchell leads to arrest
A Sioux Falls man was arrested in Mitchell after police allegedly discovered a knife in his boot while he was being held for detoxification in jail. Colton Lacombe, 26, was brought to the Davison County Jail at about 12:15 a.m. on Oct. 12, court documents state.
October 29, 2015 - 5:57pm
October 2, 2015
Woman arrested for attempts to smuggle drugs into jail
WINNER — A Rosebud woman was arrested on Sept. 8 for allegedly smuggling drugs into prison. On Sept. 5, Emily Gassman, 23, allegedly brought socks with baggies of marijuana sewn into the seams to the Winner City Jail for inmate Arthur Burnette. On Sept. 8, Gassman returned...
October 2, 2015 - 10:33am
September 8, 2015
Work-release escapes slightly up in Davison County
Two men are still missing from jail after failing to return from work release in Davison County. "It's odd that we've had two in six months,"...
September 8, 2015 - 9:49pm
August 12, 2015
Rapid City jail brings back Native American drum group
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Jail in Rapid City is bringing back its spiritual drum group. County officials say the program goes back to the late 1990s but had dropped off in recent years. Officials say it has been difficult to find someone to coordinate the activities...
August 12, 2015 - 3:48pm
July 19, 2015
Sheriff: More needed to cut Minnehaha County jail population
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — As Minnehaha County prepares to expand its overcrowded jail, the sheriff says officials should rethink who will be held in the facility. The planned $42.5 million facility would be full less than three years after breaking ground, said Sheriff Mike Milstead,...
July 19, 2015 - 1:04pm