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Police: Mount Vernon man raped 7-year-old boy in exchange for video game
School board to hold public budget hearing
Douglas County man charged with eluding, DUI after high-speed chase
Police: Man threatens children with gun in Sioux Falls
Car hits, injures 2 pedestrian in Sioux Falls
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Dozier, Gimenez power Twins past Indians
Spieth birdies last for one-shot lead at Travelers
Sons of Brind'Amour, Primeau go on Day 2 of draft
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
Barry Dean Grabenstein
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
LETTER: Spending millions on lake fix needs guarantee
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
June 11, 2017
Mitchell man charged with bringing tobacco to jail
A Mitchell man was arrested and charged with trying to smuggle tobacco into the Davison County Jail. Jacob Stulken, 27, of Mitchell, was arrested...
June 11, 2017 - 3:03pm
May 6, 2017
Disciplinary reports remain high as Davison County Jail population rises
In a jail becoming more crowded, disciplinary actions remain near historic highs. In the first four months of the year, Davison County Jail staff...
May 6, 2017 - 8:00am
April 19, 2017
OUR VIEW: Solution needed now for jail OT
It's time for the Davison County Commission to be vocal on a persistent problem draining taxpayer dollars. The county's jail overtime budget...
April 19, 2017 - 5:15pm
March 13, 2017
Jail population, work release numbers down in 2017
Work is the gateway to a crime-free life. That's what First Circuit Court Judge Tim Bjorkman thinks, and it's why he lets some inmates in Davison...
March 13, 2017 - 5:05pm
September 21, 2016
Davison Co. Jail could need $50K in security upgrades
The Davison County Jail could be in for another major expense in 2016. After a $237,571 renovation of the decaying jail showers, spending a total...
September 21, 2016 - 12:13pm
September 10, 2016
Davison Co. officials seeking cheaper options for same level of care in jail
Drug use may lead to extensive jail time, but the user isn't the only one paying for the crime. Through the first eight months of this year,...
September 10, 2016 - 8:35am
July 28, 2016
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