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WAGNER — A Charles Mix County Sheriff's Deputy used his duty weapon to fire six rounds into a suspect's vehicle and was nearly run over, according to court documents recently obtained by The Daily Republic. Russell Duaine Turner Jr., 40, of Wagner, is accused of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, distribution of a controlled substance to a minor — methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and ingestion of a controlled substance. Those accusations stem from an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Oct.
Researchers can look forward to having better access to some historical South Dakota newspapers without having to drive to Pierre or a local library. The South Dakota Historical Society has been working with the Minnesota Historical Society using a federal grant to begin digitizing 100 rolls of its newspaper microfilm, said Chelle Somsen, state archivist. "We have to select newspapers that have an end date of 1922, so it'll be earlier newspapers that qualify," Somsen said.
WHITE LAKE -- An unexplainable flash of light and comforting gestures from unseen hands are the only proof Bayley Kroupa needs to believe an old friend accompanied her one last time as she won a national livestock show competition. Months before her friend Nick Reimann died in a plane crash in late April, he told Kroupa, "I'm going to hang you a banner with this steer." The Kroupas, of White Lake, and Reimanns, of Ree Heights, have been family friends for years, 18-year-old Bayley Kroupa said, noting she can remember knowing Nick Reimann when she was "teeny tiny." Among all the cattle Reiman
Three of the state's highest judges are up for re-election on Nov. 4. Fifteen judges in The Daily Republic's coverage area are running unopposed and two men in the Third Circuit are vying for one position on the bench. While circuit judges are elected by the people of South Dakota, the Supreme Court justices are appointed by the governor because it is a nonpolitical office.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Motorists on the back roads between Huron and Chamberlain stopped to take photos Wednesday of a U.S. Air Force plane being transported to the South Dakota Veterans Park in Chamberlain. The T-33 Trainer was on display at the Huron VFW for 40 years, but will now make its home in Chamberlain. It's going to be located near Interstate 90. "If you're driving on the interstate and you don't see that plane, you shouldn't be driving," said Tim Thomas, Chamberlain city commissioner and chairman of the South Dakota Veterans Park.
Mueller Lumber Co. employees install rafters on Monday afternoon for a nine-unit garage complex west of Whittier Lofts on Second Avenue in Mitchell. Brad Ciavarella, of Ciavarella Design and one...
The family of an 18-year-old who died in a September house fire in Mitchell has asked to suspend the demolition of the house to preserve evidence. Mitchell City Attorney Carl Koch told The Daily Republic on Monday that he received the request late last week from a legal representative for the estate of 18-year-old Tylor Kostrzewski, a Kimball native and Mitchell Technical Institute student who died in a Sept. 4 fire in a house at 515 W. Third Ave. Chris Nipe, a Mitchell attorney, is representing the estate, Koch said. "We issued a suspension of the demolition permit until Nov.
The Mitchell Area Safehouse received 2,880 calls on the organization's crisis hotline in 2013. "That's startling," said Marilyn Haley, executive director of the safehouse, in an interview Wednesday with The Daily Republic. Also in 2013, the safehouse served 154 adults and children who needed shelter at the safehouse. At any given time, the organization has capacity for 25 people. "Sometimes we double up," said Coleen Smith, shelter coordinator, adding there are seven rooms. "Right now, it seems when someone leaves, we turn around and admit someone that night.
Kevin Karhoff loved music, and it showed in his everyday life. First Reformed Church lost its worship leader Saturday when Karhoff, 47, died after a battle with T-cell lymphoma. Karhoff came to Mitchell in 2010 with his wife, Kim, and their seven adopted children. In 2011, he was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, had a bone marrow transplant and was declared cancer-free in 2012. The cancer returned in spring 2014, said the Rev. Dean Ulmer, lead pastor at First Reformed Church.