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A woman arrested in a July meth lab bust in Mitchell has agreed to cooperate with the state in prosecuting her co-defendants. Susan Normile, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. She entered her plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Normile, Donald Kindt and Lindath Stone were arrested July 8 after a report of theft of electricity brought police to an apartment building at 814 N. Winsor.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Some residents affected by a tornado that ripped through Wessington Springs in June are frustrated because they believe having insurance will restrict some of their relief money...
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Some residents affected by a tornado that ripped through Wessington Springs in June are frustrated because they believe having insurance will restrict some of their relief money. Those who spoke during a Monday evening meeting said several people are upset that some affected will seemingly receive more money because they didn't have insurance on their property when the tornado hit.
High altitude and a headache likely saved Bill Platz's life. That, and fast action from local and area medical professionals. Bill, 60, was diagnosed in November with grade IV glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive malignant brain tumor.
Dawn Lake carefully used a pen to investigate a hunk of sod and examine a footprint. "Yeah, this is a badger," the Jerauld County Sheriff's Deputy said. "But he's young." For Lake, this bothersome badger was a typical call from a resident in a rural community reporting a problem. But it hasn't always been routine for a caller to see a female officer arrive on scene. In South Dakota, it's pretty rare. According to the Department of Criminal Investigation's Law Enforcement Training division, there are 95 female law enforcement officers in South Dakota.
The Mitchell Police Division is investigating an aggravated assault and two business burglaries that occurred earlier this week. Authorities don't believe the crimes are related. The Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers has designated these as crimes of the week and is offering monetary rewards for information leading to arrests. Police suspect two men assaulted one man early Monday morning in Mitchell. According to a press release, a man was assaulted around 1 a.m. in the 300 block of West Second Avenue. Detective Sgt.
An Alexandria woman is suing Cabela's in Mitchell because a metal hitch fell from a shelf and injured her arm and wrist. Annette Steilen claims she was in the Mitchell retail store on June 7, 2012, when her shoulder brushed "against a heavy steel receiver hitch." The hitch fell from a wire shelf, according to court documents, and struck Steilen's left wrist and arm before falling on the floor. The case was filed in June, and Cabela's filed a response to the allegations in July, denying negligence. The injury has caused Steilen significant pain and debilitating injury, according to court doc
MENNO -- Flowers in Menno's city garden blend seamlessly into a colorful mural of a pioneer farmer breaking the prairie with horse and plow. Menno's main thoroughfare on Fifth Street is like many rural communities' downtowns -- "in need of some new life," said Karen Dolan, member of Menno Community Club. Dolan and her sister-in-law, Sharon Guthmiller, volunteered about three years ago to use a vacant lot downtown for a community flower garden. "We brought it up one night, wondering if anyone would appreciate an empty lot turned into a flower garden," Dolan said.
A Mitchell man accused of stealing a propane truck from Mitchell Technical Institute has two warrants out for his arrest and has not been in contact with his attorney. According to court documents, Kelly Jo Watts, 26, has been indicted for grand theft and intentional property damage. Detective Lt. Don Everson, of the Mitchell Police Division, said the charges stem from an incident when Watts allegedly stole a propane truck from MTI.