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The gleaming chrome and sparkling paint jobs of more than 300 customized classic cars will be on display Saturday in downtown Mitchell as the Outkasts Car Club hosts its eighth annual car show. The show will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street and is free for spectators.
Two eastbound locomotives hauling an empty 85-car freight train derailed at about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday just west of the Burr Street railroad bridge in Mitchell. No one was hurt and no cargo was spilled in the derailment, said Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokeswoman Amy McBeth.
A Mitchell woman was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly stealing two vehicles and crashing them through fences and fields in rural Davison County, authorities said. The incident began shortly after 2:30 a.m. when law enforcement received a 911 call from residents at a home on Betts Road in rural Davison County.
A stretch of railroad between Mitchell and Chamberlain will see regular train service for the first time in more than a decade beginning next week. Dakota Southern, which operates the 61-mile stretch of state-owned railroad between Mitchell and Chamberlain, recently announced it will begin running 60- and 110-car trains of grain and fertilizer to and from the new Liberty Grain facility near Kimball beginning Sept. 18. Bruce Lindholm, railroad program manager for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, said the line hasn't seen regular service since the mid-1990s.
ALEXANDRIA -- The apparent end of a 7,000-head dairy project in Hanson County is a lost opportunity for area farmers, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones said Thursday. "I am disappointed with the loss of opportunity for farmers to add value to the crops they raise while saving transportation costs with higher fuel prices," Bones said in an e-mail response to The Daily Republic. South Dakota Assistant Attorney General Diane Best, who represented the state during several hearings involving the proposed dairy, confirmed Thursday the dairy had withdrawn its application for
KIMBALL -- As the newly constructed $35.5 million Liberty Grain facility opens for business, local developers have already made plans to take advantage of the area's improved infrastructure. Chuck Jepson, the man behind the construction of Liberty Grain, said Wednesday he has been working as part of a development group, known as Iron Horse Development, LLC, to bring several new businesses to the area near Liberty Grain. "The railroad and good infrastructure really are creating a whole lot of opportunity," he said. Currently, the group is in the process of developing a retail fer
ALEXANDRIA -- Opponents of a proposed 7,000-head dairy in Hanson County say the dairy's developers have withdrawn their application for a water permit, essentially bringing the more than five-year-old project back to square one. "I'm glad that the dairy is finally getting the point that we do not want them here," said Rob Bender, a rural Fulton resident. Bender's property is near the site of the proposed dairy, which is located about two miles north of Fulton. Bender, along with state Rep. Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, organized the Concerned Citizens of Hanson County, Inc.
Although many local property owners have been focused on their roofs since a May 5 hailstorm battered homes and businesses in Mitchell, some may have been entitled to compensation for roof repairs before the first hail stone fell this spring. CertainTeed Corp., a Pennsylvania-based building materials manufacturer, reached a class action settlement in December 2009 with representatives in a lawsuit who claim certain shingles the company produced and sold for almost 18 years are defective.
The parents of a 3-month-old infant who died after allegedly being attacked by another child at an in-home day care in rural Mitchell are suing the day care's owner. Amy Ruml and Donald Howard, the parents of the late Brooklyn Howard, filed a lawsuit Aug. 31 against Lacey Marie Tebay. Brooklyn died June 19 while she was at a day care Tebay operated at her home at 709 W.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Newly raised flags waved in the cool, gusting wind Friday afternoon in Chamberlain as more than 200 people attended a dedication ceremony for the new South Dakota Veteran's Park. The highlight of the ceremony was the unveiling of six 4-by-6-foot granite monuments, each dedicated to a branch of the military.