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PRESHO -- A 50-year-old North Dakota man is being held in the Brule County Jail after he was involved in a high-speed pursuit Friday morning with Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger giving chase. Manger refused to divulge the man's name. Manger said the man fled in his vehicle after being stopped shortly after 7 a.m. while heading eastbound on Interstate 90 near mile marker 221, west of Presho. The traffic stop was in reference to a complaint about the subject at a nearby rest area.
KIMBALL -- Kimball and White Lake residents will have the chance to help out the less fortunate while supporting their local student-athletes at Kimball School's third annual "Kram the Kanyon" event during its basketball doubleheader Thursday with Mitchell Christian.
KIMBALL -- Cement work is beginning on a large railroad grain-loading facility near Kimball, and the developer says he's close to a deal on a similar facility near Miller. Chuck Jepson, of Liberty Grain LLC, said he also has interest in three other sites in South Dakota where grain loading facilities may be feasible. The Kimball facility's projected cost is $32 million, and the other facilities would be similar. Work is progressing as planned at the site of Liberty Grain's project between Kimball and White Lake.
The South Dakota Open Meetings Commission approved findings Thursday regarding two public reprimands it issued after state open meeting laws were violated during a building permit controversy last year in Parkston. In a previous session Aug. 1, the commission made an oral ruling issuing two public reprimands -- one given to the Parkston Planning and Zoning Commission for failing to give notice of its meeting Feb. 11, 2010, meeting and another to the Parkston Board of Adjustment for violations at a meeting Nov.
The rehabilitation of the Mitchell to Rapid City rail line could extend as far west as Vivian if the project is awarded a federal grant and the state upholds its promise to provide additional funding. The South Dakota Railroad Board has applied for a federal Tiger III grant from the federal Department of Transportation that would provide between $18.5 million and $24.5 million and extend the rehabilitation of the line, known as MRC, past Chamberlain. In the proposed state budget for 2012 unveiled Tuesday, Gov.
WINNER -- A Saturday fire in Winner that took the life of a 2-year-old boy is still under investigation by local and state authorities. The Winner Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call at 1:42 a.m. Saturday when Winner police officers on patrol noticed the blaze at 426 E. 2nd St.
ALEXANDRIA -- An adversary of a proposed 7,000-head dairy in Hanson County said he is prepared to take the appeal of the dairy's water permit to the South Dakota Supreme Court if necessary. "The fight is a long way from being over," said Hanson County resident Robert Bender. Bender and state Rep. Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, with their attorney R. Shawn Tornow, are appealing the South Dakota Water Management Board's decision granting a water permit to a proposed dairy in Hanson County.
Terry Kleinsasser, of Mitchell, claimed his $49,000 prize Wednesday after purchasing one of two winning South Dakota Lottery tickets sold in Mitchell last week. Kleinsasser's jackpot-winning Dakota Cash lottery ticket was purchased at the I-90 Truck Haven in Mitchell. Kleinsasser declined to be featured in lottery advertising or be interviewed by the media.
Terry Kleinsasser, of Mitchell, claimed his $49,000 prize today after purchasing one of two winning South Dakota Lottery tickets sold last week in Mitchell. Kleinsasser's jackpot-winning Dakota Cash ticket was purchased at the I-90 Truck Haven restaurant in Mitchell. Last Wednesday's lottery proved to be lucky for another, and as of yet unidentified, person who purchased the winning Wild Card 2 lottery ticket worth $140,000 in Mitchell the same day. As of this Wednesday afternoon, no one had come forward and claimed the Wild Card 2 jackpot.
SIOUX FALLS -- Two local government bodies in the Mitchell area face decisions by the South Dakota Open Meetings Commission after complaints were filed regarding alleged improper public notice of meetings last year. The OMC heard cases out of Silver Creek Township, located in Sanborn County, and Parkston in August, and hopes to make final decisions on them at its meeting today in Sioux Falls. The OMC hears complaints when it is suspected an open meeting violation has occurred, but the severity of the violation doesn't warrant criminal charges. The complaint out of Silver Creek T