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An 18-year-old man who was driving drunk when he led police on a high-speed chase on residential streets in Mitchell was sentenced Tuesday to 75 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $2,000 in restitution. Dahjrick Jayde Clark, of Mitchell, was arrested May 26 after leading Davison County sheriff's deputies on a pursuit, during which Clark drove at speeds approaching 100 mph in a 25-mph zone on Norway Avenue with "numerous people standing outside, as well as other traffic," court documents say. Clark pleaded guilty Oct.
WHITE LAKE -- A grand champion steer raised by a 16-year-old White Lake girl sold for $21,000 at the Nov. 15 Sale of Champions at the 2012 North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. The girl, Bayley Kroupa, is also the focus of an ongoing lawsuit between her father, Greg Kroupa, and South Dakota 4-H. Her $21,000 animal, a 1,334-pound crossbred steer called Freddy, was named grand champion of the Junior Steer Show on Nov. 11 at the NAILE. Kroupa was banned from 4-H competition in October amid allegations of cheating at the 2011 South Dakota State Fair.
PLANKINTON -- The Aurora County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that happened early Monday morning at a convenience store in Plankinton. According to Aurora County Deputy Dwight DeBoer, the burglary took place shortly after 4:30 a.m. at Roadside 66, located on Plankinton's Main Street. A white male dressed in dark clothing threw a cement block through the front door to gain entry to the business, which was closed at the time, DeBoer said. Once inside, the man pried open three video lottery machines and stole an undetermined amount of cash, DeBoer said.
There's a fifth "H" coming to 4-H.
They may not have quite matched the fervor and pandemonium of Black Friday shoppers, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, about 500 local children swarmed to the Masonic Temple in Mitchell for Mitchell Main Street & Beyond's annual Christmas Shopping for Kids event. "It's fun because (parents) don't have to tell you what to get," said Aly Hansen, 11, as she led her younger cousins Kyah Escobin, 10, and Keenah Escobin, 6, around as they shopped for relatives.
HOWARD -- In the mid-1990s, the small town of Howard was in big trouble. "We were dying," said Pat Maroney, a Howard native, resident and business owner. "All you had to do was stick up a tombstone and it would have been over." In each decade between 1950 and 1990, Howard's population suffered declines of 1 to 3 percent. By 1990, the town's population was 1,156 people, nearly an 8 percent drop from 40 years earlier. "We needed to try and resurrect it," Maroney said.
It was the best of times, but it could soon be the worst of times for South Dakota's wind industry. "We're going from boom to bust," said South Dakota Wind Energy Executive Director Rob Rebenitsch, speaking at the South Dakota Wind Energy Association's 2012 Membership Meeting on Thursday at Mitchell Technical Institute.
MARTY -- A 47-year-old man is dead and another is reportedly in critical condition as the result of a shooting Monday night at a trailer home near Marty on Yankton Sioux tribal land. Tony Fischer Sr., 47, was killed in the shooting and his son, Dominic Fischer, whose age has not been released, is reportedly in critical condition at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. The suspected shooter, Dancing Bull Fischer, 23, was arrested Tuesday morning and has been charged with second-degree murder, according to a complaint filed Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court. U.S.
The Mitchell Police Division is still in search of the person who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint shortly before midnight Saturday and got away with more than $1,000 in cash. Police are asking local businesses to be wary of people buying large quantities of prepaid cards as they believe it may be a way the suspect will attempt to launder the stolen money, a news release issued Monday by the Mitchell Police Division says. "We understand, obviously, this is the holiday season and our area businesses will be selling a number of these types of prepaid items," the release say
MARTY -- One person is dead and at least one other is injured after an apparent shooting Monday night at a home on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Tuesday morning. The investigation into the shooting is in its early stages and remains ongoing, said FBI spokesman Kyle Loven. Loven confirmed there was one fatality and at least one person injured as a result of the shooting. U.S.