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A man who says he suffered head injuries when he was assaulted last year in Mitchell is now suing the man who allegedly attacked him. Richard Magdaleno and his attorney Randy Stiles, of Mitchell, filed a lawsuit Friday against Nicholas Allen Krohmer. According to Magdaleno's complaint, Krohmer assaulted Magdaleno on July 10, 2011, in Mitchell.
LAKE ANDES -- Authorities allege the driver involved in a high-speed chase Sept. 27 in Douglas and Charles Mix counties was drunk and attempted to ram a sheriff's deputy off the road at speeds approaching 100 mph. The driver, Jacob Abdo, 18, and his passenger, Michael Clark, 27, both of Mitchell, are being held on numerous charges in Charles Mix County after leading law enforcement on an hour-and-15-minute pursuit through the two counties.
For four generations, members of the Bainbridge family have farmed in the fields west of Ethan. Lewis Bainbridge, a member of the third generation, remembers stories from a time when the future of his family's farm was far from certain. His grandparents, Zach and Lydia Bainbridge, farmed during the Dust Bowl. Lewis Bainbridge recalls tales of dust clouds sweeping through his grandparents' home and dirtying the dishes in their cabinets. Those times, he has been told, were tough.
PLANKINTON -- After a decade of fighting in court, Aurora County officials and the owners of Thompson Farms are both relieved. On Friday, Aurora County officials announced the county has agreed to pay Thompsons Farms and its owners, Keith and Paul Thompson, $1.281 million to settle a lawsuit over a 1998 county zoning ordinance restricting dairy cow numbers. The settlement ends what has been a long and expensive legal battle for both sides. "It was a gratified relief," said Keith Thompson in an email response sent Monday to The Daily Republic.
A Huron man who was paralyzed when sheets of plywood blew off a loading cart and struck him in the head at Menards in Mitchell has filed a lawsuit against the home-improvement retailer. Ronald Jensen and his wife Bonita, filed a lawsuit against Menards late last month. According to their complaint, Ronald Jensen was injured Aug. 1 when Menards employees were moving sheets of plywood from their stock to his vehicle and lost control of the material in a gust of wind.
MOUNT VERNON -- The fourth school bus crash of the school year in the Mitchell area happened Tuesday, this time in the Mount Vernon School District. Shortly before 7 a.m.
MOUNT VERNON -- The fourth school bus crash of the school year in the Mitchell area happened Tuesday, this time in the Mount Vernon School District. Shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, Ronnie Long, of Mount Vernon, was driving an empty Mount Vernon School District bus south on 397th Avenue, also known as the "Mount Vernon oil." A white 2003 Chevy Express van driven by Jorge Morales Chavez, of Arlington, with eight passengers was behind behind the bus.
South Dakota was the nation's top hay producer in 2011, a newly released U.S. Department of Agriculture report says. With 8.6 million tons of hay produced in 2011, South Dakota beat out California, which took second place with 7.9 million tons, and Missouri, which took third place with 6.3 million tons. Hay produced in South Dakota accounted for nearly 7 percent of the 131.1 million tons produced in the U.S. last year. "It's not because we have more hay acres.
As crowds of cheerful people lined the sidewalks Saturday on Mitchell's Main Street for Dakota Wesleyan University's Blue and White Days parade, there was no indication of the horror about to unfold. As the clock struck 10:30 a.m., the parade began. A jolt of excitement surged through the crowd. And then it happened -- zombies. "It was pretty terrifying," said Karen Allen, co-adviser of Unfiltered REALity, a local student anti-smoking group.
SALEM -- The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled a judge was correct in denying a McCook County man's request to have his child support payments reduced. When Douglas Heumiller and his ex-wife, Nicole Heumiller, now Nicole Snyders, divorced in April 2010, it was agreed Heumiller would pay $1,238.36 per month to support the couple's three children, the ruling says.