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Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Jan. 28 through Feb. 3. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Colman: Connie Jo Johnson, Chapter 7.
ALEXANDRIA—An Alexandria family was displaced following a house fire on Thursday night. At approximately 8 p.m., the Alexandria Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on Fifth Street in Alexandria. The blaze started in the home's kitchen, said Hanson County Emergency Manager Kevin Kayser. He said two children were home at the time, apparently cooking french fries in the oven, which Kayser said could have sparked the fire. The children called authorities and exited the home uninjured.
A bill proposed Tuesday would make it more difficult for projects like the Keystone XL pipeline to receive approval in South Dakota. Senate Bill 134, sponsored by Sen. Troy Heinert,...
Mitchell Technical Institute was again named one of the top community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute. According to the South Dakota Department of Education, the Aspen Institute...
DIMOCK — Eldon Hohn, Dimock, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 6. His children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 40843 270th St., Dimock, S.D., 57331.
DELMONT — Dick Strid, Delmont, will celebrate his 75th birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 9. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 213, Delmont, S.D., 57330.
A Mitchell man suffered minor injuries after attempting to jump onto the back of a moving vehicle on Monday night. A female driver was attempting to pull out of a parking space in the Blarney's parking lot around 11 p.m. when Michael Boyd, 25, attempted to jump on the back of the vehicle, Mitchell Police Sgt. Joel Reinesch said Tuesday. Boyd was checked by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries. Reinesch said Boyd fell off of the car and possibly skidded a short distance, resulting in abrasions on his torso.
A man who allegedly injured himself in an explosion on Thanksgiving Day pleaded not guilty to three explosive-related charges. Martin Rezac, 60, of Dallas, South Dakota, pleaded not guilty on Jan. 25 to possessing explosives with criminal intent, a class 3 felony; selling, transporting or possessing a destructive device, a class 4 felony; and possessing materials with the intent to make explosives, a class 5 felony.
Travel today could be tricky in the southeastern part of the state, experts said Monday. Todd Heitkamp, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said today's forecast calls for 1-2 inches of snow in Mitchell, with wind gusts of up to 30 to 40 mph. Heitkamp said the worst of the storm will hit south and east of Mitchell. The Yankton and Vermillion areas are forecast to receive 6-10 inches, Sioux Falls should get 6-8 inches, while Sioux City could get more than a foot of snow.