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Mitchell authorities are urging drivers to use caution due to loose cattle. According to an alert sent out by the Mitchell Department of Public Safety Saturday night, "There are still cattle being reported out and we have had several accidents."
At least one person was seriously injured in a multiple vehicle crash Saturday night near Mitchell. The crash occurred at mile marker 333 on Interstate 90 and closed the westbound lanes, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Livestock were also involved in the crash. Check back with mitchellrepublic.com for more information on the crash.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Plankinton HISTORIC PLANKINTON HOUSE DEMOLISHED: One of Plankinton's earliest houses is history. On Saturday, a house on First Street was demolished and the corner lot on which it stood for more than 100 years is now bare. The house had not been lived in for many years and had become a nuisance. The lot is currently owned by Joe and Amity Fox. — South Dakota Mail Winner
A Mitchell man sustained minor injuries on Friday after driving his vehicle into an electrical pole. At approximately 2:45 p.m., near the 200 block of McCabe Street in Mitchell, 20-year-old Zachary Spanos drove a 2005 Buick Century into an electric pole, according to the Mitchell Police Division. "It was careless driving. Spanos was attempting to put his phone back into his pocket," said Mitchell Police Officer John Badker.
Four men were arrested on assault charges for allegedly getting into a fight on Tuesday at the Siesta Motel in Mitchell. Gibson Yazzie, 35, of Whippoorwill, Arizona, was charged with aggravated assault and Melvin Cepi, 22, of Keams Canyon, Arizona, JR Cepi, 28, of Keams Canyon, Arizona, and Trevor Tsosie, 28, of Mitchell, were charged with simple assault.
A band with area ties will be part of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 induction class. Mogen’s Heroes is one of eight bands that will be inducted April 14 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Rock and Roll Association announced Friday.
Here's what you need to know heading into Friday: 1. Check out Daily Republic Sports' extensive area football playoff roundup. 2. James Brinker, of Mitchell, has been formally charged with manslaughter for the death of his wife.
South Dakota has a new teacher of the year, and she hails from Elkton. Rachel Schaefer was named the 2018 South Dakota Teacher of the Year Thursday night during the Systems Change Conference in Rapid City. Schaefer is a kindergarten teacher at Elkton Elementary School.
A recent local crash gained the attention of a national organization. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced on Thursday a billboard will be placed along Interstate 90 "in honor of the cows who suffered and died in a truck crash." The billboard will be placed near the crash site, between exits 335 and 344.
PUKWANA — A 17-year-old Pukwana man was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in prison for attempted second-degree rape. Robert Vennard was sentenced to four years in prison to be served at the North Dakota Juvenile Correctional Facility. Vennard pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree rape on June 13. Attempted second-degree rape is a Class 2 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 25 years in prison and a fine of $50,000.