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There were no failures duing the South Central Alcohol Task Force's recent alcohol compliance checks in Miner County. On March 8, the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted five alcohol compliance checks. The following establishments were checked and passed: Carthage: Prairie Inn; Epiphany: Coonhunter Inn; Canova: Animals; Winfred: Jake's Corner, Friendly's; and Howard: Rafferty Robbins Drug.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Monday, March 12, 2018: 1. Three people died in a car vs. semi crash Saturday near Parkston.
Spring weight limits are coming for Davison County roads. The Davison County Commission will consider the date to set spring weight limits at its 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. Last year's spring load limits were set at 6 tons per axle on all county oil roads, with a handful of exceptions. Agenda items The commission will consider the following agenda items:
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman MOVIE SPONSORED BY FREEMAN ORGANIZATION PREMIERS: On March 4, the film "Three Groups, One Story," sponsored by the Heritage Hall Museum and Archives in Freeman, premiered at the Lund Theater in Viborg. The movie traces the journey of three Anabaptist groups that came to the Dakota Territory beginning in 1874.
PARKSTON—Three people died early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Parkston on South Dakota State Highway 37, according to a press release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The crash occurred just before 7 a.m. Saturday 4 miles south of Parkston, near the intersection of Highway 37 and 281st street. Names of the people involved in the crash have not been released pending family notification.
Two Mitchell residents were arrested for meth possession when officers responded to a report of "suspicious activity." The reporting party told police on March 1 that two people were sitting in a car "shooting up with drugs."
Feeding South Dakota will host a "pop-up" food distribution from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the fire hall in Avon. In a continued effort to reach the most underserved counties in the state, a truck filled with fresh produce, meats and assorted non-perishable goods will be at that location. Those who are in need of food assistance are invited to come and receive about 20-30 pounds of nutritious food to help in this time of need. There are no qualifications to receive food assistance. Guests are encouraged to bring bags or boxes to carry their food.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for March 1 through March 7. 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. • Aberdeen: Kam Lee Schulz, Chapter 7; Amber Renae Schulz, Chapter 7; Jeffrey Christ Brockel, Chapter 7.
FEDORA — A Mitchell man was arrested for felony ingestion of a controlled substance in relation to a late 2017 incident involving a death in rural Miner County. According to court documents, Miner County deputies were investigating a possible drug overdose death on Nov. 19, 2017, in rural Fedora, when they were flagged down by an area farmer who said there was a man sitting in the ditch north of the residence.
CHAMBERLAIN — An undocumented immigrant was arrested in Brule County after being caught driving without a license. On March 6, a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle driven by Francisco Hernandez after observing the vehicle traveling slowly with its hazard lights on, according to court documents. Hernandez gave false identification to police but it was later determined he was in the United States illegally and had been deported "multiple times" in the past.