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PIERRE — South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and Minnesota State Patrol Troopers will join together to conduct a 23-hour traffic safety operation starting this morning. The Minnesota State Patrol, South Dakota Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are participating in the annual I-90 Safety Operation taking place from 5 a.m. (CDT) today to 4 a.m. (CDT) Saturday, May 27.
The 1300, 1400 and 1500 blocks of South Duff Street, Mitchell, will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, for street and utility reconstruction. The closure will run until the project is complete. Please move vehicles from Duff Street as Duff will be closed during this project. For information call 995-8435.
Mitchell Aquatic Center will open for the season at 1 p.m. Saturday. If interested in purchasing a pool pass, it will need to be purchased at the Mitchell Recreation Center. An individual season pass is $60 and a family is $140 for up to eight family members. For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 995-8450.
LYMAN COUNTY — A Minnesota man was charged with burglary after law enforcement allegedly found him standing inside someone else's home. Roger Reimer, 31, of Hibbing, Minnesota, faces a second-degree burglary charge for an incident on May 6, in which he allegedly entered a residence in Lyman County without permission, court documents state.
To honor cancer survivors, the Avera Cancer Institute is putting on a celebration. The National Cancer Survivor Day Open House will be held 4 to 6 p.m. June 6 at the Avera Cancer Institute in Mitchell. The institute is located at 605 N. Foster St., and the public is welcome to join in this "celebration of life," according to a press release sent by Avera.
KENNEBEC — A man accused of killing his 7-week-old child pleaded not guilty Thursday to four felonies, including murder, manslaughter and battery of an infant, according to court documents. Gerald Brink, 36, of Vivian, entered his pleas during a court session at the Lyman County Courthouse in Kennebec, including not guilty pleas to three charges that carry a life sentence upon conviction. Brink is accused of striking his infant daughter and throwing her against a dresser, court documents state.
Mitchell Traffic Division Supervisor Dick Figland sets up traffic cones Thursday morning at the intersection of Main Street and Seventh Avenue. According to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety the section of road will be closed for about four hours as crews work to repair a water break. Repair is expected to take about four hours.
1. The Daily Republic starts its three-part series honoring local WWII veterans with a Tyndall resident who served in the Air Force. 2. South Dakota's Legislative task force on non-meandered waters decided to have more discussions on a proposed bill to solve an issue brewing too long.
A Sioux Falls man faces a felony charge in Davison County for allegedly attempting to convince a teen to send him explicit photos. Jeremy Mathaney-Lund, 41, was charged with solicitation of a minor and disseminating material harmful to minors for allegedly sending explicit photos to a 16-year-old boy and requesting photos and videos in return, court documents state. According to court documents, Mathaney-Lund became familiar with the boy while working with Volunteers of America in Sioux Falls and began communicating with him on Facebook from Oct. 11 to Nov. 15.
WOONSOCKET — A Woonsocket man pleaded not guilty to rape involving an intoxicated woman. Stephen Simon, 29, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to third-degree rape, in which he is charged with having sex with a woman who was intoxicated and incapable of consenting, court documents state. The alleged incident occurred on April 9 in Sanborn County, after which Simon was arrested, but no other information was provided in court documents.