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The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Alexander Bear Robe-Hofwolt, 22, of Mitchell, was granted a furlough to complete programs at Stepping Stones for charges of simple assault, violating a protection order, obstructing law enforcement and violating probation. He is to have no contact with the assault victim. Sentencing was continued until December. • Randal Bohn, 20, of Mitchell, did not receive a notice to appear.
Authorities are seeking an individual who shined a laser onto law enforcement officers and an airplane. According to a statement released on Tuesday by the Mitchell Department of Public Safety and Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, police are requesting information regarding several instances in the Mitchell area in which law enforcement officers and a passing aircraft were illuminated by a green laser light. The statement said the laser beam creates a danger to those it targets because it grows wider as the distance from the target increases.
PARKSTON — A helicopter crash that occurred Monday in Parkston is still under investigation, according to an official with knowledge of the incident. Bill Pape, general manager of AgLand Cooperative Fertilizer Plant — which is where the crash occurred — gave an update Tuesday on the conditions of the three Agland employees who were injured. He said the employees were treated at St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston.
Three Mitchell residents were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Monday. Tiaja Walz, 18, of Mitchell, allegedly failed to yield to an oncoming car driven by Makaela Hughes, 35, of Mitchell, after Walz stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Kimball Street and Seventh Avenue. According to Officer Cory Hartley, Walz, driving a black 1996 Cadillac Seville, stopped at the stop sign at about 3:30 p.m. while traveling north on Kimball Street.
A Sioux Falls man was arrested in Hanson County for having incorrect license plates attached to his vehicle. Gerald Young, 69, and another male were found by Hanson County Deputy Michael Bartlett stranded on state Highway 42 next to a tan Pontiac car, according to court documents. Bartlett reported the license plate number to dispatch, which said the plates were registered to a different vehicle. According to court documents, Young said he had recently purchased the car and couldn't afford new plates, so he used plates he had previously purchased for a different vehicle. Bartlett was charg
The Davison County state's attorney has forwarded The Daily Republic's open meetings law complaint to South Dakota's Open Meeting Commission. The Daily Republic believes the city of Mitchell violated S.D. Codified Law 1-25-2, regarding executive sessions or closed door meetings, when the Mitchell City Council denied Mitchell residents the opportunity to share their opinions on former Corn Palace Director Dan Sabers in an open setting. Davison County State's Attorney Jim Miskimins forwarded the complaint to the commission.
PARKSTON—Four people were injured in a helicopter crash Monday morning near Parkston, authorities said. Officials confirmed there was a helicopter crash around 10 a.m. near the Agland Cooperative Fertilizer Plant on S.D. Highway 44 in Parkston. According to the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, four people were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries were unknown. The Parkston Police Department is investigating. No other information is immediately available.
The Daily Republic has filed an open meeting complaint about a recent impromptu executive session held by the Mitchell City Council. If sent forth the Open Meeting Commission by Davison County State's Attorney Jim Miskimins, the newspaper's complaint will go before a commission of five state's attorneys appointed by the state's attorney general, Marty Jackley. The City Council went into executive session on Sept.
The Davison County Commissioners will hear its annual safety report from Safety Coordinator Tonya Meaney on Tuesday. The commission will meet in regular session at 9 a.m.
A man was arrested Sunday for drunken driving after his vehicle collided with a pickup truck and then hit a Mitchell health center, police say. Lee Hinker, 57, of Forestburg,...