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WAGNER -- Law enforcement arrested a woman Thursday in Wagner on drug possession and distribution charges. Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen said the woman was a passenger in a vehicle that initially fled a traffic stop. Simonsen did not have access to the woman's name, age or place of residence when contacted by The Daily Republic.
LAKE ANDES -- The court trial for a Lake Andes man accused of vehicular homicide and first-degree manslaughter has been continued to July. Ronald Ray Fischer Jr., 29, is accused of driving drunk on July 8 and running into two pedestrians in a hotel parking lot in Pickstown. U.S. Fish & Wildlife employee Dr. Robert Klumb, 46, of Pierre, and his colleague Maegan Spindler, 25, of Cazenovia, N.Y., were killed as they packed their boat. Fischer earlier waived his right to a jury trial and requested a bench trial, which was set for April.
Four people were arrested Monday near Mitchell for possessing 10 total pounds of drugs. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper John Lord pulled over a vehicle for speeding at about 10 a.m. on Interstate 90. Upon approaching the sport utility vehicle, he smelled the strong odor of burnt marijuana. Upon further search of the vehicle, Lord allegedly found nine 1-pound packages of marijuana, one 1-pound package of hashish, LSD stamps and 10 1-foot-by-1-foot packages of what appeared to be hashish oil. Hashish is a resin that can be extracted from the cannabis plant.
The Mitchell High School jazz band competed at the Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival on Tuesday at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. MHS Director of Bands Ryan Stahle said the band placed second out of nine bands in the AA class. Stahle said this is Mitchell's ninth consecutive year earning a top two placing; the band received first place in this category from 2007 to 2013. Sid Stemper received an outstanding soloist award as well. The band will compete next at the Optimist Jazz Festival on April 3 in Brookings.
PIERRE -- The number of South Dakota kids who are overweight or obese was unchanged in the state's latest school height and weight survey. Released by the Department of Health on Wednesday, the survey shows 16.6 percent of students were overweight in the 2012-2013 school year, the same as the previous year. Sixteen percent were obese, nearly unchanged from 15.9 percent the year before.
MONTROSE -- A Montrose couple's home burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon. The Montrose Fire Department responded to a call around noon that Steve and Tammi Miles' house was on fire 10 miles north of town, said Ellen Head, member of and secretary for the department. By the time the fire department arrived on scene, the roof was already gone, she said. "It was engulfed so the only option was to let it burn up," she said. Tammi Miles was at work in Sioux Falls and Steve Miles, a farmer, was not home. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 3/5/2014 From: 3/4/2014 to 3/4/2014 Call: Incident: Type: Date/Time: 3575 201402789 3/4/2014 0:12 D. U. I. Press Remarks: CHAMBERLAIN PD OFFICER ARRESTED 2 SUBJECTS...
Are you smarter than the average Main Streeter? Test your luck at Mitchell Main Street & Beyond’s Trivia Night on April 5 at The Highland Conference Center. Doors will open...
In the U.S., 41 states and the District of Columbia allow winery direct shipping. South Dakota wineries can ship to consumers in the majority of other states but not to South Dakotans. The wholesaler middlemen want to control.
Students in the Leadership and Public Service course at Dakota Wesleyan University are leading a Care Drive for the Mitchell Area Safehouse. Personal care items are being collected the entire month of March and will be donated to the safehouse. Items in need include toilet paper, toothbrushes, combs, shampoo and soup. Drop-off boxes are located at Walgreens, K-mart and in the McGovern Library on DWU's campus.