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A Mitchell man was arrested April 23 for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 from his employer's home. Lukas Lingemann, 24, is charged with grand theft, a felony with a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioner's Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The agenda includes: 9 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, citizen input. 9:30 a.m. Community Family Planning Nurse Natalie Van Drongelen, with the quarterly nurse's report. 9:45 a.m. Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg, with a request to advertise for a new motor grader operator. 10 a.m.
The Daily Republic has been judged the best small daily newspaper in South Dakota for the fourth consecutive year. Friday evening during a banquet at Mount Rushmore, the Mitchell newspaper was presented with the General Excellence award for South Dakota daily newspapers that circulate fewer than 12,000 printed copies. The banquet was part of the firstever joint convention of the South Dakota and North Dakota newspaper associations, held Thursday through Saturday with most events at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Rapid City. The Daily Republic's circulation division i
No one was seriously hurt in a Sunday morning fire at a hog confinement facility north of Parkston. Parkston Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jon Bueber said Parkston's firefighters responded to the fire a little after 9 a.m. at Hillcrest Pork, a hog confinement facility four miles north of Parkston. Bueber said there was smoke and fire coming from one of the barns, but firefighters were able to extinguish the flames within about 45 minutes. "Once we figured out where it was coming from we knocked it down quick," Bueber said.
Mitchell fire officials said a controlled burn that went out of control was quickly contained Saturday. Mitchell Fire Department Capt. Steve Nedved said a grass fire about four miles south of Mitchell started as a controlled burn of a wood pile. At about 4:28 p.m. Saturday, Mitchell and Ethan firefighters responded to the spreading fire, which Nedved said burned about three to four acres, but did no structural damage and caused no injuries. Firefighters had it contained in about an hour, he said.
A Lower Brule man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer. The charge against Marty LaRoche, 20, stems from a Feb. 8 incident with a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer, constituting simple assault. Maximum penalty upon conviction is one year of imprisonment, a $100,000 fine, a year of supervised release and an additional year of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $25 special assessment may also be ordered. The investigation was conducted by the BIA. LaRoche was remanded to the custody of the U.S.
Following are some of the nursing homes, with their number of beds, in The Daily Republic's print circulation area.
It looks like a circus is coming to town. The Shrine Circus, that is. Jerry McNary, president of Corn Palace Shrine Club, said this is the 57th year for the Shrine Circus to visit Mitchell. It will be at the Corn Palace on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with one show at 7 p.m. on Monday, and two shows each at 4:30 and 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. McNary said this year's circus will contain all the usual circus trappings: Trapeze artists, dog acts, pony and elephant rides, clowns, and new this year, camels. "I've never seen camels in a circus before.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to protect native sod and grasslands by cutting crop insurance premium subsidies on those lands. Both native sod and land that a producer cannot prove has ever been tilled have reduced production potential for the first few years after being converted to cropland, especially in dry years. Thune and Klobuchar's legislation would cut the premium subsidy in half on this land and also reduce the maximum allowable indemnity.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Daily Republic won 10 of the 15 categories in its division of the 2013 Great Plains Newspaper Contest. The Daily Republic competes in the Medium Markets division, which includes 14 daily newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. The contest is managed by The Associated Press, which announced the winners Wednesday. Overall, The Daily Republic won 22 of the 45 awards available in its division. The Great Plains contest is the first of two annual contest announcements for South Dakota newspapers.