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A 32-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail for having drugs in his system while driving on Interstate 90 in December. Jason Miller, of Washington state, was arrested by state Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Nelson on Dec. 18 and had a "leafy green substance" in his car. A urine test revealed he had ecstasy and marijuana in his system. He told troopers on the scene that he was tired. In court Tuesday, Miller said he wants to get into a treatment program.
Although a local 22-year-old may feel marijuana should be legal, he is still going to spend time in jail. Lee Jordan Hauge, of Mitchell, was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to distributing or possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Hauge and his attorney, Phil Carlson, tried to withdraw the guilty plea they entered earlier in the trial but the motion was denied by Judge Sean O'Brien. Hauge thought he was misrepresented by the presentence investigation presented in court.
An issue referred to the ballot by local residents, along with two races for elected office, will be featured in the second of two Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce forums tonight. Candidates for the Mitchell school board and the GOP nomination for Davison County treasurer will make their cases, and two speakers will debate converting three city streets from one-way traffic to two-way. The speakers will make opening and closing statements and then will field questions from a media panel and from the audience. The forum starts at 7 p.m.
Police are seeking information on a Buick Regal that was stolen late Friday night or early Saturday from the 900 block of west Second Avenue in Mitchell. The car was recovered Saturday afternoon when it was found crashed in a ditch in rural Hanson County with significant damage. Mitchell Police are investigating the incident.
Two juvenile boys were bitten by a dog Saturday morning around 8 a.m. at the Lake Mitchell Campground. The dog, a rottweiler and catahoula mix, was taken into custody by Mitchell Public Safety and will be examined. The boys sustained minor injuries and did not need to be transported to the hospital.
The Davison County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in regular session at the courthouse, 200 E.
The Mitchell Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. today in Room 116 at the Mitchell Technical Institute north campus, 821 N.
A proposal to convert a former Mitchell elementary school into an apartment complex with some possible businesses located there as well will come before the Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission Monday. Brad Ciavarella is seeking a conditional use permit to construct apartment housing at 410 W. Second Ave., the old Whittier Elementary School. The building is zoned for neighborhood shopping. The school opened in 1935. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Two people were taken to a Chamberlain hospital Thursday morning after a rollover crash on Interstate 90 east of Kimball. A Brule County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the crash at 8:26 a.m. near mile marker 289. Kimball Ambulance transported two people from the scene to Sanford Mid Dakota Hospital in Chamberlain. The Brule County Sheriff's Office refused to provide additional details Friday when contacted by The Daily Republic.
A Yankton man was arrested Wednesday night in Mitchell for his sixth drunken driving charge in 10 years. Mitchell Patrol Officer Kevin Yeo stopped 34-year-old William Hegstrom shortly after 10 p.m. when he spotted Hegstrom driving a Ford pickup in the 1200 block of North Main Street with the headlights off. Yeo allegedly noticed Hegstrom's speech was slurred and also smelled alcohol on his breath. Hegstrom allegedly failed a series of standardized sobriety tests and was arrested for drunken driving. Hegstrom is being held in the Davison County Jail with bond set at $2,500.