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A moose was on the loose in Mitchell Monday morning, a first for the Davison County city. The moose was spotted approximately at 9 a.m. near the Lakeview Golf Course. Law enforcement from the Mitchell Police Division and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks responded and were successful in moving the moose northward and away from the city. According to Andy Petersen, a GF&P conservation officer in Mitchell, approximately 10 officers assisted in guiding the moose north. The moose was officially outside city limits by approximately 1:30 p.m.
Mitchell law enforcement is seeking a suspect who allegedly stole a large amount of change from two Mitchell businesses. According to a Nixle alert released Monday, a male subject forcibly entered two businesses between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday morning at the 800 block of East Spruce Street and the 2200 block of South Mentzer Street. The subject was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and dark colored shorts, according to the alert.
A small kitchen fire in a Mitchell residence reported on Monday morning resulted in no injuries or damage. At approximately 11:37 a.m. the Mitchell Fire Department responded to the residence of 330 S. Foster Ave. for a report of a kitchen fire. A resident who uses was safely removed from the residence by a Mitchell police officer. No injuries were reported, according to the Mitchell Fire Department.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Aug. 28 and Sept. 11: • Val Travis Brown, 25, Mitchell; petty theft, second degree, $400 or less: $134 fine; $66 costs; $33.98 restitution; 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions: obey all laws and consume no alcohol; pay fine and costs; pay restitution; court appointed attorney fees ordered as condition of sentence; shall not consume alcohol for a period of one year.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman COUNCIL REVISITS POLICE STATION RELOCATION: The possibility of moving the Freeman Police Station out of City Hall returned to the Freeman City Council agenda Sept. 19. The location of the officer for the Freeman Police Department has been raised on several occasions dating back to 2015. Currently located in City Hall, officers argue the office is too small and cramped, not allowing for privacy when working cases.
One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning in Mitchell. At approximately 10:57 a.m., 78-year-old Myron Ray Lippert, of Ethan, drove a 1999 Ford Windstar out of a private driveway and entered the 1000 block of West Havens Avenue. The second driver, Ashley Bravek, 27, of Mitchell, driving a 2011 Ford Escape, collided with the vehicle, according to Mitchell Police Sgt. Joel Reinesch.
As work to put up this year’s murals continues, officials announced Friday that the Corn Palace will partner with Dakota Wesleyan University to create the 2019 murals. DWU’s digital media and design department, headed by Kyle Herges, will be in charge of developing the murals for the first time, creating an opportunity for students to gain “real-world experience.”
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Sept. 21 through Sept. 27. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Jessica Rae Hendrickson, Chapter 7. • Agar: Kimberly Kay Wasechek, Chapter 7.
WINNER — After a year of setbacks and skepticism, Winner Regional Healthcare Center has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for a $23 million project. Crews will break ground on the expansion at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital grounds, according to hospital officials, with a free community meal to follow. Cupcakes will be given away to anyone who was born at the hospital.
Here's what you should know heading into Friday: 1. The Mitchell High School girls tennis team took home the ESD championship Thursday. 2. Longfellow Elementary students raised $15K for their school and earned an interesting reward for their efforts.