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WAGNER — A Wagner woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting another woman with a pan and threatening her with a knife. On March 14, Wagner police officers responded to a domestic assault in which the victim advised Bianca Axdahl had thrown a pan at her and "came after her" with a knife, according to court documents. The victim claimed her father had stopped 46-year-old Axdahl from stabbing her.
A Mitchell woman was charged with five counts of stalking for allegedly using fake phone numbers to harass a victim for five months and creating fake social media accounts in her victim's name. Taylor Walz, 22, allegedly used an app on her phone to create at least three "spoof" phone numbers and sent text messages to a female victim, calling her derogatory names and threatening to throw a brick through her window, according to court documents.
WAGNER — A Wagner man is in stable condition after being stabbed in the forehead on Friday, and one person has been charged with aggravated domestic assault. Wagner police responded to a 911 call on Friday morning reporting a male was stabbed in the forehead by a woman who was still armed, according to court documents. Upon arrival at the North Street Northeast residence, officers found a man standing on the porch bleeding from the forehead.
In an increasingly rare move, the Davison County Commission will meet for the second consecutive week. The five-person board is set to discuss a training and union contract with Davison County State's Attorney Jim Miskimins, which will follow a 30-minute closed-door executive session. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Office in Mitchell. Agenda items • 9 a.m.: Call the meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, consider approving minutes from the previous meeting and hear both citizen input and board reports.
A pellet smoker may have been the cause of fire that spread inside an attached garage of home in the 1100 block of South Duff Street in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Police Sgt. Joel Reinesch, the source of the fire started somewhere in the area of a pellet smoker located in the corner of the garage. No one was injured from the fire. The Mitchell Fire Department was dispatched at 3:11 p.m. to the home of Jack Wipf at 1123 S. Duff St. in Mitchell. Crews were on scene at 3:16 p.m. and the fire was fully contained by 3:28 p.m., according to Reinesch.
SIOUX FALLS — Bridgewater-Emery High School was named Class B first runner-up in the March 15-17 State Visual Arts Contest. Bridgewater-Emery and its coach Cherie Ramsdell took home second place in the Overall Team Champion Award category, which is determined by how many points one school can accumulate across all state gallery categories. The Class B champion was Northwestern High School. The event was held at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. • Autumn Neiman, 20, Mitchell; disorderly conduct; $174 fine; $66 costs; 10 days in jail; seven days suspended; credit for three days; conditions: defendant to get credit for time spent in jail towards fines, costs and fees as ordered; shall have no like offenses; obey all laws.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Lake Andes LINNELL PLACES IN NATIONAL YIELD CONTEST: Lee Linnell, of Lake Andes, placed first in South Dakota for Dryland No-Till and second in South Dakota for Dryland Reduced Till in the annual yield contest put on by National Sorghum Producers, of Lubbock, Texas. Linnell was invited to attend and be recognized at the yield contest dinner on Feb. 28 in Anaheim, California. — Wagner Post Wessington Springs
KENNEBEC — A 21-year-old Lower Brule man faces up to five years in prison for allegedly breaking into a grocery store and stealing non-perishable food items. A Lyman County grand jury indicted Tristan Grassrope on charges of third-degree burglary and intentional property damage for allegedly breaking a window at BJ's Food Center on Feb. 9 in Kennebec, and stealing non-perishable food. If convicted, Grassrope faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
LYMAN COUNTY — A Lower Brule man has been indicted by a Lyman County grand jury for allegedly stealing a van from a residential home. According to court documents, Loren Fallis stole the van on Feb. 16 and was indicted recently by a grand jury for third-degree burglary, a Class 5 felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.