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The Mitchell Police Division is searching for a male suspect after a robbery was reported Thursday at a local convenience store. A subject robbed the Easy Come Easy Go store at 316 W. 5th Ave. at about 9:14 p.m. Thursday. The suspect threatened the clerk with a gun that was not seen by the store employee.
Authorities have arrested a Mitchell man who allegedly was involved in a number of vehicle break-ins earlier this week and stole a vehicle from Platte Wednesday. Mitchell Police Division officers arrested Daniel Ray Clements, 24, on Wednesday night, according a press release. Authorities said Clements allegedly broke a window on at least one vehicle in Mitchell and stole items from out of the vehicle early Wednesday and later entered several other unlocked vehicles in Mitchell.
ARTESIAN — The Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers are seeking information on a burglary late Tuesday at a rural Sanborn County convenience store.
Green compost containers curbside began being collected the week of April 2, on the same day as your garbage collection, for those who have signed up for compost collection. Containers must be curbside and filled only with compostable yard waste; no tree branches, garbage or garbage bags. If you would like to add this service for $4 per month plus the cost of a container, please call 995-8465.
A Mitchell woman is accused of aggravated domestic assault after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife. On April 1, Lynette Chargingwhirlwind, 46, and her boyfriend were drinking all day at their residence when Chargingwhirlwind became upset about a family issue, according to court documents. She slapped the victim’s face causing a bloody, swollen lip and then took a steak knife from the kitchen and stabbed the victim once in the chest.
Twelve Dakota Wesleyan University students are candidates for the Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan awards — the highest honor given to students in their senior year at the university. The titles of Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan are given to honor two seniors based on campus leadership, service, community leadership, academics and character. The honor of Miss Wesleyan began in 1929 and the Scotchman in 1938. The title for the Scotchman was borrowed from the university's song, "The Scotchman."
Hutchinson County voters approved building a new courthouse in Olivet in a big way Tuesday. More than 65 percent of the 1,700 votes cast in Tuesday's special election voted yes on a single-question ballot to build a new $4.5 million courthouse in the small community in the center of Hutchinson County.
WINNER — A Winner man has announced his intention to run for the South Dakota Libertarian Party's nomination for governor. Steve Novotny announced Monday he will seek his party's nomination. Novotny, 61, said in a release that "it was time for the people to take back control from corrupt career politicians and make the state more prosperous and people-friendly."
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man was injured in a rollover crash Sunday evening, three miles south of Chamberlain, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Theodore Petrak, 58, was driving his 1998 Chevy pickup south on 344th Avenue around 6:46 p.m. when the vehicle left the roadway, entered the west ditch and eventually rolled. He was the only occupant. Petrak suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Chamberlain hospital. He was not wearing a seatbelt and charges are pending as the S.D. Highway Patrol investigates.
A Winner man was seriously injured when he lost control of his pickup in Tripp County at 1:30 p.m. Friday and rolled into a ditch, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Terry Mayes, 37, sustained non-life threatening injuries when the 1999 Ford F-150 pickup landed on its roof in shallow water along state Highway 53, a mile south of U.S. Highway 18 and about nine miles west of Winner.