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A man charged with exchanging sexual acts with a 7-year-old for a video game pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Tyler Anthony Dobras, 27, of Mount Vernon, pleaded not guilty to first-degree rape of a minor in court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. The charge, a Class C felony, is punishable upon conviction by up to life in prison and a $50,000 fine.
Cabela's shareholders approved the approximately $4 billion sale to rival Bass Pro Shops Tuesday. The shareholders voted in favor of the deal that will pay $61.50 per share, The Associated Press reported. Officials with the Sidney, Nebraska-based chain have said the deal is expected to close later this year, but banking regulators have yet to approve the sale of Cabela's credit card unit that is part of the transaction. After the merger, the company will be based in Bass Pro's hometown of Springfield, Missouri.
The city of Mitchell is asking residents to voluntarily consider conserving water due to the heat and dry climate. Water is in high demand, according to the city's Public Works Department. To help, the city suggests limiting yard watering to even/odd days for homes that have an established yard. With addresses that end with an even number, the city is asking residents to water your lawn on even days only. According to the National Weather Service, Mitchell is in a heat advisory Tuesday.
Here are five stories to know headed into Tuesday: 1. Here comes rodeo week! Find out what Stampede Rodeo Committee Chairman Jim Miskimins says about this year's event.
Years in the making, Davison County's revised zoning code could receive final approval Tuesday. The Davison County Commission will hold the second reading and consider adoption of the zoning ordinance updates at a 9 a.m. meeting at the county's North Offices Building. The ordinance updates do not include the controversial section on wind energy systems, which proposed a 1,000-foot setback recommendation. Instead, it includes altered items from minor changes to a strengthened nuisance code and lines clearing up property measurement issues. Other business
WHITE LAKE — A White Lake man was arrested after allegedly exchanging explicit photos with a 17-year-old girl. Cody Berens, 26, was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of distributing material harmful to minors for incidents involving pictures of a 17-year-old girl between Feb. 25 and March 23 in Aurora County, court documents state. According to court documents, Berens possessed explicit pictures of the teenager on three occasions and shared two lewd images and an animated photo, referred to as a GIF, to the same girl.
PLANKINTON — Two people sustained minor injuries on Monday in a two-vehicle crash west of Plankinton. A 51-year-old man and a 92-year-old man were transported to Mitchell by ambulance after their 2011 Chevrolet Suburban was forced into a ditch on Interstate 90 by another driver who was attempting to avoid two deer. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Suburban rolled into the ditch and came to a rest on the driver's side in the crash three miles west of Plankinton in the eastbound lanes.
CANISTOTA — Former Circuit Court Judge Tim Bjorkman plans to announce his candidacy for South Dakota’s U.S. House of Representatives seat. According to a press release sent early Monday morning, Bjorkman is inviting the public to a program and free supper at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Canistota Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Canistota Public School. The announcement does not indicate which, if any, political party Bjorkman will align himself with.
GANN VALLEY — A Gann Valley woman is asking to be repaid nearly $200,000 for medical expenses incurred after she was injured while driving an ATV. Sharon Anderson, of Gann Valley, filed a lawsuit against Duane Spangler, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, asking for almost $200,000 in medical damages, claiming Spangler caused a vehicle crash while Anderson was driving an ATV. On Dec. 23, Anderson was driving an ATV northbound on Highway 45 in Buffalo County, while Spangler traveled behind her.
PLATTE -- Officials say the public is not at risk after a body was found Friday morning. Authorities have not released the name of the person, who was discovered at a residence in Platte, according to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. Agencies assisting in the investigation are the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, Platte Police Department and South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.