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TRIPP — A vehicle was destroyed Monday after a battery charger caused an engine fire in Tripp. At about 4:20 p.m., 15 Tripp firefighters responded to a 1997 Ford F-150 that caught fire while parked outside a residence. Officials said the pickup's battery was hooked up to a battery charger, which is suspected to have caused the fire, although the device was too damaged to determine if it malfunctioned or was used improperly.
Last week's election results received City Council approval Monday during a special session. Members of the Mitchell City Council met in council chambers at 11:45 a.m. to approve results from the City Council and School Board election on June 6. Council members Dan Allen, Steve Rice, Jeff Smith, Susan Tjarks and Dave Tronnes were present and signed canvass documents certifying the results as "a true abstract of the votes cast" during the election. No representative was permitted to sign a document regarding an election in which he or she was a candidate.
WINNER — Two men were charged with assault after allegedly jumping another man in Winner. Sammuel Old Lodge, 19, and Brennan Tunnissen, 21, both of Winner, were charged with two counts of aggravated assault. According to court documents, a Winner police officer was flagged down by two men, one of whom had a bloody face. En route to the hospital, the man allegedly told the officer he was jumped by Old Lodge and Tunnissen outside a Fourth Street residence in Winner.
Here's five stories we think you need to know heading into Monday. 1. 2. Mitchell Board of Education meets today at 5 p.m. in the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy. The board will be reviewing the FY18 budget and considering changing the sales terms for the Mitchell Technical Education student built houses.
A Mitchell man was arrested and charged with trying to smuggle tobacco into the Davison County Jail. Jacob Stulken, 27, of Mitchell, was arrested recently after returning from a court-ordered furlough. According to court documents, a corrections officer searched Stulken and located a bag of chewing tobacco, which was attached to Stulken's body and "he was trying to conceal." Stulken was charged with possession of unauthorized items in jail, a Class 6 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
STURGIS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he's open to the idea of creating a state-managed recreation area out of four small reservoirs tucked into a steep and forested canyon a few miles south of Sturgis. The reservoirs have been a topic in Sturgis for several years, including last year when the City Council and mayor adopted a resolution saying the best use of the reservoirs would be as a state park.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A warrant has been issued for a man accused of assaulting a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Joshua Two Bulls is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, grand theft and escape.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A man accused of instigating the deadly beating of another man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2015 has been convicted on two charges. A jury on Friday afternoon found 25-year-old Calmer Cottier guilty of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit assault.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's police chief is recommending the firing of two police officers involved in the death of a mentally ill man who had been beaten and shocked a dozen times by a stun gun in an altercation with officers. Chief Todd Schmaderer said at a news conference Friday that he plans to fire two of four Omaha officers involved in the early Monday morning incident in which officers confronted Zachary Bearheels, 29, of Murdo, South Dakota.
PRESHO — A large grass fire required assistance from eight fire departments Friday, and one firefighter was sent to the hospital. Around 1 p.m. Friday, the Presho Fire Department was dispatched to a fire approximately 14 miles north of Presho, according to Fire Chief Donny Manger.