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More than 71 percent of active registered voters in Davison County turned out to the polls Tuesday. According to the Secretary of State's website, 8,177 Davison County voters filed their ballots either on or prior to Election Day, for a total of 71.06 percent of the 11,507 active registered voters in the 19,500-person county. This year's turnout bested the 2012 presidential year turnout of 69.42 percent. Davison County voters overwhelmingly supported Republicans Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. John Thune, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and State Sen.-elect Joshua Klumb.
The races were tight in District 8 and 21 on Tuesday night as candidates vied for the open seats in the respective counties. The following includes the results for the District 8 House of Representatives and Senate seats and District 21 House. District 8 House Incumbents Mathew Wollmann and Leslie Heinemann on Tuesday claimed the two open spots in the District 8 House of Representative race, which includes Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn counties
Voters across the region were faced Tuesday with several general elections for various public offices, including county commissioners, state's attorneys and conservation district supervisors. Following are the results of contested races in The Daily Republic's 17-county coverage area. Aurora • The city of Plankinton voted to be annexed into the Heartland Consumers Power District by a 200-vote margin. There were 259 ballots cast in favor of the annexation, and 59 in opposition.
A Platte man and former South Dakota highway patrolman has been arrested for grand theft, the Attorney General's Office said Monday morning. Brian William Biehl, 47, has been arrested by complaint on one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized property, a Class 4 felony. A news release says charges stem from money taken while Biehl was employed as a law enforcement officer with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. No other information is immediately available.
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ALEXANDRIA — A Wisconsin man is facing serious non-life threatening injuries after a car-semi crash Sunday night near Alexandria. Ardell Cardarelle, 86, was driving eastbound on Interstate 90 at approximately 10:45 p.m. Sunday, nine miles east of Alexandria. Cardarelle, of Evansville, Wisconsin, thought he was at the crossover, but was actually in the median, according to Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer for the S.D. Department of Public Safety.
Crystal Ann Honner and Mark Robert Povondra announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Richard and Rita Honner and Dennis and Sherry Povondra, all of Tabor. Crystal is a graduate of Bon Homme High School and holds an associate's degree in health information technology from Dakota State University, Madison. She is a medical records clerk at the Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C.
SPENCER — Mary Vinz, Spencer, will celebrate her 85th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Coffee Shop, Spencer. The open house is hosted by her children.
WOONSOCKET — Evelyn Hjelm, Woonsocket, will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Box 68, Woonsocket, S.D. 57385.
Donnie Kuder, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Ramada Inn, Mitchell.