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Four men were arrested on assault charges for allegedly getting into a fight on Tuesday at the Siesta Motel in Mitchell. Gibson Yazzie, 35, of Whippoorwill, Arizona, was charged with aggravated assault and Melvin Cepi, 22, of Keams Canyon, Arizona, JR Cepi, 28, of Keams Canyon, Arizona, and Trevor Tsosie, 28, of Mitchell, were charged with simple assault.
A band with area ties will be part of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 induction class. Mogen’s Heroes is one of eight bands that will be inducted April 14 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Rock and Roll Association announced Friday.
Here's what you need to know heading into Friday: 1. Check out Daily Republic Sports' extensive area football playoff roundup. 2. James Brinker, of Mitchell, has been formally charged with manslaughter for the death of his wife.
South Dakota has a new teacher of the year, and she hails from Elkton. Rachel Schaefer was named the 2018 South Dakota Teacher of the Year Thursday night during the Systems Change Conference in Rapid City. Schaefer is a kindergarten teacher at Elkton Elementary School.
A recent local crash gained the attention of a national organization. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced on Thursday a billboard will be placed along Interstate 90 "in honor of the cows who suffered and died in a truck crash." The billboard will be placed near the crash site, between exits 335 and 344.
PUKWANA — A 17-year-old Pukwana man was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in prison for attempted second-degree rape. Robert Vennard was sentenced to four years in prison to be served at the North Dakota Juvenile Correctional Facility. Vennard pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree rape on June 13. Attempted second-degree rape is a Class 2 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 25 years in prison and a fine of $50,000.
A Mitchell woman was sentenced to 60 days in prison and two years of probation for stealing merchandise from Walmart. On Tuesday, 31-year-old Lyndsay Hawk pleaded guilty to grand theft of more than $1,000 but less than or equal to $2,500. According to court documents, from Dec. 1, 2015 to Dec. 29, 2015, Hawk, her son and another individual went into the Walmart in Mitchell and put merchandise into bags they had brought with them into the store.
Here's what you need to know heading into Thursday: 1. A Mitchell man was arrested for manslaughter for allegedly suffocating a woman to death. 2. The Mitchell High School football team is looking to end a two-game skid tonight against Spearfish.
The Corn Palace’s latest feature has arrived. The $19,300 corn sculpture, created by Mitchell-based Bailey Metal Fabricators, was installed at the new Corn Palace plaza on Main Street Wednesday, topping off the first phase of the plaza project.
A Mitchell man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly killing a woman by asphyxiation. Thirty-nine-year-old James Brinker is accused of stuffing a 36-year-old woman’s mouth with a sock, tying a cloth belt around her face, wrapping the woman in a blanket and leaving her on a mattress for a “significant period of time,” leading to her death, according to the Mitchell Police Division.