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The South Dakota Open Meetings Commission has set its agenda and will consider The Daily Republic's complaint against the city of Mitchell. On Wednesday, the Attorney General's Office released the Open Meetings Commission agenda featuring the newspaper's complaint, which will appear first on the 1 p.m. meeting's docket. The newspaper received the agenda Thursday in the mail. The commission will meet on Dec.
ETHAN—Nobody was injured in a fire Wednesday that caused heavy damage to an Ethan home. The Ethan Fire Department responded to call at 2:30 p.m. claiming heavy smoke was coming from the north side of a house located at 410 E. Main St., said Fire Chief Dan Pollreisz. When firefighters arrived at the scene, two rooms were fully engulfed in flames, but firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the two rooms. Pollreisz said the fire caused heavy damage to the laundry room and kitchen located on the main floor.
PRESHO—A man accused of eluding police earlier this month was in possession of drugs, silver coins and bars and more than $1,000 at the time of the incident, according to court documents filed with the Clerk of Courts in Lyman County on Wednesday morning. Carl Thompson, 30, of Idaho, had approximately $4,000 worth of silver coins and silver bars, $1,300 in U.S. currency along with hashish, "as well as other notes indicating that the subject is involved in drug trafficking," on Nov.
TYNDALL — A woman was arrested for taking prescription drugs from three homes in Bon Homme County. Michelle Gibson, 42, of Tyndall, was arrested by Tyndall police on Oct.
A man was arrested for driving under the influence and grand theft after he allegedly refused to stop for police and crashed a stolen vehicle into a semi truck in Mitchell. Albert Heck, 24, of Mitchell, was allegedly spotted on Oct. 30 by Mitchell police officers driving a pickup truck without the headlights on, court documents state.
DEADWOOD (AP) — A representative of daily fantasy sports operators under scrutiny nationwide says the industry wants to make it clear: The contests aren't gambling under South Dakota law. Lobbyist...
The Mitchell Police Division was involved in "a short pursuit" in which speeds reached at least 50 mph early Wednesday morning in Mitchell. According to Patrol Sgt. Adam Frerichs, of the Mitchell Police Division, the pursuit occurred at 12:39 a.m. near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Wisconsin Street. Sgt. Terry Reyelts was the officer who attempted to pull a vehicle over for a traffic stop, Frerichs said.
Voting officially begins Wednesday for Mitchell's special election on the proposed $8 million aquatics facility. Absentee voting will be conducted in the Finance Office at City Hall and registered voters can absentee vote until 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Voter registration for the election closes on Monday, Nov. 23 and voters can register at the Auditor's Office in the Davison County Courthouse, the Finance Office and the Secretary of State's Office. The election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 for the project that was initially approved by the Mitchell City Council.
The 500 block of East Fifth Avenue was closed for just under an hour Monday night while authorities tended to a downed power line. According to Officer Nick Jongeling with the Mitchell Police Division, at 9:44 p.m., a 14-year-old male struck a light pole on East Fifth Avenue with his vehicle. Jongeling said the driver was experiencing medical issues when he hit the pole, and declined to release additional information on the juvenile. He did say that there were no injuries reported as a result of the accident, and that the juvenile was released to his parents.
WOONSOCKET — Two people were injured Monday when a vehicle and a school bus collided near Woonsocket. According to Tony Mangan, public information officer with the Department of Public Safety, there were passengers on the school bus, but none was injured. Mangan said Corey Flatten, a 30-year-old from Mitchell, was driving the bus, a 2005 Chevrolet bus for the Sanborn Central School District.