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A Mitchell woman is accused of cutting her boyfriend's face with a knife. At 1:37 a.m. on Jan. 1, police responded to a report of a fight and someone bleeding on North Rowley Street. Upon arrival, police saw blood "all over the floor" and on the victim. He had cuts on the back of his head, below his eye and on his hand. The victim told police his girlfriend of three years, 29-year-old Cleo Gravatt, cut him. Gravatt had blood on her shirt at the time and was charged with aggravated assault.
Winter will be coming back "with a vengeance" later this week according to one meteorologist. A "pretty large" winter storm system has its eyes set on South Dakota, according to Matt Dux of the National Weather Service, that could drop a couple inches of snow on the region along with below freezing temperatures. The storm is anticipated to hit South Dakota, including Mitchell, late Wednesday and continue into Thursday, with a few inches of potential snowfall, Dux said.
On the eve of the 2018 South Dakota legislative session, one Mitchell candidate announced his candidacy for South Dakota's House of Representatives. In a press release issued Monday evening, Republican Lance Koth announced his candidacy to represent District 20, which is made up of Davison, Aurora and Jerauld counties. Koth recently retired from a 40-year banking career, including 18 years as president at First Dakota National Bank in Mitchell.
Several businesses reported of a strong gas odor on Monday afternoon in Mitchell. But the source of the sour smell is harmless, according to authorities. NorthWestern Energy was refilling tanks, causing a strong downwind of fumes to be released throughout Palace City.
CHAMBERLAIN — A California woman was arrested on Monday for possessing a stolen vehicle and lying to police. At approximately 5 a.m., police received a report of a vehicle in a ditch near the Chamberlain rest area. Mercedez Hoaglen-Lockart, 20, told police her boyfriend had left the scene to find help. While talking to Hoaglen-Lockart, police could smell marijuana, to which Hoaglen-Lockart said she smokes marijuana in California but not South Dakota. She said there was marijuana inside the vehicle.
A Mitchell High School student took home top honors from the Central Forensics Tournament held on Saturday at Sioux Falls O'Gorman High School. Thea Patrick took first place in the varsity oratory competition, while fellow Mitchell High School student Madison Hetland placed fourth. Hetland also placed second in varsity extemp, and Patrick took third in informative speaking. Grace Lentz placed fifth in informative speaking. Jaclyn McMillen placed third in novice extemp and fourth in novice oratory.
Here are five stories to know heading into Monday: 1. S.D. lawmakers gather tomorrow for Gov. Dennis Daugaard's final State of the State address. Here's are some issues to know heading into the 2018 legislative session.
Davison County commissioners could meet their next veterans service officer on Tuesday. The five-person board meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and a lengthy closed-door executive session is scheduled to discuss "personnel." Last week, the commission said it would interview candidates for the veterans service officer position during Tuesday's executive session at the Davison County North Offices.
WAGNER — A Wagner man was arrested for allegedly intentionally causing a vehicle crash, then climbing on top of the crashed car and attempting to smash the windshield. On Monday, 32-year-old Timothy Rouse was the passenger in a vehicle driving near Wagner when he allegedly pushed the driver's head down, grabbed the steering wheel and aimed the car for the ditch, according to court documents.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Woonsocket FIREFIGHTER STATUE ERECTED AT FIRE HALL: Through the generosity of the family of the late Kenny Bennett, there is a new statue of a firefighter in front of the Woonsocket Fire Hall. Bennett's wife and two daughters donated money to the Woonsocket Fire Department, and the department decided to purchase the statue. — Sanborn Weekly Journal Freeman