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A Minnesota man was arrested during a traffic stop Oct. 29 in Mitchell after a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper allegedly found Adderall, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the man's vehicle. Hunter Hale Gulden, 20, of Lake Elmo, Minn., was stopped on Interstate 90 near mile marker 320, about 10 miles west of Mitchell, because his vehicle's exhaust was loud and leaking, court documents say. During the stop, the trooper noticed Gulden appeared nervous, the documents say.
Santa Claus, music, chili and a tree-lighting ceremony will highlight the inaugural Christmas at the Palace on Nov. 19. The holiday kickoff replaces the Parade of Lights, which was canceled after nine years due to slumping entry numbers and a decline in volunteers. The holiday fun starts at 4:30 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus, who will be on hand through 7 p.m. Free chili will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Initiated Measure 15 is losing support among likely South Dakota voters, according to a poll released the day before the election. In addition, Rep. Kristi Noem widened her lead, and the Public Utilities Commission race between incumbent Kristie Fiegen and Matt McGovern tightened. Those were among the results in the final pre-election poll released Monday by Nielson Brothers Polling, a Sioux Falls firm. Opposition to IM 15 continues to build as support weakens, according to NBP.
The Davison County commissioners will not meet Tuesday due to the General Election. The next scheduled meeting will be at 9 a.m. Thursday. Thursday's meeting will coincide with a meeting of the County Canvassing Board, which will certify election results.
SALEM -- Two juveniles are in custody following a high-speed pursuit Sunday in Sioux City, Iowa, after allegedly leading law enforcement in South Dakota on another chase Saturday. The two juveniles are currently in custody in Sioux City, according to a news release issued Sunday by the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. The search for the two juveniles began following a high-speed pursuit shortly after midnight on Saturday on Highway 81 south of Salem. That incident started when a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a van that was exceeding the speed limit
Bob Sutton has reached agreement to be the new vice president for community relations for the Avera Health System. Since 2003, he has been the executive director and president for the South Dakota Community Foundation. He plans to make the switch at year's end and will continue to live in Pierre, at least until the family's children complete high school. Sutton succeeded Bernie Christenson as chief executive for the foundation, which was formed during the administration of Gov. George Mickelson.
Following is a list of Davison County polling places for Tuesday's General Election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Auditor Susan Kiepke said no returns will be released until 8 p.m. Ethan Town Hall, Ethan Precinct 1: City of Ethan; Rome and Tobin townships.
The Nielson Brothers Polling released new survey results Friday that claim support for Initiated Measure 15 has shrunk to less than 1 percent (43.3 percent for, compared to 42.8 percent against) with 13.9 percent undecided. The Sioux Falls firm asked voters about three of the seven state ballot questions. Initiated Measure 15 proposes raising the state sales tax from 4 to 5 percent to bolster education and Medicaid by $180 million a year. Opposition has grown in recent days, according to NBP, especially among Republicans. Poll numbers for Referred Law 14 remain steady as 39
The District 26B state House race includes Maynard Konechne, D-Kimball; and James Schaefer, R-Kennebec. District 26B consists of Jones, Lyman, Buffalo and Brule counties. The top vote-getter will win District 26B's one House seat. Following are the candidates' responses to a questionnaire from The Daily Republic.
LAKE ANDES -- One person suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon near Lake Andes, according to the Highway Patrol. Around 2 p.m., Jerry Van Zee was driving his Dodge pickup east on state Highway 50 about eight miles west of Lake Andes when he noticed a Kia Sportage traveling west start drifting into his lane. Jonnie Gallagher, who was driving the Kia, had his head drooped, and his vehicle sideswiped Van Zee's. Van Zee, 57, of Platte, tried to move over to avoid Gallagher, 65, of Geddes, but the Kia kept drifting into Van Zee's lane. When the vehicl