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A Mitchell man denied trying to steal more than $1,000 from a Mitchell business where he was employed as a manager. Aaron Cooper, 34, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to grand theft, in which he is accused of attempting to steal cash and bank deposits from GameStop in Mitchell. On the morning of Feb. 8, authorities believe that Cooper, then-manager of GameStop, concealed cash and bank deposits in the video game store's ceiling. Law enforcement said Cooper then allegedly called police to report a robbery.
The sale of Cabela's to Bass Pro Shops could be worth $500 million less following a proposed revision to the sale agreement. Rather than Bass Pro Shops paying $65.50 per share as initially announced, Cabela's said on Monday that stock would now be worth $61.50 per share under a proposed deal. The sale is now valued at approximately $5 billion, down from the previously announced $5.5 billion deal.
A Mitchell man is charged with aggravated eluding for an alleged high-speed chase in November. Dustin Burroughs, 32, was recently cited with aggravated eluding, among other charges, for a pursuit with law enforcement on Nov. 13, court documents state. On Nov. 13, a Mitchell patrol officer drove to the area around a residence at 619 E. Sixth Ave. in Mitchell after receiving a report of suspicious activity. At about 5:45 p.m., the officer followed a black Chevrolet Lumina leaving the scene.
Mitchell cleanup week is underway and runs through Saturday. City residents are able to dump pickup-sized loads at the landfill free of charge, with some exclusions. From Monday through Friday, the city is holding a special collection of furniture and appliances, which are collected during regular garbage collection day. Collection of furniture and appliances will be curbside only, not in alleys.
WHITE LAKE — A White Lake man faces seven felony charges for allegedly selling cattle that were placed under a lien from an area bank. Edward Mohnen, 70, was charged with illegally selling more than $80,000 worth of cattle over the past year without the consent of a bank that had a security interest in them, court documents state. A lien was allegedly placed on the cattle by Farmers and Merchants State Bank of White Lake, court documents state. Mohnen allegedly sold the livestock without the bank's consent and failed to pay interest to the bank after the sales.
One Mitchell student showed off his technical skills earning a gold medal, a trip to a national conference and a full-ride scholarship. Jared Felix won first place in the automotive service technology category at the South Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference earlier this month. He was one of 16 Mitchell students sent to compete. For winning, Felix was awarded a full-ride scholarship through Build Dakota along with the opportunity to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 18-24 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Mitchell middle and high school jazz bands ended the competition season on a high note. Both the Mitchell Middle School and the High School competed in the Optimist Jazz Festival in Brookings earlier this month placing in the top two.
HOLLYWOOD, Minn. — A Mitchell man convicted of possessing cocaine was arrested again in Minnesota for allegedly stealing someone's mail. Jeffrey Jarman, 49, was charged with mail theft in March in Carver County, Minnesota, after following his ex-wife there with a phone tracking app, court documents state. On March 17, a Carver County deputy made contact with Jarman, who was sitting in a stopped minivan on a county road about 20 miles west of Minneapolis. According to court documents, Jarman said he was lost and was looking for a friend's residence nearby.
The Davison County Commission will return to the inmate medical cost discussion it kicked off two weeks ago. The five-person board will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell to continue talks regarding an approximate $5,000 increase in costs for regular inmate check-ups, raising the Davison County Jail's rate with the Mitchell Clinic from more than $22,000 to $27,500 if approved. The contract adjustment is believed to be the first in at least three years, but follows a year in which the jail's medical costs went $36,965.43 over budget.
No failures were recorded Thursday when the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted 15 alcohol compliance checks in Mitchell. The businesses that were checked and passed were: The Depot, Casey's General Store, American Legion Post 18, Big Dummy's, VFW Post 2750, Moonlight Bar, Scoreboard Pub & Grille, Overtime Steakhouse & Lounge, EZ$ Pub, Village Bowl/Sneaker's Peanut Bar, Moose Lodge, Platinum Player's Club, Shay's, Blarney's Sports Bar and Grill and Westside Sinclair.