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The city of Mitchell is discouraging contact with Lake Mitchell for at least one more week. With chlorophyll levels climbing up to 193 parts per billion at the center of the lake as of the most recent test, the city will maintain the warning advisory in effect for another week. A warning is sparked by chlorophyll levels surpassing 50 parts per billion, and a lake closure would be recommended if chlorophyll levels exceed 5,000 parts per billion.
The Mitchell Police Division is asking the public to send information about James Brinker, 38, of Mitchell, who is suspected of committing domestic assault at approximately 7:30 a.m. Thursday against his wife.
Editor’s note: “Featured Flashback” is a new, semi-regular feature that highlights interesting and newsworthy stories that ran on this date in The Daily Republic. This story was published on June 15, 2007. For the second time in eight months, Gov. Mike Rounds was in Mitchell praising the addition of knowledge-based jobs to the city.
Here's what you need to know headed into Thursday. 1. Some breaking news from yesterday: A Chamberlain man was arrested for having an estimated 20,000 fentanyl 2. The Mitchell Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader thanks to great pitching .
LAKE ANDES — A Charles Mix County man faces two felonies in federal court after allegedly assaulting a child. Jerrad Clairmont, 19, of Lake Andes, pleaded not guilty Monday to assault and abuse of a child younger than 7, according to the United States Attorney's Office. In April 2017, Clairmont allegedly assaulted a child and subjected the kid to "an environment which constituted mistreatment and abuse," including a lack of proper parental care. No other information was released.
South Dakota's first case of West Nile virus in 2017 was recently detected in Davison County. According to the state Department of Health, a 60- to 69-year-old individual has contracted West Nile virus (WNV), a virus transmitted by mosquitos that has killed 38 people in South Dakota since it was first detected in 2002. While the department says 70 to 80 percent of people who contract the virus do not get sick, State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger warned the illness can make humans "severely ill."
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man was arrested after law enforcement allegedly found him in possession of an estimated 20,000 fentanyl pills. Trevor Harden, 19, was arrested Tuesday after a search warrant was served in Chamberlain and officials seized the fentanyl, valued at approximately $500,000, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office.
Here are five stories you should know heading into Wednesday: 1. There were some wicked clouds, wind and even tornadoes Tuesday that passed through eastern South Dakota. Luckily, there were no reports of injuries or severe damage. 2. A man who is facing first- and second-degree murder charges pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.
KENNEBEC — A Lyman County man was arrested after allegedly taking more than 100 gallons of gasoline from a farm near Kennebec. Dakota Schultz, 23, of Lower Brule, was recently charged with burglary and grand theft for taking about 100 gallons of gas, a dart gun for vaccinating cows, golf clubs, blankets, pillows and "a bunch of meat" from a farm north of Kennebec, court documents state.
HERRICK — A tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon near Herrick, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). At approximately 3:45 p.m., NWS issued a tornado warning in Gregory County, including the towns of Burke, Herrick and Lucas. Shortly after issuing the warning, NWS in Sioux Falls said a tornado was reported at 3:45 p.m. near Herrick and urged anyone in that area to take cover.