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DELMONT — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Tabor man accused of aiding the start of a fire that destroyed a Delmont apartment complex in 2016. Alvin Andersen, 76, is accused of asking Brian Good to set the complex on fire and providing containers of gasoline to aid Good. Andersen, the apartment's manager, allegedly committed the crime to collect insurance money for the loss, according to court documents. He pleaded not guilty last week and a jury trial is scheduled for three days in November.
A Sioux Falls man facing charges in McCook County for tampering with the outcome of a video lottery machine now faces similar charges in Davison County. Ronald Demand is accused of prying open a video lottery machine at Casey's General Store on Main Street in Mitchell and taking between $1,000 and $2,500. The grand theft charge is a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Demand also faces McCook County charges for allegedly manipulating the outcome of a video lottery machine.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Tuesday, March 13, 2018:
A Mitchell man was cited for not clearing his windshield of frost Monday morning following a two-vehicle crash that caused minor injuries. Jeffrey Vandeberg, 53, and his 30-year-old passenger were both transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell following the crash that occurred at about 8:41 a.m. near LifeQuest in Mitchell. Vandeberg, who had back and neck injuries, was cited for impaired glass.
SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell High School show choir took to the stage at the Sioux Falls Washington Best of Show competition on Saturday in Sioux Falls, placing second among several large schools. Friend de Coup was crowned runner-up at the competition and also was awarded best female soloist, Tessa Yeo. Friend de Coup will return to the spotlight next to perform at the Mitchell Show Choir Classic on Saturday at the Performing Arts Center in Mitchell.
There were no failures duing the South Central Alcohol Task Force's recent alcohol compliance checks in Miner County. On March 8, the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted five alcohol compliance checks. The following establishments were checked and passed: Carthage: Prairie Inn; Epiphany: Coonhunter Inn; Canova: Animals; Winfred: Jake's Corner, Friendly's; and Howard: Rafferty Robbins Drug.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Monday, March 12, 2018: 1. Three people died in a car vs. semi crash Saturday near Parkston.
Spring weight limits are coming for Davison County roads. The Davison County Commission will consider the date to set spring weight limits at its 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. Last year's spring load limits were set at 6 tons per axle on all county oil roads, with a handful of exceptions. Agenda items The commission will consider the following agenda items:
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman MOVIE SPONSORED BY FREEMAN ORGANIZATION PREMIERS: On March 4, the film "Three Groups, One Story," sponsored by the Heritage Hall Museum and Archives in Freeman, premiered at the Lund Theater in Viborg. The movie traces the journey of three Anabaptist groups that came to the Dakota Territory beginning in 1874.
PARKSTON—Three people died early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Parkston on South Dakota State Highway 37, according to a press release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The crash occurred just before 7 a.m. Saturday 4 miles south of Parkston, near the intersection of Highway 37 and 281st street. Names of the people involved in the crash have not been released pending family notification.