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BON HOMME COUNTY — A Tyndall man was charged with fourth-degree rape after allegedly having sex with a teenage girl. Sergio Blanco, 26, was arrested recently and charged with fourth-degree rape and sexual contact with a child under 16 after performing sexual acts with a 14- or 15-year-old girl, court documents state. The rape charge stems from an incident between March 15 and March 30, while the sexual contact charge stems from an incident between March 15 and May 22.
Here's what you need to know heading into Friday. 1. 2. The Mid-Central Educational Cooperative met Thursday at the cooperative's office in Platte to finalize some of the "loose ends" left before services cease , including the sale of the building.
A Mitchell city employee sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Thursday that left a city vehicle upside down.
LOWER BRULE — An effort to curb crimes on the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe took effect Wednesday, after an official signing ceremony at the Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Courtroom. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a collaborative effort between the South Dakota U.S. Attorney's Office and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe that allows eligible tribal members between the ages of 18 and 24 to avoid federal prosecution and prison after committing a crime.
TRIPP COUNTY — The investigation into the death of a 17-year-old who was killed while hunting in northwest Tripp County Saturday morning should conclude by early next week, according to authorities.
Two Avera therapy locations in Mitchell have merged. Avera Queen of Peace Hospital announced Thursday that Avera Advanced Physical Therapy (AAPT), located at 409 S. Ohlman St., joined Avera University Physical Therapy (AUPT), at 2100 N. Kimball St., on June 9. Jeff Lee, the sole therapist who served clients at AAPT, has transferred to the AUPT location Therapists at AUPT provide a variety of occupational, physical and speech therapy services. The purpose of the merge was to "provide efficient, cost-effective care to area patients," according to a press release.
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 .