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The city of Mitchell will temporarily close Main Street to parking beginning Aug. 23. According to an alert sent out by the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, Main Street will be closed from First Avenue to Seventh Avenue starting at 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 23. Parking will also be banned on the half blocks on either side of the closed section of street. All vehicles will be subject to tickets and tow. The parking ban coincides with the beginning of the Corn Palace Festival, which begins Wednesday and ends Sunday.
The Davison County Commission is going to jail, but only for a visit. The commission will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday starting at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. but will visit the Davison County Jail at 10 a.m.
LAKE ANDES—An 18-year-old Lake Andes man was arrested for allegedly stealing numerous knives and alcoholic beverages on Friday. According to the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office, Ryan Archambeau and two Lake Andes juveniles are suspected to have burglarized a Main Street residence and the city swimming pool Friday at approximately 6 a.m. Archambeau and the juveniles, who were questioned and subsequently released to their parents, are also believed to have smashed a window at the Lake Andes Public Library.
Q: Who keeps the $30,000 cash seized from the drug bust last week? Where does it go and what programs benefit from it? According to South Dakota state law, as long as the money remains in custody in Davison County, it is stored away in a safe location, but it could eventually be used to combat drug use across the state. Law enforcement agencies have the right to confiscate a number of items involved in drug searches, potentially including controlled drugs and substances, marijuana, equipment, vehicles, records and income, according to South Dakota codified law 34-20B-70.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Presho PHYSICAL THERAPIST STARTS PROVIDING SERVICES AT PRESHO CLINIC: Winner Physical Therapy, Inc., located in the Stanley Jones Clinic building in Presho and privately owned by partners Jonathan Schlomer and Aric Craven began seeing patients earlier this month. The clinic tends to patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
A downpour of rain Thursday night hit Mitchell, flooding city streets and dropping 1.11 inches of rain in about a two-hour span. Between 10 p.m. and midnight, sheets of rain were dropped on the city. Early Friday morning, another six-hundredths fell in Mitchell to bring the total amount in the 24-hour span to 1.17 inches, but more much-needed precipitation is forecast to come.
LifeQuest hosted its 31st annual dinner meeting Thursday at the Highland Conference Center, with Jessica Lang featured in "This is Your Life" format, an honor given to a person affiliated with the organization. She is the Mitchell family support coordinator at LifeQuest. About 220 people attended the dinner.
Mitchell police are investigating a string of vehicle thefts from late Wednesday night. According to Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch, six vehicles, primarily on the east side of town, were broken into and had items stolen, including electronics and change, from Wednesday night to early Thursday morning. Police had no leads as of 5 p.m. Thursday but are hopeful of finding one or more suspects in the course of an investigation.
WOONSOCKET — Two men were arrested in Woonsocket after allegedly breaking into two businesses and taking goods and money from one. Blake Dorris and Russell Bau, both 20, of Huron, were arrested at about 4 a.m. Wednesday in Woonsocket, shortly after kicking in a door at N 40 Convenience Store and breaking a window and stealing items at M-T Corner Diner in Woonsocket, according to Sanborn County Chief Deputy Jason Coenen.
WINNER — A Winner hospital is set for a multi-million-dollar renovation. Twenty-three million dollars to be exact. Winner Regional Healthcare Center is planning a 28,000 square-foot expansion to its facility, along with another 16,000 square feet of renovation to its current structure, after it was recently approved for a low-interest Community Facilities Loan from the United States Department of Agriculture, according to a press release from the hospital.