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Starting April 1, anyone driving on South Dakota interstates can legally drive 80 mph. The South Dakota Legislature passed Senate Bill 1 earlier this month and Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed it into law Tuesday. The interstate speed limit is currently 75 mph. The Daily Republic interviewed Capt. Alan Welsh, of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, regarding the new law and its effects on South Dakota drivers.
A Mitchell man is accused of violating a no contact bond after he assaulted the victim he was supposed to avoid. Alexander Bearrobe-Hofwolt, 21, allegedly assaulted a victim at an apartment building on March 12. When law enforcement arrived, Hofwolt was on top of the victim and punching the victim in the face, according to court documents. When Hofwolt saw officers approach, he evaded police after being told to stop and get on the ground several times. Hofwolt is out on bond for the first assault against his victim, which makes this alleged assault a felony charge.
Douglas County enacted a burn ban Wednesday due to the dry conditions in the county, according to the sheriff's office. The ban will be in effect until further notice. The ban follows burn bans last week and earlier this week by Hanson and Hutchinson counties, also due to the dry conditions. Both are indefinite until the area gets precipitation or the landscape greens up.
Mitchell Fire Division responded to two fires Tuesday afternoon, which resulted in no injuries and little damage, authorities said. Around 4:45 p.m., Captain Ben VandenHoek said a microwave was on fire in an apartment at 408 W. 19th Ave. in Mitchell. He said when firefighters entered the apartment, they could see smoke and a few small flames at the back of the microwave, but the fire was extinguished quickly.
More applications for the Mitchell Board of Education are being taken out and turned in. Kevin Kenkel returned in a petition for a one-year term Tuesday, Superintendent Joe Graves said. He joins current school board members Lacey Musick and Neil Putnam, who are already on the ballot for the possible three-year term. Theresa Kriese, the current board president, and Steve Sibson have taken out petitions for the one-year term on the board but haven't returned them.
A Mitchell man who died in a crash after a chase early Saturday morning has a history of running from law enforcement. Ryan McManus, 33, led law enforcement on a...
Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th anniversary today by giving anyone a free small vanilla ice cream cone. According to the company’s website, Monday, March 16, is Free Cone Day...
Kebli Dean, Artesian, has won a $1,000 Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo Scholarship, the Ag & Natural Resources Committee of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce announced recently. These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue a career in production agriculture or other agri-business related fields at a post-secondary institution in South Dakota.
Missy Hoffman and Brian Hobaugh were married on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Holy Family Church, Mitchell, with the Rev. Larry Regynski officiating. Parents of the couple are Bill and Marlene Hoffman, Letcher; and Doris Hobaugh, Green Bay, Wis.; and Tim Hobaugh, Croquet, Mich. Matron of honor was Andrea Olson. Bridesmaids were Brandy Campbell, Martha Lang and Nicole Tarbox. Best man was Tim Hobaugh. Groomsmen were Jake Flemmer, Jason Boone and Krister Pihl. Ring bearer was Michael Hoffman. A reception and dance were held at County Fair Banquet Hall, Mitchell.