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Other record trees in The Daily Republic print circulation area noted on the South Dakota Register of Big Trees are listed below. The numbers after each tree indicate height, crown spread and circumference. Chamberlain: Rocky Mountain juniper, 60 feet; 41 feet; 8 feet, 6 inches. Mitchell: Black locust, 72 feet; 51 feet; 8 feet, 4 inches. Mitchell: Black cherry, 61 feet; 43 feet; 8 feet, 8 inches. Mitchell: Tulip tree, 40 feet; 36 feet; 4 feet, 6 inches. Springfield: Northern catalpa, 92 feet; 52 feet; 14 feet. Springfield: Mulberry, 58 feet; 53 fe
Two of 14 businesses checked Tuesday in Mitchell failed an alcohol compliance sting. The failures occurred at the Platinum Players Club and Overtime Steakhouse and Sports Bar. At the Platinum Players Club, the clerk checked the confidential informant's identification, but still made the alcohol sale.
Some downtown Mitchell streets will be closed this morning for the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo. The streets are Main from 12th Avenue south to First Avenue; First Avenue from Main Street east to Lawler Street; and Lawler Street north to Seventh Avenue. No-parking restrictions will be in place by 4:30 a.m. No cars will be allowed to park on either side of the streets along the parade route or the area on Main Street that is used to line up parade entries. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., and streets will reopen after the parade is over.
WINNER -- Five people were injured early Friday morning when an explosion blew apart a home in Winner. According to Winner Police Officer April Al-Salihi, the explosion occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m. at a home located at 422 W. First St. The five people inside the home at the time -- Audrey Ferguson, 66, Ardith Perry, 37, David Frank, 50s (exact age unknown), William Schroeder, 14, and 7-month-old Angel Frank -- have been hospitalized with burns and other injuries suffered in the explosion.
SIOUX FALLS -- It's not going to be a quiet weekend in Sioux Falls. JazzFest 2013 will feature everything from local acts to superstar Sheryl Crow at Yankton Trails Park. In a separate event, country music star Tim McGraw will perform at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. According to a press release from the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, this summer is the 22nd annual JazzFest. The festival kicked off Thursday and will continue today and Saturday with a full schedule of activities and musical performances. The three-day event will culminate at 10 p.m.
CANISTOTA -- Area rescue crews recovered a man's body Thursday afternoon from a pond near Lake Vermillion. McCook County Emergency Management Director Brad Stiefvater said emergency crews received a call around 3:15 p.m. Thursday about an individual who had gone into a farm pond at the intersection of 451st and 264th streets, three miles south of Lake Vermillion. The victim, according to Stiefvater, is a man in his early 20s and is believed to be from out of state.
ALEXANDRIA -- Three brothers from the Oak Lane Hutterite Colony are denying accusations of kidnapping and child abuse. Jake Wipf, 61, John Wipf, 58, and Tobias Wipf, 47, all appeared in court Wednesday at the Hanson County Courthouse in Alexandria and pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree kidnapping, abuse of a minor and cruelty to a minor. All three men are now scheduled to stand trial in October. According to court documents, the charges stem from events that occurred Feb.
South Dakota Democrats and labor partners are seeking an initiated measure to raise the state's minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, with annual cost of living increases. "South Dakotans know our economy is stronger when we reward honest work with honest wages," said state Democratic Party interim Executive Director Zach Crago in a Wednesday news release. The state's current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, the same as the federal minimum wage. State Democrats filed language this week with the state Attorney General's Office that will place the proposal as an initiated measure on the
A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to probation and jail time for a drug-related probation violation and a separate burglary charge. In April, Trevor Kohlrus, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary for entering a woman's home on Feb. 5 and taking a video game system and a 42-inch television.
A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to an incident in which he allegedly threatened a 50-year-old woman and her 18-year-old son with a knife at their residence. Joel Richard Ward, 55, was arrested in May and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a felony with a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. Ward is set to stand trial in October.