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A Mitchell man will serve prison time for failing to turn himself in for jail time. Shawn King, 41, also known as Shawn Buffington, admitted to violating his probation and was sentenced Tuesday. In April, King was ordered to serve 90 days in jail for third-offense drunken driving. He was to begin serving that sentence April 17 but did not report to the jail. Davison County State's Attorney Jim Miskimins said during court that King also failed to sign a probation agreement with court services.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has received the Fueling Growth Award from Growth Energy for her leadership in supporting domestic energy production and pursuing energy independence through the production and use of ethanol. This is the third year Noem has received this award.
An interesting proposal came from this week's meeting of the Mitchell Board of Education. Superintendent Joe Graves told board members Monday that he has submitted a request to the Mitchell Traffic Commission to close a portion of Capital Street, which fronts Mitchell High School and separates that building from the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy across the street. The reason behind the proposal is safety, and we can understand that, especially in light of recent changes to the high school campus.
A Mitchell man received a suspended prison term for his role in a hit-and-run accident and intentional property damage. Max Mohr, 21, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison, but Judge Tim Bjorkman suspended that time on the condition he serve 45 days in jail. Bjorkman gave him 10 days' credit for time served, so Mohr will serve his first five days immediately, the next 15 days starting Aug. 1, 2014, and the final 15 days starting Aug. 1, 2015.
A Mitchell woman already in prison for a parole violation was sentenced to four more year years for possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced during court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Tessica Bjornebo, 31, will serve that time concurrent to (at the same time as) her current sentence. She is in prison for violating her parole in May by using Fentanyl, a prescription drug, when she did not have a prescription for it. Her possession of the drug caused a new charge to be entered against her, for which she was sentenced Tuesday.
PIERRE -- Mildred Ramynke, 96, of Peever, the first woman in South Dakota to serve as a county judge and circuit court judge, died Saturday. "Mildred Ramynke was a trailblazer for women in South Dakota," said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. "As a judge, she distinguished herself through many years of service to her community and state." --
PIERRE -- Arrest rates in Pennington and Minnehaha counties are much higher for youths who are American Indians and black than for those who are white. The state Council on Juvenile Services decided Wednesday to send $60,000 apiece to those two counties to better address that disproportionate minority contact with the justice system. The council also started a new program offering grants for juvenile delinquency prevention.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 9/11/2013 From: 9/10/2013 to 9/11/2013 Call: Incident: Type: Date/Time: 16301 201312768 9/10/2013 0:05 TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS/OFFENSES Press Remarks: OFFICER ADVISED OF A TRAFFIC COMPLAINT AT...
Leaf-peepers in the Dakotas have a new tool to help them find the best times and places to view changing fall colors on U.S. Forest Service Land. The Forest Service has unveiled its U.S. Forest Service 2013 Fall Colors web pages. An interactive map lets viewers click on forests and grasslands and shows when the leaves and native grasses are peaking in a particular state or area. The map is color-coded: green is for no change, red means leaves are peaking and brown indicates the color is gone and winter is on its way.
HOUSTON -- Lila Speckels and Christy Hickey of Chamberlain, Jacquelyn Owens of Iroquois, Phyllis Fuller of Ramona, Charlotte Heidelberger of Hurley, Roberta Olsen of Mount Vernon, Julie Degen of Mitchell, Pat Huls of Madison, Sereta Douthit of Hot Springs, Irene C. Sears and Doris Ann Werlinger of Rapid City were among the nearly 300 delegates, alternates and distinguished guests from across the country attending the 92nd annual La Marche Nationale Aug. 28-31 at the Hilton Americas Houston, Houston.