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Law enforcement officers verified the residences and employment of 66 registered sex offenders last week in Davison County. According to a press release from the Mitchell Police Division, the police, Davison County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Marshal's Service conducted the checks, mostly on May 6. No arrests were made for violations of sex offender registry laws, according to the release. Residency checks of registered sex offenders by law enforcement is often done randomly at least once per year.
CHAMBERLAIN -- A Kimball man pleaded guilty May 6 to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and to being a habitual offender, according to court documents. Zane Goodbeau, 60, entered his plea during circuit court at the Brule County Courthouse in Chamberlain.
A Mitchell man was arrested recently for possessing methamphetamine. Joshua Reeves, 24, consented to a search of his home in April, which yielded law enforcement a small plastic tube with residue inside a small wooden box, according to court documents. Mitchell Police Division sent the tube for testing at the state health lab in Pierre. It came back positive for meth. He was arrested in early May after the test came back positive. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
ALEXANDRIA -- A Pierre man was injured Monday in a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 90 near Alexandria. At 11:35 a.m, Michael Nold, 55, of Pierre, was driving a 2005 Ford van pulling an enclosed utility trailer east on I-90. The van belongs to Dakota Furniture Installation, of Fort Pierre, a business of which Nold is an employee. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Hanson said gusty winds likely hit the trailer as it swayed back and forth behind the van. As the trailer swayed, Nold lost control of the vehicle. It went into the median and rolled onto its top.
This photo shows VFW members doing a bike safety check in front of City Hall at the corner of Second Avenue and Rowley Street. Kneeling on the left is VFW...
The Davison County Commission will hear from Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg regarding a resolution from the state to reclassify a road during its regular meeting Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Naomi Powers, 14, of Mitchell, was recently named a winner of the Minnesota Sinfonia's 2014 Young Artist Competition. Powers began playing violin at age 4 and has studied with Doosook Kim, concertmaster of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, for the past five years. Powers has placed in many competitions, including winning first place in the 2011 South Dakota Music Teachers National Association competition.
Derek Klinkner, Artesian, received his master of science in education during commencement ceremonies at Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minn., on May 10.
Rachelle Moore, Artesian, a student at Dakota State University, Madison, has been awarded a $3,000 scholarship from Sales and Marketing Executives Inc.
Joshua De Waard of Stickney is co-presenting his end-of-semester agriculture presentation at Dordt College: "Survey of Attitudes Toward Cover Crop Usage in Northwest Iowa." De Waard is a senior majoring in agriculture.