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GREGORY -- A Gregory grain elevator from which a former employee allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars now faces a potential suspension of its grain buyer's and warehouse licenses. The state Public Utilities Commission agenda for a meeting Friday in Pierre includes a petition from the PUC staff to suspend the licenses of Gregory Farmers Elevator Co. The petition says that on or about Aug. 2, the PUC's Grain Warehouse Division became aware that the elevator was operating with insufficient working capital.
HUDSON, Wis. -- Children's visits to Hudson Hospital just got a little easier, thanks in part to an NFL linebacker. The Hudson Hospital Foundation welcomed the Minnesota Vikings' Chad Greenway and his wife, Jenni, to the hospital last week for the unveiling of "Chad's Locker." The room was filled with donors, medical staff, patients and families for the event March 20. Kids and adults cheered with excitement as they rushed to discover the locker's contents.
A Mitchell man who admitted to using marijuana while on probation was sentenced Tuesday to jail time and another two years on probation. Trevor Kohlrus, 20, pleaded guilty last June to possession with the intent to distribute less than 1 ounce of marijuana and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
A Mitchell woman denied Tuesday that she failed to notify her probation officer of a change in her job, address and phone number. Kellie Denise Eske-Delaney, 51, was arrested last June for possession of a controlled substance -- fentanyl, a controlled prescription drug -- and was given a suspended three-year prison sentence and put on probation. All or part of that suspended sentence could be reimposed if Eske-Delaney is found to have violated her probation. Eske-Delaney is scheduled to stand trial before a judge in April.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of methamphetamine. Taylor Rystrom, 29, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine on the charge. In exchange for Rystrom's guilty plea, prosecutors agreed not to charge him with being a habitual offender and to recommend he receive a suspended prison sentence and serve no more than 180 days in jail. Rystrom was arrested last June after testing positive for meth. Sentencing is set for May.
A Minnesota man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations he embezzled more than $1,000 from Premier Systems Inc. in Mitchell. Brett Parish Christianson, 44, of St. Croix, Minn., is charged with grand theft by embezzlement, a felony with a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Christianson is set to stand trial May 14.
HEADLINE An inmate at the Davison County Jail has pleaded not guilty to attacking a jailer. Jeremiah Hart, 23, of Huron, entered a written arraignment and plea of not guilty Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Hart was indicted in January on alternate counts of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, which is a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. The charges stem from a Jan. 1 incident in which Hart allegedly attacked James Dietz, a part-time corrections officer at the jail.
A Mitchell man who stabbed another man has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years of probation. Jacob Stulken, 22, pleaded guilty last month to one count of aggravated assault.
A 20-year-old Minnesota man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for Adderall possession. Hunter Hale Gulden, of Lake Elmo, Minn., was arrested during an Oct.
A Brookings man was sentenced Tuesday in Mitchell to 60 days in jail and one year of probation for possession of a controlled substance. Brian Egeberg, 29, was arrested Oct. 25 in Mitchell after police found him intoxicated and walking in a ditch in the rain and snow. He was taken to the Davison County Jail for a detox hold, and a small white pill, later identified as hydrocodone, was found in his possession. He pleaded no contest last month to possession of a controlled substance.