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The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village announced Monday it received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. "Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and we'd like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor," said Cindy Gregg, executive director. "There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one's customers.
PARKSTON -- The Parkston Fire Department responded to a fire Monday afternoon at a storage shed on a farmstead about 7 miles northeast of Parkston. Parkston Fire Chief Todd Lucas said the fire happened shortly after 1 p.m. and the shed was filled with smoke when firefighters arrived. No one was inside the shed at the time of the fire, Lucas said, but a semi truck inside was destroyed, and other equipment was damaged. The shed itself sustained significant structural damage, but was still standing as of Monday afternoon, Lucas said.
An elderly Mitchell man was safely returned to his family Monday after mistakenly driving to Brookings County. Mitchell Police Sgt. Dave Bientema said the 82-year-old man -- whose name he declined to release -- left home Monday around 7:15 a.m. to go to a doctor's appointment in town. However, he did not go to that appointment and the doctor's office called his family. The family searched for him, Bientema said, but could not locate him at his regular hangouts, and the man didn't have a cell phone with him. They called law enforcement around 9 a.m.
A Mitchell man is accused of failure to register as a sex offender. Brandon Schroeder, 20, was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota in January and must register in May and November with the Mitchell Police Division. According to court documents, he failed to register as a sex offender in May. Documents also state Schroeder told police he forgot to register in May. The conviction carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
Mattress Firm will celebrate its grand opening on June 21 in Mitchell. A company news release said this store has special meaning for the company's co-founder, Harry Roberts, because the 4,200-square-foot store in the Highland Mall is located in his hometown. All are invited to the opening, where guests will enjoy refreshments, raffle prizes and deep discounts on merchandise throughout the store. The first Mattress Firm opened its doors in Houston on July 4, 1986. Over the past year, the company has already opened two stores in Sioux Falls.
John Dannenbring, of Yankton, who will be a senior this year at Yankton High School, was elected as governor. He defeated Aaron Krumholz of Mitchell.
The $7.5 million project includes a new 500-seat performing arts center, upgraded career and technical education (CTE) space, athletic facilities for wrestling and gymnastics and a weight room. It is the first phase of a $12.6 million plan.
David Muth, 41, of Mitchell, is accused of trying to purchase methamphetamine in a Mitchell parking lot. A South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation agent arrested Muth last week for attempting to buy a controlled substance, a felony which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Muth has been associated with his family's company, Muth Electric, in the past and was listed as a vice president as recently as several years ago.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 6/9/2014 From: 6/6/2014 to 6/9/2014 Call: Incident: Type: Date/Time: 9770 201407858 6/6/2014 0:03 DISORDERLY CONDUCT Press Remarks: OFFICERS SENT TO A REPORT OF A...
The Davison County Commissioners will meet Tuesday at the Davison County Courthouse. The commissioners will meet new 4-H Youth Adviser Amber Erickson.