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WASHINGTON -- Top federal officials have reached an agreement to reduce a backlog of Veterans Affairs claims, according to Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Sen. Barbara A.
Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Regular summer office hours of 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m. will resume Tuesday. The James Valley Community Center will be closed Monday and will reopen Tuesday.
A man is accused of embezzling more than $1,000 in gasoline while employed as a highway maintenance worker at the South Dakota Department of Transportation office in Mitchell. Gary Lee Trabing, 60, of Mitchell, was arrested Thursday on one count of grand theft, a felony with a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, according to a Mitchell Police Division news release. Trabing allegedly embezzled more than $1,000 in gasoline for use in his personal vehicles from the DOT office in Mitchell, the release says. Trabing was arrested, the release says, after the M
The Mitchell Police Division is seeking information on three vehicles vandalized recently in the city. Between 10 p.m. May 17 and 9:30 a.m. May 18, three vehicles parked in a parking lot in the 1300 block of South Ohlman Street and in the 1300 block of West Birch Street had their door mirrors vandalized.
OACOMA -- The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe submitted an application Wednesday to the U.S.
Two people arrested last month after law enforcement allegedly found illegal drugs in their Mitchell residence pleaded not guilty Tuesday to several drug charges. Brianna Rae Sonnenburg, 23, and Joshua Paul Tipton, 24, were arrested April 25 after the James Valley Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on their residence at 1116 E.
A Mitchell woman arrested in January after law enforcement allegedly found more than 5 pounds of marijuana in her residence appeared in court Tuesday to plead not guilty possession of the drug. Melissa Schuppan, 24, is charged with possession of more than 1 pound but less than 10 pounds of marijuana, a felony with a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Law enforcement allegedly found approximately 5.5 pounds of marijuana in a search of Schuppan's residence, which is located at 1109 S.
A local man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegedly hitting another man with a pickup at a rural residence west of Mitchell. Max Mohr, 21, of Mitchell, was arrested March 3 and charged with aggravated assault and intentional property damage, both felonies. The charges stem from an incident in which Mohr was attempting to get into his ex-girlfriend's home, located at 2205 W. Eighth Ave., without permission, court documents say.
The public will be welcome at two events showcasing the four candidates for the Mitchell Board of Education this week, organizers say. Those candidates are Rod Hall, Rick Johnson, Deb Olson and Tara Volesky. The election is June 4, with the top two vote-getters each winning a seat on the board. Rotary debate From 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, the Mitchell Rotary Club will sponsor a candidate debate in the banquet room of the Ramada Inn and Suites, 1525 W.
A Mitchell man sentenced in March for stabbing another man appeared in court Tuesday and denied violating the terms of his probation. Jacob Stulken, 22, is accused of consuming alcohol and walking away from a treatment program at Stepping Stones in Mitchell while on probation for aggravated assault. A suspended three-year prison sentence could be reimposed as a result of the alleged violations. Stulken is scheduled to appear in court in June for a hearing on the alleged violations.