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PIERRE -- The 900 slot machines now in play at Grand Falls Casino, just across the Iowa border from Sioux Falls, are hardly the only new competition lining up against the South Dakota Lottery, Deadwood casinos and reservation casinos. Demolition began in recent days at a 16-acre site in Sioux City, Iowa, that will be home to the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino scheduled to open next summer The $120 million Hard Rock complex will replace the Argosy gambling boat on the Missouri River at Sioux City.
Pavement repair work on state Highway 37 from one-quarter mile south of Spruce Street in Mitchell to two miles north of Tripp was scheduled to begin Monday but has been postponed to Wednesday or Thursday, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Traffic on the 29-mile project will be controlled with flaggers and a pilot car during working hours and possibly during the overnight hours if the concrete has not reached sufficient strength. Motorists can expect short delays and may want to consider an alternate route.
You and me as typical South Dakotans can't really understand the Middle East. It's not that you or I are stupid or prejudiced or uneducated. We're not. But we come from a society and ways of thinking that are unlike those in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc.
Today is an anniversary. Four years ago on this date, I started what you might call my second career when I became an employee of state government.
WASHINGTON — Building the Keystone XL pipeline would lead to more manmade light and noise in sparsely populated regions, which may harm natural resources, wildlife and visitors to national parks, the Interior Department said.
"Odessa Again," by Dana Reinhardt, begins with possibilities. Odessa Green-Light's family has just moved into a new house. After a few torturous days of sharing a room with her toad of a brother, her mom finally relents. She allows Odessa to move into the attic. Three days later, it begins. When Odessa stomps on the floorboards, she falls -- that "upside-down, over-under, inside out feeling" -- and lands with a thud in the same room but she's a step back in time. How cool. She has the opportunity to do things over again.
Brad Jamison and Bryan Rickel from Woelfel Diamonds recently attended the 2013 Retail Jewelers Organization Fall Buying Show in Covington, Ky. The event, tabbed Gold Standard, allowed jewelers the opportunity to share business ideas, purchase new items at pre-negotiated prices and network with peers. "Purchasing jewelry at pre-negotiated prices at the RJO show is critical because we're able to pass along the savings to our customers," Jamison said. "We also bring home a better understanding of current trends and marketing strategies."
A 19-year-old woman faces multiple charges after police allegedly found multiple bags of marijuana and a pipe hidden in her bra. Tessa Marie Claussen, of Mitchell, was arrested Aug. 1 as a result of a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Havens Avenue. During the stop, a Mitchell police officer detected the smell of marijuana and later found a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle, according to court documents.
A Mitchell woman was arrested Aug. 5 after a syringe and a glass pipe allegedly in her possession tested positive for methamphetamine. Tanisha Pearl Jeno, 21, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. She is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Jeno was being arrested for an outstanding warrant when the syringe and glass pipe were found in her possession, court documents say.
A Mitchell man was arrested Aug. 3 after allegedly driving drunk and fleeing from police at speeds up to 70 mph. Darrin Custer Slater, 48, is charged with aggravated eluding, a felony with a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. He is also charged with second-offense drunken driving and reckless driving, misdemeanors each with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.