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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.
In the quest to head off rising global temperatures, some scientists have argued for steep curbs in how much soot and methane are released into the air. But a new study suggests that targeting such emissions in the next couple of decades may make much less of a dent than previously thought.
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.
MEDFORD, Mass. -- It is time to decide and announce the specific number of American advisers and trainers who will stay in Afghanistan after 2014 as part of the new NATO mission, Operation Resolute Support. The 50 nations that today have troops operating in Afghanistan have collectively pledged to continue their mission well beyond 2014 and have drawn up a detailed concept of operations. But what remains under discussion is the size of the commitment.
We're disappointed at how the city of Mitchell has handled its experiment with a SolarBee device in Lake Mitchell. The city purchased the device for $27,000 in 2010. That's not much compared to the city's overall budget of more than $30 million, but it's still a significant investment in a single piece of equipment that city officials viewed then and now as experimental.
PIERRE -- Officials from five school districts filed appeals of the annual performance scores that some of their schools received this summer from the state Department of Education. The appeals came from Tea, Corsica, Dakota Valley, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. "The majority have to do with summer graduates," said Mary Stadick Smith, a spokeswoman for the department. She declined to provide further specifics because state and federal regulations prohibit releasing some information when student groups are too small in number.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that durable pavement marking will be applied on a portion of Interstate 90 south of Salem in McCook County beginning Monday. Work will begin on I-90 at the Hanson County Line and proceed east nine miles to the Salem rest area. Pavement markings will be applied to both the eastbound and westbound lanes and will take approximately one week to complete. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours and the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph in areas of active work.
Dear Heloise: My dog recently went blind, and our family had some adjusting to do. I wanted to share a few hints with you and your readers that might help someone else who's going through this. We talk to our dog a lot more now. We want him to know that we are in the room and that he isn't alone. Always make sure you talk to pets before touching them so you don't scare them when they aren't expecting it.
The Mitchell Police Division is investigating an incident of vehicle vandalism that occurred recently in Mitchell. The incident occurred between 11 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, when a 1992 Pontiac Firebird, parked inside a garage in the 800 block of North Sanborn Boulevard, was vandalized and sustained approximately $1,500 in damage. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (605) 996-1700.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you be kind enough to give me your opinion on colonoscopy? I last had one done three years ago, and there were no problems. I am approaching 87 years, and am enjoying good health. I have heard pros and cons of colonoscopy at my age. --A.L.