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MARTIN -- A Hamill man died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday 12 miles west and four miles north of Martin. Douglas Martin Ekberg, 66, of Hamill, was driving a 2002...
Anyone who has driven through the Upper Midwest can tell you how much time it can take to get from one region of the state to the other. My family's business, Noteboom Implement, serves local farmers as an accessible provider of John Deere equipment, which means I am continuously traveling between our four locations in Corsica, Chamberlain, Parkston and Platte, along with Sioux Falls where many of the business services that I rely on are located.
Dodgeball always seemed like an incredibly goofy school-sanctioned phys-ed activity when I was a kid, but a couple of unsanctioned playground games patterned after Mumblety-Peg made even less sense.
A Mitchell man was arrested around 1 a.m. July 31 for third-offense drunken driving. Joshua Johnson, 28, was stopped after a Highway Patrol trooper saw him driving 38 mph in a 30 mph zone on South Sanborn Boulevard near West Douglas Avenue, according to court documents. Johnson performed poorly on a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested for drunken driving, court documents say. His blood alcohol content was found to be 0.158 around the time of his arrest. The legal limit for driving in South Dakota is 0.08.
PIERRE -- Not everybody is satisfied with South Dakota's new system for rating performances of public schools. The scores released last week quickly drew some protests. Three school districts have filed formal appeals. As of Tuesday, at least one other district is also contemplating an appeal. That's according to Mary Stadick Smith, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Education. She didn't identify the districts or the specific schools. There are rating systems, with different criteria, for elementary and middle schools and for high schools.
A woman is charged with a felony after a pill bottle containing a controlled prescription drug was allegedly found in her purse during a traffic stop shortly before 10:30 p.m. July 27 in the 1800 block of North Main Street in Mitchell. Debra Skelly-Rath, 45, of Mitchell, was arrested after a Mitchell police officer saw her driving westbound on East Green Drive before turning north at a high speed onto North Main Street, according to court documents.
The city of Mitchell street department will be chip sealing the following streets today: 300-500 blocks of South Dobson Street; 200-700 blocks of South Montana Street; 400-700 blocks of South Iowa Street; 300-700 blocks of South Edmunds Street; and 200-500 blocks of South Edgerton Street. All vehicles must be removed from these streets by 7 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the schedule will be delayed by one day.
A Letcher man faces multiple charges for allegedly driving drunk through yards and crashing into a fence shortly before 6:30 p.m. July 27 in rural Davison County. Joel Amick, 27, is charged with fourth-offense drunken driving, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He is also charged with intentional property damage and having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors.
TORONTO --TransCanada Corp., facing opposition to its Keystone XL pipeline in the United States, is encountering challenges at home from environmental groups and provincial lawmakers over a proposed C$12 billion ($11.6 billion) line to ship oil to the Atlantic Coast. The country's second-biggest pipeline operator plans to move as much as 1.1 million barrels a day from the oil sands in Alberta to New Brunswick by 2018.