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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wagner DOOM TAKES OVER ECONOMIC LEAD ROLE: Kelsey Doom is Wagner's new economic development coordinator. Doom will be in charge of the city's growth and development, while trying to promote awareness of Wagner. She will also work with Dakota Rising, a program for business entrepreneurs in the region.
PIERRE — South Dakota has joined 20 states in a challenge to the federal health care law. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the challenge filed in the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals asserts that the Affordable Care Act violates the U.S. Constitution's Origination Clause, which requires that all tax bills originate in the House of Representatives. "I feel strongly that the federal takeover of health care has gone too far in violation of fundamental individual and state's rights.
Mitchell's low of 31 degrees Friday didn't break any records, but two nearby cities endured temperatures colder than anywhere else in the continental U.S. Mitchell's low was 6 degrees shy of the city's record low for May 16, which was set at 25 degrees in 1929, according to Brad Adams, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. The low Friday in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls was 23 degrees. That's colder than anywhere else in the continental U.S.
Q.: Can the truck endorsing Leon Baier for Davison County Commission legally be parked in Wholesale Electronics' lot on First Avenue east of the Mitchell Public Safety building? Could the truck be legally parked in the city-owned public parking lot north of the Public Safety building? A. Baier, the city's assistant police chief, said in an interview he owns the truck that has the campaign advertisement.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 5/16/2014 From: 5/15/2014
PIERRE — South Dakota's 13 Interstate Information Centers open Saturday to welcome and aid guests as they travel within the state. Most of the centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all are located along Interstates 29 and 90 near Chamberlain, New Effington, Salem, Spearfish, Tilford, Valley Springs, Vermillion, Vivian, Wasta and Wilmot. A list of the centers and their hours, and a downloadable map of the information centers and rest areas can be found at http://www.travelsd.com/Trip-Planner/Information-Centers . -- Source: S.D. Dept. of Tourism
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 5/13/2014 From: 5/12/2014
WAGNER -- A Frito Lay truck was totaled Wednesday afternoon when a deer ran into it in Charles Mix County. The driver was traveling west on S.D. Highway 46 into Wagner when a deer jumped onto the road and collided into the front end of the truck, said Charles Mix County Deputy Sheriff Chelsea Biehl. The Frito Lay truck was totaled, she added, and the deer died. The driver was not injured, was wearing his seat belt and was traveling below the speed limit. No citations were issued, Biehl said. Biehl declined to release the driver's name because he was not cited for anything.
The Daily Republic received seven first-place awards from the 2014 Associated Press Great Plains News and Photo Contest. Overall, The Daily Republic received 15 awards in the medium-size newspaper category. The contest was open to 40 Associated Press-member newspapers in three size categories in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Results were announced Wednesday. This was the second of two annual contests entered by The Daily Republic.
State Rep. Lance Carson, R-Mitchell, is one of five people who will be honored May 31 at the Casey Tibbs Foundation’s 21st annual Match of Champions Bronc Ride. Carson will be awarded as honorary arena director. Other honorees who have dedicated much of their lives to the sport of rodeo include Jim Smeenk, of Newell, as match dedication honoree; Jon Mattson, of Deadwood, as honorary chute boss; and Rose Ridley and Kim Ridley, of St. Onge, as co-honorary secretary/timers. The activities begin at 5 p.m.