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Mitchell firefighters responded to a house fire at 912 East Fifth Ave. in Mitchell a little after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. No other information was immediately available. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
CHAMBERLAIN -- A Gann Valley woman is set to stand trial starting with jury selection today. Donika Gonzales, 23, is accused of beating a young boy to death in February 2013. Gonzales was the 4-year-old child's caretaker and is accused of abusing him for wetting his pants. Gonzales pleaded not guilty last year to several charges, including second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison upon conviction. Jury selection is set to begin today at the Brule County Courthouse in Chamberlain. The trial is scheduled to last through April 11.
OLIVET -- A fire at a farmhouse in rural Hutchinson County has caused significant damage but the structure remains intact after a Monday afternoon blaze. Firefighters were called around 1 p.m. to a home owned by Christian Sorlien near the corner of 284th Street and 423rd Avenue, located about eight miles north of Scotland and three miles northwest of Olivet. A woman and three children were inside the house at the time of the fire.
The main building at the LifeQuest campus in Mitchell will be renamed the Kilstrom Center in honor of the organization's retiring executive director, Daryl Kilstrom. Lyndon Overweg, president of the LifeQuest board of directors, made the announcement Monday evening during a retirement reception for Kilstrom, who served as LifeQuest's executive director for 35 years.
The Davison County Commission will hear again about the county’s jail showers during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse. Corrections Administrator Don Radel will address the commission about the issue at 11:20 a.m. The board of commissioners and jail administration has been working since 2012 to fix a moisture-damaged wall in the jail showers.
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JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday — Diced chicken sandwich, pretzels, peas, banana, milk. Tuesday — Tater tot casserole, homemade bread, peas, fruit cocktail, milk. Wednesday — Hot dog, broccoli with cheese, grapes, milk. Thursday — Nachos, corn bread, refried beans, snap peas, applesauce, milk. Friday — Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce, baby carrots, cucumbers, fruit, chocolate milk. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday — Grilled veggie panini, sweet potato fries, apple wedges, vanilla yogurt. Tuesday — Popcorn chicken, bashful b
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say they've made an arrest in the weekend killing of 56-year-old woman. Kari Anne Kirkegaard was found dead in her bathtub with the water running on March 16. Police on Friday said they arrested 40-year-old Christopher Dean Kryger on three counts of first degree murder, two counts of rape and two counts of burglary. Kryger is being held on $1 million bond. Attorney information was not immediately available.
By DIRK LAMMERS Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The last remaining forestland within the Blood Run National Historic Landmark is now part of Good Earth State Park at Blood Run. The 236-acre property near Sioux Falls was secured Friday thanks to a grant from the U.S. Forest Service's Forest Legacy Program and fundraising by the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended up on Friday but off their session highs as a late afternoon selloff in the biotechnology sector weighed on the overall market. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell nearly 3 percent for the week, marking its worst week since October 2012. The three major U.S.