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Midcontinent Communications ranked second in a recent PCMag.com report on the fastest Internet service providers (ISPs) in the nation. The publication's readers tested their connections for nine months using a proprietary link. Midcontinent Communications, also known as Midco, provides cable in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin and claims it can deliver 100Mbps downloads with its MidcoNet Xstream Wideband service. "While our testers didn't see quite that level of service, the average was 24.7Mbps down/4.4 Mbps up, giving it an index of 20.6, well ahead of every
COLOME -- Cosmopolitan Magazine has named a Colome man to its annual hottest bachelor's list. Newley Kartak, 23, is on the 2012 list with 50 other men -- the magazine named two brothers as hottest bachelors from Montana. In the magazine's short biography of Kartak online, he describes himself as "a sweet, sarcastic cowboy who loves riding and roping horses." He calls himself charming and "adorkable" in stating why he's Cosmo-bachelor material.
A 21-year-old man has admitted to violating two terms of his probation. James Paul Normile was sentenced May 31 to 18 months on probation for his third domestic assault against one victim in five months. He admitted Tuesday during court in Mitchell that he has failed to maintain employment and had contact with the victim of his domestic assaults, both violations of his probation. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing was set for November.
A Mitchell woman convicted of third-offense drunken driving in 2011 admitted Tuesday to violating her probation by drinking alcohol. Lori Willim, 51, told the court a misunderstanding about when she was required to participate in the state 24/7 Sobriety program led to the violation. She was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.081 when tested for the 24/7 Sobriety program, but told the court she only consumed one drink the night before the test.
A Mitchell woman admitted Tuesday to violating two terms of her probation. Lyndsay Lynn Hawk, 25, admitted she failed to show up to four different appointments with her probation officers and hasn't paid some court-appointed attorneys fees related to a 2010 identity theft conviction. She was released on her own recognizance with sentencing set for November.
A Pierre man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree burglary for breaking into a Mitchell Plumbing and Heating storage building. Logan Sean Jacobs, 22, also admitted to violating the state 24/7 Sobriety program three times since he was released from jail on Sept.
A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of methamphetamine. Leah Rae Shields, 30, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine as a result of the conviction. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dismissed a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and agreed to recommend Shields serve no more than three years in prison. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing was set for November.
A Hudson man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-offense drunken driving. Chad Tesch, 31, was arrested May 8 in Davison County and charged with drunken driving. Because Tesch has been convicted of drunken driving on two prior occasions -- first in 2004 and again in 2007 -- the charge is a felony.
A 54-year-old Mitchell man is denying he had sexual contact with a 6-year-old developmentally disabled girl at his home earlier this year. Mark Elliot Johnson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine if convicted of the felony. Police say Johnson had sexual contact with the girl at his home in an apartment complex at 900 W. Second Ave. His trial is set for December.
A Mitchell woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple drug charges, including possession of methamphetamine. Gladys Rose Jackson, 33, was arrested June 30 after Mitchell police allegedly discovered meth and marijuana in a search of a residence where she and Richard Alan Miller, 32, were present. Jackson is charged with possession of meth, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted of meth possession, a felony and the most serious charge. Miller was also sched