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TYNDALL — A Bon Homme County man convicted of multiple counts of child rape was ordered Tuesday to spend 65 years in prison. Paul Brewer, 41, of Tabor, was sentenced for three counts of first-degree rape and two counts of sexual contact with a girl under the age of 16, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. Brewer was convicted of the five felonies following a three-day jury trial in March.
WAGNER — About 200 baby pheasants and other birds were killed Monday and about 500 eggs were lost when a building sustained heavy smoke damage in Wagner. A heat lamp is believed to be the cause of the smoldering structure, owned by Steve Krcil, in which he raised upland birds like partridge, quail and different species of pheasants. He said Tuesday he's been raising birds for three years. "This started out as a hobby, so I hadn't really looked into insurance yet," he said Tuesday. "Last year, I didn't have half as much as I did before this."
Here are five stories we think you should know about heading into Tuesday: 1. Former State Sen. Mike Vehle expressed his concern about Lake Mitchell's algae woes last night during the regular Mitchell City Council meeting.
A Mitchell teenager was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting another person outside an elementary school. At about 2:50 p.m., Mitchell police responded to the 900 block of East First Avenue, outside Longfellow Elementary School, where a 16-year-old male was assaulted by a 14-year-old boy, authorities said. The alleged victim suffered minor injuries but declined an ambulance transport, police said. The names of the teens involved are being withheld because they are juveniles.
An escaped suspect was arrested Sunday in Mitchell following a foot pursuit with law enforcement and was returned to custody, officials said. Nicholas Miiller, 31, of Mitchell, was arrested and charged with escape and resisting arrest, among other charges, after failing to return to the Davison County Jail following a furlough, according to the Davison County Sheriff's Office. On Sunday, law enforcement responded to the trailer park at 1401 S. Main St. after an off-duty corrections officer spotted Miiller in the area, authorities said.
The Davison County Commission will consider setting a date for the first reading of a zoning ordinance overhaul years in the making. The five-person board will consider the agenda item at its regular 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.
PLATTE — A Yankton woman sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital Sunday when the motorcycle she was driving crashed 18 miles northwest of Platte. Jodie Frick, 50, was traveling south on South Dakota Highway 50, near mile post 259, on a 2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide when she failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and lost control, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Here are the stories we think you should know heading into the beginning of the week: 1. The Rev. Gerald Thury celebrated 50 years of priesthood Sunday. We were there for the special Mass and open house.
Over the weekend, these photos of Lake Mitchell were captured by Jeff Shaffer, of rural Mitchell. The photos of algae near the beach and other areas of the lake during what was a calm, hot weekend drew significant interest and discussion. Do you have interesting photos from around the city or region? They could be of anything, and we'd like to see them. How about a video?