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MINER COUNTY — A 30-year-old Rapid City man was found dead in a Miner County field over the weekend, but officials do not suspect foul play. Dirk Boardman left a rural farm near Fedora, where he was staying with a friend, to go walking late Friday morning. He was found unresponsive at 4:42 p.m. Saturday in a field about one mile from where he left, according to the Miner County Sheriff's Office. Officials determined Boardman was dead when they arrived on scene. An autopsy on Tuesday morning concluded he died of hypothermia. Toxicology tests are pending.
BURKE — Two Burke men are accused of having sexual contact with girls younger than 16 on various occasions spanning two months. On Feb. 21, a man told police officers 51-year-old Thomas Eagle Star was inappropriately touching his girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter. When officers spoke to the alleged victim, she stated Eagle Star had, on multiple occasions, groped her, attempted to lay with her on a bed and told her not to wear tight clothes because "people will be staring," according to court documents.
SPENCER — A Sioux Falls man has been indicted by a McCook County grand jury for allegedly manipulating the outcome of a video lottery machine. On Feb. 16, Ronald Demand is accused of tampering with a video lottery machine at the Spencer Fuel Mart in an attempt to manipulate its outcome.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Feb. 27, 2018: 1. January was a single-month record for ambulance calls in Mitchell. Paul Morris: "We've never seen a month like that before."
KENNEBEC — A Kennebec man was charged with felony assault against a law enforcement officer after allegedly throwing his cellphone at a Lyman County Sheriff's Office deputy. On Feb. 17, two deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated man who had left a local bar and was making suicidal statements. The deputies located the man, Scott Thomas, who was agitated about their presence, according to court documents. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas then allegedly threw his cellphone, hitting one of the deputies in the genitals.
A jury trial is scheduled for April for a Mitchell man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Forty-seven-year-old Steven Nichols is charged with first- and fourth-degree rape of a 15-year-old Mitchell girl in January, according to court documents. Nichols was initially charged with fourth-degree rape but was later indicted by a Davison County Grand Jury that also charged him with first-degree rape.
BROOKINGS — Two Mitchell students in June will travel to Florida for the national speech and debate tournament after qualifying this past weekend at a tournament in Brookings. Thea Patrick qualified in informative speaking and Madison Hetland qualified in domestic extemporaneous speaking. They will travel to the national tournament June 17-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hannah Hetland will serve as an alternate in foreign extemporaneous speaking.
BERESFORD — A Mitchell man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting a Beresford police officer. At approximately 9 p.m., Kenneth Edward jumped out of the trunk of a vehicle that had been involved in a crash and began a foot pursuit with police, according to court documents. Police attempted to apprehend Edward, but he allegedly punched a police officer in the face, then proceeded to a nearby restaurant where he assaulted three employees.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Monday, Feb. 26, 2018: 1. We've got plenty of action from the state high school wrestling tournaments , including the Hutmacher-Casperson match.
Use of the Davison County Fairgrounds will be a discussion item at Tuesday's Davison County Commission meeting. The five-person board meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices, where they will consider a request from the Mitchell Area Development Corporation. Specific details of the request were not included on the commission's agenda. Agenda items The commission's agenda includes the following items: