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A Fort Thompson man pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Conrad Lee Fleury, 30, appeared before Judge Roberto A.
Pre-orders for American Cancer Society daffodils are now being taken in Mitchell. Individual pre-orders for the daffodils can be placed at the County Fair Food Store service desk, Walgreens and Avera Queen of Peace Gift Shop. Orders will be ready for pickup at the sign-up locations on March 12.
Two New York brothers were arrested Thursday on drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. Trooper John Lord with the South Dakota Highway Patrol said he stopped a Volkswagen Golf automobile around 1:15 p.m.
Former Crow Creek Tribal Chairman Duane Big Eagle, 62, is on his way to begin a three-year prison sentence. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, he was "in transit" Wednesday. Big Eagle was convicted on two counts of conspiracy to bribe tribal officials and one count of bribery. He was scheduled to turn himself in to authorities by 3 p.m. Tuesday. Meanwhile, Big Eagle has appealed his convictions. He and his attorney, Dana Hanna of Rapid City, must file a brief outlining why Big Eagle is appealing the convictions by Feb. 8.
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., will visit constituents in Mitchell and Watertown today. She will give an update on her first year in Congress and hear from constituents on their top issues for 2012, according to a news release from her office. The release said Noem, who is up for re-election this year, will visit "Mitchell coffee shops" beginning at 11:30 a.m. today, and will tour the Boyds' Gunstock plant near Mitchell at 1:45 p.m. today. She will visit Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown at 5 p.m. today.
A Mitchell man has been reappointed to the South Dakota Board of Education. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has reappointed Terry Sabers and Patricia Simmons, of Sioux Falls, to the state Board of Education. Their new terms run until Dec. 31, 2015. Sabers, the chief financial officer of Muth Electric Inc., was appointed in March 2008 to fill the unexpired term of Roger Porch. Simmons, the board's vice president, was originally appointed in October 2006, succeeding Barb Everist.
Officials determined Monday's house fire on the north shore of Lake Mitchell was "neither malicious nor negligent in any way." The Mitchell Police Division released the information Tuesday afternoon regarding the fire that destroyed the house at 170 N. Harmon Drive. "At this time, it appears that the fire may have started in the southwest corner of the home, but is still undetermined to the exact cause. The scene has been turned over to the homeowner's insurance company," the release said.
FREEMAN -- A woman narrowly avoided injury on New Year's Day when her vehicle rolled after she swerved to avoid a deer. Lisa Raines, 37, Freeman, was driving north on Highway 81 about 10 miles south of Freeman around 4:15 a.m. Sunday when the accident occurred about three-tenths of a mile north of 289th Street, Hutchinson County Sheriff Jim Zeeb said. Zeeb said Raines missed the deer with her 2001 Dodge Dakota, but the vehicle rolled and was totaled. The pickup landed on it wheels, and Raines drove it up to the roadside.
With an average audience of more than 4.2 million people each week, "American Pickers" is routinely a top 10 show on cable television. Monday night, a new episode featured stops at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Pioneer Auto in Murdo. The following is the History Channel's description of the episode: "Danielle turns up a good lead she's been working on for months. When Mike tells Frank let's pack up for a trip to South Dakota, Frank says he can't. He's secretly going to his 30th annual trip to the legendary Sturgis motorcycle rally, but says he'll cover the shop.
A contract for a columbarium, a lease for the Lake Mitchell Campground and agreements pertaining to upcoming road construction are among the highlights of tonight's Mitchell City Council agenda. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.