Aberdeen American News
MOBRIDGE, S.D. - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman after her body was found at a mobile home park in Mobridge Tuesday morning, Jan 8, according to a news release from Walworth County State's Attorney Jamie Hare. Hare said the cause of the woman's death has been determined to be hypothermia. The woman, who Hare said is believed to be about 58, was lying on the ground near her mobile home. She was found by a neighbor. The neighbor reported the woman to law enforcement, who then discovered that the woman was dead, Hare said.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Brandi Jo Hanson’s lucky numbers will pay dividends to the tune of $1,000 a day for the rest of her life. The 23-year-old Aberdeen resident claimed her life-changing prize from the South Dakota Lottery after becoming the state’s first Lucky for Life top prize winner, according to a news release from the South Dakota Lottery. Hanson purchased her ticket at Ken’s SuperFair Foods in Aberdeen prior to the Dec. 31 drawing. “I feel very blessed. I’m very grateful,” Hanson said in the release. “It’s life-changing. It’s a little overwhelming.”
ABERDEEN, S.D. - The utility pipe leading to an Aberdeen home that caught fire almost a year ago had damage resulting from the settling of the home, according to a federal report. Aberdeen Fire & Rescue and law enforcement were called to the 500 block of North Second Street Feb. 6 around 10 a.m. Initial reports of the fire classified it as a gas explosion. Investigators did not immediately determine a cause for the fire. A public safety text alert to residents sent by the city called the incident a gas explosion.
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed Jason P. Lewandowski's conviction for the 2015 murder of Jeremy Hendrickson, according to a news release from the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. Lewandowski broke into Hendrickson's Roslyn home on the night of Nov. 20, 2015, and shot Hendrickson in the head in front of his wife and child. A jury found Lewandowski guilty of murder and burglary on Nov. 2, 2017.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - One yet-anonymous person who bought a Lucky for Life lottery ticket at an Aberdeen supermarket will have a big decision to make — take the equivalent of $1,000 each day, or take a lump-sum payment of $5.7 million. There are a couple of advantages to each choice, said Norm Lingle, executive director of South Dakota Lottery.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A small bathroom fire at an Aberdeen elementary school on Thursday, Dec. 20, appears to have been intentional, according to authorities. Aberdeen Police Department Capt. Jay Tobin said the fire in the boys bathroom at Lincoln Elementary was contained to a toilet paper dispenser. Tobin said the fire appears to have been intentionally set. It remains under investigation as to how the fire was started and who is responsible, he said.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Deputy Brian Bard will be appointed and serve as temporary, interim sheriff in Marshall County as soon as Dale Elsen's law enforcement certification is formally revoked. That's according to Marshall County Auditor Megan Biel, who said a resolution was passed during the commission's meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Britton.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A 25-year-old man died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, in a single-vehicle wreck just southeast of Aberdeen. The South Dakota Highway Patrol has not yet released the identify the man, who was the only person involved in the crash, according to a news release. Tyler Fischer, 25, of Aberdeen died in a traffic accident Tuesday near town, according to a death notice from Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - The man charged in a series of events on June 25 that caused Community Memorial Hospital Avera in Redfield to be locked down pleaded guilty today to burglary and aggravated assault. Matthew J. Mathern, 31, of Redfield will be sentenced at a later date, after a presentence investigation. In exchange for his guilty pleas, other charges were dismissed, said Vic Fischbach, Spink County state's attorney. Fischbach said that Mathern also admitted to a bond violation — contacting a victim — in a case that was unrelated to the June incident.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Shopko is closing 39 stores in 14 states, including several in the four-state region. Liquidation sales are set to begin Friday, and the stores will close at the end of February, according to a variety of media reports. All of the closures are Shopko Hometown stores except the one in Nebraska, according to a list that has been published online.