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WAGNER—A Wagner man was arrested Monday night for allegedly assaulting and choking a woman a day earlier. A Charles Mix County sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the Fort Randall Federal Credit Union in Wagner at about 12:20 a.m. on Sunday in response to a woman who said she had just been assaulted by 27-year-old Aidan Standing Cloud.
ALEXANDRIA—A man was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation for driving in July with about two pounds of marijuana near Alexandria. Chad Lingen, 26, of Pipestone, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to possession of one to 10 pounds of marijuana on Oct. 3. On July 30, a Highway Patrol over pulled over a Buick Lacrosse eastbound on Interstate 90 for going 4 mph over the speed limit, according to court documents. The car was driven by Lingen, and 24-year-old Christopher Cruse, also of Pipestone, was a passenger.
WINNER — Country Pride Cooperative, a regional ag cooperative with locations in 12 communities in South Dakota and Nebraska, announced Friday it is selling its assets to CHS. The cooperative said the proposal was voted on by the members of Country Pride and was passed with 92 percent approval. The transaction is expected to be finalized on March 1. Terms were not announced.
GANN VALLEY—A Stickney man was ordered to pay $1,119 in restitution earlier this month for stealing from a fencing company in August. William Langstraat, 22, pleaded guilty to and was convicted of first-degree petty theft of more than $400, a Class 1 misdemeanor, on Jan. 9 before a Buffalo County court. Warrants for both Langstraat and 44-year-old Tyler Naser, of Gann Valley, were issued on Oct. 7. According to court documents, Langstraat was arrested on Nov. 3, and the warrant for Naser remains outstanding. Langstraat was released on a $1,000 cash bond.
Three of the area's favorite delicacies will be provided by local businesses and will be on display at a reception for the USS South Dakota submarine commissioning next week in Connecticut. Chislic, kuchen and popcorn balls will be on the menu for more than 2,500 guests and sailors at the reception following the event in in Groton, Connecticut on Feb. 2.
Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger has been appointed to the South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Advisory Board, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced Thursday. "He has dealt firsthand with the 24/7 Sobriety Program since its inception," Ravnsborg said. "Steve's experience in law enforcement and his oversight of the 24/7 Sobriety Program in his county make him the perfect fit for this board position."
A Mitchell man was arrested Sunday for allegedly tying up a woman and threatening her with a knife and a gun. The incident reportedly began when 23-year-old Jose Ortiz Rodriguez and the woman had a verbal argument while shopping earlier that day, and the two got into a vehicle and continued the argument in a parking lot. The woman fled from the vehicle, and Ortiz Rodriguez found her and got her into an apartment. According to court documents, inside the apartment, Ortiz Rodriguez tied the woman's hands with a torn shirt and headband and tied another shirt around her mouth.
A Mount Vernon man was charged Monday with driving drunk and without a license with two children unrestrained in his vehicle. William Frederick, 23, now faces two felony, five misdemeanor and two petty offense charges. At 9:32 p.m. on Monday, a deputy from the Davison County Sheriff's Office was called to 254th Street, about a quarter-mile east of Betts Road. There, he reportedly found a green Plymouth Neon stuck in the snow in the north ditch, facing east.
The following cases were among those heard during a felony court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Rebecca Whaley, 33, of Plainview, Nebraska, failed to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000, and reckless driving, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Court issued a no-bond bench warrant.
SALEM — Authorities on Tuesday identified a Salem woman as the person who died in a tractor-van crash on Jan. 16. Helene Eichacker, 85, was the passenger in a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country that crashed into a 1998 John Deere tractor on S.D. Highway 38, about one mile west of Salem. She was airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls and died Thursday as a result of her injuries.