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Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Dec. 13 through Dec. 19. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Michelle Renae Clemens, Chapter 7; Amber Rae Dugger, Chapter 7.
Damage to a sign at Mitchell's Sandy Beach is one of Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers' Crime of the Week. Prior to Dec. 2, 2018, the public beach sign was stolen from Sandy Beach at 700 W. Harmon Dr. The brick support columns for the sign were damaged when the sign was stolen. The value of the stolen sign and damage to the support columns is estimated to be $2,500.
Governor-elect Kristi Noem on Thursday announced more governor staff hires, including naming Armour native Tony Venhuizen as a senior adviser. Venhuizen is the chief of staff for Gov. Dennis Daugaard, whose term expires in January when Noem will be sworn in. He has been the liaison between the Daugaard administration and the Noem transition team. The announcement says Venhuizen will be staying with the governor's office into the spring "to ensure a seamless transition."
South Dakota's population continues to climb, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday. The population for the state was estimated at 882,235 people, as of July 1, 2018. That is an estimated increase of 8,949 people, or 1.02 percent, since 2017, when South Dakota was estimated to have 873,286 residents. Since the official 2010 census, South Dakota added 68,037 people, or an increase of 8.4 percent from the previous total of 814,198 people, as of April 1, 2010. That ranks 15th nationally among states in percent change since 2010.
Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance regarding a rural Davison County burglary. The burglary occurred on Dec. 12, and during the break-in, a safe was stolen from the residence. The safe contained personal documents, savings bonds and checks. Surveillance video was obtained from local banks of an individual that may be connected. The Davison County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance identifying the male individual and vehicle in the photos. Please contact Crime Stoppers or the Davison County Sheriff's Office at 605-995-8630.
The Daily Republic is creating an interactive map of Christmas light displays. If you have one you'd like to show off (or know someone who does), fill out our short Google form, available on both our website and our social media accounts. Needed information for the map includes the street address, the type of display (public location or event, house, etc.), and the date the lights were put up, along with a short description of the display.
South Dakota’s population continues to climb, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday. The population for the state was estimated at 882,235 people, as of July 1, 2018. That is an estimated increase of 8,949 people, or 1.02 percent, since 2017, when South Dakota was estimated to have 873,286 residents.
WAGNER—A Wagner man was arrested Saturday for allegedly punching his mother in the head, hitting her with a fan and then lying to police about who he was. Cody Hudson, 22, is charged with domestic abuse aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and impersonation to deceive law enforcement.
Dayle Hammock, of Spearfish, has been appointed to represent District 31 in the South Dakota House of Representatives, Governor-elect Kristi Noem announced Wednesday. The vacancy was created after the death of Rep. Chuck Turbiville, who was re-elected posthumously on Nov. 6.
A man from Sterling, Alaska, has been indicted by a Minnehaha County grand jury on one count of attempted aggravated grand theft by deception. Kent Lee Tompkins, 49, was arrested for allegedly forming a sham collection agency in an attempt to steal more than $700,000 from an elderly person. It is also alleged that the defendant was successful in stealing $40,000.