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The Mitchell Board of Education will discuss remodeling the maintenance shop at Mitchell Technical Institute and the possibility of enrolling classified employees in the South Dakota Retirement System during its regularly scheduled meeting to be held at 5 p.m. Monday at L.B. Williams Elementary School.
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Two people sustained minor injuries in a Thursday afternoon two-vehicle crash in Mitchell, officers said Friday afternoon. The crash, which was called in at 2:11 p.m., occurred when a 2009 Ford Ranger reportedly failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of South Ohlman Street and an eastbound exit ramp off Interstate 90.
LAKE ANDES—A Sioux Falls man arrested in July for driving through Charles Mix County with 26 pounds of marijuana was sentenced last week to three years in the state penitentiary. Arthur Little, 35, was pulled over on the afternoon of July 29 by a Highway Patrol officer for not having a front license plate prominently displayed.
A Tripp man arrested for leading police on two high-speed pursuits in two counties earlier this year has been sentenced to spend two years in prison. Jeremy Daugherty, 36, was sentenced on Oct. 29 at the Charles Mix County Courthouse in Lake Andes for a drug charge. On Monday, he was sentenced at the Hutchinson County Courthouse in Olivet for aggravated eluding. Between the two chases, Daugherty was originally charged with seven felonies and nine misdemeanors.
KIMBALL — A man was charged Tuesday with trying to break out of a patrol vehicle and later fighting emergency responders who tried to restrain him. According to court documents, police were called to a Kimball residence to respond to Kyle Koepke, 26, who was "out of control." When officers took Koepke to the patrol vehicle, he reportedly yelled at and attempted to fight them. While he was being transported to the Brule County Jail, Koepke started trying to kick out the windows and cage in the vehicle.
HOWARD — Two Howard men appeared Wednesday in court in Miner County for allegedly beating a man until he lost consciousness. According to court documents, on Oct. 20, Taylor Hodges, 27, and Cole Hodges, 24, were involved in a fight with a third man outside a bar in Howard. The two allegedly beat the man until he was bleeding severely from his face and "appeared to bystanders to be lifeless." The alleged victim reportedly sustained a concussion and a broken nose and went to the emergency room twice for medical attention following the incident.
ETHAN — Charges are pending against a 50-year-old Sioux Falls man who officers say fell asleep at the wheel in a crash on Oct. 29. Richard Tulio was driving a Mazda pickup on Highway 42, about two miles east of Ethan, when the vehicle went off the roadway into the north ditch, ramped off a field approach and landed back on the ground.
The run-up to a highly anticipated election in both South Dakota and across the country comes to a close today with Election Day finally here. Hanging in the balance is a hotly contested governor's race, a battle for Congress, key races in the state Legislature and for statewide positions, and some controversial ballot measures in the state of South Dakota. Across the state, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Four polling sites will be open in Davison County, and all city of Mitchell residents will cast their ballots at the Corn Palace.
A Lower Brule man who had previously been convicted of a felony pleaded not guilty on Oct. 23 to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Prior to his appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno, 32-year-old Vincent Battese was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 16, according to a Sunday press release from U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons.