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About 15 weeks after first being blocked for construction, Sanborn Boulevard is expected to reopen on schedule Thursday. According to City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein, at that time, construction will have reached its substantial completion goal, meaning the road will be open to traffic and the painting and striping on the road will be finished. The majority of the sidewalks are also expected to be finished. While the bulk of the construction is done, Dell Rapids-based BX Civil & Construction still has another month to be officially completed with the project.
Texts have been recovered from the phone of the woman accused of attempted first-degree murder and reckless burning in 2015. Using computer software purchased by the state, messages sent and received by Dawn Long, 40, were recently uncovered from Long's iPhone.
CHAMBERLAIN — Ten years ago, Dixie Lloyd, of Chamberlain, decided she wanted to put together an art show for her friends and family with various artistic hobbies. On Saturday and Sunday, artists with skills ranging from quilting to metalworking showed off their work at Lloyd's 10th Art Expo at the South Dakota Hall of Fame in Chamberlain. Lloyd said she wanted to give people a chance to share their hobbies while also giving families something free to do, so none of the artwork at the expo was for sale.
James Shaw said he's happy he got his most recent DUI, because without it, he's not sure if he ever would have gotten treatment. In April of 2016, Shaw had been released from prison in Nebraska for his fourth DUI. After his release, he came to South Dakota, where he was eventually arrested again. "The only difference between this and my other DUIs was that for this one, I got treatment and not punished," Shaw said.
Two people were arrested early this morning after shots were fired from one car at another during a chase, authorities said.
Two murder cases that began last fall in Mitchell have cost Davison County a combined total of $56,356 thus far, and the trials are still months from beginning. James Brinker, 39, and Anthony Lewis, 50, have both been charged with first- and second- degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.
Now that a general plan for the Lake Mitchell's future has been determined, the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee is looking to follow through with it, beginning with solving funding issues. Funding was the main topic of discussion at the committee's meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Mitchell Recreation Center. "To me, it's important that we demonstrate to potential fund sources ... that we're probably going to follow through with this," Committee President Joe Kippes said.
Lake Mitchell was placed at warning level on Friday when readings showed that, on average, chlorophyll levels in the water were nearly four times as high as they were at this time last year. Signs have been posted around the lake encouraging people to avoid illness by staying out of the water. While avoiding lake water is voluntary and the lake and the areas around it are still open to the public, signs emphasize that contact with algae may cause symptoms ranging from nausea to seizures.
In addition to electing a new president at its annual board meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Monday in Room 116 of the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy, the Mitchell Board of Education will discuss bids for three construction projects at Mitchell Technical Institute.
After nearly 40 years as a judge in South Dakota’s Seventh Circuit, Judge Jeff Davis’ final term is up in January. Davis, of Rapid City, recently turned 70, the age at which circuit court judges must retire, making him one of the last to do so in quick succession over the last decade.