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City to expand emergency routes for snow removal

HURON - Two stretches of streets in north Huron are being acknowledged in the city ordinance as emergency routes for snow removal. City commissioners Monday gave first reading of an ordinance to add Seventh Street Northeast, between Dakota and Beach avenues, and Utah Avenue Northeast, between Sevent

PLAINSMAN - 2018-03-20 13:33:40

Mitchell man pleads guilty after plea bargain

A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of possession of a controlled substance as a part of a plea bargain. Logan Sapp, 22, entered his plea during regular circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Sapp pleaded guilty to possessing alprazolam and morphine, bo

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-03-20 21:59:10

Man found guilty of stealing thousands from ill mother

ALEXANDRIA - A jury recently found an Alexandria man guilty of theft by exploitation after stealing more than $35,000 from his ill mother. Kenneth Hauge could face up to 10 years in prison for the crime, for which he will be sentenced in May. Hauge was found guilty of taking money from his mother's

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-03-20 13:42:41

South Dakota State Horticultural Society Spring Workshop Set For Huron

BROOKINGS - The annual South Dakota State Horticultural Society Spring Workshop will be held in Huron April 21 at the Plains Dining and Recreation Center (960 4th St. north east). Flowers grown from bulbs, or bulbous flowers, will be the focus of the one-day workshop. "This is an excellent opportuni


Mitchell woman accused of stalking after creating fake social media accounts, phone numbers

A Mitchell woman was charged with five counts of stalking for allegedly using fake phone numbers to harass a victim for five months and creating fake social media accounts in her victim's name. Taylor Walz, 22, allegedly used an app on her phone to create at least three "spoof" phone numbers and sen


Moore pleads to second degree escape

A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree escape for failing to return to jail after a brief furlough. Jeremy Moore, 40, entered his plea during regular circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Moore also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphe

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-03-20 21:55:31

Main Street fabric store to close

According to its website, the Fabric and Textile Warehouse on Fourth Avenue and Main Street is closing its doors permanently. The Daily Republic called the store, which referred us to the owner at another location, but the owner did not return a call from the newspaper. The announcement states that

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-03-20 13:40:27

Divers take second in medley relay

VERMILLION - Lake Preston's Rylie Brown, Lindsay Hillestad, Ashley Neely and Ashlyn DeKnikker led the local contingent at the Class B portion of the Dan Lennon Invitational on Tuesday at Hillenbrand Track inside the DakotaDome The Diver quartet placed second in the girls' 1,600-meter sprint medley r

BROOKINGS REGISTER - 2018-03-21 14:52:05

Recognizing the signs of human trafficking

HURON - Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery, is a prominent issue around the world, but also in our very own communities, according to Raleigh Larson, the school nurse at the Huron Middle School and Washington Elementary Center, who made presentations to both parents and students in order to


Woman's death at South Dakota mental hospital raises concern

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A 37-year-old woman died of alcohol withdrawal at a state-run mental hospital in December, even though the hospital wasn't equipped to handle her condition and its policy was to transfer such patients to another facility for treatment, an Argus Leader investigation has found. An


Pellet smoker may have caused Duff St. fire

A pellet smoker may have been the cause of fire that spread inside an attached garage of home in the 1100 block of South Duff Street in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Police Sgt. Joel Reinesch, the source of the fire started somewhere in the area of a pellet smoker located in the corner of the gara


County files against property owned by murder defendant

HURON - A foreclosure action has been filed by Beadle County against properties owned by Kevin Krueger, the 52-year-old Huron man now serving life in prison without parole for first-degree murder. State's Attorney Mike Moore briefed county commissioners on the move on Tuesday. The properties include


Lake Mitchell warning policy altered

Last year's newly implemented Lake Mitchell public warning system scared locals, according to one City Council member, and a local board used Thursday to make a small, but important change. Rather than one bad chlorophyll test forcing the city of Mitchell to discourage contact with the local lake, c


OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers

CHEERS to the readers who reached out and participated in our Lake Mitchell poll over the last few weeks. We asked readers on Facebook, Twitter and in the print edition how they favored a proposed $7.62 million dredging plan, and the results show locals are ready to act on Lake Mitchell's algae issu


Mitchell digs lake dredging plan

The city of Mitchell may have finally found a lake restoration plan its citizens can get behind. The Daily Republic conducted a survey via the print edition of the newspaper and on both Twitter and Facebook to determine whether locals would support a $7.62 million proposed dredging project to restor


Wessington Springs to elect new mayor

Four years ago, one month into her tenure, a tornado slammed Wessington Springs, leaving a trail of destruction that took much of her time in office to repair. As her term comes to an end in May, Mebius will not seek re-election, citing "personal changes" and the acceptance of a teaching job in anot


Mitchell man gets vehicle struck in snow - then arrested because it was stolen

A Mitchell man was arrested for grand theft after allegedly getting a stolen vehicle stuck in snow. At approximately 4 a.m. March 6, police found a tan 1999 Chevrolet Malibu stuck in the snow at the intersection of Havens Avenue and Davison Street in Mitchell, according to court documents. When offi


Man arrested after eluding police, fleeing vehicle

A Mitchell man was arrested earlier this month when police say he eluded law enforcement in residential neighborhoods, abandoned his vehicle and then fled on foot. Drew Frey, 22, was arrested for eluding and reckless driving on March 3, according to recently filed Davison County court documents. Bot


City joins GHDC to bring in businesses

HURON - City commissioners are once again joining hands with Greater Huron Development Corporation in being pro-active in working to attract additional businesses and industries to locate here. To that end, commissioners on Monday approved a lease agreement with GHDC for property on Center Street in


School Board hears audit report

HURON - The Huron School Board of Education held its regular bi-weekly meeting, Monday evening in the Instructional Planning Center. In reports to the board, an audit report for the 2016-17 school year was given by a representative from ELO CPA LLC, Rebecca Odegaar, who was the head auditor in char