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Names Released In Fatal One-Vehicle Crash Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 57-year-old Fulton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Mitchell. A 2003 Dodge Caravan was traveling on 247th Street near the intersection of 414th Avenue when the driver, Robert Bender, lost control of the vehicle. Bender’s vehicle entered the ditch…

2019 Mitchell Corn Palace Murals To Honor The Military

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – For one year, Mitchell’s biggest tourist attraction will serve as a monument to the military. City officials say the theme of the 2019 corn murals on the Corn Palace will be “A Salute to the Military.” Specific designs will be released later. The Corn Palace bills itself as the world’s only palace dedicated to the commodity….

Hunter Shot in the Nose

73-year-old from Wisconsin survives after being hit by someone in his hunting party

FORESTBURG, S.D. (AP) – A Wisconsin man survived being shot in the nose while pheasant-hunting in South Dakota. South Dakota’s Department of Game, Fish and Parks says the 73-year-old man was shot in the left nostril by another hunter in his group on Sunday afternoon on private land near Forestburg. The Daily Republic reports that the man was taken to…

Why Protection Orders Often Don’t Work

Local victims advocacy organization shares how family, friends can help a loved one in trouble

Michelle Markgraf from the Sioux Falls based Compass Center talks about the tragic loss of a young mother from Mitchell, why 36-year-old Marie Brinker may have let her husband come back home even after filing a protection order, and the resources available for families facing a situation of domestic violence. Brinker suffocated after having a sock stuffed in her mouth,…

Man Killed In I-90 Crash Involving Vehicles And Cattle ID’d

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Spencer man who died after a crash on Interstate 90 in Davison County involving two vehicles and cattle. The Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Tracy Morehead was driving a car that rear-ended a pickup truck that had stopped on the highway after colliding with six cows. He died of his injuries later at…

Funeral Arrangements Made For Mitchell Homicide Victim

MITCHELL, S.D. – Services have been arranged for a Mitchell woman killed in a homicide last week. Funeral services will be held for 36-year-old Marie Brinker at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. A visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. On Friday, also located at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Brinker was found dead in her home last…

Davison County Fatal Crash Involved Two Vehicles And 6 Cattle

MITCHELL, S.D. – One male died and several others were injured Saturday night in a fatal crash east of Mitchell. The accident involved both vehicles and livestock. Names of the those involved have not yet been released pending notification of families. According to South Dakota Highway Patrol, a Dodge Durango was westbound on Interstate 90 near mile marker 333 when…

Court Documents Show James Brinker Had History of Domestic Violence

MITCHELL, S.D.- A Mitchell man charged with his wife’s death made his first court appearance in Davison County this Friday morning. 39-year-old James Brinker is charged with manslaughter after police say the woman suffocated. According to the Mitchell Police Department, it all happened at a home on the 900 block of east 3rd street on Tuesday night. The investigation is…

Police: Mitchell Man Facing Manslaughter Charges In Death Investigation

MITCHELL, S.D. – Mitchell police say a 39-year-old man is facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 36-year-old woman overnight. Police say at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday night they received a 911 call requesting an ambulance at a residence located on the 900-block E. 3rd Avenue for a female who did not appear to be breathing. Responding Officers found…

Woman Drives Sports Car Into Mitchell Store; No Injuries

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – No one was injured when a woman drove her sports car into a Dollar Tree store in Mitchell over the weekend. Police responded to the scene shortly before 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Officer Paul Wilson tells The Daily Republic that the woman was pulling into a parking space when she stepped on the gas pedal instead of…

Missing Mitchell Woman and Infant Found Safe

Kayleen Haiar has severe diabetes & limited medication with her

UPDATE From Mitchell Police: Kayleen Haiar and her daughter Abigail have been located and are safe. They were not in danger. Kayleen’s family and the Mitchell Police Department want to thank everyone for their efforts. PREVIOUS STORY: MITCHELL, S.D.- A Mitchell woman and her newborn daughter are missing and the woman may be in medical danger. 23-year-old Kayleen Haiar and…

Mitchell Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder In Fatal Stabbing

Courtesy: Davison County Sheriff’s OfficeMITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A Mitchell man accused of stabbing another man to death outside of an apartment complex has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. Forty-nine-year-old Anthony Lewis is scheduled for trial in early December. Lewis is accused of stabbing 30-year-old Quinn Schleuning four times after a confrontation on Aug. 22. Police say the…

Yankton Field Delay Forces Move To Freeman

Yankton Will Face Mitchell Friday At Freeman Due To Construction Delay

YANKTON, S.D. — The Yankton Bucks football team is preparing to face the Mitchell Kernels on Friday. However, the game will be played in Freeman. 90-year-old Crane-Youngworth Field is going through renovations. Weather and other factors pushed the completion date past its expectation, which was the first week of August. In July, Yankton School District Athletic Director Ryan Mors said…

Mitchell Man Now Faces Murder Charge In Fatal Stabbing

Courtesy: Davison County Sheriff’s OfficeMITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A Mitchell man accused of stabbing another man to death outside of an apartment complex is now charged with murder. Police also have now identified the victim. Authorities have upgraded the initial manslaughter charge filed against 49-year-old Anthony Lewis. Lewis is accused of stabbing 30-year-old Quinn Schleuning four times after a confrontation…

2 Mitchell Restaurants Fail State Health Inspections

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Two Mitchell restaurants have failed state health inspections this summer. The Daily Republic reports that Corona Village and New China Buffet both failed inspections by the state Health Department. One of New China Buffet’s violations was for having fish from Lake Mitchell, an unapproved source. The lake has had a problem this summer with algae, and…

Mitchell Man Sentenced For Embezzling From Restaurant

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A Mitchell man has been ordered to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution, fines and fees for stealing money from Whiskey Creek while he was an employee of the restaurant. 25-year-old Eric Anderson Jr. was accused of embezzling between November 2015 and January 2016. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony grand theft. He was given a suspended…

Mitchell Man Charged With Manslaughter In Stabbing Death

Courtesy: Davison County Sheriff’s OfficeMITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A Mitchell man accused of stabbing another man to death outside of an apartment complex has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. Forty-nine-year-old Anthony Lewis allegedly stabbed the 30-year-old man four times after a confrontation early Tuesday. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. Police say the two men knew one another and had…

Police: Mitchell Man Arrested For Manslaughter After Fatal Stabbing

Courtesy: Davison County Sheriff’s OfficeMITCHELL, S.D. – A 49-year-old Mitchell man was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he stabbed another man multiple times. Mitchell police received a call around 2:44 a.m. Tuesday morning about an assault that occurred at 127 ½ East 2nd Avenue in Mitchell. Responding Officers found an adult male on the ground near the assault call’s…

2018 Farm Bill a Major Topic at Dakotafest

The current farm bill expires September 30, 2018

MITCHELL, S.D.- With just over a year until the federal farm bill expires, lawmakers in Washington are already looking at what to include in the next version of the bill. Earlier today– Congresswoman Kristi Noem and senators John Thune and Mike Rounds joined farmers at Dakotafest near Mitchell, to hear what they would like to see in the future legislation….