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Charles Mix County Shooting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred earlier today in rural Charles Mix County. 

The suspect, Russell Duaine Turner Jr., age 40, Dante, is still at large.

The Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call near Dante early this morning and upon arriving at the scene, a deputy approached a vehicle that was occupied by two individuals.

The incident escalated and resulted in a Charles Mix County Deputy firing rounds into the vehicle.

The vehicle left the scene at a high rate of speed. The passenger of the vehicle, a juvenile, has been located with injuries not from gunfire.

The vehicle, a pick-up truck, has been recovered in Charles Mix County.

Anyone with information as to Turner's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office at 605-487-7625. 

At the completion of the investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation will issue a case report and shooting summation to be reviewed by the Attorney General for a final determination on the officers’ action.

 

 


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Charles Mix County Suspect Arrested

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The manhunt for a Charles Mix County man wanted in connection with an officer involved shooting early today has ended with the arrest of the suspect at his home. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Russell Duaine Turner Jr. age 40 has been arrested without incident in his residence in Wagner.He was arrested on three outstanding warrants, with additional charges pending.Outstanding warrants include intentional damage to property, failure to appear or report felony and driving with a suspended license. Turner did not receive any injuries from the gunfire during the officer involved shooting incident from earlier this morning. At the completion of the investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation will issue a case report and shooting summation to be reviewed by the Attorney General for a final determination on the officers’ action. The release of the summary report is anticipated within 30 days.


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Wine and Whiskers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Annual Wine and Whiskers event to benefit the Heartland Humane Society is set for early next month at Minerva’s. Executive Director Kerry Hacecky says some of this year’s live and silent auction items include a private bourbon tasting, a limousine ride that includes a catered dinner and a private cooking lesson with Chef Staci of Hy-Vee Foods. Hacecky says they have reached just over half of their fundraising goal of eight hundred fifty thousand dollars and the funds raised at the Wine and Whiskers event will be used to continue the ongoing renovation project at the Heartland Humane Society headquarters. Hacecky says  the  2014 Wine & Whiskers Event is set for 6 PM on November 8th  at Minerva's in Yankton, tickets are fifty dollars each and are available through the Heartland Humane Society website or their headquarters.


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SD House Candidate Jean Hunhoff

Thursday, October 30, 2014

After losing her seat in the South Dakota Senate due to term-limits, long-time District 18 legislator Jean Hunhoff is seeking a seat in the South Dakota House in the November 4th general election. Hunhoff says working to insure that state government’s expenditures do not exceed revenues and that taxpayer’s dollars are spent wisely are priorities for her if elected. Hunhoff says her work ethic and years of experience in the legislature are assets she would bring to Pierre if chosen to serve a term in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Hunhoff is one of four candidates seeking a term in the South Dakota House of Representatives in next Tuesday’s election.

 


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One Million Cups

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Yankton launch of One Million Cups Wednesday morning at the Avera Office Pavilion represents a step forward for local entrepreneurs who are seeking to network with others in order to move their business visions forward. Organizer Ben Hanten says One Million Cups provides an informal setting for entrepreneurs to discuss their business plans and answer questions from others who may have an interest in helping them succeed. Hanten says at next weeks’ One Million Cups participants will hear from the owner of the former downtown Yankton post office building Monte Froelich on his plans for future renovation of that structure. Hanten says the next One Million Cups is set for 9 AM next Wednesday at the Avera Office Pavilion.


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Williams Runs For House

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Democrat Jay Williams is seeking a seat in the South Dakota House from District 18 in the November 4th election. Williams says if elected he will work for adequate state funding of K-through-12th grade education and to expand the federal Medicaid program to cover about forty-eight thousand South Dakota citizens who lack health-care coverage. Williams says in order to restore balance in state government, he encourages voters to support Democratic candidates in this election. Williams is a local businessman who has owned the software firm of ExcellTech since 1987.


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Auditor Forum

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The two candidates for the office of Yankton County Auditor were heard from last night at a forum hosted by the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce. When asked what changes they would make in the auditor’s office if elected, incumbent auditor Patty Hojem  says continuing the work of digitalizing county records and improving the content found on the county website are priorities for her if elected. Challenger Pat Garrity says if elected cross-training the staff of the auditor’s office and increasing the level of content on the Yankton County web-site are two changes he would make at once. Hojem has been employed at the Yankton County Auditor’s Office for the past twenty-eight years in various roles, Pat Garrity is currently the Director of the Yankton County Office of Zoning and Planning.

 


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District 18 Candidate Forum

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Local voters heard from candidates seeking a seat in the South Dakota House and Senate from District 18 last night at a public forum hosted by the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce. When asked what the number one issue would be facing the 2015 legislative session, South Dakota House candidate Jay Williams says increasing the level of state funding for K-through-12th grade education needs to be done. South Dakota Senate candidate Matt Stone says increasing teacher pay and encouraging young people to seek a career in education are priority issues for the 2015 session. District 18 Representative Bernie Hunhoff is seeking a seat in the South Dakota Senate and says while education funding is important, expanding the state’s participation in the federal Medicaid program is a moral issue that represents life or death for many people. Also speaking at last night’s candidate forum were District 18 Representative Mike Stevens, and South Dakota House candidates Terry Winter and District 18 Senator Jean Hunhoff.


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Interchange Forum

Monday, October 27, 2014

Candidates for the Yankton County Commission spoke at a forum yesterday hosted by the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and Interchange. When asked what the number one issue is facing Yankton County government, Challenger Cheri Loest says development and implementation of a comprehensive transportation plan for the county needs to occur before significant economic growth can take place. First-time candidate Deb Bodenstedt says finding ways to create economic hrowth by developing housing and job opportunities is an important role for county government. Incumbent Garry Moore says the only way to achieve economic growth is by developing and maintaining and county infrastructure such as roads and bridges.   A total of eight candidates are seeking one of four open seats on the Yankton County Commission in the November 4th general election.


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City Land Sale

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Yankton City Commission took action last night to approve the sale of a parcel of land south of Fire Station Number Two for the cash price of one hundred sixty five thousand dollars. A total of four bids from two parties had been received and Community Planning Director Dave Mingo says the cash only bid from Steve and Lori Drotzmann for one hundred sixty five thousand dollars makes good financial sense for the city. Representing Yankton Area Progressive Growth last night was local realtor Dan Specht who says Y-A-P-G had entered their bids not knowing if someone else would try to buy the property and encourages the city commission to accept the Drotzmann’s bid so that the property can be developed for housing. The parcel of land sold is just over five and a half acres.

 

 


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