A refresher on the outdoor warning sirens in Martin

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By Jeff Siscoe

Last Saturday, July 16, 2016, the storm system that moved across Western South Dakota prompted a tornado warning for Northwestern Bennett County by the National Weather Service. This warning did not include the city of Martin. The storm generated a tornado that touched down west of Batesland, in Oglala Lakota County. This touchdown was confirmed visually by Troy Kuxhaus, a Batesland…

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Dog days of summer arrive

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By Jonni Joyce 

The ancient people of the Mediterranean named the hottest, most humid days of the summer after Sirius, the constellation which appears during the same time frame. If the weather predictions over the next week come to fruition, the dog days of summer will arrive. 

The national weather service is predicting triple digit temperatures across the majority of the United States…

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Commissioners to wait on replacing Cummings

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County Commissioners agreed to wait on replacing former commissioner Newton Cummings on the board with the election just around the corner on Nov. 8. Cummings passed away June 29, and has served as a Bennett County Commissioner for the past eight years and was up for election this year.

At the July 6 meeting, the commissioners discussed fixing the courthouse building…

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Full Moon Results in 12 Arrests in Martin

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On Tuesday, June 21, at 4 p.m., the Martin Police Department activated the EOC “Emergency Operations Center,” as a direct result of an on-going criminal investigation within the City of Martin. The incident Commander was Martin Police Chief Thomas Jeans. This incident was named, Operation Full Moon. 

The EOC provides Incident Command Structure and Management of the full incident. The EOC also…

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Fatal Crash on Rosebud kills five

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By Jonni Joyce 

Martin area residents heard the sound of life flight helicopters Sunday evening as they arrived at the Bennett County Hospital. 

According to a report from KEVN out of Rapid City, Sheriff Mike Blom of Mellette County stated that five people were killed and two were seriously injured when a pickup collided with a sedan on Highway 63 on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Three…

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True Value break-in nets 9 handguns

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Kratovil's True Value hardware store was broken into around 2:15 a.m. July 1, with 9 handguns taken. The vandals entered by breaking out the glass of a front door. Martin Police Chief Tom Jeans said they are in contact with the Department of Criminal Investigation because of the number of guns stolen. More information will be provided as we get updated information.

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Election Results - Harris, Long top States Attorney candidates

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In the only Bennett County election race, Sarah Harris garmered 182 votes to 62 for Ken Orrock in the Republican race for Bennett County States Attorney. Orrock is the current States Attorney. Britt Long topped Shiloh MacNally, 92-69, on the Democratic ticket for Bennett County States Attorney. Harris and Long will square off in the General Election November 8.

For the President of the United…

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ATF Offers $5,000 reward in Kratovil’s True Value Hardware store burglary

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MARTIN, S.D. — Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), and the Martin Police Department are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the July 1, 2016, burglary of Kratovil’s True Value Hardware Store at 302 Main Street, Martin, S.D. ATF is offering a…

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Police Chief Jeans explains curfew, Emergency Operations Center

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By Tim Huether

Martin City Police Chief Tom Jeans said the recent curfew placed on the City of Martin and the activation the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), were decisions made by several individuals and was made with the safety of the public as well as all local law enforcement personnel.

That was all a direct result of an on-going criminal investigation within the City of Martin involving…

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My Space Youth Center opening at Sunrise Housing

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MARTIN – On Friday, May 27, 2016, there will be an opening and blessing of a youth center at 1 p.m. with speakers and food to follow. 

The My Space Youth Center is located at 1429 Apple Lane at Sunrise Housing and is a tan modular home building. The youth center project was developed by Craig Dillon, LaCreek District’s Oglala Sioux Tribal Council representative and the Wild Horse Butte…

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