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Three Alabama fugitives who were arrested in Stark County in June pleaded guilty to lowered charges at a pretrial conference in Dickinson Tuesday afternoon. Ashton Kenny Chase Mink, his sister Angela Diana Mink and Joshua Lloyd Southwick were reportedly involved in a robbery in Dickinson.
After several heated discussions, the Dickinson City Commission passed an amendment to an ordinance that changes the way the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau is funded at a meeting Monday evening. The CVB was funded through all of Dickinson's 2 percent occupancy tax and through a minimum 20 percent of the city's 1 percent hospitality tax. However, the amendment, which was proposed by Commissioner Gene Jackson, changes the formula and the CVB will now receive 10 percent of the hospitality tax or $100,000, whichever is less.
All 26 alcohol-serving establishments in Dickinson passed compliance checks last week, Dickinson Police Senior Patrol Officer Ron Van Doorne said. Every business in the city that sells alcohol, whether it's a bar, restaurant or liquor store, was checked on Wednesday and Thursday, he said. The Police Department teams up with the Coalition of Safe Communities to check businesses quarterly, Van Doorne said. "It's been a long time since we've come up free," Van Doorne said.
People from all over the country piled out of a bus Friday and hurried inside the Paragon Bowl to get warm and grab a bite to eat before loading back up and continuing on their journey. Lee Armsby of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sean Coleman of Philo, Calif., who passed through Dickinson on the bus Friday, are each on their way to visit family members.
D'Antae Mickens, 11, of Dickinson doesn't even flinch as Julie Johnson gives him an H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine Saturday afternoon at the Dickinson National Guard Armory. During the point of dispensing mass vaccination H1N1 clinic, 1,179 people were vaccinated Friday and 357 people were vaccinated by 1 p.m. Saturday, said Sherry Adams from the Southwestern District Health Unit.
Jacquelin Rae Mink, who was involved in a police chase and standoff in Stark County in June, pleaded guilty to two charges at a plea hearing Friday. If she complies with conditions set by the court, such as five years supervised probation after her release, she will serve four-and-a-half years in prison. Jacquelin Mink, her husband Ashton Mink, his sister Angela Mink and Joshua Southwick were arrested in June after a crime spree that began in Alabama.
Jacquelin Mink, 25, who was part of a standoff with law enforcement near Gladstone in June, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and reckless endangerment during a plea hearing Friday. A judge imposed a sentence of 7.5 years in prison for the charges and two other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Mink and three others from Alabama were arrested in connection to the incident. See Saturday's issue of The Dickinson Press for details on the hearing.
A plea hearing for Jacquelin Mink, 25, who was part of a standoff with law enforcement near Gladstone in June, has been scheduled for 2 p.m. today. She and three others from Alabama were arrested in connection to the incident. Mink has been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. See Saturday's issue of The Dickinson Press for details on the hearing.
A can of Red Bull energy drink sits on a table scattered with papers where three Dickinson State University freshmen scrawl calculus problems onto yet another piece of paper as they prepare for final exams. Ayorinde Ayiewumi, 22, and his brother Adegbola, 19, are running on little to no sleep and relying on caffeine and their stress level to keep them awake. "You get tempted to sleep, you doze off and come back again," Ayorinde said about his studying methods. Adegbola did not sleep at all Tuesday night. "I have to pass this class," Adegbola said. Rajesh Pancha, 20, said he hasn't lost mu
Just in time for holiday shopping, several businesses have set up shop at the Prairie Hills Mall in Dickinson. "The holiday tenants offer a selection of merchandise that compliments holiday shopping at Prairie Hills Mall," said Peggy O'Brien, mall manager. "Providing more selection for our customers is beneficial to every merchant in the mall." Some seasonal businesses have come and gone already, but O'Brien said four are still displaying merchandise. "We have tenants returning this year that have been a part of our holiday tenant mix for several years," O'Brien said.