WATERTOWN, S.D. — A Milbank man convicted of second-degree murder in September 2017 will get a new trial. In an opinion released Friday, March 15, the South Dakota Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Watertown defense attorney Scott Bratland’s contention that the trial court abused its discretion in failing to properly instruct a Grant County jury on what charge Bratland’s client, Michael Swan, should have faced.
WATERTOWN, S.D. — A rural Watertown man identified as 46-year-old Joseph Pesall died Thursday evening, Feb. 7, following exposure to extremely cold conditions. A Codington County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to 172nd Street and 445th Avenue at approximately 6 p.m. for a male who was having difficulty breathing and was extremely cold after walking from a stuck vehicle. The outside temperature at the time was 9 degrees below zero with wind chills reaching 40 below. Blowing snow made visibility near zero.
WATERTOWN, S.D. - Four companies have submitted proposals to provide air service to Watertown, according to documents released in an email from Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron. The proposals were submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will make the final decision after viewing recommendations from Watertown officials. All the proposals are made under the Essential Air Service program, which is overseen by the DOT.