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CHAMBERLAIN — The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed a bridge over Interstate 90 four miles east of the east Chamberlain interchange after it was damaged by over-height vehicle. The local road that runs over the bridge is 348th Avenue and is not accessible from the interstate. Bridge crews are continuing their inspection to determine the extent of the damage and begin preparations to make repairs. The bridge will remain closed until further notice. Local officials have placed signs accordingly and motorists will need to find an alternate route.
SALEM — Two Avera facilities in Salem will soon merge. Avera announced Tuesday that it will close the Avera Medical Group (AMG) Salem clinic and merge its employees and resources with the AMG McGreevy Salem building across the street. No specific date has been set for the move, but a press release issued by Avera reported it is anticipated to occur by mid-August. Timing is dependent upon a remodel of the current space at the McGreevy facility.
A Woonsocket man was ordered to spend 170 days in jail for possessing a stolen firearm in Mitchell. Joshua Weber, 22, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Glen Eng to two years in prison, suspended to 170 days in jail, for possession of a firearm with a prior felony drug conviction and two counts of violating probation. Weber said he possessed a stolen .257 magnum, but he was sorry for his actions. "I just want to say, 'I'm sorry.' I have a daughter and just want to be a better father to her," Weber said.
WAGNER — A Wagner family was displaced after fireworks ignited a fire that eventually destroyed most of their home, authorities said. At approximately 3:45 p.m. Monday, 15 Wagner firefighters responded to a 1,200-square foot-house that caught fire in Wagner, according to Fire Chief Dale Petrik, who declined to name the family who lives at the home.
A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty to his second escape charge after law enforcement officers said he failed to return from a furlough. Nicholas Miiller, 31, pleaded not guilty Tuesday during a circuit court session in Mitchell to second-degree escape and two counts of failure to appear in court. Miiller was scheduled to appear in front of a Davison County judge on May 30 for two criminal cases after being released on a furlough, a process through which a judge allows an inmate to leave custody temporarily to attend to matters outside jail.
Here are the five stories you need to know Tuesday: 1. The Mitchell High School boys basketball team is breaking down and building up the program, led by new coach Todd Neuendorf. 2. Police on Monday revealed information about a search warrant that was executed last week. Two were arrested.
FORT THOMPSON — A Fort Thompson man who ran over a woman with a van was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison. According to the United States Department of Justice, Conrad James Medicine Crow, 44, of Fort Thompson, ran over a female with his vehicle on Aug. 16, 2016, resulting in serious bodily injury to the victim. According to court documents, after initially pleading not guilty, Medicine Crow entered a guilty plea in April, and was sentenced Monday to 21 months imprisonment, two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $100 special assessment.
Davison County's 2018 budget talks will kick off Tuesday. At the five-person board's weekly meeting, the commission will officially begin 2018 budget talks. The 9 a.m. meeting will be held at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell. If the 2016 budget discussions are an indicator, budget talks could run through September. Last September, the board unanimously approved a $12.218 million budget for 2017. Other business
After completing a traffic stop and search warrant Friday, two Mitchell women were arrested for possession of multiple drugs, police announced Monday. At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, police executed a search warrant at 917 E. Third Ave. in Mitchell after an officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that had driven away from the residence, according to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety.
Two Mitchell Technical Institute students are returning home national award-winners. Paul Intare, of Mitchell, and Andrew Nelson, of Lake Preston, placed fifth as a team in mechatronics at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference recently in Louisville, Kentucky.