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WAGNER — Charges are pending against a Wagner man who was injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Daniel Wright, 57, was arrested for second-offense driving under the influence and reckless driving after crashing into a tree on First Street and Birch Avenue in Wagner, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
As South Dakota's homegrown bicycle tour enters its fifth year, Ride Across South Dakota (RASDak) will pepper the event with the best of South Dakota and new stops along the way between Rapid City and Sioux Falls, June 4-10. Beyond showcasing South Dakota's towns and landscapes, tour coordinators focus on giving back to the tour's host communities, in part for the local hospitality that makes the ride well-regarded by bicyclists each year.
A Mitchell man admitted to escaping from law enforcement custody after receiving a medical procedure last month. David Larvie, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree escape, in which he was charged with escaping from the custody of a Davison County Jail employee in April. On April 26, Larvie was transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, where he was given anesthesia and underwent a medical procedure, according to court disposition, and he was confused after waking up. "I didn't really know what was going on. It felt like a dream," Larvie said.
WOONSOCKET — Firefighters extinguished a late-night fire that destroyed a storage building Monday near Woonsocket. At about 11 p.m., approximately 40 firefighters from the Woonsocket and Wessington Springs fire departments responded to a structure fire, about seven miles southwest of Woonsocket, near Twin Lakes State Recreation Area, according to Woonsocket Fire Chief Travis Coulthard. When the fire crews arrived, they discovered a roughly 4,400-square-foot, "L"-shaped storage building fully engulfed in flames, including one section in which chemicals were stored.
Here are five stories you need to know going into Tuesday: 1. Memorial Day services were held around the region Monday. South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Program Manager Heather Bullerman gave the memorial address in Mitchell.
BRIDGEWATER — An Olivet man is seeking restitution from a woman who allegedly caused a two-vehicle collision in March in Bridgewater. On March 23, Howard Baughman was traveling westbound on South Dakota Highway 262 in Bridgewater, when Marietta Schultz, of Emery, allegedly drove northbound on 435th Avenue and failed to stop, causing a collision with Baughman's vehicle.
Mitchell's Imagine Guild can tally another successful Memorial Day weekend fundraiser. Imagine Guild Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for cystic fibrosis, raised approximately $16,000 to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during a Saturday event that featured several family-friendly activities, according to Imagine Guild Board Member Dan Schneider. "We had an outstanding day," Schneider said, as the group nearly doubled the money raised compared to 2016 when $8,500 was raised.
FORT THOMPSON — A Fort Thompson man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to kidnapping and strangling a woman. Chadwick Harrison, 21, is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and faces trial for allegedly having "willfully and knowingly seized, confined, inveigled, decoyed, kidnapped, abducted and carried away his dating partner against her will." Harrison is also believed to have strangled and suffocated his victim in February.
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that flags be flown at half-staff on the morning of Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, in observance of fallen military service members. President Donald Trump has proclaimed Memorial Day as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace and has called on governors of the United States to request flags at half-staff from 8 a.m. until noon and then at full-staff from noon until sunset.
Who let the cow out? A cow wandering around Thursday night in Mitchell city limits was finally lured home with a bucket of corn. The Mitchell Police Division responded to southeastern Mitchell, near Hitchcock Park, to multiple reports of a cow on the loose. The initial caller said the cow was walking into a shop on the 900 block of East Birch Avenue. The cow walked around Hitchcock Park and through residential areas. After officials spent nearly two hours of trying to determine whose cow it was, the owner finally arrived to lure the animal home.