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PIEDMONT — In an effort to traverse each state in the America, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to South Dakota on Wednesday for a peek into ranch life. And while visiting the Norman family ranch in Piedmont, Zuckerberg was given a first-hand look at the drought that’s shaken the state’s agriculture economy to its core in 2017.
An 18-year-old Mitchell woman was transported to the hospital and later cited following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening in rural Davison County, about six miles southeast of Mitchell. At 5:55 p.m., Rikkia Skovbo failed to stop at a stop sign on 411th Avenue while traveling north in her 2000 Mercury Villager minivan. Another vehicle, driven by Kathryn Culbert, 30, of Mitchell, was traveling westbound on 260th Street.
Here are five stories you should know headed into Thursday: 1. Have you heard the story about Tennyson Erickson who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia? He's receiving "unbelievable support" from the SD baseball community.
The Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee recognized three individuals at Tuesday's kickoff. Jim Miskimins was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his 28 years of service on the committee. The parade marshal, Karen Schultz, was recognized for her various roles in the community and for helping with the rodeo. Jayson Plamp was honored with the John Justin Standard of the West Award, which is given to an outstanding rodeo committee member. Plamp serves as the advertising chairman.
A Mitchell woman is seeking repayment from a vehicle crash that allegedly left her permanently injured. Larae Willis, of Mitchell, filed a lawsuit against Patrick Rieck, of Mitchell, accusing him of negligence for his role in an August crash in southwest Mitchell. On Aug. 14, Willis was traveling southbound toward a green light at the intersection of Ohlman Street and Havens Avenue, court documents state, but Rieck allegedly failed to navigate a left-hand turn and crashed into Willis' vehicle.
The former manager of a Mitchell video game store pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500. Aaron Bradley Cooper, 35, of Mitchell, apologized during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center for hiding cash and bank deposits in GameStop's ceiling and calling police to report the incident as a robbery. He was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail and will remain under probation for four years. Cooper also received a suspended one-year sentence.
A man charged with exchanging sexual acts with a 7-year-old for a video game pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Tyler Anthony Dobras, 27, of Mount Vernon, pleaded not guilty to first-degree rape of a minor in court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. The charge, a Class C felony, is punishable upon conviction by up to life in prison and a $50,000 fine.
Cabela's shareholders approved the approximately $4 billion sale to rival Bass Pro Shops Tuesday. The shareholders voted in favor of the deal that will pay $61.50 per share, The Associated Press reported. Officials with the Sidney, Nebraska-based chain have said the deal is expected to close later this year, but banking regulators have yet to approve the sale of Cabela's credit card unit that is part of the transaction. After the merger, the company will be based in Bass Pro's hometown of Springfield, Missouri.
The city of Mitchell is asking residents to voluntarily consider conserving water due to the heat and dry climate. Water is in high demand, according to the city's Public Works Department. To help, the city suggests limiting yard watering to even/odd days for homes that have an established yard. With addresses that end with an even number, the city is asking residents to water your lawn on even days only. According to the National Weather Service, Mitchell is in a heat advisory Tuesday.
Here are five stories to know headed into Tuesday: 1. Here comes rodeo week! Find out what Stampede Rodeo Committee Chairman Jim Miskimins says about this year's event.