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An estimated 45 gallons of fuel was spilled and temporarily closed two lanes of Interstate 90, when two semi trucks crashed Tuesday night near Mitchell. At approximately 10:20 p.m., David Anderson, 41, of Sisseton, was traveling eastbound on I-90 near mile marker 327, in a 1998 Freightliner Truck, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
The Mitchell Area Children's Choir sang the National Anthem Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Police and paramedics arrived at a Mitchell restaurant Monday after an elderly man crashed a vehicle into the side of the building, but no one was injured in the crash. At about 1:30 p.m., Donald Underwood, 84, of Mitchell, was pulling a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan into a parking spot on the north side of Fanny Horner's Eating Establishment, a restaurant on Main Street in north Mitchell, when his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas pedal, police said, causing the vehicle to strike the building.
LAKE ANDES — An area man pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and DUI, 1 1/2 months after a one-vehicle crash that killed his brother. Albert Fischer, 25, of Lake Andes, pleaded not guilty on Monday to vehicular homicide, first-offense DUI and a habitual offender charge, stemming from a one-vehicle rollover crash on at about 8 p.m. April 26 on Highway 50 northwest of Wagner. The crash killed James Fischer, 22, of Lake Andes.
The Davison County Commission will begin its 2017 budget review Tuesday. The commission returns to its regular Tuesday meeting time in the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. after holding a special Thursday meeting last week to canvass primary election ballots. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Agenda items • 9 a.m.: Call the meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes and hear citizen input and board reports.
HISSES to the sad news last week of a fatal plane crash near Lake Thompson southeast of De Smet and a fatal farming accident near Springfield. A man died Tuesday and another person was rescued when a small plane crashed into Lake Thompson. Emergency response officials were on scene for multiple hours investigating the scene. Also on Tuesday, a man was operating a sprayer around 10:30 a.m. on Apple Tree Road in the Springfield area when a boom on the equipment got tangled with an overhead power line. He was electrocuted and died.
KIMBALL—The Kimball School District will be hosting a color run this month to raise money for new playground equipment. The 5K run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. June 25 at the Kimball track, and the course will weave through town. Registration is $30 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Registration is due June 17. A $5 fee will be added for late registrants. Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration includes a shirt, glasses and colored paint.
WHITE LAKE—A Plankinton man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning near White Lake. Tracy Maine, 51, was traveling eastbound on I-90 near exit 296, at approximately 6 a.m. when the 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was driving left the roadway and rolled, according to Aurora County Sheriff David Fink. It is unclear what caused Maine to leave the roadway, Fink said. Maine was transported by the White Lake Ambulance to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, and was later flown to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman CITY FILING COMPLAINT AGAINST HOMEOWNER: The city of Freeman is filing a civil criminal complaint against Denise Schild, who owns the property at 309 Wipf St., which the city says is a nuisance and is in violation of a city ordinance.
A Mitchell woman was arrested four times in April and May for assault, violating a bond condition and possession tobacco in the Davison County Jail. Christina Bruguier, 47, was first arrested on April 24 after she allegedly struck her boyfriend in the forehead with a baseball bat, which caused a one-inch laceration, court documents state. Bruguier was arrested the next day and charged with a domestic bond violation after allegedly giving her cell phone to her sister and asking the sister to take the phone to the assault victim so Bruguier could talk to him.