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ALPENA—A storm that moved through Jerauld, Sanborn and Miner counties produced a tornado Thursday night, but it was unknown if there was any structural damage when this edition went to press. At 9:33 p.m., the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said a tornado moved northeast past Forestburg.
PICKSTOWN — A 72-year-old man who fell out of his boat and into Lake Francis Case on Thursday died, according to the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the sheriff's office responded to a call that the man — whose name authorities are not releasing at this time — fell into the water. After approximately an hour of searching, the man's body was recovered by a dive team.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a major disaster declaration for a dozen counties and three Native American tribes in response to damaging storms in June. The request was made in response to damage of public infrastructure that was estimated at nearly $3 million between June 17 and 24. That included an EF-2 tornado near Hayes, winds of 60 to 95 miles an hour in different storms, golf ball to baseball sized hail and heavy rains.
The man who authorities said was shot by a sheriff's deputy on Sunday night in Salem has a long record of criminal activity that dates to 1992. Cornelius Milk, 38, has been convicted of an array of felonies, misdemeanors and minor traffic offenses, according to court documents. Milk's latest run in with the law at the Brewery Bar on S. Main St. in Salem was pre-empted by a few stays in jail and a long list of counts of illegal activity. His most recent guilty plea came from a second offense for driving under the influence in June 2014.
In a story that began on Page A1 of Saturday's edition, The Daily Republic incorrectly reported Jeff Hoffman's cancer diagnosis. He was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma in 2014.
PLANKINTON — An Indiana man suffered minor injuries after his vehicle hit a deer Sunday afternoon on Interstate 90. Robert Miller, 50, was traveling eastbound on I-90 near mile marker 310, or a mile east of Plankinton, at 4:32 p.m. when his 2011 Honda Crofftour collided with a deer crossing the road, said Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Brandt. The deer then rolled up on the car's windshield and hit the side mirror, causing the mirror to go through the driver's side window, Brandt said.
The Mitchell City Band summer concert series at Hitchcock Park concludes Wednesday with free music and root beer floats. The City Band, directed by Joe Pekas, will hold its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD—A Nebraska woman drowned Saturday morning in the Missouri River, according to the Bon Homme County Sheriff's Office. Veronica Jo Keeble, 23, of Niobrara, Neb., fell into the Missouri River from a bluff area near the Standing Rock Memorial Bridge, which connects South Dakota State Highway 37 to Nebraska.
The annual Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade was held Saturday morning, with hundreds of onlookers along Lawler and Main streets. Following the parade, the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade Committee selected winners in various parade and float categories. The following are the results: All-Around winner: CorTrust Bank. Best use of theme: First place: Cortrust Bank; second place: Hansen Wheel and Wagon, third place: Mitchell Christian School Class of 1995. Youth: First place: Davison County Dog Project; second place: Xtreme Cheer and Dance; third place: Venom Fastpitch Softball. Antique:
BRIDGEWATER—An Emery man has been identified in a fatal one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday near Bridgewater. Ronald Triebwasser, 74, was killed in an accident that occurred on 261st Street, located three miles northwest of Bridgewater, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Triebwasser was a passenger in a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan that was traveling west on 261st Street when it left the roadway as it approached a nearby driveway. The vehicle briefly traveled in the ditch, vaulted off the driveway approach