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It was a big opening day for the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo. Jim Miskimins, rodeo committee chairman, said Thursday's crowd of 2,427 people, held at Horseman's Sports Arena, was the largest in the past six years. But overall, the rest of the four-day rodeo event was slightly down from previous years. Friday's attendance was the largest of the four nights with 2,612 people. Saturday saw 2,145-person crowd, while Sunday held approximately 2,154.
Nobody was injured in a crash Monday morning that resulted in one car hitting the Tessier's building in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Terry Reyelts, 31-year-old Fargo resident Devin Johnson was traveling north on Kimball Street when he stopped at the road's intersection with First Avenue. After stopping, Johnson continued through the intersection in a 2015 GMC Sierra, and collided with a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by 15-year-old Masen Thompson, of Mitchell. The crash pushed Thompson's vehicle over the curve into the Tessier's building, Reyelts said.
Two people were injured after a one-vehicle rollover Monday morning east of Mitchell. At 10:25 a.m. 17-year-old Michael Smith, of Mitchell, was driving a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee westbound on Interstate 90. Smith drifted into the passing lane and overcorrected as he tried to move back to the right lane, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Here are five stories to know on Monday:
The Davison County Commission's budget preparations will keep rolling along Tuesday. At the board's 9 a.m. meeting at the Davison County North Offices, two portions of the meeting have been set aside for budget discussions. The commission has met with various groups and departments so far for 2018 budget considerations, including LifeQuest, the Davison County Emergency Management Office, the Davison County Treasurer's Office and Purr 'N Ruff Rescue. Other business
Another year, another Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade. Keeping up with the annual tradition, Saturday's Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade featured participants marching down North Main Street in Mitchell after another summer rodeo weekend. Winners of each parade category are as follows: • All Around: Iverson Auto Group. • Youth: Xtreme Cheer & Dance. • Horse Drawn: Zion Lutheran Church. • Commercial: Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. • Retail: Furnishings on First Ave. • Best Use of Theme: Iverson Auto Group.
KIMBALL -- No one was injured on Saturday in a 14-car train derailment near Kimball. According to the Brule County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, 14 cars hauling grain from Kennebec to Mitchell derailed and damaged the track. The train was not hauling anything hazardous and no injuries were reported in the derailment six miles east of Kimball.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Howard NEW SLIDE READY AT HOWARD POOL: A new slide at the Howard Swimming Pool is up and running. The water source for the slide will be provided by a large hose, and at the end of the season, the city crew will install a permanent water supply by trenching through the cement. The slide was put together by Troy Loudenburg, Dane Dornbusch and Jonah Rothermel. — Miner County Pioneer Platte
Lake Mitchell’s improved water quality didn’t last long. Three days after lowering the Lake Mitchell water quality from “warning” to “watch,” the city of Mitchell again raised the warning level on Friday. The warning was due to chlorophyll levels higher than 50 parts per billion, which could indicate dangerous toxins within the lake.
Here are five stories to know headed into Friday: 1. Here's a photo gallery from the first night of Mitchell's Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo. 2. There was a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Mitchell that officials said a woman was cited for failure to stop.