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Rock opera fans in the Mitchell area are in for a treat. The Corn Palace announced on Wednesday it would welcome The Wizards of Winter, a holiday rock opera group, on Dec. 3 during the group's 14-city tour. For $20 a pop, or $25 on the day of the show, attendees will be treated to a Sunday performance featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow, the Alice Cooper Band and the Ted Nugent Band. The 12-member ensemble will perform a holiday rock opera called "Tales Beneath a Northern Star."
Here's what you should know heading into Wednesday: 1. A Bridgewater-Emery teacher has been selected as this year's Dakota Star Talent Search winner , earning a recording session and $1,000.
Austin Buysse and Chesney Nagel were named Dakota Wesleyan University’s homecoming king and queen late Tuesday during coronation. Nagel is from Springfield and an athletic training major. Buysse is majoring in sports management and minoring in communications. He is from Minneota, Minnesota.
PLATTE — Two men were injured after swerving to miss a deer Monday night north of Platte. At 8:30 p.m., Quinterio Holman, of Trumann, Arizona, was driving southbound on Highway 45 approximately 22 miles north of Platte when he swerved to miss a deer. Holman, 24, was driving a 1991 Dodge Ram pickup and had a 23-year-old male passenger, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The vehicle left the road, vaulted across the gravel road and came to rest in the creek north of 254th Street.
FORT THOMPSON — A Fort Thompson man pleaded not guilty to assault in federal court on Sept. 18. On Aug. 27, Austin Paul Abernathy, 26, allegedly assaulted his intimate partner with a knife with the intent to commit murder, according to a Monday news release from the United States Department of Justice. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sept. 12 for assault to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to an intimate partner.
Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops have officially joined forces. According to a statement posted Monday on the Bass Pro Shops website, the two outdoor merchandisers have merged, "with a vision to become North America's premier outdoor and conservation company." The statement says the company will offer both Bass Pro and Cabela's brands.
Traffic lights at the intersection of West Havens Avenue and Minnesota Street remain out of service following a Sunday afternoon crash. The traffic lights at the Mitchell intersection were shut off at approximately 4:15 p.m. due to a one-vehicle crash, according to Mitchell Police Officer Casey Tegethoff.
Here are five stories to know headed into Monday, Sept. 25, 2017: 1. Seth Paulson, a freshman kicker from Mitchell, hit the game-winning field goal to lift DWU past Hastings College on Sunday night. 2. How much rain did you get over the weekend? It wasn't much of a welcomed storm for area farmers before harvest.
Davison County's $13.39 million budget could be adopted Tuesday. The Davison County Commission, which hasn't met since the first week of September, will return to the table to consider adopting its budget for 2018. The five-person board will meet at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. If the budget is adopted, it would make the end of a summer-long discussion regarding next year's budget. Agenda items
PARKSTON — Two people sustained minor non-life threatening injuries after their vehicle collided with an unoccupied vehicle Saturday near Parkston. At 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, Julius Junior Elam II, 36, of Parkston, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro northbound on 408th Avenue near 274th Street in Parkston. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Elam lost control of the vehicle and collided with an unoccupied 2003 Ford Taurus that was facing south on the west shoulder of 408th Avenue. After the collision, both vehicles entered a ditch on the west shoulder.