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Two funnel clouds were spotted in south-central South Dakota Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Mark Chenard, forecaster with the National Weather Service's Sioux Falls field office, said funnel clouds were confirmed Sunday at 6:35 p.m., about four miles north of Kimball, and around 7:20 p.m., 11 miles west/southwest of Plankinton. "We don't believe they touched down anywhere," Chenard said. "These types usually don't touch down, and if they do, they're pretty weak." He said the NWS received no damage reports related to the funnel clouds.
Traffic was rerouted for more than two hours Monday morning off a three-mile stretch of Interstate 90 east of Mitchell because of a semi that veered into the ditch. According to South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Sgt. Robert Mayer, 50-year-old Gary Jackson, of North Carolina, was driving a semi around 5:30 a.m. westbound toward Mitchell, near mile marker 334, when he lost control and went into the north ditch. The semi may have gone onto the road shoulder, where wet ground and mud caused by an early morning rainstorm could have pulled the semi into the ditch, Mayer said.
HOWARD -- An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from two lottery machines around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Longbranch Bar in Howard, according to Miner County Sheriff Larry Klinkhammer. The burglar, or burglars, attempted but failed to break into Maroney's Bar around 3:55 a.m. after successfully breaking into the Longbranch Bar, Klinkhammer said.
The Davison County commissioners will hear feedback from South Dakota State University when they meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E.
WAGNER -- Three people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash shortly before 7 a.m.
The following South Dakota craft beer breweries are recognized by the Brewers Association. -Berger Brewing, Sioux Falls. -Bitter Esters Brewhouse, Custer. -Crow Peak Brewing Co., Spearfish. -Dakota Shivers Brewing, Lead. -Dempseys Brewery, Pub & Restaurant, Watertown. -Firehouse Brewing Co., Rapid City. -Granite City Food & Brewery, Sioux Falls. -Heist Brewing Co., Brookings. -Jekyll & Hyde Brewed Potions, Sioux Falls. -Lean Horse Productions, Spearfish -Monks House of Ale Repute, Sioux Falls. -Prairie Berry, Hill City. -Sick N Twisted Brewing Co., Hill City.
One of 11 business checked May 9 in Mitchell and Davison County failed an alcohol compliance check. J-Mart was the only business to fail the check, which was conducted by the South Central Alcohol Task Force. It is JMart's first failure within a 24-month period.
A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening a 50-year-old woman and her 18-year-old son with a knife at their residence in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Police Detective Lt. Don Everson, officers were dispatched shortly after 9:30 p.m. to 614 W. Fourth Ave. when a woman reported a man she lived with, later identified as 55-year-old Joel Richard Ward, threatened her and her son with a knife. After further investigation, Everson said officers found Ward allegedly told the woman he was going to slit her son's throat and then threatened them both with the knife.
A Fort Thompson man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to second-degree escape. Curtis Miller, 27, allegedly failed to return to custody in October after failing to follow the rules of a furlough from jail. He claimed in court his lawyer at the time didn't know Miller was supposed to be in court, which caused him to break the rules of furlough. If convicted of second-degree escape, Miller faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. Miller explained he has a warrant out of Pennington County and wanted to take care of it.
A burglar made off with a bronze urn containing human remains, among other valuables, Monday from a Mitchell residence. The Mitchell Police Division is investigating the burglary at 1105 E. First Ave. No. 8. Detective Lt. Don Everson said the person living at the residence reported approximately $6,700 worth of items and cash missing on Monday.