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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.
A Mitchell man was arrested Tuesday on charges of first-degree rape and attempted sexual contact with a child under the age of 16. Chad Lee Voeltz, 43, was arrested for...
DE SMET — Authorities say a 59-year-old Brookings man died in a plane crash on Lake Thompson on Tuesday. The pilot who died in the crash was Randall Telkamp, according to The Associated Press via KBRK radio. The other passenger in the crash near De Smet, 51-year-old Bruce Bortnem, of Aurora, was rescued by boat and was taken to an Avera hospital. The Associated Press also reports the plane stalled and nosed into the lake from a height of about 100 feet while looking for Bortnem's boat, which overturned in stormy weather last week.
The section of Norway Avenue from Edgerton Street to South Ohlman Street in Mitchell will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for construction. Beginning at 1 p.m., the city of Mitchell Street Department will be working on road repair on the 1,300-feet section of street. The road will be closed until late afternoon Thursday. The scheduled is subject to change due to inclement weather.
SPRINGFIELD—Police have identified the man killed Tuesday in a farming accident near Springfield. Grant McCann, 35, of Springfield, 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, said Bon Homme County Sheriff Lenny Gramkow. McCann attempted to exit the tractor and was electrocuted. McCann died on scene. Gramkow said McCann was alone at the time of the accident.
Mitchell police are looking for a suspect involved in a child abduction in Mitchell. Marcus Marks is the father of the abducted baby who was taken from 321 Oakmond St. in Mitchell. Police say Marks was last seen at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday driving a red Ford Escape with the license No. 17B-713, possibly en route to Wagner. The incident was reported to the Mitchell Police Division at 1:30 p.m. No other information is immediately available.
DE SMET — A pilot is dead and a passenger survived after a plane crashed Tuesday into Lake Thompson near De Smet, authorities said. The Kingsbury County Sheriff’s Office responded...
The Davison County Commission will canvass primary election ballots at its next regular meeting. With the primary election taking place on Tuesday, the meeting has been pushed back to Thursday to canvass the ballots the same week as the election. If the meeting was not moved, the board would have to wait until June 14 to canvass the ballots. The five-person board will meet a 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices on 1420 N. Main St. Prior to canvassing, the commission consider appointing Carole Millan to the canvassing board. Other business