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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Presho LYMAN'S SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT ACCEPTING BIDS: Lyman Superintendent Rob Davis informed the school board that advertisements for bids for the school building project were sent out this week. The bid opening date is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the high school music room. The school district also scheduled a pre-bid meeting for Jan. 24 at the Presho gym that will give potential bidders the opportunity to review the project before submitting their bids.
RELIANCE — A 44-year-old man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries following a one-vehicle rollover Thursday along Interstate 90 in Lyman County. The crash happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. at mile marker 251 on Interstate 90, about 3 miles east of Reliance and 10 miles west of Chamberlain.
Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell has been sold to a firm based in the state of Washington. EmpRes Healthcare Management will take over management on Feb. 1 at the 1120 E. Seventh Ave. site. The facility will officially take the Firesteel Healthcare Center name, as it was previously known as Firesteel Healthcare Community under Welcov Healthcare, the previous owners of the long-term nursing care facility, which has 168 beds.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Jan. 10 through Jan. 16. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Box Elder: Shari Marie Justice, Chapter 13. • Brookings: Cheri Elizabeth Bauer, Chapter 7.
SALEM — One woman has died as the result of her injuries following a crash between a van and a tractor near Salem on Wednesday. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said an 85-year-old passenger in the 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van died Thursday. The van she was riding in struck a 1998 John Deere 7810 tractor from behind traveling westbound on South Dakota Highway 38. The crash occurred at 5:48 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 mile west of Salem.
MINNEAPOLIS — The FBI has identified the man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Jan. 13 at a White Lake rest stop along Interstate 90. Officials with the FBI Minneapolis Division said Nathan Thoe, 34, of Hortonville, Wisconsin, was fatally wounded in the shooting. The FBI said Thoe was the subject of an ongoing investigation by federal authorities, and said Thoe was known to be in and around the Pierre area for several months.
The cause of a fire that left a machine shed south of Mitchell a complete loss on Jan. 10 remains undetermined after authorities completed their investigation. Mitchell Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval went to inspect 25656 Highway 37, the former site of Upper Midwest Garage Door, after the scene had been secured overnight. Also there initially for the secondary investigation were representatives from the state fire marshal's office and DCI, who brought a K-9 unit. The building owner's insurance company also sent arson investigators to the scene.
Widespread snow and blowing conditions on Friday are expected to precede bitterly cold temperatures this weekend throughout central South Dakota.
SALEM — Two people sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries Wednesday evening when a car collided with the back of a tractor, which overturned on its side after the crash. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said a 72-year-old woman and a 85-year-old woman were seriously injured in the crash that occurred at about 5:48 p.m., 1 mile west of Salem on South Dakota Highway 38.
Shopko filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, but Mitchell's will not be one of the stores the company plans to close in 2019. "Today's announcement provides clarity about the path forward for us, and we are confident the outcome will be a stronger Shopko for you, our valued customers, through the process," Shopko CEO Russ Steinhorst wrote in a letter Wednesday. Of Shopko's 367 stores, a list of 100 that will close their doors this spring was published. Two Shopko stores in Sioux Falls are scheduled to close on April 15 of this year.