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MURDO -- Strong winds contributed to the rollover of a semi over the weekend on U.S. Highway 83, 16 miles south of Murdo. According to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Brent Morton, 33, of Katy, Texas, was driving a 2014 International Pro semi truck. Mangan said the driver lost control when a strong gust of wind pushed the vehicle off the road while maneuvering around a curve. A wind advisory was in effect during the accident, which occurred at 2:48 p.m. on Sunday.
A young girl suffered minor injuries and two people were cited in a two-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon in Mitchell. Sgt. Terry Reyelts with the Mitchell Police Division said Brandy Bruce, 38, of Mitchell. was driving a blue Chevy Tahoe at about 3:30 p.m. eastbound on Seventh Avenue while Tane Johnson, 15, of Mitchell, was driving southbound on Wisconsin Street in a red Chevy Suburban.
A high temperature record was nearly broken Sunday in Mitchell before an afternoon cold front brought strong winds to cool things down. The temperature in Mitchell reached a high of 93 degrees Sunday. That's 2 degrees shy of the 95-degree record for Oct. 11, set in 1910. The heat subsided, though.
PLANKINTON—Three fire departments responded to a grass fire Saturday north of Plankinton. A controlled burn on private land became out of control Saturday and burned about 30 acres of grass and soybean land nine miles north of Plankinton, according to Plankinton Fire Chief Jeff Briggs. Ten trucks and 23 firefighters responded to the fire that started at about 4:10 p.m., from departments in Plankinton, Wessington Springs and Stickney. "It was pretty substantial," Briggs said. Briggs said the firefighters battled the blaze for between 60 and 90 minutes before it was extinguished. No o
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Colome COLOME TEACHERS EARN GRANT: The Rural Schools Collaborative and its partners recognized five Colome teachers, awarding them a $5,000 grant through the organization's first Grants in Place program. The awards ceremony was held on Sept.
No charges have been filed after a "suspicious" house fire broke out in Mitchell on Thursday. Det. Lt. Don Everson, with the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, could not discuss most details about the investigation, but maintained the department's statement that the fire occurred under suspicious circumstances. "I'm not going to get into particulars because it's still under investigation, but it doesn't make sense where the fire happened, basically," Everson said. The fire started at about 8 a.m. Thursday at 800 E. Seventh Ave. in Mitchell.
Q: It was rumored an elected official was circulating and collecting signatures on the successful petition to get bring the approved aquatics facility to a public vote.
A California man was injured in a vehicle rollover Wednesday on Interstate 90 east of Oacoma. According to Highway Patrol Lieutenant Jeff DeVaney, at about 6:50 p.m., a Ford Explorer driven by Gary Hunter, 70, of Marysville, Calif., rolled onto its side after striking the concrete barrier between the eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate, about one mile east of Oacoma. Hunter suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mid-Dakota Hospital in Chamberlain. DeVaney said Hunter was traveling west and was startled by a fast-moving vehicle.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Alexander Bear Robe-Hofwolt, 22, of Mitchell, was granted a furlough to complete programs at Stepping Stones for charges of simple assault, violating a protection order, obstructing law enforcement and violating probation. He is to have no contact with the assault victim. Sentencing was continued until December. • Randal Bohn, 20, of Mitchell, did not receive a notice to appear.
Authorities are seeking an individual who shined a laser onto law enforcement officers and an airplane. According to a statement released on Tuesday by the Mitchell Department of Public Safety and Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, police are requesting information regarding several instances in the Mitchell area in which law enforcement officers and a passing aircraft were illuminated by a green laser light. The statement said the laser beam creates a danger to those it targets because it grows wider as the distance from the target increases.