Walmart shoppers in Mitchell received a bit of a scare on Friday afternoon as the city's popular big box store received a bomb threat that forced shoppers to exit the building briefly.

Dakota News Now is reporting the Walmart Store in Mitchell, South Dakota located at 1101 East Spruce Street was forced to evacuate on Friday (February 9) after someone phoned in what ended up being an erroneous bomb threat.

According to Dakota News Now, the hoax happened right around 12:40 that afternoon. A store employee notified authorities and management on duty at the time and immediately evacuated customers inside the building to a place of safety.

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Dakota News Now reports that the Mitchell Police Department, Davison County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and Mitchell Fire and EMS all responded to the call.

After a thorough investigation of the store, authorities were able to determine that the bomb threat was a hoax, and shoppers were allowed back inside the building.

Police have now turned their attention to attempting to find out who was responsible for phoning in the prank. At this time, authorities believe the call originated from outside the Mitchell area.

More information on this developing story once it becomes available.

Source: Dakota News Now

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit Story Source: Roadsncaks

11 Things You’ll Only Understand After Living in South Dakota

From soda to pop to sloppy Joes, different parts of of the country have their own local quirks and language. Simple phrases can have totally different means, local events may seem weird, and food may go by a unique name.

If you're new to South Dakota here is a sort of translation guide for some odd things you may see or hear.

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