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Longtime LifeQuest employees share reasons for staying with company for more than 15 years
As officials still seeking missing duck hunter, non-firearm-related hunting deaths rare in SD
Mitchell's Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers to accommodate growth
Daugaard names new head of Bureau of Finance and Management
Investigation shows Scotland train derailment resulted in $1.08M in damages
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Second half lifts Mitchell Christian past Iroquois
Harold Thune's basketball career comes full circle with Gophers' visit
Huron's late charge upends Marlins boys
Area basketball roundup: Winner takes down Red Raiders
Mitchell in 25th after first day at Rapid City Invite
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Alvin V. Hoekman
James F. Hinrichs
Doris D. Mebius
Carroll M. Hunstad
WOSTER: The orbit that made the moon landing possible
The price of listening and hearing fatigue
ACT’s “A Christmas Story, The Musical” delights audiences with familiar, beloved characters
ROUNDS: The Electoral College a vital piece of our Constitution
OUR VIEW: Cabela's keeps playing waiting game
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
October 24, 2016
Fort Thompson man charged with child rape, abuse
CHAMBERLAIN — A Fort Thompson man was charged with first-degree rape of a 12-year-old girl and abusing two other children over the past year. James Blue, 36, was charged with first-degree rape, sexual contact with a minor and two counts of child abuse for allegedly raping a...
October 24, 2016 - 5:10pm
May 14, 2016
Man faces life in prison for extreme abuse
ABERDEEN -- A man who verbally abused, kicked, urinated on, raped and beat his girlfriend on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in late 2013 and early 2014 at his home in far north-central South Dakota has been found guilty by a federal jury in Aberdeen. The jury deliberated almost...
May 14, 2016 - 10:23am
October 2, 2015
Madison man charged with assault in death of 3-year-old boy
MADISON (AP) — Authorities have charged a Madison man in connection with the death of a 3-year-old boy. Police say 21-year-old Jacob Meinders faces two counts of aggravated assault on a child, along with alternate child abuse counts. He could face up to 30 years in prison if...
October 2, 2015 - 5:24pm
August 19, 2015
Panel on sex abuse of children considers training requirement
PIERRE — A state panel working to combat sexual abuse of children in South Dakota began consideration Tuesday about whether to ask the Legislature to require training in mandatory reporting for people in professions that often deal with young people. The Jolene's Law task force...
August 19, 2015 - 11:28am
April 17, 2015
High court rules 2 child sex abuse cases should go to trial
PIERRE (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled that two cases of plaintiffs who say they were abused decades ago by a former staffer at a Catholic mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation should go to trial. The high court reversed a lower court's ruling this week on the...
April 17, 2015 - 5:47pm
February 25, 2015
ND man pleads guilty to habitual domestic offender charge
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man with a history of domestic abuse on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty to assault. Samuel Silk Jr. faces five years in prison on a federal charge of domestic assault by a habitual offender. Authorities say Silk has two prior...
February 25, 2015 - 3:22pm
February 13, 2015
Film's 'Fifty Shades' of kinky sex stoke domestic abuse debate
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. grassroots movement is urging people to send $50 to women's shelters rather than see "Fifty Shades of Grey," while...
February 13, 2015 - 10:20pm
January 14, 2015
Gilbertson: State should examine prevalence of elder abuse
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson has proposed evaluating the financial abuse of the elderly in South Dakota. Gilbertson in his Wednesday State of the Judiciary speech to lawmakers discussed proposals he says are making a difference in...
January 14, 2015 - 4:23pm
October 2, 2014
SD judge: Abuse laws don't apply to unborn children
ABERDEEN (AP) — A child abuse case against a South Dakota woman has been thrown out after a federal judge ruled that abuse and neglect laws don't apply to unborn children. The Aberdeen American News reports the judge granted the dismissal in favor of 26-year-old Marissa Sitting...
October 2, 2014 - 6:19pm
August 5, 2014
Task force opens its study of child sex abuse in state
PIERRE -- An estimated 80 percent children who have been sexually abused never tell anyone about it, the chairman of a new South Dakota task force said Tuesday at the panel's first meeting. "We absolutely don't know what to do. And because of that, the conversation has never been...
August 5, 2014 - 4:57pm
July 24, 2014
Mitchell Area Safehouse receives $55K grant
PIERRE, S.D. — Twenty emergency and domestic violence shelters in 15 South Dakota communities will find financial operations a little easier with the help of $513,761 in grant funding through the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA). The Emergency Solutions Grants...
July 24, 2014 - 11:02pm
June 23, 2014
Son pleads not guilty to elder abuse charge in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of punching his 73-year-old father has pleaded not guilty to elder abuse and other charges. The Argus Leader reports that 47-year-old Kevin Likes entered his plea Monday. Sioux Falls Police spokesman Sam Clemens says Likes pushed...
June 23, 2014 - 6:53pm