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North Carolina man arrested near Emery after crashing vehicle in creek
Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
Regulator: Dakota Access pipeline worker killed in accident
Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest
3 tribal colleges in South Dakota get USDA grant funding
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
Kernels have strong showing at Mitchell Invite
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS girls tennis team suffers first defeat
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS soccer teams split in Spearfish
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Lawrence "Larry" Strand
Joyner Little Owl
Gayle L. Moen
Ronald L. McCullough
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
LETTER: Time passes, but remember all involved at 9-11
LETTER: Ask for fair pay on Labor Day
LETTER: Let's double check Thune's claim
LETTER: State's attorney should look into gas prices
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
October 16, 2014
Brandon day care provider charged with hurting infant
BRANDON (AP) — Police say a Brandon day care provider has been charged with injuring a 15-month-old boy in her care. The Argus Leader reports 30-year-old Sara Watters was charged with felony aggravated battery of an infant and felony abuse or cruelty to a minor child. Brandon...
October 16, 2014 - 12:06pm
October 12, 2014
Visitation rights could be quashed for Gann Valley couple
GANN VALLEY -- A Gann Valley couple who gained grandparental visitation rights of their granddaughter may lose them after the child's mother and therapist say the child isn't safe at the grandparents' house. John and Mary Naser received visitation rights through a court order in...
October 12, 2014 - 12:11pm
September 11, 2014
Man charged with child abuse after spanking child with spoon
A Mitchell man is accused of spanking his child with excessive force and with a wooden spoon, hard enough to leave large bruises. Johnnie Tassler, 34, was arrested Aug. 29 for abuse of or cruelty to a minor.
September 11, 2014 - 1:23pm
August 1, 2014
Sioux Falls daycare owner charged in baby death
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A woman faces a misdemeanor charge in connection with the death of a 3-month-old baby at her daycare in Sioux Falls. KELO-TV reports that 41-year-old Cindy Jo Hanisch of Tea is charged with contributing to the abuse or neglect of a child. The charge is punishable...
August 1, 2014 - 4:00pm
July 18, 2014
Gonzales’ attorneys ask for new trial in child murder case
CHAMBERLAIN -- Attorneys for a woman convicted of killing a 4-year-old boy have filed motions for a new trial and for modification of sentence. Donika Gonzales, 23, was convicted by a jury in April of first-degree manslaughter and aggravated assault for the death of her boyfriend’s...
July 18, 2014 - 10:16pm
July 17, 2014
Mt. Vernon man admits to punching 5-year-old son
A Mount Vernon man who was accused of felony child abuse for punching his 5-year-old has pleaded guilty to simple assault, which is a misdemeanor. Kip Gearey, 32, entered his plea earlier this week. In December, the Mount Vernon School District reported a student had possibly...
July 17, 2014 - 9:38am
July 16, 2014
Sioux Falls man gets jail for breaking probation
A Sioux Falls man sentenced for child abuse in 2013 admitted Tuesday to violating his probation and was given jail time. Christopher Dreyer, 22, admitted he did not find a psychiatrist and medical doctor when he moved to Sioux Falls last year, which was a part of the terms of...
July 16, 2014 - 7:20am
July 1, 2014
Gonzales sentenced to 130 years for fatal beating
CHAMBERLAIN -- A Gann Valley woman convicted of killing a 4-year-old boy in 2013 will spend at least the next 65 years in prison. Donika Gonzales,...
July 1, 2014 - 11:20pm
May 29, 2014
Man to spend 25 years in prison for child's death
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's 1 1/2-year-old son will spend 25 years in prison. The Argus Leader reports that 26-year-old Congolese refugee Manegabe Ally was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in prison, with 20 years suspended. Ally...
May 29, 2014 - 6:11pm
May 20, 2014
Pine Ridge grandmother sentenced in grandson's death
PINE RIDGE (AP) — A Pine Ridge woman accused of causing the death of her infant grandson has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Fifty-one-year-old Cheryl Jealous of Him initially faced a murder charge in the April 2013 death of a 17-month-old boy in Pine Ridge. U.S. Attorney...
May 20, 2014 - 11:31am
April 21, 2014
Suspicious person questioned by Mitchell police
A suspicious person who, police say, approached two small children Friday night in Mitchell, has been interviewed by authorities, but no charges have been filed. The Mitchell Department of Public Safety received a report Friday of a man who approached two small children playing...
April 21, 2014 - 7:18am
April 18, 2014
Know the signs of abuse, neglect
Physical abuse: • Unexplained bruises and welts to the face, torso, back, bottom or thighs and in various stages of healing. • Unexplained burns like from cigars or cigarettes, immersion burns or rope burns; • Unexplained fractures to the skull, nose or face. •...
April 18, 2014 - 8:56pm
Aunt of abused, killed boy hopes to raise awareness of child abuse
Mason Naser was a regular 4-year-old boy, except for the bruises all over his body. He liked to run around, wear cowboy boots every day and...
April 18, 2014 - 8:50pm
April 12, 2014
Dead child’s mother in prison for aggravated assault
CHAMBERLAIN — The mother of Mason Naser was not present for the trial that convicted Donika Gonzales of manslaughter and aggravated assault because she is in prison. Angelina Walters, 29, Mason Naser’s mother, is in the South Dakota State Women’s Prison for an aggravated...
April 12, 2014 - 9:27pm
Child Abuse Prevention Month celebrated at Mitchell’s Abbott House
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a part of Abbott House’s year-long 75th Anniversary Celebration and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, blue ribbons will be hanging on trees at the Abbott House to encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role...
April 12, 2014 - 1:37pm