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One year after pipeline protest's end, 'I would have done it all over again'
With legalization growing elsewhere, marijuana makes up half of N.D. drug arrests
Around the Region: Plankinton, Wessington Springs and Stickney
City of Mitchell declares snow emergency
Six bodies found dismembered in landscape planters in Canada
United and Delta cut ties to NRA as boycott movement spreads to global corporations
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card
Sioux Falls teacher requests special brain cancer treatment
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
State climatologist: 'Prepare for another drought year'
Eager about agriculture
Customers are the 'backbone' of Blue Bird Locker
A fondness for farming
Max wins 195-pound title for Kernels
Teague helps lift Wolves over Bulls, without injured Butler
Saturday's state wrestling results
Hutmacher defends title, wins showdown with Casperson
Minnesota native Diggins to take reins of U.S. women's cross country
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Diane V. Neth
Norval "Shorty" M. Mathis
LETTER: Make America great again — with Chinese money!
OPINION: The gift of grandchildren
LETTER: Assault guns need to go
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
KLUMB: Looking into lunch shaming
Wiltz: Give some thought to loading your own ammo
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
Pheasant hunters flocking in February? National Pheasant Fest bringing in thousands to SD
June 30, 2015
Bond set at $5M for man charged with murder in infant death
RAPID CITY (AP) — A judge in western South Dakota has set a $5 million bond for a man facing murder and other charges in an infant's death. The bond for 26-year-old Kristopher Houchin was set Tuesday. The Rapid City man has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree...
June 30, 2015 - 4:44pm
June 29, 2015
Woman accused of using excessive force on child
A Mitchell woman was arrested on June 24 after law enforcement received a report she had spanked her 6-month-old child. Jessica Clelland, 22, is accused of abuse of or cruelty to a minor, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According...
June 29, 2015 - 11:24am
June 9, 2015
Woman accused of leaving kids to die to plead guilty
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused of leaving her two young daughters to die in an unheated car during a frigid winter day on a North Dakota American Indian reservation will plead guilty to the charges against her, according to her lawyer. Michelle Wounded Face,...
June 9, 2015 - 11:21am
June 3, 2015
Two arrested on sex crime charges in Aurora County
PIERRE – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Christian Thomas, 41, Plankinton, was arrested on one count of aggravated incest,...
June 3, 2015 - 1:12pm
Rapid City man gets lengthy prison term for abusing child
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man who admitted hitting a 15-month-old boy in the head after the child vomited on him has been sentenced to serve a decade in prison. KEVN-TV reports that 27-year-old Austin Ehnes was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison with five years suspended,...
June 3, 2015 - 10:46am
April 30, 2015
South Dakota man pleads guilty to child abuse
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Lead man has pleaded guilty to hitting a 15-month-old boy in the head. The Rapid City Journal reports 27-year-old Austin Ehnes pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated child abuse of a child under the age of 7. He was accused to striking the child...
April 30, 2015 - 2:06pm
April 23, 2015
Man pleads guilty to simple assault in child abuse case
A Mitchell man previously charged with felony child abuse took a plea deal Thursday and pleaded guilty to domestic simple assault negligently causing bodily injury. David Fortney, 47, entered his plea during what was originally scheduled as a preliminary hearing. According to court...
April 23, 2015 - 4:53pm
April 13, 2015
Police say Rapid City man badly hurt girlfriend's young son
Police say Rapid City man badly hurt girlfriend's young son STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after a child suffered severe head trauma in a Black Hawk home. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin says deputies arrested...
April 13, 2015 - 3:09pm
April 7, 2015
SD man gets 10 years in prison for sexual abuse charge
PIERRE (AP) — A 21-year-old South Dakota man accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old child has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has also ordered Christian Whiteman to five years of supervised release. The Dupree man earlier pleaded guilty...
April 7, 2015 - 10:02am
March 31, 2015
Judge finds woman accused of raping boys unfit for trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 30-year-old Sioux Falls woman found naked in her apartment with at least three boys has been found unfit to stand trial at this time. Judge Lawrence Long ruled Monday that Anne Doubler will be committed to a mental health treatment facility for up to four...
March 31, 2015 - 11:46am
March 24, 2015
Hospital gets longer to examine mom who left kids to die
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Federal Bureau of Prisons medical center in Texas has been given more time to examine the mental health of a woman who told authorities she left her 2- and 4-year-old daughters to die in an unheated car during a frigid winter day in North Dakota. Warden...
March 24, 2015 - 5:12pm
March 9, 2015
Daugaard helps save Jolene's Law Task Force on child abuse
PIERRE (AP) — Lawmakers and others fighting child sexual abuse in South Dakota ended an emotional week on Friday with some help from Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who promised funding to study the issue again this year. A bill to continue the task force's work in 2015 faced an unexpected...
March 9, 2015 - 1:24pm
March 6, 2015
SD man sentenced to 50 years for raping 6-year-old girl
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man convicted for raping his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Emmanuel Pio was charged with first-degree rape. Authorities say the victim's mother and Pio had been in a relationship...
March 6, 2015 - 1:19pm
March 4, 2015
Child abuse law changes approved, continued study defeated
PIERRE (AP) — To the surprise of lawmakers and others fighting child sexual abuse in South Dakota, a House committee on Wednesday defeated a plan to authorize more time to study how to address the issue. The House State Affairs Committee voted 10-2 to kill a proposal to allow...
March 4, 2015 - 5:15pm
January 26, 2015
Woman accused of leaving kids to die plans to plead insanity
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman accused of leaving her 2- and 4-year-old daughters to die in an unheated car during a frigid winter day intends to plead insanity, her attorney said. Assistant Federal Public Defender Ryan Costello has asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles...
January 26, 2015 - 4:11pm