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State Department of Health hopes to reduce obesity rates with wellness programs
Ozone sauna detoxifies, combats health issues
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SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Biden calls for Russia sanctions to stay as Trump moots deal
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
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McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Mitchell scores season-best but finishes second at Huron
Saturday's prep basketball roundup: McCook Central/Montrose rallies to beat Webster Area
Kernels' Havlik wins Opbroek Invite title
Turnovers hurt MCS girls at Madison
In battle of No. 1 teams, STM barely gets by Ethan
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
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GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
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Hunters take last shot at pheasants
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
April 9, 2014
Child abuse prevention and awareness walk scheduled in Chamberlain
CHAMBERLAIN -- First Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Walk in honor of Mason Naser will be held at noon on Saturday at American Creek Campground in Chamberlain. Raffle tickets will be sold for a star quilt and beaded earrings. Justice For Mason T-shirts will be available for...
April 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
April 3, 2014
Jury selection ends in Gonzales trial
CHAMBERLAIN -- Jury selection concluded Thursday in the trial of a Gann Valley woman. Donika Gonzales, 23, is accused of beating a 4-year-old child to death in February 2013. Attorneys will begin the trial with opening statements this morning at the Brule County Courthouse....
April 3, 2014 - 5:52pm
March 20, 2014
Ethan man accused of punching, kicking child
ETHAN -- An Ethan man is accused of child abuse for punching, elbowing and kicking his child. Michael Conrad, 41, was arrested March 13 after Ethan school officials called the Davison County Sheriff's Office about a possible child abuse case. The victim ran to school that day,...
March 20, 2014 - 10:23pm
March 19, 2014
Defense seeks records in death of NFL star's son
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An attorney for the man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson last fall says prosecutors have been too slow to provide relevant medical records. Defense attorney Tim Rensch wants a judge to order prosecutors...
March 19, 2014 - 10:51am
March 5, 2014
Minn. woman admits to child endangerment; case involved remains of infants found in SD
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — A woman who pulled a revolver from under a sofa while holding her baby and attempted suicide while officers interviewed her pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Kelly Anderson-Person, 34, of Hendricks, formerly of Clarkfield, pleaded guilty to the gross...
March 5, 2014 - 6:36am
February 28, 2014
Expert will be allowed to testify in child death case
CHAMBERLAIN -- A state medical examiner will be allowed to testify that the injuries suffered by a 4-year-old child allegedly beaten to death by one of his caretakers last year were the result of abuse. Attorneys for 23-year-old Donika Gonzales, who is charged with the...
February 28, 2014 - 10:06pm
February 12, 2014
Bonesteel woman convicted of child abuse sent to prison
Federal authorities say the woman left her children under her husband's supervision even though she knew he was sexually abusing some of them.
February 12, 2014 - 7:12pm
January 16, 2014
Platte man gets prison for child sex abuse
In addition to 90 days in prison, Kip DeGroot will spend one day in jail each year for eight years.
January 16, 2014 - 10:03pm
December 26, 2013
Mount Vernon man accused of felony child abuse
MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man was arrested earlier this month for allegedly punching his 5-year-old child in the head. According to court documents, Kip Gearey, 31, was arrested after officials at the Mount Vernon School reported they thought a child had been abused. Davison...
December 26, 2013 - 7:06pm
December 17, 2013
Mitchell man gets jail for beating child with clothes hanger
A Mitchell man received a suspended two-year prison sentence Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Christopher Dreyer, 21, pleaded guilty last month to abuse or cruelty to a minor for hitting a young child with a clothes hanger. Instead of going...
December 17, 2013 - 5:31pm
December 16, 2013
Plea change set for Watertown man acquitted of killing child
By Carson Walker SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Watertown man acquitted of killing his girlfriend's toddler plans to plead guilty to at least one...
December 16, 2013 - 2:08pm