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Police: Man in mask, US Postal Service uniform robs business
University of South Dakota football player accused of rape
A self-proclaimed Nazi is banned from his college campus in Florida - but allowed to remain a student
Hughes County Jail on pace for record federal revenue
Thanksgiving meal served up for oil spill cleanup crews
Minnesota, South Dakota farmers named to soybean board
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Iowa routs Nebraska with strong second half
Marlin girls making progress on the ice
Heat scorch nets from 3, beat Timberwolves
Coyotes improve to 5-1, defeating Southern Miss
Class 9A all-state football: Jaguars loaded with five all-state players
What you need in your winter survival kit
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Richard "Dick" L. Fuller
Hilda D. Schoenfelder
Michael "Mick" Kirwan
Commentary: Sen. Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
THUNE: A once-in-a-generation opportunity
SMITH: An important time to be thankful
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wayne Decker is turning 85
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
August 24, 2014
Authorities searching for missing inmate in Pierre
PIERRE (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Pierre are searching for a missing inmate who failed to report to a work release job site Saturday. The South Dakota Department of Corrections says 31-year-old Bridget Franzen is serving a 5-year sentence for possession of a controlled...
August 24, 2014 - 11:07pm
July 17, 2014
Mitchell man charged with escape for running from officer
A Mitchell man is charged with felony escape when he ran from an officer after being arrested for misdemeanor charges. Mason Jorgensen, 19, was arrested July 9 for an arrest warrant out of Hanson County. Mitchell Police Officer Pat Marler responded to a noise complaint on the...
July 17, 2014 - 9:34am
July 8, 2014
Inmate thwarted in attempt to escape
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Corrections Department says a maximum-security inmate tried to escape from a Sioux Falls hospital. The agency says Alonzo Young was taken by ambulance Sunday from the Jameson Annex of the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls to a hospital after...
July 8, 2014 - 12:23pm
Man gets prison for leaving Rapid City halfway house 17 years ago
The man had created a new identity using the birth certificate of a dead child from Mitchell.
May 8, 2014 - 3:53pm
Man who rolled out of police vehicle while in handcuffs pleads not guilty to two charges
MOUNT VERNON -- A Minnesota man allegedly fled from a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper by exiting from a moving law enforcement vehicle while he was handcuffed has pleaded not guilty to two charges. Matthew Nelson, 18, of Wrenshall, Minn., was arrested March 19 after he was...
April 8, 2014 - 11:04pm
March 18, 2014
Fugitive who walked away from Yankton prison a year ago nabbed in Iowa
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A 54-year-old man who'd fled a South Dakota prison facility more than a year ago has been found in northwest Iowa. Police in Storm Lake say David Lee, originally from Minneapolis, was captured Friday. Officers had been tipped to watch for a vehicle listed...
March 18, 2014 - 10:21am
March 13, 2014
Chamberlain teen charged with forgery, burglary, escape
CHAMBERLAIN -- A Chamberlain man is being held in the Brule County Jail on several charges, including escape. James Shortbear, 18, was arrested March 3 after he tried to cash a forged check at Wells Fargo in Chamberlain. Further investigation found that prior to trying to cash the...
March 13, 2014 - 11:21pm
February 4, 2014
Teen in custody after foot pursuit
A 17-year-old boy who fled Tuesday from the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell was chased on foot by police through backyards of nearby homes before being detained. The 17-year-old, whose name is not being released because of his age, fled from the courtroom shortly after 11:30...
February 4, 2014 - 8:15pm
January 14, 2014
Minimum-security inmate missing in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Authorities are searching for a state prison inmate missing in Sioux Falls. State corrections officials say 43-year-old Geoffrey Peterson went to his work release job Monday and failed to return to a minimum-security unit at the State Penitentiary. Peterson...
January 14, 2014 - 10:32am
January 9, 2014
Christmas Eve crash sends SD escapee back to prison
RAPID CITY (AP) — A South Dakota prison inmate who went missing for six months is back in custody. Thirty-nine-year-old Cleveland Roubideaux left a minimum-security prison in Rapid City on work release June 25, 2013, but didn't show up at his job. He wasn't apprehended until...
January 9, 2014 - 3:07pm
January 8, 2014
Jail escapee in Sioux Falls quickly apprehended
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An inmate who escaped from the Minnehaha County Corrections Center didn't stay on the lam for long. Authorities say 42-year-old Ryan Quartier escaped Tuesday by breaking a window and fleeing. He was taken back into custody about 15 minutes later when police...
January 8, 2014 - 10:10am
January 1, 2014
Mitchell man gets prison for not returning to custody after treatment
A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to two and a half years in prison for the crime of escape. Joshua Carter, 22, pleaded guilty to the charge, a felony, in November. Carter failed to return or turn himself in to law enforcement after he completed a treatment program in September. Carter...
January 1, 2014 - 8:13pm
December 17, 2013
Rapid City chase suspect wants new public defender
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man shot by a Highway Patrol trooper after a chase on Interstate 90 wants a new court-appointed attorney. Twenty-seven-year-old William Chandler maintains there's a lack of communication between himself and his current public defender. Judge Janine...
December 17, 2013 - 1:54pm
December 13, 2013
Chamberlain woman charged with impersonation, escape
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain woman is charged with felony escape from a law enforcement officer and false impersonation. Billie Jean Harrison-Williamson, 22, was arrested in November after she allegedly gave a false name to a law enforcement officer. She was a passenger in a...
December 13, 2013 - 7:44am
November 20, 2013
Mitchell man guilty of escape
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an escape charge. Joshua Carter, 22, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Carter failed to return or turn himself in to the custody of the Davison County sheriff after he completed a treatment program...
November 20, 2013 - 10:52pm