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Forest Service: Closure order for Crow Peak area lifted
Sioux Falls mayor advances building after council rejection
New-look Corn Palace 'pretty darn busy'
Indian Health Service announces contract to improve health services in Rosebud, Pine Ridge
Man charged with rape of a minor starting in 2007
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Amateur baseball district playoffs: Mustangs blank Bullheads 6-0
Mitchell Black takes top seed into regions
Two Mitchell tennis players take second at Brandon Junior Open
Milbank claims Class B Legion title
Canova Gang grabs state tourney spot with win over Dell Rapids Mudcats
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Paul Frederick Monteil Jr.
Wilma Jean Miller
Beating the S.D. heat; old style vs new style
Achieving regulatory reform and improving chemical safety laws
OPINION: Journalism needs a new generation of young reporters
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
September 23, 2014
Crop insurance fraud charges dropped against Aberdeen farmer
ABERDEEN (AP) — Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against an Aberdeen man accused of filing false crop insurance claims. However, 53-year-old Nicholas Berbos has been fined $250,000 for attempting to bribe a witness. Authorities say Berbos offered extra employment...
September 23, 2014 - 2:25pm
September 22, 2014
Former Senate hopeful Walker charged with election fraud
RAPID CITY (AP) — A former U.S. Senate candidate in South Dakota who has been indicted for election law violations after allegedly submitted nominating petitions with the names of dead people, fictitious people and Hollywood celebrities. Clayton Walker, 33, of Black Hawk, an...
September 22, 2014 - 1:55pm
September 11, 2014
Pennington County warns of phone scam
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Pennington County sheriff's office is warning of a telephone scam. Authorities say a caller is posing as a member of the warrants division and telling people they have to make a payment to avoid being arrested for failing to report for jury duty. The...
September 11, 2014 - 10:46pm
September 10, 2014
Former US Senate hopeful Walker arrested in SD
PIERRE (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Clayton Walker who's been indicted on election law violations has been arrested for reportedly threatening state employees. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says Walker was arrested Wednesday on three counts of threatening...
September 10, 2014 - 10:53pm
August 7, 2014
Scammers reportedly making calls to SD residents
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police says scammers pretending to be members of the organization are reportedly calling residents asking for money. The organization says it is assisting the South Dakota Attorney General's office in an investigation into...
August 7, 2014 - 9:12pm
August 1, 2014
Stolen credit card scam operating in southeast SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police are searching for two women who are believed to have used stolen credit cards to buy $66,000 in gift cards from numerous businesses. Police say the women are working with at least six men, hitting stores around the region, including in...
August 1, 2014 - 10:29am
July 31, 2014
Check your cellphone bill; Senate finds millions of bogus charges
Small companies that provide celebrity gossip, ring tones or similar services have "crammed" charges that are collected by carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, which keep part of those charges.
July 31, 2014 - 6:40am
July 27, 2014
US attorneys in Dakotas turn up heat on health care fraud
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions...
July 27, 2014 - 11:55pm
July 23, 2014
Unauthorized charges linked to Brown County Fair tickets
ABERDEEN (AP) — Brown County officials are investigating unauthorized charges on the credit and debit cards of some people who bought grandstand entertainment tickets for the county fair. Commission Chairman Duane Sutton says officials don't yet know whether the unauthorized...
July 23, 2014 - 10:58pm
Montana man gets prison for construction fraud in Dakotas
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million in restitution for taking millions of dollars in down payments on steel buildings he never completed. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy sentenced...
July 23, 2014 - 10:45pm
July 22, 2014
Men get prison in case with ex-USD athletes
Two Florida men accused of participating in a scheme in which former University of South Dakota athletes and others used stolen identities to fraudulently collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refunds were sentenced to federal prison Monday. U.S. District Judge Karen...
July 22, 2014 - 12:16pm
June 24, 2014
Ex-USD player's girlfriend sentenced in fraud case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Florida woman involved in a fraud scheme headed by a former University of South Dakota football player has been sentenced to two years in prison. The Argus Leader reports 23-year-old Melissa Dinataly received the mandatory minimum sentence. Authorities...
June 24, 2014 - 5:53pm
May 27, 2014
State Treasurer Sattgast warns of scams, fees
PIERRE — State Treasurer Rich Sattgast is warning the public to check with his office before replying to anyone claiming they can assist in returning unclaimed property. While there are legitimate companies known as asset locators or finders who provide this service for a fee,...
May 27, 2014 - 7:37pm
April 30, 2014
Indicted execs' tutoring companies worked in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Some students in South Dakota's two largest school districts received tutoring from companies run by two Illinois executives accused in a $33 million fraud scheme that prosecutors say included bribing school officials with strip club visits, cruises and other...
April 30, 2014 - 4:50pm
April 11, 2014
Police in western SD find skimmers at gas pumps
RAPID CITY (AP) — Authorities in western South Dakota are investigating a series of credit card skimmers found inside gas pumps. Skimmers are small devices placed on the pumps that can steal credit card information when consumers swipe a debit or credit card. The Rapid City...
April 11, 2014 - 5:22pm