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Mitchell Parks Dept. master plan gets go-ahead from council
Record warm streak set to snap
Senators cool toward meat labeling changes
Concert of love songs planned for Sunday at DWU
Two MHS students qualify for national debate tournament
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Tigers end Golden Eagles' campaign in 8B playoffs
Yankton girls edge Kernels
Bucks knock down Kernels
Area basketball roundup: Hawks squeak past Huskies in District 8B opener
Monster on the mat: Chamberlain's Hutmacher after state title
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Pauline C. (Rowe) Fogarty
Marvis Jean Godber
Hazel F. Wipf
WOSTER: A presidential decision to celebrate birthdays
DAUGAARD: Steps forward in mental health
ROZUM: Here comes crossover day
GRAVES: The sweets bring a sparkle to the eye
OPINION: Manuals are becoming entertaining to read
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
Exotic dancer guilty of tax fraud sentenced to 3 years
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman convicted of not paying taxes on more than $600,000 earned from exotic dances over four years has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Veronica Fairchild, of Canistota, was found guilty in June of four counts of tax fraud. The...
October 22, 2014 - 10:10pm
October 16, 2014
Unemployment benefits scam targeting SD residents
PIERRE (AP) — An unemployment insurance benefit scam is targeting South Dakota residents. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the scammer is filing online unemployment benefits with the state's Department of Labor and Regulation using accurate personal information...
October 16, 2014 - 12:12pm
October 7, 2014
Jamaican DJ files plea deal in lottery scam
By Dave Kolpack FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A prominent Jamaican disc jockey charged for his role in a lottery scam targeting older people in the Dakotas and elsewhere is scheduled to plead guilty. Deon-ville O'Hara, also known as ZJ Wah Wa, is among 26 people who were indicted by...
October 7, 2014 - 10:06pm
October 2, 2014
Couple in South Dakota scammed out of $22,000
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A couple in South Dakota has been scammed out of $22,000 by a man claiming to be with federal immigration authorities. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the scammer called the couple's home saying that they needed to pay $11,000 each as a security deposit...
October 2, 2014 - 8:05am
October 1, 2014
County officials warn of fraudulent mailed notice for real estate records
The Davison County Director of Equalization Kathy Goetsch and Register of Deeds Deb Young want to warn the public about a solicitation that has been mailed to real estate owners in the Davison County area. This solicitation is entitled "RECORDED DEED NOTICE" and provides information...
October 1, 2014 - 7:22am
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