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Legislation would give raw milk a place of its own at state's table
Man accused of killing child out on bond
Local outreach picks up for veterans
Noem's human trafficking provision passes U.S. House
Enrollment hits new high at MTI
Beefing up cancer care
COLUMN: Agriculture remains a top priority in the new Congress
South Dakota leading sunflower state for 2nd straight year
'Time is ripe' for food hubs
THUNE: New South Dakota delegation will hit the ground running
Second half slump downs Mitchell girls
Tiger women focused for final 7 games
Behm joins DWU women's soccer team
Fossum hired as DWU cross country, track and field head coach
Seahawks' Lynch: 'I'm here so I won't get fined'
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Jan. 22 meeting
Local bridge club holds meeting Jan.12
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds January meeting.
Pleasure Pals hold January meeting
Wonder Workers hold January meeting
Vivian Mae Hubner
Alvin Gene Mathis
DUFFET: A response to President Obama's new higher education initiative
WOSTER: A wildly popular 'program' that never made a second season
OUR VIEW: Find middle ground between road funding bills
COLUMN: Why we need an opportunity economy
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Lake Oahe conditions improving for walleyes, other game fish
WILTZ: Just how good are American sniper rifles?
South Dakota fishing, hunting licenses expire Saturday
Legislation would allow bullheads as bait in South Dakota
WILTZ: Don’t lose an awareness of brutal SD weather
Men involved in Brule Co. standoff plead not guilty by reason of insanity
January 22, 2015
A survivor fears recent spotlight on rape may make it harder for other victims
WASHINGTON — Kassie Edwards reported her rape. It wasn't much of a decision, really. She was attacked on Halloween 2008. Two months earlier, Edwards had transferred to Florida State University to be an African-American studies major, with dreams of eventually working at one of...
news / nation
January 22, 2015 - 5:18pm
Federal trial delayed for former Walworth County prosecutor
PIERRE (AP) — Trial in federal court has been delayed for a former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of child rape. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was to stand trial in federal court starting Feb. 10. KCCR radio reports the trial has been delayed...
news / crime
January 22, 2015 - 3:07pm
December 8, 2014
Rape trial canceled after man changes plea
A Mitchell man who was scheduled to stand trial this week for rape pleaded guilty to the charge Friday. Kristopher Aslesen, 31, changed his plea to guilty of fourth-degree rape, which means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and Aslesen is more than three years older than...
December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm
December 4, 2014
Trial scheduled for Mitchell man accused of rape
A Mitchell man scheduled to stand trial next week for raping a 14-year-old girl earlier this year will not be allowed to cross-examine the victim about previous sexual acts, according to court documents. Kristopher Aslesen, 31, is charged with fourth-degree rape, which means the...
December 4, 2014 - 4:35pm
Mitchell man pleads guilty to fourth-degree rape
A Mitchell man was sentenced to serve jail time after he pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape, according to court documents. Andrew Engles, 20, received a suspended four-year prison term and 116 days in jail for having sex with a 14-year-old girl earlier this year. Fourth-degree...
December 4, 2014 - 1:46pm
November 20, 2014
Man pleads guilty to rape of minor
A Mitchell man has pleaded guilty to a rape charge after admitting to having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Jerold Andersen, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Davison County court to one count of fourth-degree rape of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. He admitted to having...
news / crime
November 20, 2014 - 8:53am
November 18, 2014
Child rapist goes to prison
Casey Girard admitted during a psychosexual evaluation to several instances of inappropriate contact with children before he raped a child he babysat. The 23-year-old Mitchell man was sentenced to 35 years in prison during circuit court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety...
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
Sioux Falls man gets jail for fourth-degree rape
A Sioux Falls man was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days in jail for a fourth-degree rape conviction. Jonathan Talbott, 23, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape in July. Fourth-degree rape means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older...
November 18, 2014 - 1:15pm
Woman gets second chance after rape conviction
A former Mitchell woman was given a second chance Tuesday during her sentencing for a fourth-degree rape conviction. Alicia Mosser, 19, now of Watertown, received a suspended imposition of sentence, which means if she does well during her five years of probation, she can wipe the...
November 18, 2014 - 1:15pm
October 22, 2014
Religious privacy motion withdrawn in rape case
ABERDEEN (AP) — The attorney for a Columbia-area man accusing of kidnapping and raping a girl over a period of eight years has withdrawn a motion seeking to keep recorded conversations between his client and priests private. Authorities allege that Thomas Kline, 55, abused...
news / crime
October 22, 2014 - 10:26pm
October 16, 2014
OPINION: Military should make everyone in service follow everyone Calif.’s ‘yes means yes’ laws
By Rachel E. VanLandingham Special To The Washington Post LOS ANGELES — The U.S. military are among the most respected members of society. Yet in the bedroom, we expect much less of them than we do of the 18-year-olds who grace California’s university campuses. According...
opinion / editorials
October 16, 2014 - 12:48pm
October 15, 2014
Hines sent to prison for raping fellow student
A Sioux Falls man was sentenced earlier this month to seven years in prison for raping a young boy at Aurora Plains Academy in Plankinton. Trevor Hines, 19, pleaded guilty in July to fourth-degree rape, which means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is...
news / local
October 15, 2014 - 4:37pm
October 7, 2014
Lake Andes man accused of raping his niece
A Lake Andes man is accused of raping his niece. Neulan Dion III, 19, was invited to stay at the victim's home in June, the night of a pow wow at the Fort Randall Casino near Wagner. According to court documents, Dion and the victim were alone at the residence and they began wrestling...
October 7, 2014 - 8:21am
October 6, 2014
Man pleads down to misdemeanor in rape case
A Mitchell man pleaded down to a misdemeanor last week after agreeing to a plea deal in a rape case. Anthony Paulsen, 21, was accused of fourth-degree rape in August 2013, which means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years...
news / local
October 6, 2014 - 5:19pm
Man to take plea deal in rape case
A Mitchell man is scheduled to accept a plea deal later this month in a rape case. Jonah Sturgeon, 19, pleaded not guilty in March to a fourth-degree rape charge, which means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the v...
October 6, 2014 - 5:18pm