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Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Department of Agriculture seeks input on pollinator plan
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
May 15, 2015
Aberdeen man sentenced to 10 years for attempted rape
ABERDEEN (AP) — An Aberdeen man who went into a woman's home and attempted to rape her has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Aberdeen American News reports that 22-year-old Julian Blacksmith pleaded guilty to attempted rape. Authorities say the charge stems from...
May 15, 2015 - 1:50pm
May 4, 2015
Groom accused of raping bridesmaid gets 7 ½ years in prison
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A Hot Springs man convicted of raping a bridesmaid on his wedding night has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Fall River County State's Attorney Jim Sword says a jury in January found Cleve Janis Jr. guilty of third-degree rape. Sword...
May 4, 2015 - 2:10pm
April 24, 2015
Rape charges dismissed against former Canton city councilman
CANTON (AP) — Rape charges have been dropped against a former teacher and Canton city councilman. Jeffrey Nolte faced two counts of rape and one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16 years old. KELO-TV reports that Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman...
April 24, 2015 - 2:13pm
March 27, 2015
Trials delayed for former county prosecutor accused of rape
PIERRE (AP) — Both the state and federal trials have been delayed for a former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of child rape. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was indicted in both state and federal courts last summer. The Capital Journal reports...
March 27, 2015 - 2:33pm
March 25, 2015
South Dakota man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting woman
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A registered sex offender has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend in South Dakota. Twenty-three-year-old Michael Geraets pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and sexual contact without consent Monday. The Argus Leader reports prosecutors...
March 25, 2015 - 3:34pm
Rapid City man charged with paying young girls to pose
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City police say a man charged in a 15-count criminal complaint paid young girls to pose for lewd photos at a motel room in the city. The Rapid City Journal reports 51-year-old Wallace A. "Wally" Beane, of Rapid City, is in jail on a $500,000 bond. He...
March 25, 2015 - 1:01pm
March 6, 2015
SD man sentenced to 50 years for raping 6-year-old girl
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man convicted for raping his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Emmanuel Pio was charged with first-degree rape. Authorities say the victim's mother and Pio had been in a relationship...
March 6, 2015 - 1:19pm
March 4, 2015
Trial set for Sioux Falls man charged with 2 counts of rape
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A trial has been set for a Sioux Falls man accused of sexually assaulting two women at a house party. The change of plea hearing scheduled Friday was canceled after 37-year-old Mickey Francisco Joliffe decided he wanted the case tried by a jury. His trial...
March 4, 2015 - 3:44pm
February 24, 2015
'Predator' sentenced to 10 years in prison
A judge determined Tuesday that Kristopher Aslesen is a danger to the public and deserves prison time. The 31-year-old Mitchell man pleaded guilty in December to fourth-degree rape, which means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years...
February 24, 2015 - 7:36pm
February 4, 2015
2nd South Dakota brother sentenced in child rape case
RAPID CITY (AP) — The second of two western South Dakota brothers accused of raping a girl younger than 10 more than a decade ago has been sentenced. Twenty-seven-year-old Blake Klynsma, of Rapid City, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape last November and on Tuesday was given...
February 4, 2015 - 3:13pm
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,...
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...
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