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$1.9M Aurora County Courthouse project receives positive public response
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Vehicle destroyed in fire in Howard
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
Royals return key pieces in repeat bid
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
February 27, 2017
Three years on, Britain's wide-ranging child sex abuse inquiry starts hearings
LONDON—Britain's inquiry into historical child sex abuse scandals, some involving celebrities and politicians, finally opened its first...
February 27, 2017 - 11:44am
February 13, 2017
Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's son faces 14 counts of child sexual assault
The 41-year-old son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was...
February 13, 2017 - 5:03pm
November 18, 2014
Heidinger pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor
A Mount Vernon man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual exploitation of a minor for videotaping a girl in the shower. Adam Heidinger, 29, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Heidinger said he "secretly recorded" the girl in November while she took...
November 18, 2014 - 8:49pm
November 11, 2014
Garretson man charged with 16 felony sex offenses
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A rural Garretson man charged with sexually abusing a woman for nearly 14 years has pleaded not guilty. Ronald Neels, 52, is charged with 16 felony sex offenses, including two counts of first-degree rape and four counts of sexual contact with a child younger...
November 11, 2014 - 4:16pm
October 16, 2014
Former pastor pleads not guilty to 2008 sex crime
ABERDEEN (AP) — A former South Dakota pastor and educator accused of having sexual contact with a minor six years ago has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-eight-year-old Timothy Thompson is scheduled for trial in February on a felony count of sexual contact with a minor. He could...
October 16, 2014 - 12:02pm
October 10, 2014
Canton church members shocked at ex-pastor’s charges
CANTON (AP) — Allegations that a former pastor sexually assaulted a teenage girl have shocked members of Canton Lutheran Church, who feel betrayed by a trusted leader. Tony Haglund is charged with three sex crime counts that allege he had sex with a teenage girl between January...
October 10, 2014 - 7:07am
September 23, 2014
Former SD pastor, school principal accused of sex with boy
SELBY (AP) — A former South Dakota pastor and educator is accused of having sexual contact with a minor six years ago. Authorities allege that Timothy Thompson, 38, had sexual contact with a boy younger than 16 in 2008, when he was a pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in...
September 23, 2014 - 5:20pm
September 11, 2014
Eagle Butte man gets 10 years for sex abuse of a minor
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Authorities say an Eagle Butte man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a minor after hitting the victim in the head with a bottle. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 24-year-old Brad Lee Red Bear was sentenced on Tuesday. Red...
September 11, 2014 - 2:10pm
August 19, 2014
Accused of child sex and porn, former prosecutor gives up law license
PIERRE — The South Dakota Supreme Court disbarred Christopher Jansen last week while he waits in jail without bail, accused of engaging in sex with boys younger than 13 and distributing pornographic images of some of his alleged acts. Jansen, 34, is a former Walworth County...
August 19, 2014 - 8:54pm
August 5, 2014
South Dakota prosecutors have dismissed some child-sex charges to win guilty pleas
PIERRE -- South Dakota saw a spike in fiscal 2011 in charges filed in state courts alleging sex crimes involving minors, followed by a decline during the three years since then, according to Greg Sattizahn, the state court system's administrator. Sattizahn told members of the Legislature's...
August 5, 2014 - 10:49pm
Task force opens its study of child sex abuse in state
PIERRE -- An estimated 80 percent children who have been sexually abused never tell anyone about it, the chairman of a new South Dakota task force said Tuesday at the panel's first meeting. "We absolutely don't know what to do. And because of that, the conversation has never been...
August 5, 2014 - 10:41pm
Legislative committee hopes to raise child sex abuse awareness
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — Members of a state committee tasked with examining child sexual abuse in South Dakota said Tuesday that they hope their work over the next five months will shed light on the issue. Jolene's Task Force, which was created by the Legislature and...
August 5, 2014 - 5:43pm
July 30, 2014
South Dakota task force to study child sex abuse
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota task force will study the sexual abuse of children and recommend ways to address the issue. Jolene's Law Task Force will meet starting Aug. 5 and will file a report to the Legislature in January. The task force plans to suggest ways the state could...
July 30, 2014 - 3:11pm
June 5, 2014
Sioux Falls woman accused of raping young boys
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 30-year old Sioux Falls woman is accused of sex crimes against at least three young boys. Authorities allege that Anne Doubler's live-in boyfriend walked in on her Wednesday night when she was naked with three boys between the ages of 7 and 10. Police...
June 5, 2014 - 4:32pm
May 12, 2014
Bond set at $1M for SD man charged with rape of child
ABERDEEN (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a northeast South Dakota man charged with rape and other related counts. The Aberdeen American News reports that 55-year-old Thomas Kline faces 16 felony counts stemming from alleged incidents that date back to 2006. Court...
May 12, 2014 - 6:28pm