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Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, report shows
Charge: 'Super-drunk' boyfriend ran from crash that killed St. Thomas student
Central Minnesota lake neighbor fight turns more ugly as judge orders removal of cabin
Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire 'private briefings' on 2016 campaign
Finnish president visiting Minnesota this week
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year
Policy helps make Jackrabbits-Bison game a sell out
Little Tiger volleyball camp set for Saturday
Catching up with former area athletes: St. Pierre starting for ranked Cougars
Dalvin Cook's no stranger to Tampa Bay Bucs
NCHC enjoying new digs at Xcel Center
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Larry R. Reimnitz
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WOSTER: Only one sound like Garth
OUR VIEW: The future of journalism
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
January 13, 2014
Man gets prison in Rapid City underage prostitution sting
RAPID CITY (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to five years in prison after getting caught in an underage prostitution sting in Rapid City. KELO-TV reports 49-year-old Vincent Vulpi received a 10-year sentence Monday, with five years suspended. He pleaded guilty to...
January 13, 2014 - 8:22pm
January 9, 2014
Aberdeen teacher faces April trial in ND on sex charge
PARK RIVER, N.D. (AP) — An April 2 trial date has been set for a teacher in the northeastern North Dakota town of Park River who is accused of twice having sex with a 16-year-old girl. KNOX radio reports that 25-year-old fifth-grade teacher Justin Kiefer has pleaded not guilty...
January 9, 2014 - 3:19pm
December 20, 2013
Technology seen as force in sex-crime wave
Police say one accused perpetrator abused a child while video chatting live on the Internet.
December 20, 2013 - 5:42pm
December 10, 2013
Court overturns sex abuse conviction of Eagle Butte man
Court overturns man’s prison sentence over jury instructions.
December 10, 2013 - 7:28am
November 27, 2013
Teacher and Aberdeen native accused of having sex with ND teen
By Kevin Bonham GRAFTON, N.D. — A Park River teacher has been charged with two counts of corruption or solicitation of a minor in a case involving a 16-year-old student at Park River High School, according to the Walsh County Sheriff’s Department. Justin Dean Kiefer, 25,...
November 27, 2013 - 10:17am
October 30, 2013
Sex offender charged with failing to register online accounts
A registered sex offender living in Mount Vernon was arrested earlier this month for failing to report his Internet accounts. Shane Mincey, 41, is a registered sex offender with the Davison County Sheriff’s Office. As part of the registry, all sex offenders must inform law enforcement...
October 30, 2013 - 6:46pm
October 10, 2013
Cavour man convicted of abusing girl at wife's daycare
HURON (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of sexually abusing a girl at a home day care run by his wife in Cavour. KOKK radio reports that jurors on Wednesday deliberated nearly seven hours before finding 52-year-old Fred Sylaart guilty of sexual contact with a child under 16....
October 10, 2013 - 9:35am
October 2, 2013
Platte man pleads guilty to child abuse
LAKE ANDES — A Platte man pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony child abuse. Kip (sometimes spelled in court documents as “Kipp”) DeGroot, 21, entered his plea during court at the Charles Mix County Courthouse in Lake Andes. DeGroot pleaded guilty to exposing a minor to...
October 2, 2013 - 7:46am
September 26, 2013
Fort Thompson man sentenced for failure to register as sex offender
A Fort Thompson man was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Kyle Marks, 29, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and must pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Marks was indicted for the...
September 26, 2013 - 10:39pm
August 28, 2013
Mitchell sex offender avoids prison again
A 27-year-old man was given another break Tuesday when Judge Tim Bjorkman allowed him to remain on probation and serve some local jail time, rather than go to state prison, after he admitted to using drugs in violation of his probation in March. Blair Margiotti was convicted of fourth-degree...
August 28, 2013 - 8:54pm
August 13, 2013
Sex offender pleads guilty to failing to provide new address
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to failure to provide law enforcement with a new address by a sex offender. Christopher Toribio, 29, made his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to drop failure to register...
August 13, 2013 - 5:47pm
Sioux Falls man gets 70 years for raping girl, 6
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is going to prison on a 70-year term for raping a 6-year-old girl. A judge sentenced 30-year-old Christopher George Hartford Monday. He pleaded guilty in June to two counts of first-degree rape. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Hartford...
August 13, 2013 - 5:40pm
August 9, 2013
Authorities arrest 7 men on underage sex charges
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Federal, state and Rapid City authorities say they've arrested seven men on charges of trying to pay for sex with underage girls after responding to online classified ads placed during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
August 9, 2013 - 10:52pm
Senior citizen gets prison for sex with teen
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 62-year-old Martin man has been sentenced to five years in prison for having a sex with a 15-year-old girl more than 50 times in Bennett County in 2010 and 2011. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says that Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken sentenced Edwin Johnson in...
August 9, 2013 - 2:20pm
August 6, 2013
Mitchell man gets 24 years for sexual abuse of girl
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Mitchell man is going to federal prison for more than 24 years for sexually abusing a girl. Thirty-year-old Terace Castaway was sentenced in Sioux Falls on Monday after earlier pleading guilty to sexual abuse. Prosecutors say it happened between August...
August 6, 2013 - 7:08am