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Daugaard names new head of Bureau of Finance and Management
Investigation shows Scotland train derailment resulted in $1.08M in damages
Dakota Access pipeline court battle to linger into new year
Good samaritans rescue ice-covered deer, blinded by blizzard
Highway Patrol increasing use of sobriety checkpoints statewide
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
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Marlin varsity teams embark with new leaders
Area wrestling: Parkston goes 1-2 at home quad
Area high school girls basketball roundup: Reiner, Nighthawks down WiLdKats
DWU women rank high in free-throw shooting
IOC says Games bid process must change so there are no losers
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
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WOSTER: The orbit that made the moon landing possible
The price of listening and hearing fatigue
ACT’s “A Christmas Story, The Musical” delights audiences with familiar, beloved characters
ROUNDS: The Electoral College a vital piece of our Constitution
OUR VIEW: Cabela's keeps playing waiting game
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
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
November 13, 2013
Sex crimes against children reported in Mitchell
Six arrested for illegal actions against children this month.
November 13, 2013 - 6:23am
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