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Ten sailors missing from USS John S. McCain after collision
Mitchell's $202K waterslide one formality away from reality
Gift boosts Dakota State's cybersecurity program
SD officials seek patience from struggling region ambulance services
Sanford awarded grant to study Native American, rural health
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought
2 agriculture groups in Dakotas to vote on merger
State amateur baseball tournament brings in $54K
Experienced Kernels ready for new season
Players stepping into new roles for DWU volleyball team
Sano to DL with shin injury; Kennys Vargas likely to be called up
Kernels swept against Brandon Valley
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
You're only as strong as your weakest LinkedIn profile
Love is an untidy, long story
Trump terrible, but Democrats impotent
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER: A plan for removing the Robert E. Lee Sculpture
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
James and Karen Geppert
July 18, 2017
Under attack, Backpage.com has its supporters as anti-trafficking tool. But many differ.
Not everyone wants to shut down Backpage.com. The online classified ad site, which generates millions of dollars in revenue by hosting sex-related...
July 18, 2017 - 12:17pm
June 29, 2017
Rapid City man indicted for commercial sex trafficking
RAPID CITY -- A 41-year-old Rapid City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for commercial sex trafficking. Kevin D. Jenkins is facing up to life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on the charge. In the indictment, officials allege Jenkins “obtained a child between the ages...
June 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- In a Twin Cites’ suburb townhouse less than a half-mile from a Cottage Grove elementary school there was a brothel...
March 29, 2017 - 5:39pm
March 7, 2017
Charge: Minnesota woman forced developmentally disabled woman to be prostitute
LITTLE CANADA, Minn.—A Little Canada woman is accused of forcing a vulnerable adult who was temporarily living with her to work as a prostitute...
March 7, 2017 - 9:10pm
February 23, 2017
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
BLAINE, Minn.—The women didn't speak English, so they allegedly had DongZhu Jiang drive them to and from hotels and apartments where they...
February 23, 2017 - 9:23pm
Ireland passes law to make buying sex a crime
LONDON — Ireland has made it a crime to buy sex after passing a law which it says is aimed at tackling sex trafficking and protecting...
February 23, 2017 - 9:32am
February 12, 2017
Film exposes underworld of U.S. children sold online for sex
NEW YORK—When Mary Mazzio first heard about middle-school girls from her hometown of Boston suing a website on which they had been sold for sex, the self-described "recovering lawyer" was blown away. "What? Fifteen minutes from where I live?" the film director remembers thinking....
February 12, 2017 - 7:00am
November 16, 2016
Chamberlain nonprofit hopes to thwart sex trafficking in SD
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain-based nonprofit will bring its efforts to thwart sex trafficking in South Dakota to Mitchell on Monday. Representatives...
November 16, 2016 - 4:52pm
April 12, 2016
OPINION: New bill could spell end to a secret problem
When most Americans think of sex trafficking, they probably think of some Lisa Ling special on CBS about little girls from Thailand or some remote...
April 12, 2016 - 10:21am
October 20, 2015
Sex trafficking sting in central South Dakota nets 1 arrest
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota man is facing a sex trafficking charge after authorities accused him of attempting to solicit sex from a person he believed to be a minor. The office of South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says 34-year-old Joseph Raleigh, of Miller, has...
October 20, 2015 - 2:13pm
September 11, 2015
OPINION: Why wasn't Jared Fogle charged with child sex trafficking?
The Justice Department complaint against former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle fully reveals how he used his power and celebrity to exploit vulnerable children. But Fogle will only plead guilty to child pornography charges and to traveling to engage in illicit sexual contact with a...
September 11, 2015 - 2:19pm
September 3, 2015
Grand jury indicts 3 in Sioux Falls sex trafficking cases
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted three people on sex trafficking charges in two separate cases in Sioux Falls. Michael Lee Dickey, 35, is accused of injecting a woman with drugs and forcing her into prostitution. The indictment filed Monday charges Dickey with...
September 3, 2015 - 3:26pm
June 9, 2015
Minnesota man sentenced in South Dakota sex trafficking case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of forcing a woman into prostitution in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. Authorities say 31-year-old David Nance and a co-defendant drove a 33-year-old woman from Minnesota to Sioux Falls in...
June 9, 2015 - 1:37pm
Feds charge 5 men involved in undercover sex sting in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Five men have been charged in federal court in South Dakota with attempted commercial sex trafficking. Authorities say the charges relate to responses to online advertisements during an undercover operation. Those indicted are 25-year-old Benjamin Iverson...
June 9, 2015 - 11:25am
March 24, 2015
SD man accused of soliciting sex from minors pleads guilty
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A southeast South Dakota man accused of soliciting sex from two 13-year-old girls has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. The Argus Leader reports 25-year-old Elijah Wilson entered his guilty plea Monday to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct....
March 24, 2015 - 4:56pm