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State officials hope ruling moves case to US Supreme Court
Rapid City gas station clerk stabbed to death in robbery
Mother, missing children could be in Black Hills
Company gives $50K donation under new school choice law
Bill offered to overhaul initiative requirements, start date
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
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Area wrestling roundup: KWLPG wins three at home quad
No. 5 Avon downs Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian holds off Avon
Area basketball roundup: Peterson powers Platte-Geddes over Burke/South Central
Harrisburg fends off Kernel boys
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
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No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
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
January 22, 2015
Plan to add human traffickers to sex offender list advances
PIERRE (AP) — A proposal that would require convicted human traffickers to register as sex offenders would help fight a dangerous threat to the state, Attorney General Marty Jackley told a Senate committee on Thursday shortly before the panel passed the measure. The state Senate...
January 22, 2015 - 3:09pm
January 17, 2015
Las Vegas man charged with human trafficking in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) — Police charged a 33-year-old Las Vegas man with human trafficking this week after investigators said they found him selling sex at a Motel 6 in Rapid City with two women, one of whom was underage. Robert Powell faces a charge of first-degree human trafficking,...
January 17, 2015 - 10:09pm
January 9, 2015
ND, SD lack shelter, funding for trafficking victims
You identify a young woman, a girl maybe, lured or coerced into a life of sex for money in the hard, scrambling towns of the North Dakota oil boom.
January 9, 2015 - 5:31pm
A plea for the future
"Getting out is hard. It's hard, but it is possible. And what does 'getting out' mean? Because we will never be able to erase what we've been...
January 9, 2015 - 5:04pm
'You can't sleep with that many people a day and not have issues'
This is the life of Jenny Gaines. Lured into sex trafficking at age 14, she spent 28 years in a life of prostitution. Throughout the past six months, Forum News Service has spent time getting to know Jenny. This is her story. After nearly three decades in the life, Jenny Gaines...
January 9, 2015 - 5:02pm
Rowena Mathews threw herself a two-day party when she turned 30 last summer, soaking up every minute of fun at a lakeside barbecue. Celebrating...
January 9, 2015 - 4:26pm
January 8, 2015
'The second part' finally arrives
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the life of Jenny Gaines. Lured into sex trafficking at age 14, she spent 28 years in a life of prostitution. Throughout the past six months, Forum News Service has spent time getting to know Jenny. This is her story. Jenny Gaines' mother remembers a child...
January 8, 2015 - 3:29pm