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Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
3 sentenced to jail in binge drinking death
Contender for world's biggest rabbit dies on United Airlines flight
Fox News anchor, others hit network with multiple claims of race bias
Trump slams federal court ruling on funding for 'sanctuary cities'
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
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Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
SD ranchers loss nearly $100 per cow in 2016
South Dakota US senators praise Perdue as ag secretary
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
'Beast Mode' returns: Lynch set to join Raiders after trade from Seahawks
Report: Vikings likely to decline Bridgewater's option
Lawyer for ex-NFL star Hernandez denies letter mentioned prison lover
Serena Williams admits she accidentally revealed pregnancy on Snapchat
Sisk signs with DWU women's basketball
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Loretta M. Pavel
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
OUR VIEW: Wave goodbye to elephants, please
WOSTER: Prom in the past
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Wiltz: Make our walleyes great again?
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
March 29, 2017
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
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