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Woonsocket man sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing woman
'Dr. Doolittle' helps amputated animals walk again
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NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
PHOTOS: Area athletes compete in the Gregory Invitational
Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
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DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
January 5, 2015
Ongoing human trafficking cases
Trina Nguyen and Loc Tran face federal human trafficking charges and other charges after allegedly operating a brothel in Minot, N.D., and...
January 5, 2015 - 10:39am
Sex for sale in the Bakken: Trafficking in ND is on the rise
EDITOR'S NOTE: Forum News Service takes on the issue of human trafficking and female exploitation in this seven-part, in-depth reporting series....
January 5, 2015 - 10:06am
Man gets prison on federal sex trafficking charge
PIERRE (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison on a federal sex trafficking charge in South Dakota. Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Roberts was accused of bringing a woman from Milwaukee to Sioux Falls a year ago for the purpose of prostitution....
November 5, 2014 - 2:19pm
September 24, 2014
Texas man gets prison for sex trafficking at Sturgis Rally
PIERRE (AP) — A Texas man accused of trying to pay for sex with underage girls during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Fifty-five-year-old Timothy Gravens, of Grapevine, Texas, was one of nine people arrested and federally...
September 24, 2014 - 10:47am
August 26, 2014
OPINION: Sex traffic in Dakotas on agenda
A medical conference recently in Sioux Falls further sharpened the focus on human trafficking in North Dakota and South Dakota. The increase in the sex trade, which has law enforcement scrambling to confront this new menace, is attributed in large part to the wealth being generated...
August 26, 2014 - 12:21pm
May 30, 2014
New financial resources to fight sex trafficking pass House with Noem support
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., Friday joined the House of Representatives in passing legislation that offers additional financial resources in the fight against sex trafficking. The funding was passed as part of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related...
May 30, 2014 - 9:22pm
May 28, 2014
US Attorney in South Dakota releases annual report
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The annual report of the office of the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota is underscoring a number of convictions in sex trafficking cases. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson on Wednesday announced the release of the 2013 report. Johnson says human trafficking continued...
May 28, 2014 - 10:54pm
March 24, 2014
2 Sioux Falls men charged with soliciting a minor
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The state's attorney general says two southeast South Dakota men have been arrested on charges that they solicited a minor. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says 24-year-old Elijah Wilson and 22-year-old James Anthony Murphy each have been charged...
March 24, 2014 - 8:54pm
March 12, 2014
Noem joins Capitol Hill group pressuring attorney general to crack down on website
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Pa., led 44 members of Congress in asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to crack down on the online classified advertising site, Backpage.com. The group sent a letter asking Holder to use authority they believe he has under existing...
March 12, 2014 - 10:47pm
March 3, 2014
CA man sentenced for sex trafficking in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Los Angeles man who stopped in Sioux Falls to pimp two women on his way home from Minneapolis will spend more than a year in federal prison on a sex trafficking charge. Thirty-three-year-old Joe Becker was arrested last August after a woman flagged down...
March 3, 2014 - 3:45pm
December 8, 2013
Sioux Falls man convicted in sex trafficking case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man has been convicted on federal sex trafficking charges involving homeless teen girls. A jury late Thursday found 45-year-old Mohammed Alaboudi guilty on four counts, including one charge of sex trafficking of a child. He faces a maximum sentence...
December 8, 2013 - 11:32pm
December 1, 2013
Bill in Congress aims to corral sex trafficking
Legislation to crack down on issue plaguing oil patch, rest of Dakotas.
December 1, 2013 - 11:04pm
August 12, 2013
Authorities arrest 2 more in sex trafficking sting
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An Internet crimes against children task force has made two more arrests as part of its investigation into sex trafficking at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Federal, state and Rapid City authorities say that 42-year-old James Eugene Larive Jr. of Belle Fourche...
August 12, 2013 - 9:25pm
July 16, 2013
Sioux Falls man gets 30 years for sex trafficking
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls man convicted of forcing a teenage girl into prostitution has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison and pay a $5,000 fine. Thirty-four-year-old Emmanuel Nyuon was facing a possible life sentence after a jury in April found him guilty of sex...
July 16, 2013 - 9:13am
June 18, 2013
Iowa man sentenced in SD for sex trafficking
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- An Iowa man convicted of commercial sex trafficking in South Dakota has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Fifty-nine-year-old Ronald Bonestroo, of Hull, Iowa, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier -- the same judge who last year...
June 18, 2013 - 11:32am