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155th Engineer Co. receives Reserve Family Readiness Award
Avera Queen of Peace receives national recognition for rural health
Parkston health administrator retires after 40-plus years
Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
Boggs catching on with Tiger football team
Bartscher joins DWU women’s basketball team
Catching up with former area athletes: Reiff backup D-tackle for Hawkeyes
'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
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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
May 1, 2014
Pierre teen's murder trial moved to Winner
Braiden McCahren, 17, will go on trial for murder on June 2 in Winner.
May 1, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 14, 2014
Jury deliberating in McVay death sentencing trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls jury is deliberating to decide whether a mentally ill man should be sentenced to death for killing a woman as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. The panel of seven men and five women on Monday began deliberations in the case...
April 14, 2014 - 6:38pm
April 10, 2014
Doctor unsure if child's death was deliberate or accidental
CHAMBERLAIN -- A forensic pathologist testified Thursday that she could not determine a specific injury that caused the death of 4-year-old Mason Naser. Dr. Janice Ophoven, who has a private practice in Woodbury, Minn., said Naser's death could have either been deliberate or accidental....
April 10, 2014 - 9:51pm
April 9, 2014
Pediatrician calls Naser "a battered child"
CHAMBERLAIN — A pediatrician testified Wednesday that the pattern and number of bruises on Mason Naser were "very concerning" and not those suffered in normal child activities. "He was a battered child," said Dr. Nancy Free, a board certified pediatrician and medical director...
April 9, 2014 - 10:45pm
April 8, 2014
Coroner says child had scars all over body
CHAMBERLAIN -- Four-year-old Mason Naser's liver and pancreas were severely injured due to blunt force trauma, which caused him to bleed internally, according to expert testimony Tuesday. The trial of Donika Gonzales continued Tuesday at the Brule County Courthouse. She is accused...
April 8, 2014 - 9:50pm
Defense in Pierre shooting case can survey public
PIERRE (AP) — Lawyers of a 17-year-old boy accused of murder have received permission to conduct a public survey on the trial. The survey may influence whether the boy's lawyers seek to change the trial's venue. The trial of Braiden McCahren of Pierre is currently set for...
April 8, 2014 - 5:43pm
April 7, 2014
Recording shows woman admitted to abusing child in death case
CHAMBERLAIN -- Donika Gonzales admitted to law enforcement in February 2013 that she abused 4-year-old Mason Naser for wetting his pants, a recording showed Monday during a trial in Brule County. The recording was from an interview conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal...
April 7, 2014 - 8:23pm
February 28, 2014
Expert will be allowed to testify in child death case
CHAMBERLAIN -- A state medical examiner will be allowed to testify that the injuries suffered by a 4-year-old child allegedly beaten to death by one of his caretakers last year were the result of abuse. Attorneys for 23-year-old Donika Gonzales, who is charged with the...
February 28, 2014 - 10:06pm
February 26, 2014
Man charged with child murder testifies in trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man charged with murder in the death of a toddler in South Dakota has told a jury that he did not hurt the victim. Twenty-six-year-old Congolese refugee Manegabe Ally testified Wednesday during his trial for the death of 18-month-old Merveil Kasangu, the...
February 26, 2014 - 10:53pm
January 23, 2014
Jurors watch rape suspect’s video interview
Jurors saw video Thursday of a man admitting his alleged rape victim was briefly passed out while the two had sex. Kristopher Wilson, 24, a former Dakota Wesleyan University student-athlete, was shown in a video of a police interview. The video was played during the second day...
January 23, 2014 - 8:20pm
January 22, 2014
Trial begins for accused rapist
Proceedings expected to continue through Friday in prosecution of DWU basketball player.
January 22, 2014 - 8:04pm
January 14, 2014
Carnival worker from TX faces Sioux Falls drug trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A carnival worker from Texas who's accused of having crack cocaine shipped to him inside a doll is on trial in South Dakota on drug charges. Fifty-five-year-old John Whitfield Jr., of Houston, was arrested during the Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls on Aug....
January 14, 2014 - 1:38pm
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
January 7, 2014
Man to stand trial for shootout, Pierre standoff
PIERRE (AP) — An Eagle Butte man is scheduled to stand trial April 8 on federal charges stemming from a fatal shootout and standoff in late October. Twenty-seven-year-old Jason Todd Garreau is charged with 19 federal counts related to the Oct. 30 shootout in Hyde County and...
January 7, 2014 - 4:51pm
December 20, 2013
SD man convicted of child rape gets new trial
South Dakota Supreme Court cites improper testimony in conviction of Kevin Buchholtz, 58, of raping a 6-year-old.
December 20, 2013 - 11:20am