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From the archives: Photos from the 1998 Spencer Tornado
Legislator's experience getting signatures for ballot measures led to a new state law
Trump sounds optimistic tone about future North Korea talks day after canceling summit
Russian billionaire Vekselberg met with Trump lawyer Cohen before the inauguration
No joke: This city in Canada just got more than a foot of snow - in May
Why you're getting flooded with privacy notifications in your email
Commentary: Some gave all: A visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Why is Instagram adding a mute button? Because rejection is scary
Corn Palace updates brings new display options
Pellet production leads to Poet's expansion
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Pellet production leads to Poet's expansion
USDA releases proposed biotech labeling rules
COMMENTARY: When machines, crops, prices fail you, remember you still have worth
Soybeans spread to southwestern ND
Drought effects improve in southwest ND
LeBron scores 46 as Cavs force Game 7
Schuyler takes 4th in 3,200-meter run
Voigt claims Class B two-mile run
Sano back with Twins, looks 100 percent
This Twins road trip only six games
Mitchell woman shares her adoption story with the world
OPINION: Nurses care for the sick, comfort those in need
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Steven T. Stroh
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
LETTER: Anyone notice Earth Day?
OPINION: Trolls should stay by bridges
Letter: Shame on county commissioners
Thomas: The coarsening of political language
Wyoming may legalize trophy hunting of grizzly bears for the first time in 40 years
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
Commentary: Safety spout fuels colorful encounter in the boonies
Battling South Dakota's beaver problems
ND angler's walleye breaks 60-year record
Dennis & Joan Selfridge
May 3, 2018
SD man sent to prison on Rapid City to Chicago prostitution-related charge
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A 49-year-old South Dakota man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for transporting individuals from Rapid...
May 3, 2018 - 10:29am
March 28, 2018
Self-help guru coerced followers into sex, branded women with cauterizing pen, feds say
Authorities caught up with the alleged fugitive self-help guru behind the walls of a luxury gated community near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The villas inside, according to court documents filed this week, had a price tag of up to $10,000 a week, not a place to expect a man who claimed...
March 28, 2018 - 7:07am
February 9, 2018
'Boss lady' in international sex trafficking sent to Minn. prison
ST. PAUL—A ringleader in an international sex-trafficking operation will spend 8.5 years in prison — and she should "thank her lucky...
February 9, 2018 - 7:44pm
February 7, 2018
Super Bowl sting: 26 nabbed for soliciting sex from minors, 7 for trafficking
MINNEAPOLIS—A 43-year-old man thought he was texting with a girl when he asked her age and whether she had modeled before. She said she...
February 7, 2018 - 8:33am
January 24, 2018
Law enforcement plans for sex trafficking issues around Super Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS—A side effect of any big event like the Super Bowl is sex trafficking. "We know that there's going to be a million-plus people...
January 24, 2018 - 1:45pm
December 4, 2017
The reason some women are wearing dresses every day in December
Worn to weddings, holiday parties, dates or a night out with friends, dresses are a staple in modern-day fashion. But they haven't always represented...
December 4, 2017 - 7:37am
November 7, 2017
Internet companies drop opposition to bill targeting online sex trafficking
WASHINGTON - When Congress launched an effort in August to enable prosecution of online sex trafficking by amending the Communications Decency...
November 7, 2017 - 9:24am
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