Aberdeen American News
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Shopko is closing 39 stores in 14 states, including several in the four-state region. Liquidation sales are set to begin Friday, and the stores will close at the end of February, according to a variety of media reports. All of the closures are Shopko Hometown stores except the one in Nebraska, according to a list that has been published online.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — A Minnesota man has admitted to using a $300,000 bad check to buy more than 200 cattle. Jason Langerud, 39, of Hawley, Minn., pleaded guilty to felony theft by insufficient funds. The charge stems from December 2017 when Langerud wrote a bad check for $300,000 to purchase 205 head of cattle from a Brown County man.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A Frankfort man is accused of selling cattle and alfalfa that he wasn't authorized to sell. Tyler Remily, 33, was arrested Nov. 7 and is charged with embezzlement of property received in trust, grand theft and disposal of personal property subject to security interest, according to court documents. The charges are felonies. According to court documents, Remily was charged with a count of embezzlement because he illegally sold 50 head of cattle belonging to Francis Heer of Doland on Nov. 4, 2015, then kept the money with the intent of defrauding Heer.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is looking for information on the driver of a car who pulled out in front of a semi-truck Wednesday, Nov. 21, according to Facebook post from the department. The driver of the semi swerved to avoid striking the car on U.S. Highway 281 just north of Aberdeen at 10:35 a.m. The truck ended up in the ditch. The truck driver was uninjured and wearing a seat belt. The driver of the car did not stop and left the scene.
BRADLEY, S.D. — A preliminary report for a fatal airplane crash in Clark County, S.D., reveals that the aircraft crashed into the ground head-on. John Shoemaker, 47, died in the Nov. 2 crash. He was from Webster, S.D. Shoemaker was the pilot of the Cessna plane and was the only person on board.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A former Aberdeen physician admitted Wednesday, Nov. 14, to a felony charge of illegally distributing the prescription painkiller oxycodone. Troy E. Adolfson, 47, pleaded guilty during a federal court hearing in Aberdeen. During the hearing, he said he completed a month of outpatient treatment at Worthmore Addiction Services in Aberdeen in May 2017.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- An Aberdeen woman facing murder charges has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and asked for a jury trial. Tanisha Renee Jordan-Mondo, 38, was arrested Aug. 16 following a monthlong investigation into the death of Michelle Ladner, 37, who was found the evening of July 19 when police officers and emergency responders were called to a medical emergency at her apartment.
WAGNER, S.D. -- The community of Wagner in far southern South Dakota is raising funds for a family that lost two children in a fatal crash in the far northern part of the state near Leola on Sunday afternoon. Four-year-old Josephine Rachel Van Duysen and 2-year-old Michael Jay Van Duysen III were killed in a crash 12 miles west of Leola, said David Roggenkamp, McPherson County coroner.
LEOLA, S.D. -- A 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy were killed Sunday afternoon, Oct. 28, in a two-vehicle crash 12 miles west of Leola, about 20 miles south of the border with North Dakota. Four other people were also injured in the crash — two of them with life-threatening injuries — according to a news release Sunday evening from Tony Mangan with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The crash was reported around 2:13 p.m.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- Dr. Troy E. Adolfson was indicted by a federal jury on felony drug distribution of opioids and arrested in Iowa this past summer. The case was set to go to trial this week, but a plea agreement has been reached. According to court documents, Adolfson intends to enter a guilty plea to one federal count of distribution of a controlled substance.