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Former Moorhead Man Accused of Torturing, Killing Cats Makes Plea

Greer entered the plea to a charge of mistreatment and torture of animals

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A former Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing three cats at an apartment in January has entered an Alford plea. That means Jalen Greer isn’t admitting guilt, but says if he went to trial, he would lose. Greer entered the plea to a charge of mistreatment and torture of animals. Two other charges against him were…

South Dakota Legislator Not Reprimanded for “All Lives Splatter” Post

Representative Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder is not losing her job in politics

SIOUX FALLS, SD — A Republican South Dakota legislator is not being reprimanded for her “All Lives Splatter” post on Facebook. Representative Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder posted a meme on September 7th which shows protesters getting run over by a vehicle. It reads, “All Lives Splatter, nobody cares about your protest.” The GOP state chairman said in a statement,…

“All Lives Splatter” Facebook Post on Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Brings SD Legislator Under Fire

It was posted after a woman was killed at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

  SOUTH DAKOTA — A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a “lack of judgement.” Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme September 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle under the caption “All Lives Splatter.” It was posted after a woman was killed at the white nationalist rally in…

Fargo Junior League Battles Back, Falls in Extras

Fargo Junior League is eliminated from District tournament.

FARGO, N.D. — Day 2 of the Junior League District tournament took place at Bennett Field on Saturday. Fargo’s 14 & under team faced Rapid City National in an elimination game. RC National defeated Fargo 8-6 in 9 innings. Rapid City got out to a 5-0 lead before Fargo exploded for 6 runs late in the game, but RC National…

South Dakota Woman Identified in Grass Fire Death

Officials do not yet know if the region's drought conditions caused the fire

FAIRBURN, SD — A South Dakota woman who died in a grass fire has been identified. Authorities say the grass fire spread to the home of 26-year-old Julia Pawelski on Tuesday morning in Fairburn, a town just south of Rapid City. The fire damaged at least three other buildings along with multiple vehicles and hay bales before fire crews got…

South Dakota Woman Dies After Grass Fire Spreads to House

Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning

FAIRBURN, SD — A woman is dead after a grass fire spread to her home in Fairburn, South Dakota, south of Rapid City. Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning. The Custer Fire Chief says the grass fire had the potential to destroy the small town. It damaged at least three buildings in…

Trial Scheduled for Rapid City Man Accused in Killing of C-Store Clerk

A 17-year-old co-defendant is asking to move his case to juvenile court

  RAPID CITY, SD — A Rapid City man accused of killing a convenience store clerk during a robbery is scheduled for trial in December. Cody Grady, 19, is charged with first-degree murder or manslaughter in the January stabbing death of 45-year-old Kasie Lord at the Loaf `N Jug. He’s also charged with aiding and abetting first-degree robbery of grand…

Rapid City Man Shot in the Spine Waits 10 Hours for Help

The shooting suspect, Michael Wisecarver, is charged with attempted first-degree murder

Michael WisecarverRAPID CITY, SD — A man with a bullet lodged in his spine lay injured in his Rapid City driveway for 10 hours before getting help. A passerby noticed Chad Arnold and called authorities at about 8 a.m. Monday. Police say a preliminary evaluation found Arnold paralyzed from the waist down. The shooting suspect, Michael Wisecarver, is charged with attempted…

Rapid City Police Investigating Third Homicide of 2017; Say City is “Still Safe”

Two of the homicides involved people who knew each other, third was of a gas station worker

  Rapid City Police say they have found a connection between their three homicide investigations in only a matter of weeks. Police say there is an increase of methamphetamine use across the state and they are looking for a more assertive approach to fight the drug coming into their city. They say Rapid City, is safe but the legal system…

Rapid City Police Investigating Motel Homicide

Police say they found a man in his 30s at the Dakota Rose Inn on Monday.

  Police in Rapid City are investigating a homicide at a motel. Officers were called to the Dakota Rose Inn about 8 p.m. Monday where they found the body of 30-year-old Jeremy Little . Police say a knife was apparently used in the homicide. Nathan Chase, Jr., 25, from Rapid City was arrested and police believe they knew each other….