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Supreme Court upholds Kihega's 2015 robbery conviction

A 2015 conviction of Roger Kihega, one of three people charged in the January 2015 robbery of Casino Korner, has been upheld by the South Dakota Supreme Court. The decision was 3-2. Kihega, 36, of Minnesota sought an acquittal, new trial or new sentencing. He was found guilty Sept. 18, 2015, after a

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:47:36

Noem meeting with law officers Friday in Aberdeen

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., will be in Aberdeen Friday afternoon to meet with law officers about recent crime-related challenges in the area. The private gathering will be at the police department gun range. 'Representatives from the Brown County Sheriff's Office; Aberdeen Police Department; loca

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-21 21:27:00

6 tennis courts to be eliminated when Northern improves soccer, football practice fields

Half of the courts at the Northern State University tennis complex will be removed to make space for two multi-purpose athletic fields. The decision was made during the initial design phase of the athletic and recreation fields project, Josh Moon, Northern athletic director, confirmed in a statement

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-22 17:05:48

Supreme Court upholds casino robbery conviction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who robbed a casino in Aberdeen. Thirty-six-year-old Roger Kihega sought an acquittal, new trial or new sentencing for his 2015 conviction. Kihega was sentenced in 2015 to 50 years in prison for robbing the Ca

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-22 12:30:07

Christian drops straight setter to Eureka/Bowdle

Aberdeen Christian volleyball dropped a straight sets contest to Eureka/Bowdle in what Knight's head coach Stephanie Mattson described as an "interesting" evening. "Well, it was about 80 degrees inside the (Bowdle) gym, and we never played the same lineup in any of the three sets because our setter

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-22 06:00:00

Refugee resettlement a big problem for conservative speaker

Refugee resettlement is more dangerous to the U.S. than the nation's tensions with North Korea, China or Russia, a speaker told a crowd of about 100 people during a stop in Aberdeen this week. Trevor Loudon, a New Zealand native, is a conservative political activist, author, blogger and speaker. "We

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-22 01:42:17

South Dakota high school volleyball scores: Sept. 21

Scores from around the state. Check back for updates. Burke/South Central def. Bon Homme, 25-12, 25-15, 25-18 Crow Creek def. Crazy Horse, 25-7, 25-15, 25-11 Elkton-Lake Benton def. Estelline, 25-15, 25-9, 25-20 Ellendale, N.D. def. Leola/Frederick, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22 Florence/Henry def. Waubay/Su

ARGUS LEADER - 2017-09-22 02:37:33

Northwestern holds off Warner in Class B showdown

Northwestern never panicked.The Wildcats trailed late in both the third and fourth sets, but held steady to steal away a 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23 victory over Warner in a Lake Region Conference and Class B volleyball showdown Thursday night in Warn Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-22 04:43:16

Marmorstein: It's Rosh Hashanah: Appropriate, appropriately

Not all that long ago, exaggerated ethnic stereotypes were a staple of movie and TV comedy. The belittling and often cruel attitude toward other races and cultures in some of the old shows often spoils what would otherwise be wonderful entertainment. I love the music and dancing in Judy Garland's an

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:41:00

Lusk: Circus and Jimmy's Pizza team up for flavorful dish

When one of Aberdeen's most beloved chicken wing joints teams up with a popular pizza place, your palate wins. That's how the new Circus Buffalo Wing Pizza came to be at Jimmy's Pizza. Near the end of August, Nick Schaunaman said he and his brother Travis, who co-own Jimmy's, were considering some s

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-21 11:20:00

Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion

ABERDEEN (AP) - The Brown County Planning Commission has rejected the proposed expansion of a hog operation in the Bath area. The American News reports that the group unanimously denied two necessary permits this week. The commission had tabled action on the request in March after some neighbors of

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-21 16:30:00

CO-OP Architecture honored for library design

CO-OP Architecture captured an Honor Award for Architecture and the People's Choice Award for its design of K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library. The Honor Award is the American Institute of Architecture's most coveted prize, according to a news release. CO-OP also won a Merit Award for Historic Preserv

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-21 15:59:28

Our Voice: Always ready to help, South Dakotans show generous spirit

In South Dakota, heroism seems to almost come naturally. Neighbors help neighbors. Kids collect change. Donors give blood. Businesses step up, collaborate, match funds. The faithful fold their hands and take to their knees or pack boxes of food for the hungry and newly homeless. Most without hesitat

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-20 15:14:00

Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

American News, Aberdeen, Sept. 19 Choose to have an impact on SD pheasant numbers South Dakota's tourism department on Tuesday sent out a news release with a fancy infographic, making the case that the state still is the best place in the world to hunt ring-necked pheasants. That claim is pretty har

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:39:28

Tornado confirmed in Spink County, but does not touch down

A tornado in Spink County was confirmed, but did not touch down Tuesday night, said Ryan Vipond, a meteorologist with National Weather Service in Aberdeen. The tornado was about 12 miles south of Redfield, according to scanner reports. Spink County Emergency Management Director Larry Tebben said fun

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-09-20 14:45:00

Former school board member Kolden dies

Todd Kolden, a former member of the Aberdeen School Board, died Tuesday, according to a message from a friend to the American News and several social media posts made by family members and friends. Kolden served a term on the school board from July 2013 to July 2016. Later in 2016, he was appointed

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-20 02:43:49

Thank you: Lots of help for DAV poker run

Pantorium Cleaners; House of Glass; First State Bank; American Legion Post 207 Stratford, 213 Cresbard, and 24 Aberdeen; Plains Commerce Bank; Hearing Care Professionals; Winkler Chiropractic Clinic; Village Bowl; Premier Auto; Sewer Duck; Great Plains Bank; Wendy's; Erickson Group (Dairy Queen); Ai

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

First step in success is believing in yourself, Microsoft partner tells Northern audience

Before anyone else believes in you, you need to believe in yourself. That was the central theme of the keynote address by Felicia Guity at the Create 'N' Festival at Northern State University Tuesday. Guity is a partner at Microsoft, the general manager of worldwide marketing. Her message was one sh

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:00:00

Scattered damage after Tuesday night storms

Tuesday night's thunderstorms caused some damage across the region. A portion of the roof of a building northeast of Stratford caved in. A photo of the damage was posted on the Brown County Emergency Management Facebook page. Areas near Java also reported golf ball-sized hail, according to informati

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2017-09-20 19:20:00

Planning commission denies permit applications for Bath area hog operation

Commissioners voted 7-0 against the permits Tuesday evening. That was after testimony from people both in favor of and opposed to the expansion. "There were four neighbors within the half-mile, and they only got two of the four to sign affidavits to go forward with it," said Rachel Kippley, Brown Co

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-09-21 13:15:00