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Out and About: What’s Happening the Week of January 22

Yoga for a great cause and getting your taxes ready over a beer - just a couple of the events to check out this week

President of The Event Company, Addie Graham-Kramer joins us every Monday with events happening throughout the Sioux Empire! Check out what she’s got in store for you this week in the video above! Details for each event are also linked below. Tuesday, January 23 – Vision Board Empowerment Event at Chelsea’s Boutique in Sioux Falls Tuesday, January 23 – Bookkeeping…

Deer Escorted Back Out Window of Health Care Facility

Officials in Aberdeen say the doe crashed through window of empty room

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A deer left a South Dakota health care facility in worse shape than when it entered. The American News reports the white-tailed doe crashed through a window of an empty room at Aberdeen Health and Rehab on Tuesday morning. Marketing Director Mike Brown says the animal might have been clipped by a car on a nearby highway…

World War II Marine From Aberdeen Buried At Arlington

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The military says the remains of a World War II Marine from Aberdeen will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. A burial for Marine Corps Private Archie Newell is to take place Friday. Remains of the serviceman killed in November 1943 were identified after they were disinterred by the Defense…

Regents OK 2 Large Projects At Northern State University

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Board of Regents has approved two large projects at Northern State University in Aberdeen. The regents gave unanimous support to a $6.3 million football practice and women’s soccer fields, complete with pavilion, and a $25.2 million regional science center. The fields project needs legislative approval during the 2018 session. Lawmakers approved the science building…

South Dakota Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant Closing

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Ohio-based Molded Fiber Glass Companies is closing its wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen. The company cites changes in market conditions and proposed revisions to federal tax policies impacting the wind energy industry for the decision. The company says the MFG South Dakota plant will remain open through January…

Supreme Court Uphold Fatal Aberdeen Stabbing Conviction

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend in Aberdeen. The high court unanimously affirmed both the conviction and the sentence for John Eric Hemminger. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the court upheld law enforcement’s seizure of Hemminger’s cell phone, clothing and DNA. It also agreed it…

Mother, Then-Boyfriend Sentenced In Reservation Child Death

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A mother and her then-boyfriend have been sentenced in the beating death last fall of a 5-year-old girl on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Both 26-year-old Desarae Makes Him First and 32-year-old Matthew St. Pierre pleaded guilty to murder in the October 2016 death of Gracie Kills in Water, who authorities…

Sanford Pledges $5M For Regional Science Education Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Health has pledged $5 million to Northern State University for a regional science education center. The gift includes a $500,000 scholarship endowment for students and a $200,000 faculty development endowment. The Aberdeen university says the gift should help advance education and research opportunities for the entire region. Construction on the science center is to begin…

$80 Million in Claims Won’t Be Paid

Northern Beef Packers plant in South Dakota claims bankruptcy

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Almost $80 million that more than 100 businesses, investors, government entities and others claim they’re owed won’t be paid out in bankruptcy proceedings for the Northern Beef Packers plant in South Dakota. The American News reports that court documents show there’s slightly more than $1 million available to pay a long list of bills. Attorney Forrest Allred,…

Aberdeen Businessman Sentenced In Fraud Case

ABERDEEN, S.D. – An Aberdeen businessman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for fraud. Authorities accused 54-year-old Marwin Hofer of using money from a Quantum Properties bank account to make a payment on a personal loan. He earlier reached a deal with prosecutors under which he pleaded guilty to one count of felony wire fraud and 17…

Drug Busts In Aberdeen Turn Up Drugs, Cash, Cache Of Weapons

Courtesy: Aberdeen Police Department FacebookABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An Aberdeen man facing drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop earlier this month is facing more counts after authorities searched a residence. Police and a local drug task force on Monday found $23,000 worth of methamphetamine, two handguns, multiple semi-automatic rifles and a pistol-grip shotgun. Authorities say that when they…

Aberdeen Armed Robber Still At Large

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Police are searching for a gunman who robbed an Aberdeen convenience store and casino over the weekend. Police say the man, dressed in black with a scarf over his face, entered the Sooper Stop West Saturday evening. Capt. Eric Duven says the man brandished a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Duven says…

“Motion Picture Use Only” Bills Passed At Aberdeen Businesses

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying someone they believe used fake bills in Aberdeen. Police say they were first alerted over the weekend. Since then, they have found several hundred dollars in “motion picture use only” bills at several stores. The man seen in surveillance video is wanted for questioning in the case. Police…

Dog Stolen From Aberdeen Officer Turns Up In Minneapolis

Courtesy: Aberdeen Police DepartmentABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A German shepherd stolen from an Aberdeen police officer has turned up on the streets of Minneapolis. Police say 4-month-old Poppy had been missing since Sept. 30 when electronic devices were stolen from the officer’s home. The American Aberdeen News says a Minneapolis resident found the dog and used social media to try…

Aberdeen Motorist With Medical Problem Crashes Into Business

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An Aberdeen man was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries after crashing his car into a building. The American News reports that the 24-year-old man drove through an outer brick wall and into the BAE Systems building late Tuesday afternoon. Police say the man suffered an apparent medical problem and veered off the road, though…

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 Casino Korner with another man. The Aberdeen American News…

Brown County Officials Reject Proposed Hog Farm Expansion

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The Brown County Planning Commission has rejected the proposed expansion of a hog operation in the Bath area. The group unanimously denied two necessary permits this week. The commission had tabled action on the request in March after some neighbors of the operation voiced concerns. County Commission Chairwoman Rachel Kippley says the Wolff Family Genetics hog…

South Dakota Officials Reconsider Hog Operation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Officials of a county in northern South Dakota are reconsidering a planned hog operation that property owners expressed concerns about earlier this year. The Brown County Planning Commission will discuss two permit applications for a hog operation in the Bath area Tuesday. The commission took no action on the applications in March after residents voiced concern…

Aberdeen Opens New $8 Million Public Library

Courtesy: K.O. Aberdeen Public Library Facebook pageABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Aberdeen’s new $8 million public library is opening. The American News reports that the 29,400-square-foot K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library features separate spaces for youth, adult and children’s books. It also has a genealogy space for historic information, meeting rooms and small group rooms, several computers and The A Place….