Judge sparks outrage for no jail time in rape sentence

U.S. 04/30/19, 18:57

An upstate New York judge who stoked social media outrage for sentencing a former school bus driver to probation in the rape of a 14-year-old is getting "numerous vitriolic" phone calls, court officials said Tuesday.Jefferson County Supreme Court Judge James McClusky last week sentenced Shane Piche to 10 years of ...

Storm dumps more than foot of snow in parts of Upper Midwest

U.S. 03/10/19, 11:35

Interstates have reopened in North Dakota and South Dakota after a winter storm dumped more than a foot (0.3 meter) of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest.North Dakota transportation officials on Sunday reopened Interstate 94 from Bismarck to Fargo. I-29 was reopened from Grand Forks in North Dakota to ...

Community mourns 4 children, father killed in house fire

U.S. 02/22/19, 17:39

Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral Friday for a father and four daughters who died in an upstate New York house fire. Firefighters lined the entrance to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart church in Watertown for the funeral celebrating the lives of Aaron Bodah and his daughters: 4-year-old Skylar; 6-year-old ...

South Dakota couple reflects on chocolate business

Business 02/18/19, 01:05

Truffles, caramels, peanut butter cups, turtles, toffee and fudge — the Watertown Confectionery makes it all. Located Watertown, the Confectionery is owned and operated by Mike and Vickie Marotz.The Marotzes began their journey into making chocolates while living in Red Wing, Minnesota. Their friends, Cyndy and Doug Smith, had previously ...

South Dakota family bonds over basketball

Basketball 01/28/19, 01:05

Jay and Dawn Plitzuweit met at a senior high school basketball all-star game in Wisconsin when they were both getting ready to go off to college. Given how things have gone for their family since then, this part of the story seems too good to be true.Dawn, the women's basketball ...

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