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3 years in prison for price-tag scheme

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
Minnesota man defrauded Brookings store out of $8K

BROOKINGS, A Minnesota man who bilked the local Runnings Farm and Fleet store out of more than $8,000 in a price-tag switching scheme is headed to prison for the next three years.
Karl John Knott, 30, of Kenyon, Minn., was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison, with two

ND town reacts after sex offender moves in from SD

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
HANKINSON, N.D. (AP), The City Council in the southeastern North Dakota community of Hankinson has given initial approval to a sex offender ordinance after an offender with Brookings ties moved to town from South Dakota.
The proposal would prohibit a registered sex offender from living within 800 feet of a school, child care facility, park, playground or other place where

Party on! Same time, same place!

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
LAKE CAMPBELL, Some people must like living dangerously.
Brookings County sheriff's deputies broke up an underage drinking party on the shores of Lake Campbell early Friday morning, so another group, and maybe some of the same partyers, decided to get together the next night for another round of partying.

BPD shuts down parties, 26 cited

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
BROOKINGS, If you're going to be doing something illegal, wouldn't you at least try to keep the noise down so you wouldn't attract attention?
That wasn't the case with a couple of late-night house parties over the weekend, and noise complaints to Brookings police resulted in a total of 22 underage drinkers citied and four renters at the two homes

SF woman dies in I-29 crash near Brookings

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
BROOKINGS, A Sioux Falls woman died Friday night in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 29, 12 miles south of Brookings.
Stephanie F. Shields, 41, of Sioux Falls, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 29 at about 11:54 p.m. That's when she collided head-on with a Kenworth Semi-Truck driven by David Andrew Ziebarth, 50,

Eight drinkers cited at lakeside party

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
LAKE CAMPBELL, Responding to a noise complaint, Brookings County sheriff's deputies brought a halt to an underage drinking party this morning, Friday, at Lake Campbell.
According to Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring, at about 12:30 a.m. the officers were called to the lake access area on the north side of Campbell, where they found a group of young people partying.

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