PIERRE, S.D.—A South Dakota contractor's plea to a guilty charge on assault wasn't accepted last week, after a judge thought the man looked high on drugs and then admitted he was on meth and was later found to also have ecstasy in his system. Jesse Lange, 30, of Rapid City was sent to jail after state Judge Mark Barnett found that he was high on drugs last week while he was pleading guilty in a Pierre court to assaulting an employee last year.
PIERRE, S.D.— A 61-year-old Pierre woman who had just been caught embezzling from the Fort Pierre Development Corp. and then embezzled from a regional Lakota church organization has been sent to prison. Joni Boub was on probation for taking $38,784 from the business organization embezzlement when she then admitted to embezzling $44,166 from the Dakota Association of 13 Indian congregations in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska, of the United Church of Christ.
PIERRE, S.D. — Pierre experienced record snow and cold Saturday as a late-season blizzard roared over South Dakota, dropping as much as 20 inches of snow on some sites, including Winner. The record 8 inches of snow that fell on Pierre is recorded by the National Weather Service office in Aberdeen as data for Friday, April 13, besting the previous record for April 13 of 4.1 inches set in 1986.