Kathy Cournoyer shows photos of her son, George Cournoyer Jr., who was beaten and left for dead in December of 2020 in his Wagner home. Alexis Delarosa was sentenced on July 20, 2023, to more than 30 years in prison for second-degree murder in the death of Cournoyer. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Texas man gets 30-year sentence in ‘brutal’ beating death on Yankton Sioux land

BY: - July 20, 2023

SIOUX FALLS — A judge handed down a 30-year sentence Thursday morning in an Indian Country homicide she described as among the most brutal she’d seen in more than two decades on the federal bench. Alexis Delarosa, 33, helped beat George “Bug” Cournoyer Jr. to death with a hammer and baseball bat in December of […]

Smoke rolls off the roof of the Good Samaritan Center on Nov. 8, 2022 in Wagner, South Dakota.

Fire puts nursing home residents in Wagner polling place

BY: - November 9, 2022

Some poll workers in Wagner had to make space for around two dozen senior citizens on Tuesday after a late morning fire damaged the city’s Good Samaritan Center. The fire at the nursing home in the city of 1,400 broke out around 11 a.m., according to Charles Mix County Emergency Manager Mike Kotab. The roof […]