Former Dakota News Now reporter Austin Goss has pled guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after he was arrested for making a prank phone call using South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's personal cell phone number.

Tuesday (May 9), Goss entered his plea to a charge of disorderly conduct, which is a Class 2 misdemeanor. As part of the plea deal, he will pay a $578 fine and have 30 days of jail time suspended.

Goss originally was charged with making threatening, harassing, or misleading telephone calls, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carried a potential one-year in jail sentence and/or a $2,000 fine.

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On January 22, Goss made a call to Dan Lederman, the former chairman of the South Dakota Republican Party, using a website called PrankDial to make it appear it was coming from Governor Noem's cell phone.

Goss has since been fired from his job as the Capitol bureau reporter for Dakota News Now and KOTA-TV in Rapid City.

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Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit Story Source: Roadsncaks

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