Being an officer of the law is never an easy job. Law enforcement officials protect communities on a daily basis. Sometimes that protection comes at a price.

For the second time within a week, another correctional officer at the South Dakota State Penitentiary has been assaulted. The incident occurred on Sunday night, August 27th approximately at 7:15 PM.

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Our news partners at Dakota News Now is reporting the assault at South Dakota State Penitentiary happened on the A floor of the Jameson Annex. According to "multiple correctional officers" who spoke with Dakota News Now, the injured correctional officer had to be hospitalized. So what caused this assault?  The report from Dakota News Now explains, "The inmate was in the process of being cuffed and became combative, punching the officer in the face." This truly sounds like an unsettling attack.

If you thought a second assault on a correctional officer was bad...think again. There was supposed to be a third attack on another officer.  Correctional officers told Dakota News Now they suggest "a third assault was planned in another part of the penitentiary, however, the Department of Corrections staff became aware of the intentions and were able to thwart the plan before it happened." The fact that a third assault could have happened is just shocking.

Dakota News Now reached out to the South Dakota Department of Corrections for a statement in regards to this report. They are still waiting for a response. More information about this developing story can be found here.

The 10 Most Redneck Towns in South Dakota

Are you a 'Redneck?' I guess to some people, all of us in South Dakota are rednecks.

If we use the Jeff Foxworthy Scale of Redneckeness, I have, in fact, been too drunk to fish. So by definition, I am a redneck. And so are many people I know.

Not that being from the country is a bad thing, and it can be fun to poke fun at ourselves.

With that in mind, we found that the folks at RoadSnacks put together a list that claims 'These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In South Dakota.'
What is a Redneck?

The dictionary says that a redneck is someone "...who lives in a small town or in the country, especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive."

Well, a few things. First, South Dakota isn't THAT kind of 'south.' We're to the south of North Dakota, but to the north of 'The South.'

Plus that definition sounds awful mean and serious. I thought we were having fun here.

RoadSnacks leaned into the funny, Jeff Foxworthy-based version of a redneck. Then they rounded up select data on places in SD to determine their rankings. RoadSnacks Redneck Criteria:

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates
  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

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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