On Monday, a Sioux Falls convenience store worker had to deal with a pair of suspects with an axe to grind and a bottle of booze to steal.

The incident occurred around 4:30 in the morning on (October 16) at a Sioux Empire convenience store located at the intersection of Cleveland Ave and 6th Street.

Dakota News Now reports the employee on duty at the time confronted a man who appeared to be in the process of stealing a bottle of alcohol. When he did, the suspect produced an axe and threatened the worker with it. The suspect then made his way out of the establishment and the convenience store employee followed in pursuit.

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According to Dakota News Now, once outside, the suspect was joined by another person. The employee, who had to have been feeling somewhat invincible at this point,  once again confronted both suspects, this time the second suspect involved brandished an axe and threatened the employee.

The police report states the two suspects, perhaps we should refer to them as the Bunyan boys, then left the scene with the alcohol and the weapons. And by the sound of the story, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they also had a blue ox in tow.

Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of the robbery.

Dakota News Now is reporting that authorities are still searching for the pair of suspects involved, no arrests have been made at this time.

Source: Dakota News Now

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 roadsnacks.com Story Source: Roadsncaks

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

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