Scary situation over the weekend near downtown Sioux Falls.

Dakota News Now is reporting that a man riding his motorcycle was kidnapped at gunpoint on Saturday, (June 15) in a parking lot at the corner of 8th Street and North Dakota Ave.

The incident occurred just before 10 PM. According to Dakota News Now, the victim and a woman were riding a motorcycle in that neighborhood when they noticed another vehicle following them. As they pulled into the parking lot, the vehicle trailing them followed and several individuals got out and pulled the man riding the motorcycle into their car at gunpoint.

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The police report states that the female passenger on the motorcycle was able to run away from the scene and call for help. Police say the female passenger did not recognize any of the people from the vehicle that had abducted the victim.

Dakota News Now reports, that police eventually found the vehicle involved near 12th Street and Lyndale Avenue. The victim was still inside the car and had sustained a few minor injuries.

The victim told authorities that the group of suspects had taken him out of town, assaulted him, and then drove him back to the location where he was found.

According to Dakota News Now, several people were involved in the incident, including juveniles whose identities cannot be released. There were two adults arrested in connection with the kidnapping and assault, 19-year-old Dani Lyric White, of Tea, and 20-year-old Danica L. Emahazien, of Sioux Falls.

The investigation revealed that the suspects knew the victim, but the motive for the crime is still unknown.

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 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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