Mark Walker, argusleader

Mark Walker

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Sioux Falls, SD, United States

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Past:
  • argusleader
  • USA TODAY
  • 10 News Tampa Bay
  • KENS 5
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • Detroit Free Press
  • firstcoastnews.com

Past articles by Mark:

Mental health advocate has been voice, shoulder for struggling South Dakotans

Phyllis Arends has provided support for South Dakotans for years through her work with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. → Read More

New citizens honored at Sioux Falls courthouse

On the second floor of the downtown federal courthouse in Sioux Falls, 43 immigrants were sworn in Friday as citizens of the United States. → Read More

Innocence Project testing lost evidence for DNA in 1990 shotgun murder

He recalled several boxes of evidence containing three pairs of tennis shoes, shotgun shells, wads from shotgun shells, photographs and fingerprints among other items. → Read More

What are we reading in Sioux Falls?

We asked the Siouxland libraries throughout Sioux Falls what the most-popular books were last year, and here are the results. → Read More

Can you guess Sioux Falls' most popular pet names?

Sioux Falls pet licensing data shows the most popular names and breeds for 2016. → Read More

After juvenile justice reform, white kids getting benefit of doubt most often

A closer look at the success of South Dakota's juvenile justice reform reveals most gains have benefited white kids. → Read More

As Trump weighs emergency declaration for opioids, S.D. seeks answers

The report cites Centers for Disease Control data which estimates that 142 American’s die every day from drug overdoses as a result of the “unparalleled” opioid epidemic. → Read More

State hospital no longer performing court-ordered mental health exams

Mental health hospital no longer does evaluations as state, county establishes fund → Read More

County Commission approves $128 million provisional budget

The County Commission on Tuesday gave early approval to a $128.4 million budget, including $46 million to add 320 beds to the Minnehaha County Jail. → Read More

County officials upset about record number of alcohol compliance violations

“It’s very disappointing,” said Sgt. Jason Gearman of county sheriff’s office, which conducts the checks. “We will have to do this more often.” → Read More

Confusion surrounds expansion of police mental health training

A state law calls for hiring a coordinator to expand police training, but the agencies involved disagree on which one is responsible for the program. → Read More

Charges: Man raped 'low-functioning teenager' in mall bathroom

A 20-year-old Hartford man was indicted on rape charges Thursday, accused of sexually assaulting a low-functioning teenager in the bathroom at the Empire Mall. → Read More

Interim administrator named to state's mental health hospital

Dickes has a master’s degree in health services administration and works as a registered nurse at the Human Services Center in Yankton, South Dakota. She has 35 years of administrative experience at both Sanford and Avera, and hospitals in Chicago and Kansas City, according to state officials. → Read More

Federal prosecutors aim to root out tribal corruption

In December 2015, the Guardians Project was adopted by federal prosecutors to curb the theft of federal dollars intended for the communities within the state’s nine Native American reservations. → Read More

Challenge begins to find leader for mental health hospital

State officials have started a nationwide search for new administrator → Read More

Administrator resigns after one year at S.D. mental health hospital

The head of the state’s embroiled mental health hospital has resigned, according a spokeswoman with the Department of Social Services. → Read More

BPI administrator says ABC ignored accurate info

Rich Jochum said despite numerous attempts to provide ABC broadcasters with accurate information about the company’s product, they refused to use it. → Read More

ABC News reporter concluded 'there was a story to do' on beef product

The ABC News correspondent whose reporting prompted a multi-billion dollar defamation lawsuit from a South Dakota beef company defended his reporting in a video deposition played at the trial Wednesday. → Read More

In twist, prosecutor fights to free felon in armed drug robbery

An appeal to the South Dakota Supreme Court puts Minnehaha County prosecutors in an unusual position of advocating for the release of a violent offender. → Read More

Sioux Falls remembers those who served

The Memorial Day program took place Monday morning at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center. → Read More