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Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Martin's layup propels DWU past Doane
Bench helps Northern Iowa roll past South Dakota State 86-58
Defense jumpstarts No. 1 DWU women over Doane
Baruth, Saginaw Valley ranked No. 1 in nation
Greenway named Vikings Community Man of the Year
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
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Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
April 2, 2014
Canistota man accused of eluding has extensive record
SALEM -- A man involved in a chase and crash Tuesday in McCook County has an extensive criminal record, including three drunken driving convictions and 17 overall misdemeanors. Michael Popkes, 32, of Canistota, was arrested for eluding Tuesday afternoon after he fled law enforcement...
April 2, 2014 - 11:16pm
Chase turns into a crash
SALEM -- A Canistota man who fled law enforcement Tuesday on Interstate 90 crashed his vehicle into a tree at the end of a low-speed chase. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Casey Bassett said he attempted to pull over a vehicle on I-90 in the early afternoon for not having a...
April 2, 2014 - 12:33pm
March 21, 2014
Letcher man pleads guilty in high-speed chase
ALEXANDRIA -- A Letcher man pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated eluding for leading law enforcement on a chase that reached speeds of 150 mph. Bruce Pueppke, 61, faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced in May....
March 21, 2014 - 7:42pm
Police chase starts in WY, ends in SD; 2 arrested
SPEARFISH (AP) — Two Florida residents were taken into custody after a police chase that began in Wyoming and ended in South Dakota. The Wednesday night incident began when a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle west of Sundance. Authorities say the vehicle fled but...
March 21, 2014 - 12:20pm
March 13, 2014
Standoff near Dell Rapids ends peacefully
DELL RAPIDS (AP) — A standoff near Dell Rapids involving law officers and a man wanted on felony larceny and drug warrants ended peacefully when the suspect surrendered after four hours. Authorities say 20-year-old Tahlen Bourassa holed up in a business near the eastern South...
March 13, 2014 - 3:58pm
March 3, 2014
Sioux Falls teen gets prison for attack on police
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls teen who led police on a high-speed chase through a crowded fairgrounds parking lot before assaulting two officers has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Nineteen-year-old David Lund was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. ...
March 3, 2014 - 6:47am
February 26, 2014
Gregory man who died in crash fled law enforcement
MILLS, Neb. -- A Gregory man who died in a car crash Saturday in Nebraska was fleeing law enforcement during the time of the crash. Russell Moerike, 47, was being pursued by the South Dakota Highway Patrol before he crossed into Nebraska in Keya Paha County, according to a press release...
February 26, 2014 - 8:01pm
February 9, 2014
Suspect in thefts arrested after chase on I-90
RAPID CITY (AP) — A suspect in a string of South Dakota grand theft investigations was arrested after a late night car chase that stretched from Rapid City to Sturgis. Rapid City police responded to a call just before midnight Friday in reference to a stolen vehicle. Police...
February 9, 2014 - 11:14pm
January 31, 2014
Trial set for Letcher man who fled police at 150 mph
March trial set for man accused of aggravated eluding A Letcher man accused of aggravated eluding is set to stand trial in March. Bruce Pueppke, 61, was arrested in October after he drove at speeds reaching 150 mph on Interstate 90 while law enforcement chased him. After...
January 31, 2014 - 7:28am
January 23, 2014
March trial set for Rapid City chase suspect
RAPID CITY (AP) — Trial has been set for a Rapid City man shot and wounded by a Highway Patrol trooper after a chase last fall. Twenty-seven-year-old William Chandler is to stand trial March 6-7 on charges ranging from aggravated assault to eluding. He's pleaded not guilty. Chandler...
January 23, 2014 - 3:49pm
January 18, 2014
Mitchell man rolls vehicle, is injured in high-speed chase
Charges are pending against a Mitchell man who rolled his vehicle during a high-speed chase with law enforcement early Saturday morning in town. Davison County Chief Deputy Steve Harr said Trevor Kohlrus, 21, was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix on Havens Avenue when a deputy clocked...
January 18, 2014 - 8:56pm
November 29, 2013
Man sought in Wyoming caught near Chamberlain
RAPID CITY — A man wanted for questioning in Wyoming was apprehended Thursday by South Dakota authorities near Chamberlain. Around 9:45 a.m., a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper near Rapid City spotted a vehicle driven by a man wanted for questioning in relation to a homicide...
November 29, 2013 - 7:32am
November 22, 2013
Sioux Falls man gets suspended prison term for 2-county chase
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 20-year-old Sioux Falls man involved in a two-county chase with law officers last summer has avoided prison time. Chase Stevens had been in jail for 168 days on charges of aggravated eluding, marijuana possession and simple assault after the June 3 incident...
November 22, 2013 - 7:48pm
November 20, 2013
Man in court for 150 mph chase
Bruce Pueppke, of Letcher, pleads not guilty to eluding charge.
November 20, 2013 - 9:58pm
November 8, 2013
Rapid City police end pursuit of driver holding child
RAPID CITY (AP) — Officials say Rapid City police officers ended a slow-speed pursuit of a stolen car in the western South Dakota city when they realized the fleeing driver had a small child on her lap. Rapid City Police Department spokeswoman Tarah Heupel tells the Rapid City...
November 8, 2013 - 2:41pm