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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
School board approves new SD-based bus company for district
Take two on Main Street restoration plan
Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Defenders sweep DWU baseball
Kernels grind out pair of dual victories
Tiger men's golf in third heading to GPAC final round
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Marilyn Jean Small
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
Mary Freidel Mimmack
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
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June 8, 2014
Suspect arrested after high-speed chase at Yankton
YANKTON (AP) — A Nebraska man is in custody in Yankton following a high-speed chase that started after a casino robbery. Police in Yankton say the 23-year-old man was arrested around 11 p.m. Saturday. Police say officers responded to report of an armed robbery at a gas station...
June 8, 2014 - 10:15pm
June 7, 2014
Rapid City man who caused fatal crash gets prison
RAPID CITY (AP) — A man who caused a fatal crash in Rapid City while trying to flee from police has been sentenced to 22 ½ years in prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Jimmy Pilcher was accused of driving drunk, fleeing police and running a red light, causing an October 2013 crash...
June 7, 2014 - 7:05pm
May 19, 2014
Mitchell police searching for driver from high-speed pursuit
Mitchell police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that led police on a high-speed pursuit late Saturday night. Officer Russ Stevenson attempted to pull over a vehicle at 12th Avenue on Main Street around 10:48 p.m. Saturday for speeding, according to Officer Pat Marler, the...
May 19, 2014 - 7:36pm
May 12, 2014
Suspect kills self after chase into Nebraska
MACY, Neb. (AP) — A man suspected in a South Dakota shooting has died after being pursued by officers into Nebraska. Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins said Sunday that the man shot and killed himself after his pickup was stopped north of Macy on Saturday night....
May 12, 2014 - 10:30am
April 7, 2014
High-speed chase near Ethan called off for safety reasons
ETHAN -- A high-speed pursuit early Saturday morning ended when a Davison County sheriff's deputy ended the chase for safety reasons. The chase began shortly after midnight, when Davison County Sheriff's Deputy Darin Moke attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding and erratic driving...
April 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
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