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Mitchell Polar Plunge raises $27K, breaks record with 103 jumpers
Mitchell Tech showcases program in annual welding competition
Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
September 8, 2014
THOMAS: Joan and me: Not so different after all
We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we? It was the early 1980s when a tabloid called...
September 8, 2014 - 9:03am
August 18, 2014
THOMAS: Comedy and tragedy of Robin Williams
Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears...
August 18, 2014 - 7:43am
August 11, 2014
THOMAS: Forty years after Nixon’s resignation
On the occasion of last week’s 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion...
August 11, 2014 - 8:14am
August 4, 2014
THOMAS: The not-so-great war
NEWBURY, England — World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While...
August 4, 2014 - 8:48am
July 28, 2014
THOMAS: Perry’s bold border move
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state’s border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants...
July 28, 2014 - 7:38am
July 21, 2014
THOMAS: Are black voters turning against Obama?
It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron...
July 21, 2014 - 12:34pm
July 7, 2014
THOMAS: America’s DNA: The Federalist Papers
There are many ways to lose freedom — conquering armies, surrendering without a fight. Unfortunately, we are currently surrendering our freedom,...
July 7, 2014 - 8:04am
June 30, 2014
THOMAS: Can’t deny climate change deniers
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just “deniers”; we are guilty of a “nihilistic refusal”...
June 30, 2014 - 5:14pm
June 23, 2014
THOMAS: US troops finally return to Iraq ... is it too little, too late?
George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its...
June 23, 2014 - 8:21am
June 16, 2014
THOMAS: Iraq is on its own
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion...
June 16, 2014 - 1:50pm
June 10, 2014
THOMAS: D-Day is dumb day for too many
Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential,...
June 10, 2014 - 7:42am
June 3, 2014
THOMAS: Deal for Sgt. Bergdahl may turn out to be bargain with the devil
Euphoria over the Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quickly tempered by media reports that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and that his father made comments opposing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bergdahl’s father tweeted, “I am still working to free all Guantanamo...
June 3, 2014 - 7:19am
May 13, 2014
THOMAS: God save the court
Justices rule 5-4 on public prayer.
May 13, 2014 - 6:27am
May 4, 2014
THOMAS: Hillary Clinton's 'social gospel' good enough for Democrats
Faith is making a comeback among liberal Democrats, but they still have a way to go. First, some history. Hoping to attract some Evangelical...
May 4, 2014 - 10:28pm
April 28, 2014
THOMAS: John Paul Stevens proposes six constitutional amendments
Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens? Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 94, thinks the Constitution needs at least six amendments in order...
April 28, 2014 - 7:11am