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Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire 'private briefings' on 2016 campaign
Finnish president visiting Minnesota this week
Aeronautics panel looks at six projects
September storm smacks Salem
Enrollment up slightly at South Dakota public universities
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year
Bradford remains game-time decision for non-contact knee injury
Bronx bombed: Gregorius, Judge propel Yankees to sweep of Twins
Division II player dies from in-game injury
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Area high school volleyball roundup: Cougars topple Black Panthers
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WOSTER: Only one sound like Garth
OUR VIEW: The future of journalism
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
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