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Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
155th Engineer Co. receives Reserve Family Readiness Award
Avera Queen of Peace receives national recognition for rural health
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
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
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
'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
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
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
GEORGE WILL: Stop a lawless president
WASHINGTON — What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls “taming the prince” — making executive power compatible with democracy’s abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the Founders,...
June 24, 2014 - 7:30am
April 23, 2014
GEORGE WILL: Regulatory overkill
WASHINGTON — Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. The court heard arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant...
April 23, 2014 - 5:57am
April 3, 2014
GEORGE WILL: Jeb Bush’s challenge
The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans...
April 3, 2014 - 5:35am
GEORGE WILL: Voices from the scarlet calamity
"The saviors come not home tonight: Themselves they could not save." -- Lines from A.E. Housman, scribbled in a soldier's diary. WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 27, 1947, thousands of caskets were unloaded from a ship in New York. The bodies of soldiers from the European theater, writes Rick...
September 3, 2013 - 10:13pm
August 14, 2013
GEORGE WILL: Atmosphere of unconstitutionality
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic...
August 14, 2013 - 11:10pm
July 30, 2013
WILL: Detroit's death by democracy
DETROIT -- In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: "I had no intention to write atheistically" but "I cannot persuade...
July 30, 2013 - 5:07pm
July 17, 2013
WILL: Silence isn't golden
WASHINGTON -- When Houston was competing with a Brazilian city to be the site of a Japanese-owned plant, Houston could provide the Japanese with...
July 17, 2013 - 8:38am
April 10, 2013
WILL: The vigorous virtues of Margaret Thatcher
WASHINGTON -- She had the eyes of Caligula and the lips of Marilyn Monroe. So said Francois Mitterrand, the last serious socialist to lead a...
April 10, 2013 - 5:19am
March 14, 2013
WILL: The art of good writing
WASHINGTON -- When asked to explain the brisk pace of his novels, Elmore Leonard said, "I leave out the parts that people skip." You will not...
March 14, 2013 - 12:53am
January 11, 2013
WILL: A rally cry to tame spending
"Even victors are by victories undone." -- John Dryden WASHINGTON -- Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of...
January 11, 2013 - 3:19pm
December 26, 2012
WILL: Homestead Act was first comprehensive immigration law
WASHINGTON -- At the end of this year in which election results reinserted immigration into the political conversation, remember that 2012 is...
December 26, 2012 - 11:05pm
November 14, 2012
WILL: Conservatives need only bide their time
Nothing is impossible I have found/For when my chin is on the ground/I pick myself up,/Dust myself off,/Start all over again. -- From the...
November 14, 2012 - 5:47am
November 9, 2012
WILL: Status quo preserved
WASHINGTON -- America's 57th presidential election revealed that a second important national institution is on an unsustainable trajectory. The...
November 9, 2012 - 10:50am
September 6, 2012
WILL: Obama: The real radical, 'progressive' president
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Four years ago, Barack Obama was America's Rorschach test upon whom voters could project their disparate yearnings. To govern,...
September 6, 2012 - 9:03am
June 27, 2012
WILL: 'Cruel and unusual' punishment continues to change
WASHINGTON -- In the 1790s, a Tennessee man convicted of horse theft got off easy.
June 27, 2012 - 7:28pm