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Fort Thompson man is charged with assault in federal court
North Korea says U.S. 'declared war,' warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers
'The people run this country': LeBron James doesn't regret calling Trump a 'bum'
Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops complete merger
Longtime Minnesota resident, facing deportation, asks community for help
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
Livestock Forage Program could do more for producers, ranchers say
Yield impact of dicamba injury unknown, label changes possible in SD
Volunteer group hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between growers and consumers
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Twins' Polanco honors grandfather's memory with strong play
Lynx's Reeve fuming over 'loserville' effort
For first time in Zimmer era, Vikings offense finally carrying its weight
Week of Sept. 25 S.D. Prep Media football and volleyball polls
He was the only Steelers player to participate in national anthem. Now, he has NFL's highest-selling jersey.
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
Laura Jean Haiar
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: Did No Two Horns make horse effigy?
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
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
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
February 16, 2017
Sudden reversal in Antarctic sea ice complicates argument by climate-change doubters
In recent years, one of climate change doubters' favorite arguments has involved the floating sea ice around Antarctica. It's growing, they...
February 16, 2017 - 3:56pm
February 13, 2017
Not even the world's deepest ocean trenches are free of pollution, scientists discover
Scientists have discovered the presence of chemical pollutants in some of the ocean's deepest trenches, previously thought to be nearly untouched by human influence. In fact, they've found levels of contamination in some marine organisms living there that rival some of the most polluted...
February 13, 2017 - 12:31pm
February 9, 2017
Northern State gets initial green light for science building from lawmakers
PIERRE — The Legislature's budget panel gave its crucial blessing Thursday to Northern State University constructing a science center paid...
February 9, 2017 - 2:58pm
February 5, 2017
Lawmakers to take up bills on lobbying, guns at the Capitol
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are set to consider measures on abortion, lobbying restrictions and allowing concealed pistols in...
February 5, 2017 - 4:47pm
January 27, 2017
South Dakota lawmakers approve scientific bill
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota parents and educators are concerned that an bill approved this week could bring nonscientific theories into science classes. State lawmakers approved a bill on Wednesday that would "protect the teaching of certain scientific information in classrooms,"...
January 27, 2017 - 4:28pm
January 26, 2017
Government scientists go 'rogue' in defiance of Trump
Employees from more than a dozen U.S. government agencies have established a network of unofficial "rogue" Twitter feeds in defiance of what...
January 26, 2017 - 9:35am
January 25, 2017
Teaching science divides state Senate
PIERRE – A majority of South Dakota senators favor more flexibility in teaching science in public schools. Senate Bill 55 received support...
January 25, 2017 - 4:49pm
January 17, 2017
Trump's hairstyle inspires name of newly found moth
In an article published in the journal ZooKeys, Vazrick Nazari explains in pretty clear terms how a new species of moth got its name.
January 17, 2017 - 3:43pm
January 10, 2017
Study suggests Earth once had many moonlets - until they merged to form the moon
The moon is the most obvious and familiar object in Earth's night sky - constant, consistent, predictable in its monthly cycles and its daily rising and setting. Astronomers understand the moon's movements so thoroughly that even a break from the routine, like an eclipse, can be anticipated...
January 10, 2017 - 12:17pm
January 4, 2017
NASA's newest missions will explore the solar system's asteroids
NASA will launch two new missions to asteroids in search of clues about the early solar system, the space agency announced Wednesday. The first...
January 4, 2017 - 3:56pm
Rapid City scientist examines future of nano solar cells
RAPID CITY (AP) — A researcher at the South Dakota School of Mines is working to make nano solar cells more efficient and applicable to the commercial market. The Rapid City Journal reports that professor Phil Ahrenkiel's goal is to place the solar cells in aluminum, one of the...
January 4, 2017 - 1:52pm
Mysterious radio burst came from a galaxy 2.5 billion light years away, astronomers discover
For the first time, scientists have nailed down a source of fast radio bursts, one of astronomy's most enigmatic phenomena. A dim dwarf galaxy...
January 4, 2017 - 12:57pm
December 31, 2016
Slime molds prove you don't need a brain to learn - or teach - a new trick
A slime mold doesn't have eyes for watching, a mouth for communicating or a brain for thinking. It doesn't even have neurons, for crying out loud. It is exactly what its name suggests: a weird-looking, single-celled blob of goo. But it can learn. And it can teach its friends. Which...
December 31, 2016 - 8:48am
December 18, 2016
Scientists try to unlock genetic secrets of seahorses
WASHINGTON—Scientists have unlocked some of the genetic secrets of the weird and wondrous seahorse including its exotic eccentricity of...
December 18, 2016 - 7:10am
November 16, 2016
Underground ocean found on Pluto, likely slushy with ice
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Scientists have found evidence that tiny, distant Pluto harbors a hidden ocean beneath the frozen surface of its heart-shaped...
November 16, 2016 - 5:07pm