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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
August 23, 2015
Ex-astronaut promotes STEM studies among Native Americans
RAPID CITY (AP) — A former NASA astronaut is trying to get Native American students to develop an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The Rapid City Journal reports John Herrington, the first Native American to walk in outer space, has met in...
August 23, 2015 - 9:13am
August 7, 2015
Eating carbs may have given human ancestors a big brain boost
It's widely accepted these days that cooking helped make us human. It's easier to use energy from cooked food than raw, so pre-modern humans...
August 7, 2015 - 3:28pm
July 29, 2015
How you talk to your baby now can impact their social skills later
Think you have your hands full making sure your baby is fed and clean and gets enough sleep? Here's another thing for the list: developing your child's social skills by the way you talk. People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught. But...
July 29, 2015 - 1:48pm
June 18, 2015
Saharan silver ants use special hairs to survive the harshest desert heat
Saharan silver ants don't have an easy life, even by ant standards. To avoid predators, they have to look for food during the hottest time of...
June 18, 2015 - 4:41pm
June 17, 2015
This engine uses nothing but water and bacteria to power small devices
It's not exactly going to replace the fuel in your Hummer, but this new engine -- which costs just $5 to build -- could represent the first step...
June 17, 2015 - 12:41pm
June 16, 2015
Dozens of U.S. companies bet on nuclear power revolution
The Pentagon's top arms provider and firms partly funded by Silicon Valley billionaires Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among dozens of companies collectively betting more than $1.3 billion that a new wave of nuclear power can be a force to fight climate change. Advanced nuclear...
June 16, 2015 - 3:22pm
June 3, 2015
On the verge of extinction, female sawfish resort to 'virgin births' to survive
Smalltooth sawfish are on the verge of extinction. But scientists have discovered that some of the fish — perhaps in an effort to survive —...
June 3, 2015 - 11:47am
May 29, 2015
Scientists are closing in on the secrets of plant photosynthesis
Scientists have long understood how photosynthesis works — but only up to a point. The very fine details are hard to discern. Everything takes...
May 29, 2015 - 1:59pm
May 21, 2015
Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast
Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists said in a study published on Thursday. Another expert in the field however immediately cast doubt on the conclusions...
May 21, 2015 - 4:07pm
Smokers who quit may have brains hard-wired for success
Smokers who kick the habit could be hard-wired for success, thanks to greater communication between two regions of the brain that may play a...
May 21, 2015 - 4:01pm
May 19, 2015
New science standards include climate change instruction
ABERDEEN (AP) — South Dakota's Board of Education has adopted new science education standards that include instruction on climate change. The board made the move during its meeting Monday in Aberdeen. It also adopted new content standards in fine arts and educational technology. The...
May 19, 2015 - 1:49pm
May 18, 2015
International scientists converge on School of Mines campus
RAPID CITY (AP) — More than 100 physicists, chemists and other scientists from around the world will converge on Rapid City Monday to discuss dark matter, neutrino physics and many other experiments being conducted at South Dakota's underground laboratory in Lead. The South...
May 18, 2015 - 2:50pm
A deepwater fish joins mammals, birds in the warm-blooded club
Move over, mammals and birds, and make room for a fish called the opah in the warm-blooded club. Researchers said in the journal Science...
May 18, 2015 - 1:33pm
May 15, 2015
Scientists turn bird beaks into dinosaur bones in evolution study
The past hundred million years or so have not been kind to the dinosaurs. Once formidable "terrible lizards," their closest modern descendant...
May 15, 2015 - 3:47pm
May 8, 2015
Longfellow dedicates day to science discovery
Longfellow students kindergarten through sixth grade plunged into science activities and experiments on Friday that challenged the senses. Made...
May 8, 2015 - 8:32pm