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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
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
March 21, 2017
Travel tips from a real space tourist: get ready to feel awful
One of the first tourists to travel in outer space found it to be a bit of a buzzkill. Sure, he loved every minute-even if he was physically...
March 21, 2017 - 10:54am
March 20, 2017
A new definition would add 102 planets to our solar system - including Pluto
Is Pluto a planet? It's not a question scientists ask in polite company. "It's like religion and politics," said Kirby Runyon, a planetary scientist...
March 20, 2017 - 3:34pm
February 22, 2017
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for...
February 22, 2017 - 4:12pm
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
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 27, 2016
Earth is likely safe for now from asteroids - probably
GRAND FORKS — Good news, everyone! The sky isn't falling—for now. NASA scientist Joseph Nuth noted recently at the annual meeting...
December 27, 2016 - 8:13am
December 20, 2016
WOSTER: Russia: The same old bully
I wrote a while back about what a hero former astronaut John Glenn was to people of my generation. When he rode Friendship 7 into space, orbited...
December 20, 2016 - 5:15pm
December 9, 2016
WOSTER: The orbit that made the moon landing possible
Heroes walked the land when I was growing up, and John Glenn moved onto my heroes' list in the winter of 1962 when he orbited the earth in an...
December 9, 2016 - 5:10pm
October 11, 2016
America will take the giant leap to Mars, Obama says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would help send people to Mars as soon as 14 years from now, pledging to...
October 11, 2016 - 9:05am
September 1, 2016
Curious radio signal stirs talk of extraterrestrials
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, but astronomers in California are taking a second look anyway, the SETI Institute said on Tuesday.A group of Russian astronomers...
September 1, 2016 - 12:42pm
August 24, 2016
Scientists say they've found a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our closest neighbor
Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new planet, the closest one ever detected outside our solar system. It is a small, rocky...
August 24, 2016 - 3:47pm
July 21, 2015
OPINION: Finding the final frontier
Last Monday was July 20. The date was a Sunday back in 1960. That day, Neil Armstrong became the first earthling to set foot on the moon. I remember the day of the week because a golf tournament was wrapping up at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, and I had to leave home to...
July 21, 2015 - 5:39pm
August 12, 2014
OPINION: Extreme space weather could leave United States in dark
You probably haven’t noticed, but the sun has been more restless lately. Scientists have been predicting an upswing in volatile solar behavior, resulting in “space weather” that poses a surprisingly dangerous threat to modern society. A big “coronal mass ejection” is one...
August 12, 2014 - 9:10am
September 5, 2013
NASA aiming for moon again, this time from Virginia
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust. The robotic spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LA'-dee), will fly to the moon by way of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Liftoff is set for late Friday night from NASA's Wallops...
September 5, 2013 - 7:50pm
August 20, 2013
Why is our black hole such a picky eater?
A strange type of star never before found near the Milky Way's center is providing new clues about the bizarre behavior of the supermassive black...
August 20, 2013 - 8:23am