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Images from Thursday's opening day of the 2013 South Dakota State Fair in Huron. The fair continues through Monday. (Photos by Sean Ryan/Daily Republic)
Now showing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starlite Drive-in theaters, The Butler, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, White House Down, We're the Millers, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Smurfs 2, Turbo.
Sophistication, flexibility, quality. You might associate those words with high-end home design and furniture, but they also describe what today's parents want for their children's rooms. Plastic furniture in primary colors is no more, as parents shift to an "older clientele," says Brian Green, a partner at Great Beginnings, the largest children's furniture store in the nation. They want "gender-neutral design and furniture that will grow with the child, so they're buying better-quality items to start."
Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell is projecting a record enrollment. There are 873 enrolled students on campus during this first week of classes, according to a news release issued today...
In high summer, fields of wildflowers bloom at Tony Thompson's Minnesota farm: gray-headed coneflowers, phlox and white prairie clover. Those plants are designed to do more than just beautify. They prevent water runoff and block nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from spilling into and polluting the Mississippi River.
PIERRE -- South Dakota adults with disabilities were somewhat more likely to be employed than the national averages for their types of disabilities, according to 2011 data presented Tuesday to a state task force. But that relative success masks a broader problem. Adults with disabilities were much less likely to have paying jobs than people without disabilities, roughly 30 percent vs. 70 percent nationally, and pay frequently was at poverty level. Gov. Dennis Daugaard sees people with disabilities as an important source of workers for South Dakota employers.
As gardeners know, lettuce doesn't do well in the high temperatures of July and August. It just turns bitter and bolts. Enter Anna Wallis, a graduate student at the University of Maryland who is testing the heat tolerance of five new varieties of romaine lettuce. The results are promising, she says, and they raise the possibility that a lettuce crop could linger long enough in summer to coincide with the tomato harvest.
A Colton man is accused of beating his girlfriend's young child with a clothes hanger. According to court documents, Christopher Dreyer, 21, admitted to spanking the child with a plastic clothes hanger seven or eight times because the child "destroyed" the house. He is charged with abuse or cruelty to a minor, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine or both.
A lean hog is not a fat chicken, but the marketing geniuses hired by the National Pork Board sure sold a lotta' hams, bacons and butts when, in 1987, they began to promote pork as "The Other White Meat." Now, 25 years after that brilliant sleight-of-hand, the pork crowd wants to be known as something else -- the other red meat, beef -- and they just pulled an even bigger rabbit out of their hat to pull it off.