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There was a flurry of activity outside the South Dakota Penitentiary on Monday morning. Preparing to execute someone will do that.

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Most of the great horror movie stars came from rather exotic locations, with Bela Lugosi, the definitive Dracula, hailing from what is now Romania. Boris Karloff, the unmatched Frankenstein monster, Claude Rains, the dulcet-toned actor who was memorable as The Invisible Man and as the Wolf M…

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We hadn’t talked for several months, which was unusual.

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The greatest — well, worst, actually — scandal in baseball history took place 100 years ago this month.

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For more than two decades, South Dakota’s Adam Vinatieri has been as dependable as snow in January. He has kicked and kicked and kicked to become the most successful placekicker in NFL history, setting an all-time scoring record while playing on five Super Bowl teams, including championship …

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Sure, we heard the rain pounding on the windows. And yes, the wind was howling and slamming against the walls and glass, too.

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The calendar says autumn doesn’t arrive until Sept. 23, but I’m not going to fall for that.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before a pair of congressional committees on Wednesday were the most hyped, and watched, committee meetings in decades.

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Molly Ivins — Lord, we miss her so! — liked Ross Perot.

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It’s an immortal quote, one that was literally out of this world: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Everyone who survived lawn darts, raise your hand. If you have a scar from one pinning your hand to the ground, feel free to show it off.

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Now I wonder what will be in the mail when I turn 70. What life chapter will unfold when I tear open an envelope?

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My family members assured me no one would notice. Sure, they said, you’re wearing glasses now, but people will still treat you the same. Don’t worry about it. It will be fine.

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He was the wellspring of a famous family, a man who dug fortunes out of the earth, controlled a powerful newspaper and served in high political office.

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Well, another year of Pulitzer Prizes announced, another year of disappointment.

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It would seem to be an easy decision to make: Don’t drive around barricades and onto water-covered roads.

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OK, I was wrong. So were thousands of other people. And we are very glad about that. More than 15 years ago, South Dakota State University announced it was considering moving up to Division 1 status in basketball and 18 other sports, while competing at the Division 1-AA level in football. Fr…

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Opening day of the Major League Baseball season used to be a big deal.