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October 15, 2013
Re "Snow ravages cattle industry," Oct. 12 My heart goes out to the ranchers in South Dakota whose cattle were killed in a blizzard. According to the article, many people in that part of the state supported the government shutdown. Ranchers, call your representatives in Washington and tell them to reopen the government so you and all the other people who are not getting services can get the help and support you deserve. Also, our government employees, contractors and subcontractors need to get back to work too. Judith Fenton Costa Mesa The South Dakota cattle ranchers portrayed in this article are represented by a Republican in the House of Representatives.
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NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Think of Wyoming and what comes to mind? Cowboys? Yellowstone Park? Thwarted dynastic ambitions ? The number-crunchers at the University of Minnesota's Smart Politics website analyzed more than 5,000 congressional elections over the last 25 years to determine which states had the best record sending women to the U.S. House of Representatives. It turns out Wyoming, hardly renowned as a bastion of political progressivism, leads the country on a percentage basis--though it may have something to do with the state containing just a single congressional seat.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1993
In response to "As South Dakota Says 'No,' Business Answers With 'Yes,' " June 21: South Dakota has very few lessons to offer California. It's easy to get by without a corporate or personal income tax when you only have 700,000 people, few minorities and no real urban areas to have problems with. Let's hear about South Dakota again when it has 10 million people, a diversified populace and after the state has faced the ills of overgrowth. Also, you forgot to mention zero-degree winters, no beaches, no major league sports and little night life.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Activist" is an earnest but largely melodramatic thriller placed against the 1973 standoff between federal authorities and members of the American Indian Movement in the South Dakota village of Wounded Knee. Writer-director Cyril Morin (who also composed the score) combines real-life and fictional situations and characters to tell this uneven tale of two Native American activists, Marvin (Chadwick E. Brown) and Bud (Michael Spears), who are dubiously arrested and locked up while the Nixon administration attempts to manipulate events - and further a secret political agenda - around the famed occupation.
NATIONAL
September 2, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -  Large, wind-driven wildfires whipped across Nebraska and into South Dakota as Isaac's tropical rains swung east of the drought-parched hinterlands. Nebraska's sparsely populated northwest corner, abutting South Dakota, is the latest hot spot in a long firefighting season for the dry American West. On Friday, fire officials ordered residents along Highway 385 to evacuate as soon as possible. “Fire crews are making every effort to stop the fire and protect property in the fire area, but Mother Nature is not cooperating,” officials said in a statement.
NATIONAL
October 6, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Adios, Karen. The first named storm system of the season, which had Louisianans packing off for safety and federal emergency workers scurrying back from shutdown furlough, dissipated in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Karen, once a tropical storm whipping 65-mph winds around its center, was expected to wander eastward with much weaker winds as the Gulf Coast dodged a meteorological headache. The rest of the U.S. wasn't so lucky over the weekend, with the Great Plains racked by tornadoes and blizzards, parts of the Appalachians deluged by rain, and California battling dry winds and wildfires.
SPORTS
November 4, 2000 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Didn't anyone tell UC Irvine it's supposed to schedule patsies in these meaningless exhibition openers? Instead, the Anteaters got walloped Friday night in the Bren Center, 73-60, by South Dakota. The Coyotes, a perennial NCAA Division II power, return four starters from last year's 22-9 team and also start freshman point guard Richard Ross, the 2000 Nebraska high school player of the year. South Dakota made 11 of its first 16 shots, including five three-pointers.
NEWS
January 29, 1990 | United Press International
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 hit southwestern South Dakota, the National Earthquake Information Center here said. There were no reports of damage or injuries in the Saturday night incident. The temblor's epicenter was 65 miles southeast of Rapid City on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, officials said.
NEWS
June 20, 1987 | Associated Press
A Democratic Party panel threw out South Dakota's attempt to move near the top of the presidential primary schedule and warned on Friday that convention seats and hotel rooms could be denied to states breaking party rules. The decision by the party's Compliance Assistance Commission, which rules on local parties' methods of picking national convention delegates, marked the second time it has turned back a state's attempt to push ahead of the pack.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2006 | From Associated Press
Legislation meant to prompt a national legal battle targeting Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, was approved Wednesday by the South Dakota Senate, moving the bill a step closer to final passage. The measure, which would ban nearly all abortions in the state, now returns to the House, which passed a different version earlier. The House must decide whether to accept changes made by the Senate, which passed its version 23-12.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
PARK CITY, Utah -- What happens when a ragtag group of paleontologists takes on the federal government? How does a paleontologist digging for bones in South Dakota wind up serving 18 months in prison? And how did the "Dinosaur 13" filmmakers get access to decades-old footage to tell the story of the discovery of the  Tyrannosaurus rex  skeleton named Sue? PHOTOS: Sundance Film Festival 2014 | The Scene Todd Miller, the director of the Sundance Film Festival documentary, dropped by the Los Angeles Times Studio in Park City to discuss how these issues touch on his movie, which opened the festival Thursday night.
OPINION
October 15, 2013
Re "Snow ravages cattle industry," Oct. 12 My heart goes out to the ranchers in South Dakota whose cattle were killed in a blizzard. According to the article, many people in that part of the state supported the government shutdown. Ranchers, call your representatives in Washington and tell them to reopen the government so you and all the other people who are not getting services can get the help and support you deserve. Also, our government employees, contractors and subcontractors need to get back to work too. Judith Fenton Costa Mesa The South Dakota cattle ranchers portrayed in this article are represented by a Republican in the House of Representatives.
NATIONAL
October 6, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Adios, Karen. The first named storm system of the season, which had Louisianans packing off for safety and federal emergency workers scurrying back from shutdown furlough, dissipated in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Karen, once a tropical storm whipping 65-mph winds around its center, was expected to wander eastward with much weaker winds as the Gulf Coast dodged a meteorological headache. The rest of the U.S. wasn't so lucky over the weekend, with the Great Plains racked by tornadoes and blizzards, parts of the Appalachians deluged by rain, and California battling dry winds and wildfires.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
A blizzard, thunderstorms and tornadoes up to two miles wide were part of a large storm system hitting several Midwestern states Friday, with forecasters expecting a wet, windy weekend. The thunderstorms and tornadoes centered over western Iowa developed from two opposing forces: a strong, warm jet stream coming off the Plains and a cold front from the West, which spawned a blizzard that had already dumped almost 3 feet of snow in several parts of Wyoming and South Dakota. “It's a cyclone, essentially,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Bardin.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Robert Abele
A veteran cowboy would seem to be a difficult subject to resist for a documentarian, as the cowboy life tends to be a potent combination of scenic beauty, storytelling richness and mythic personality. So even when it meanders, and "Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde" occasionally does, director Suzanne Mitchell has a ready supply of landscape and lore to corral viewers back in again. The Michigan-born, Berkeley-educated Hyde, a gently grizzled, soft-spoken conservationist now in his late 80s, certainly earns his bio-doc credentials as the man behind a 12,000-acre wild-horse sanctuary in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
SCIENCE
July 15, 2013 | By Melissa Pandika
The Tyrannosaurus rex of "Jurassic Park" fame chases any prey that moves, then devours it with a bone-crushing gnash of its enormous jaws and serrated teeth. But paleontologists don't necessarily back Steven Spielberg's portrayal of T. rex , with some saying it may have simply scavenged the remains of dead animals it happened to find. Now scientists have unearthed what they say is the first direct evidence that the dinosaur king hunted its prey, further supporting its reign at the top of the Cretaceous food chain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2010 | By Shane Goldmacher
Republican attorney general candidate John Eastman has chosen the job description he will show voters on the June ballot: assistant attorney general. What he isn't saying, though, is that he is an assistant attorney general in South Dakota. Eastman resigned as dean of the Chapman University School of Law in Orange in January. But he opted to use a title given to him for a case he's working on in South Dakota. His opponents in the GOP primary contest are crying foul. "Eastman's cynical move makes a mockery of the ballot designation system.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2013 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
First it was Texas Gov. Rick Perry who came to California with his cowboy swagger and boasts about lassoing away businesses. Then the South Dakota governor swept through to recruit dairy farmers. Soon after, the Iowa governor made an appearance. Now they're coming in pairs. Joining forces, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are heading to California on Thursday to try their luck at wooing California businesses. On a two-day tour with stops in Costa Mesa, Palo Alto and San Francisco, the old friends plan to tout the wonders of doing business in their states.
SCIENCE
April 8, 2013 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
LEAD, S.D. - The scientists don hard hats, jumpsuits and steel-toed boots to pile into a metal cage for a rumbling 11-minute descent into an abandoned South Dakota gold mine. They step over old mine-cart rails, through rough-walled tunnels and into a bright white room. There, they cast off their dusty garb and enter a lab hidden nearly a mile beneath the Earth. Inside, Patrick Phelps peers at valves connected to half a million dollars' worth of some of the purest xenon in the world.
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