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2013-10-14 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

2013-10-07 23:01:35

The oil boom is having an historic impact on North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

2013-10-03 23:00:59

Anna Balazs, a pioneer in the area of predicting the behavior of complex polymeric materials through her theoretical modeling, has been awarded the national 2013 Mines Medal by the South Dakota

2013-10-02 23:01:00

Laurie Anderson, Ph.D., head and professor of the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering and director of the Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology,


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Black Hills National Forest
2013-11-22 11:29:42

Black Hills National Forest can be found in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres and is managed by the Forest Service. Forest headquarters can be found in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger district offices in Custer, Rapid City, and Spearfish in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming. Mainly ponderosa pine, the forest also includes hard woods like bur oak, aspen, and birch. The lower elevations include grassland...

Wind Cave National Park
2013-04-18 00:45:24

Wind Cave National Park is located in South Dakota in the United States, only ten miles away from the town of Hot Springs. The park holds 33,847 acres of cave system, and was the first national park of its kind. European explorers and Native Americans that traveled through the area knew that the cave was there, but there has been no existence of habitation found within the cave. Although the Lakota people spoke of a scared cave that produced wind, the first recorded discovery of the cave...

Badlands National Park
2013-03-05 09:07:20

Badlands national Park is located in the southwest region of South Dakota. It holds 242,756 acres of land, with 64,144 acres comprising a protected wilderness area. The park was designated as a national monument in 1929 and established in 1939, but attained national park status in 1978. The Stronghold Unit area of the park is managed by the National Park Service and the Oglala Lakota tribe and holds many sights including those used for Ghost Dances in the 1890’s, a bomb and gunnery range...

Tyrannosaurus
2012-03-21 21:47:44

Tyrannosaurus, meaning “tyrant lizard,” was a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (68 to 65 million years ago). It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Perhaps the most famous Tyrannosaurus species, T. rex, was named in 1905 by Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Teeth belonging to Tyrannosaurus were first discovered in 1874 by A. Lakes near Golden...

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2005-06-02 10:00:13

The Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) is a seabird from the tern family, Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races that mainly differ in bill color and minor plumage details. S. d. dougallii breeds on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America, and winters south to the Caribbean and West Africa. Both the European and North American populations have been in long term decline, though active conservation measures have reversed the decline in the last few years at some...

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.