George McGovern dies

A family spokesman says former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. The spokesman, Steve Hildebrand, told The Associated Press by telephone that McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. McGovern was […]

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Presidential contest tied nationally, says NBC News poll

Heading into Monday’s final debate and with just over two weeks until Election Day, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are now tied nationally, according the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Obama and Romney both get 47 percent among likely voters in the latest edition of the poll, conducted entirely in the aftermath of the second presidential […]

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Meteor Shower Saturday and Sunday Nights

Folks in our area have great visibility for Saturday night’s Orionid meteor shower. Don’t be surprised if you see some glowing fireballs, falling stars, or meteors falling through the sky overnight.  It is called the “Orionid” meteor shower because many of the meteors look like they are originating from the Orion constellation.  This is occurring because the earth is passing […]

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NHL rejects three counterproposals from players

The prospects of having a full NHL regular season dimmed on Thursday when the league rejected three counterproposals from the players. The players association offered several options in response to the NHL’s offer that called for an 82-game season and a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenues between owners and players. But NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said, “None of the three […]

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Major League Baseball Playoffs

The Detroit Tigers’ American League Championship Series rout of the New York Yankees ended Thursday with an 8-1 blowout in Detroit to give the Tigers a 4-game sweep and a ticket to the World Series. The Tigers’ scoring included two-run homers in the fourth inning from Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta. The Yankees, who hit just .157 in the series, […]

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NHL makes new offer to locked-out players

The National Hockey League has made a new offer to its locked-out players, proposing a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue and a full 82-game season starting on November 2nd. The offer came as talks resumed Tuesday between the league and the players association. The NHL locked out its players on September 15th, and the regular season was scheduled to begin […]

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Second Presidential debate is set for tonight

Tuesday night’s presidential debate will feature a town hall-style format, where the two candidates will answer questions from a selected group of voters on a wide range of issues. Instead of the two candidates sitting together at a table, or standing behind lecterns, with a moderator directing the discussion, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will talk directly […]

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