Alaska popular with area vacationers

...down the Snake and Columbia rivers in Washington and Oregon.Ben and Ann Griesel, of Martinez, sent two cards from South Dakota, which they describe as a "beautiful and clean state."Ed and Deb Presnell went to Ray Guy's Hall of Fame ceremony and...

Rhode Island rallies past Tennessee, stays alive in Little League World Series

...Chicago and Pearland, Texas.Nashville faces Vancouver, British Columbia, in a consolation game Tuesday. WASHINGTON 7, SOUTH DAKOTA 5Connor Walsh hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning to give Lynnwood the lead and the Washington club beat...


...Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas the cheapest states for...attractions -- South Dakota's Mount Rushmore...I got up). In South Dakota, I drove down Tom Brokaw...his statue). North Dakota -- belying its reputation...perspiring corn. In the Dakotas, much of the area Lewis...

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Retirees cut trips, work longer, as stock market drops

...for half of his daughter's new Jeep and planned to buy a new car for himself this week and set off to see Montana and the Dakotas. Now he's home in Atlanta, working on a pared-down budget. "I'm trying to secure what I have left," he sighs...

Farm aid package now expected to top $1 billion

...in disaster aid, about half of which would likely go to the Dakotas and Minnesota. With the drought growing worse in Texas, Oklahoma...that has destroyed crops for several years in a row. In North Dakota, Glickman said farm income fell 92 percent in 1997 compared...

Very Good Girls

Now Playing Synopsis: Producer Naomi Foner (Running on Empty) takes the director's chair for this gentle and sensitive youth drama that follows two New York City teenagers and the events that put a strain on the bond between them during one of the last summers of their adolescence. Lilly (Dakota Fanning) is quiet, thoughtful and introspective -- the product of two conservative parents (Ellen Barkin and Clark Gregg) who keep a tight rein on her. Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen), on the other hand, is free-spirited, uninhibited and slightly caustic -- the daughter of a left-of-center mom and dad (Demi Moore and Richard Dreyfuss) who let her do whatever, and go wherever, she pleases. Shortly before they each leave for college in the fall, the girls spend most of their time together, whiling away pleasant afternoons, but soon they both meet and fall for the same boy -- artist David (Boyd Holbrook), who sells novelty ice-cream bars at Far Rockaway Beach. He decides that he much prefers Lilly to Gerry, and Lilly loses her virginity to him. The affair grows more serious, but Lilly can't bring herself to divulge the news to Gerry for fear of breaking her heart. Not long after, an unexpected tragedy occurs in Gerry's family and forces Lilly to reach out in an attempt to console her best friend. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey

Opens Friday, Feb 13, 2015 Synopsis: E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kirby: Augusta Chronicle readers' postcards teach lessons from their journeys abroad

...soybeans.They said Theodore Roose velt National Park in North Dakota was a "very interesting" side trip, as were both the Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse memorials in South Dakota.Katieanne Randolph, sent a very interesting postcard from Japan...

Mercury drops as 'polar vortex' blasts nation

...in Georgia and Alabama. Subzero wind chills were forecast up and down the coast, including minus 10 in Atlanta.From the Dakotas to Maryland, schools and day care centers shut down."You definitely know when you are not wearing your thermal undergarments...

Zach Johnson looks like David and plays like Goliath

...Salina, Kan., while trying to convince himself he could play this game for a living. He toiled on the Teardrop Tour, the Dakotas Tour and the Prairie Tour.He played four sports in high school because he loved to compete. Johnson started running out...