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The SDPB Black Hills Bureau serves as a reporting and storytelling production center for original media content created in the Black Hills. It also serves as a public gathering space for public discussions, program tapings, premieres, and other events.

The Black Hills are rich in South Dakota culture and history. SDPB’s Black Hills Bureau is uniquely positioned to gather the facts and tell the stories of the region, while also expanding community and audience engagement in Rapid City and beyond. The station allows broadcasts of SDPB’s statewide programs from Rapid City and will also support smaller-scale live and pre-recorded television programming and digital-first productions for

SDPB’s Black Hills Bureau is located in the historic Parts Central Building, 415 Main Street in downtown Rapid City, (one-half block East of 5th). 

If you are interested in supporting SDPB’s work in the Black Hills Bureau click here to make your commitment today!

SDPB • 415 Main Street • Rapid City, SD 57701

Black Hill Bureau Happenings

Where Do We Go From Here? February

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This month's topic is Direct Democracy: Initiative and Referendum in South Dakota.

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Dakota Horse Craft Jan 26-March 1 at the Black Hills Bureau

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SDPB's Black Hills Bureau will be presenting "Dakota Horse Craft", an exhibit celebrating the craftsmanship and heritage of South Dakota ranch and rodeo culture — featuring classic and contemporary works.

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SDPB Debuts "Where Do We Go From Here?" Series at Black Hills Bureau

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The first in a series of monthly get-togethers to share thoughts on big questions of local and national concern will debut on Wednesday, January 24 at the Black Hills Bureau in downtown Rapid City.

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SDPB Black Hills Bureau to Host Inaugural Art Exhibition

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"Four" features work by four up-and-coming, young, indigenous artists.

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PBS Documentary ON A KNIFE EDGE Screens in Rapid City

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Coming-of-age story of George Dull Knife, a Lakota teen growing up on Pine Ridge has been made into a PBS documentary.

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SDPB Black Hills Bureau Grand Opening

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Thursday, October 26, 4:30pm

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Black Hills Bureau

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SDPB thanks the following donors to the Black Hills Bureau Project

$25,000 - $50,000  

Black Hills Surgical Hospital
Tim Dougherty and Karen Schreier
Ashok and Kaushalya Kumar
South Dakota Community Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999 

Marloe and Reuben Bareis
Patricia Fish
Carolyn and Peter Mazzella
Chuck and Kathleen Riter
John T. Vucurevich Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

John and Yvonne Adrion
Black Hills Area Community Foundation
David and Mary Boyer
Barb and Harry Christianson
Golden West Communications
Doyle Estes and Kathryn Johnson
Tom Graslie and Carol Zielike
Karen and Richard Latuchie
Liz and Mike Manning
Linda and Robert Meyer
Dan and Janelle Toman

$2,500 - $4,999

Black Hills Federal Credit Union
John and Anne Barlow
Bill Casper
Cindy and Craig Christianson
Kathy and Mike DeMersseman
Dream Design International
Leo and Kara Flynn
Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLC
Judy and Stephan Haas
Tom and Maxine Harsch
William J. Howard
Brad and Carol Johnson
Janet M. Kahler
L.B. Lane Family Foundation 
Ketel Thorstenson, LLP
Kitty Kinsman and Steve Zellmer
Andy and Barb Knight
Janice and Roger Knutsen
Dan and Tracy Leikvold
Jeanne and Tom Manzer
Karen and Sam Mortimer 
Karen N. Miller
​​Tom Pagel
Catherine Polley
Deanne and Glen Reaser
Erwin and Joan Reimann
Reptile Gardens
Karen and Rand Schleusener
Leonard Wormstadt Memorial

Click here to make a gift !

Or contact:
Carol Johnson, West River Major Giving & Donor Engagement Officer / 605-880-5094

Michele, Slott, West River Director of Corporate Development / 605-394-6994