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Black Hills Bureau

SDPB is excited to be your New Neighbor in the Black Hills! The SDPB Black Hills Bureau will open officially in September, serving as a reporting and storytelling production center for original media content created in the Black Hills and a public gathering space for program tapings, premieres, and audience-participation events.

The Black Hills are rich in South Dakota culture and history. SDPB’s Black Hills Bureau will be 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 will permit 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 will be located in the 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!

Check this space often for event information. Currently scheduled are:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3pm & 6:00 pm: Free screenings of ON THE KNIFE EDGE, a stunning coming-of-age journey set on the Pine Ridge Reservation produced by Eli Cane and distributed through Native American Public Television (NAPT).

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:30-6:30pm: Ribbon cutting and Open House for the Black Hills Bureau with special guest Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS.

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
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
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
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 pledge 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

Ryan Howlett, Friends of SDPB Development Director / 605-367-7266


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