...what i did on my summer vacation.

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Do you remember writing a paper in school about your summer vacation? So do we! September's episode of Dakota Life takes a look at some unique summertime activities as well as places to stop by and say hi. Do YOU have a summertime experience that you want to share with us? Tell us abut it on our blog.

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The Best of Jazzfest 2016

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Each summer, tens of thousands of people from all over the upper-Midwest converge on Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls for a 3-day celebration of music.

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Like Hunting, but not Killing Anything: A Conversation with Photographer Erica Lane Harvey

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The photographer's Badlands series is on display at Sioux Falls' Eastbank Art Gallery.

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605 God: What if Drake was from Toronto, South Dakota?

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Would his moody music make as much or more sense in the hazy Glacial Lakes as in "the 6"?

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Northern Plains Indian Art Market Returns to Sioux Falls

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The 29th annual NPIAM brings world-class American Indian art to Sioux Falls Sept. 15-18.

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Recent Study Ranks The Top-10 "Happiest" Cities In South Dakota

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According to a recent study by Credit Donkey, which looks at crime rate, average commute time, income, divorce rate, housing, restaurants, and amenities, here are the top-10 "happiest" cities in the state of South Dakota. All of the data used in this study is courtesy of the US Census Bureau.

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Red Cloud Indian Art Show

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Whether you're traveling South Dakota on a hawg, in a solar-powered car or an RV, you still have a chance to check out this year's Red Cloud Indian Art Show at the The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. SDPB recently spoke with curator Ashley Pourier and featured artist Leroy Janis.

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Adrian Primeaux Brings the Grass Dance to the World, the Future, Home

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Primeaux brings the grass dance to an international audience in A Tribe Called Red's video for "Stadium Pow Wow." SDPB spoke with him about traditions and innovations in Native dance.

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Raptors Caught on Barbed-Wire Fences: Why We Look

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As Tragic Works of Art, Do They Connect Us to Our Origins?

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From Lagos to Lemmon

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Sculptor John Lopez teams up with Nigerian artists Dotun Popoola and Jonathan Imafidor to create Boss Cowman Square in downtown Lemmon.

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2016 South Dakota Photo Contest Results

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Over 700 South Dakotans participated in this years photo contest with South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The mission was to find photos for the 2017 SDPB calendar. Here are the winners from the contest...

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The Winkte and the Hundred in Hand

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One hundred fifty years ago, long before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and its subsequent repeal, a person thought of as “half man, half woman” played a crucial role in a decisive Native American victory in the war for the Northern Plains.

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"The River So Shallow we Struck the Sand Bars"

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72 Miles of the Big Muddy at the South Dakota Kayak Challenge.

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The Sign Painter and the Ice Water Store

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Small towns don't have hand-painted sign studios any more. Except Philip, SD, where Barr's Sign Studio cranks out some of the most iconic signs in the country for that most coveted of clients — Wall Drug.

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Talking Seed Bag Design with Dr. Clay Yeoman of Spink County Mercantile

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Dr. Clay Yeoman, DDS, gained an appreciation for vintage seed bags while working at a Dell Rapids seed company in the 70's. Today, he has an impressive collection.

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