The Last Days of Downton Abbey

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The cast and crew of Downton Abbey took to Instagram to document the final days of filming the series. From goodbyes to gags, see the people, places, and memories that actors Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, and Kevin Doyle made sure to snap! Join the conversation using hashtag #DowntonPBS.

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Chasing the Gap: Cowboys Face a Rigged Fight Against a New Breed of Bucking Bulls

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A broken neck couldn't stop South Dakota bull rider Clay Hindman from pursuing his dream. But as the bucking bull business harnesses science to create unrideable bulls, how much punishment can cowboys take? 

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The 167th Birthday for Senator Richard F. Pettigrew

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This week, the Siouxland Heritage Museums Alliance in Sioux Falls held a celebration for the states first US Senator, Richard F. Pettigrew. On Thursday evening, citizens from around the city gathered in the Cathedral Historic District to tour five historical homes – one of those homes was the Pettigrew Museum.

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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Gives People a Blast into the Past

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The Theater on the Prairie near De Smet, South Dakota continues their performance of “By the Shores of Lake Silver." Since 1951, people have flocked to De Smet for the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant. There will be performances this weekend and next weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) during the evenings.

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Printmakers at USD for Annual Frogman's Print Workshops

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Professional printmakers from around the country are at the University of South Dakota for two weeks of workshops. 

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The Last Hunt: A Surprisingly Graphic Hollywood-Comes-to-the-Black-Hills Relic

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Once praised for its brutally honest depiction of buffalo slaughter (complete with real-life on-screen bison kills), the Black Hills-set film is now a relic of a different era.

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Paul High Horse Exhibit Opens Friday in Rapid City

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An exhibit of paintings and mixed media by the artist opens Friday at The Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City.

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Master Dakota Flute Maker Bryan Akipa Never Stops Exploring His Art Form

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Since a serendipitous moment spent with Oscar Howe, the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate artist has played a key role in the revival of Native flute making and music. 

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Brandon, SD Hosts Antique Car Show

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Automania invaded Brandon, SD on Saturday with hot rods, sportsters, and antique collector cars spanning throughout seven blocks in the heart of the town. The event also provided the public with food vendors, live music, an auction, and classic memorabilia stands.

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Star Quilting Came Naturally For These Sisters

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Through honoring a departed dad, these Agency Village sisters (and a cousin) found a calling.

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Jami Lynn's Album Listed as a Top Country Music Album for 2015

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Jami Lynn’s ‘Fall Is A Good Time To Die’ album is listed as one of the top-26 country music albums of 2015, according to Martin Chilton of The Telegraph. Chilton is the online culture editor, and last year he did a list on the top-41 country music albums.

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Keeping the Art of Porcupine Quill Bead Work Alive

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A Sisseton artist employs both ancient and modern methods to keep a traditional art form going strong. 

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7th Annual Sioux Falls Pride Festival

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The 7th annual pride festival took place in Sioux Falls on Saturday, courtesy of the Center for Equality. According to the Center for Equality website, this festival is about “promoting a vibrant positive interaction within the community through advocacy, education, visibility and participation of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender) and Allied members.”

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Czech Days Are Here Again in Tabor

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The annual festival of polka, kolaches and Beseda returns to Bon Homme County. 

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The University of South Dakota Hosts the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute

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Over the past couple of weeks, 20 high school students’ from around the state and region have been taking an a summer art camp known as the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute. This event took place at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the campus of the University of South Dakota.

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