Presiding from the Ponderosas: Coolidge in the Black Hills

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Seth Tupper's new book weaves stories of politics, intrigue, and trout fishing.

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Sioux Falls Nights: Crafted With Pride

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For seventy years, Pride Neon has been lighting up the night on the Sioux Falls city streets.

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From Fort to Field on the Mighty Mo

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Two pristine, protected stretches of Missouri River. Two kayak challenges to explore them.

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Brimming with Enthusiasm

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Preserving the art of custom hat making at Star of the West.

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Recentering Midwestern Literature and History

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Midwesterner, know thyself.

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Dakota Drag

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Go behind the scenes with drag performers at Club David in Sioux Falls.

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Lemmon Shows it has the Stones

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At the First Annual Lemmon Ranch Rodeo, Testicle Festival and Dance

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The Experience of SiouxperCon In South Dakota

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SiouxperCon, a convention for science fiction, comics and other variations of "geek culture" took place in Sioux Falls over the weekend. SDPB's Steve Thum attended the event and brought back feedback from his experience.

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The Atmospheric Art of Cristen J. Roghair

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The Jones County photographer/rancher discusses the prairie-as-muse and capturing the elements for posterity.

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Jack Parks Forges a Bridge Between Blacksmithing's Future and Past

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A visit to Fire Steel Forge in Piedmont.

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Today In History (April 27): Beethoven Composed Für Elise And Governor Rounds Announced State Quarter Design

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On April 27, 1810 Ludwig van Beethoven composed his famous piano piece, Für Elise. According to History Run Down, Für Elise is ranked 166 on the top-200 list for the best classical music pieces of all-time. Also on April 27, but in 2005, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds announced the "Mount Rushmore and Pheasant" to the Department of Treasury for the South Dakota state quarter design.

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What I learned from McDonald's "Pollock to Pollock" ads.

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Reflections on a Lenten Filet-O-Fish ad partially shot in Pollock, South Dakota.

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The Hosmer Phone Booth

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A local telephone man preserved a piece of communications history for Hosmer.

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A Lost Monument and the Pierre Origins of the Geographical Center Saga

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Is the geographical center of North America at Rugby, Robinson, or Center, North Dakota? Or across the state line in Pierre?

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The Other Wilder: Rose Wilder Lane

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How a controversial daughter helped lay the foundation for Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House epic.

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