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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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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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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At Dakota Brick House, Chef Jim Waters and Team Aren't Holding Anything Back

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The Café Brulé team are reinvigorating Vermillion's Main Street with a new gastropub in historic digs.

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Throwing Pots at a Home for Cracked Crocks: Dakota Stoneware's Dave Huebner

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The Bushnell ceramic artist's work is inspired by historic American pottery traditions.

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In Aberdeen: The Rustic Art of Log Furniture Making

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Keith A. Miller of K&A Log Furniture channels wood's inner beauty.

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Animal Mementos of a Missouri River Atlantis

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In downtown Chamberlain, six animal sculptures created by WPA artists are reminders of a submerged island Shangri-la.

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Inspired by an Ancestor's Vision, Anthony Horse Road Is Resurrecting a Lakota Tradition

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The artist spoke to SDPB about reading porcupine quill work, discovering artistic methods through ceremony, and saving lives through art.

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Finding the Silent Guide on Stoneman Hill

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A buoy beckons in Haakon County's sea of grass.

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SDPB Archives: South Dakota Pearl Harbor Survivor Stories

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In the year 2000, SDPB met up with the South Dakota chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

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