The Sculptor's Perspective

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It's been nearly a year since Dignity's dedication ceremony and SDPB caught up with the sculptor, Dale Lamphere, to learn what impact it has had on his life, career and our state.

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Let the Sun Shine

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The summer solstice is the longest day of sunlight for the northern hemisphere during the entire year. So, SDPB decided to catch the sunrise at Spirit Mound in south east South Dakota and set forth on a day of exploring the sunshine state.

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Trail of Governors Unveiling Ceremony 2017

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The Trail of Governors Foundation unveiled 4 new statues on June 16th, 2017 in Pierre. The bronze sculptures included: 14th Governor Tom Berry by John Lopez 15th Governor Leslie Jensen by James Van Nuys 19th Governor Sigurd Anderson by James Michael Maher 20th Governor Joe J. Foss by Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby

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Legend of Star Boy

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Hear the Legend of Star Boy, as told by Jhon Goes in Center and discover how Star Boy's roots are traced back to the timpsila plant.

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Country Schools: Past & Present

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Hear the story behind the stories as author and illustrator Betsey DeLoache tells us about her book: Country Schools: Past & Present.

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All Things Celtic

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St. Patrick's Day has passed, but you can still find all things Celtic on the next episode of Dakota Life.

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Ghost Towns

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Have you ever heard of the towns Okobojo, Miscol or FireSteel? They were once prospering communities in South Dakota, but are now considered Ghost Towns. SDPB's Stephanie Rissler grabbed a map and set out in search of these forgotten towns. Watch the story February 2nd at 8PM on SDPB1. Share your thoughts or memories of old South Dakota towns by following the email Dakota Life link.

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Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

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See how an auction company in Wakonda, SD, embraces new technology.

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Treasures of the Darkness

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Recently, officials at Jewel Cave National Monument announced the discovery of two new lakes in the underground cavern system. SDPB caught up with a few of the "cavers" that are helping making these discoveries possible.

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Harlan's Workshop

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What do wire, aluminum, wood, and bearings have in common? They’re exactly what Harlan Van Meeteren needs to build a functioning hay rake. But the rake is only a fraction of the mechanized farm toy fleet that Harlan Van Meeteren has built the past few years.

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A Nora Store Celebration

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For the past 27 years, the old country store in rural Union county comes alive with the sounds of christmas music. Owner Mike Pedersen utilizes his pipe organ skills and takes requests from the audience. The experience is described by some as Norman Rockwell Americana

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"Home on the Range"

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Kyle Evans performs the cowboy song, "Home on the Range" as part of the SDPB program Spirit of the Cowboy, that originally aired in 1989.

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John Waldron Memorial

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In June 2016, Pierre residents gathered at the airport to memorialize World War II Pilot John Waldron, a Ft. Pierre resident who was killed at the Battle of Midway.

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November's Dakota Life Honors Heroes!

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With Veteran's Day right around the corner, SDPB is proud to give you the story of 2 World War II Heroes. John Wilkinson was a RAF pilot and now resides in Spearfish, SD. He shared his story with independent producer John Mollison. Fort Pierre resident John Waldron was a pilot killed during the Battle of Midway. Today, the bridge that connects Ft. Pierre and Pierre is named in his honor.

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Catch a new season of Dakota Life!

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Tune into SDPB1 tonight at 8PM/7MT for a new season of Dakota Life! Paddle along with the South Dakota Kayak Challenge, toss bean bags - State Tournament style - in Mitchell, dig up the past at an archaeology camp, saddle up at a rodeo and take a tour of a missile silo.

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