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Dakota Life features interesting South Dakota people, places, and things. New episodes of Dakota Life premier on the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 pm Central Time, 7:00 pm Mountain, from September through June. Watch live online here.

RECENT DAKOTA LIFE EPISODES

Dakota Life Moments

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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Dakota Life: Boss Cowman Square

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DAKOTA LIFE tells the story of Boss Cowman Square, the artists who made it happen, and the Boss himself, Lemmon town founder — Ed Lemmon.

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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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Tune in May 5th @ 8/7MT for a new episode of Dakota Life

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See how Yankton is happily dealing with folks who enjoy two wheeling, discover how one man’s dream set a standard for young children exploring the world on two wheels, check out a growing business in Spearfish where a couple pedals their produce, plus, cast away at a high school bass tournament on Lake Mitchell.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the topics featured in January's episode of Dakota Life, here are the links:

A Nora Store Celebration

Girard Auction

 

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