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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.

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Paradise Lost Built from Chalk: The Story of the Rising Hail Colony

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Ruins hewn from Missouri River bank chalk rock are all that remains of a New Deal experiment in communal agriculture on the Yankton Sioux Reservation.

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Ghost Towns

Last Updated by Chad Andersen on

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!

Last Updated by Chad Andersen on

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

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Treasures of the Darkness

Last Updated by Chad Andersen on

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

Last Updated by Andrew Bork on

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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Dakota Life Host Larry Rohrer

Dakota Life Host Larry Rohrer

"As a lifelong South Dakotan, I learn something new and amazing about my state with each new episode. Dakota Life tells stories about what defines us and what we are proud of ... and what will define us and what we will be proud of in the future."