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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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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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A Nora Store Celebration

Last Updated by Chad Andersen on

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"

Last Updated by Chad Andersen on

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

Last Updated by Chad Andersen on

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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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."