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To watch programs recorded and aired before September of 2012, please refer to the list of programs and segments below.

Dakota Life program archive, Sept. 1998 - June 2012

06/14/2012 - #1409 - Cradles for Newborns
06/14/2012 - #1409 - Dakota Life, Whole Program
06/14/2012 - #1409 - Remembering the '72 Black Hills Flood
06/14/2012 - #1409 - The Jackrabbit Stampede
06/14/2012 - #1409 - Western Dakota Antique Club
05/03/2012 - #1408 - Casting the Pettigrew Bronze
05/03/2012 - #1408 - Dakota Life, Whole Show
05/03/2012 - #1408 - Freeman's Schmeckfest
05/03/2012 - #1408 - The Draw of Archery
03/01/2012 - #1407 - Aberdeen's WWII Railway Station Canteen
03/01/2012 - #1407 - Coaching Legends Collide
03/01/2012 - #1407 - Dakota Life, Whole Show
03/01/2012 - #1407 - The Children's Museum of South Dakota
02/02/2012 - #1406 - "Meeting the Need" Revisited
02/02/2012 - #1406 - Our South Dakota, The Verendrye Plate
02/02/2012 - #1406 - Snowy Owls
02/02/2012 - #1406 - Teaching Lakota Culture
02/02/2012 - Dakota Life - #1406 Entire Episode
01/05/2012 - #1405 - A Magical Life
01/05/2012 - #1405 - Crazy Horse Journalism
01/05/2012 - #1405 - Entire Episode
01/05/2012 - #1405 - For the Love of Lures
01/05/2012 - #1405 - Goat Soap
01/05/2012 - #1405 - Our SD, Wounded Knee Ghost Shirt
12/09/2011 - #1404 - Our South Dakota, Battle Mountain
12/01/2011 - #1404 - Entire Show
12/01/2011 - #1404 - Football by the Numbers
12/01/2011 - #1404 - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
12/01/2011 - #1404 - Recording the Old Barns of Clay County
12/01/2011 - #1404 - The Art of the Barn Quilt
12/01/2011 - #1404 - The Real Farm Girl
11/03/2011 - #1403 - Black Hills Photo Shootout
11/03/2011 - #1403 - Entire Show
11/03/2011 - #1403 - Lantern Slides of the Loemker Collection
11/03/2011 - #1403 - Our South Dakota - The Oahe Chapel
11/03/2011 - #1403 - South Dakota's Story of Stained Glass
11/03/2011 - #1403 - The Art of the Wood Kiln
10/06/2011 - #1402 - Catch, Record, Release
10/06/2011 - #1402 - Dakotalapse Photography
10/06/2011 - #1402 - Schoenbeck's Golf South Dakota
10/06/2011 - #1402 - Wild Rainbow Trout
09/06/2011 - #1402 - Entire Show, October 2011
09/01/2011 - #1401 - Entire Show, Sept. 2011
09/01/2011 - #1401 - Frederick's Finnfest
09/01/2011 - #1401 - Hansen Wheel and Wagon
09/01/2011 - #1401 - Scotty Philip Days
06/02/2011 - #1308 - Entire Show, June 2011
06/02/2011 - #1308 - Jean's Bridal Shop, Wilmot
06/02/2011 - #1308 - Sturgis' Cushman Scooter Rally
06/02/2011 - #1308 - The Gamelan, Culture in Song
06/02/2011 - #1308 - The Jalopy Kings
06/02/2011 - #1308 - The Master's Corral
05/05/2011 - #1307 - A Glimpse of Valhalla
05/05/2011 - #1307 - Burke Stampede Rodeo
05/05/2011 - #1307 - Entire Show, May 2011
05/05/2011 - #1307 - John Check, Polka Legend
05/05/2011 - #1307 - Nick's Hamburger Shop
04/07/2011 - #1306 - Dakota Business Profile: Prairie Berry Winery
04/07/2011 - #1307 - Profile of Andre Larson, Natl. Music Museum Director
04/07/2011 - Dakota Life 1306
04/07/2011 - From Sudan to South Dakota
04/07/2011 - High Marks for SD's Outdoor Life
04/07/2011 - Protecting Mt. Rushmore's Legacy Forest
02/03/2011 - A Glimpse of Nature
02/03/2011 - Airborne Anniversary
02/03/2011 - Dakota Business Spotlight: Raven Industries, Aerostar Division
02/03/2011 - In Tune With Life
02/03/2011 - Old Time Fiddlers Contest
02/03/2011 - South Dakota Stories
02/03/2011 - Where History Goes to Live
01/06/2011 - Custer on the Plains
01/06/2011 - History, Heritage, Community
01/06/2011 - Lessons of the Buffalo - DL1304
01/06/2011 - Lutefisk Lutherans
01/06/2011 - Native Gardens
01/06/2011 - Power of the Plains
11/04/2010 - Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup
11/04/2010 - Dakota Autumn - Hunting Preserved
11/04/2010 - South Dakota Autumn
11/04/2010 - South Dakota Autumn - Harvest by Hand
11/04/2010 - South Dakota Autumn - Tagging Team
11/03/2010 - Kids, Bows, and Rock and Roll
10/07/2010 - Aspiring Athlete Michael Andrew
10/07/2010 - South Dakota Athletes
10/07/2010 - South Dakota Kayak Challenge
10/07/2010 - Throwback Throwdown: The Sioux Falls Rollerdollz
09/02/2010 - Bearly Carving
09/02/2010 - Dakota Life 1301 - SD Art
09/02/2010 - From Flower to Frame
09/02/2010 - Harry's Story
09/02/2010 - Harvey Dunn - What Lies Beneath
06/03/2010 - Agnes Allen: Professional Ballplayer
06/03/2010 - Dakota Life 1209 - Living the Dakota Life
06/03/2010 - Hubba's House
06/03/2010 - Kayaker Kelly Lane
05/06/2010 - Dancing Divas
05/06/2010 - Extreme South Dakota
05/06/2010 - Ice Climbing
05/06/2010 - In the Blink of an Eye
04/01/2010 - Dakota Life 1207 - South Dakota Cuisine
04/01/2010 - Eureka Kuchen Bakery
04/01/2010 - Great Dakota Wine Fest
04/01/2010 - SD Sportsmen Against Hunger
02/04/2010 - Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center
02/04/2010 - Dakota Life 1206 - Innovation in South Dakota
02/04/2010 - Meeting the Need Camp
02/04/2010 - Students at Sanford Underground Lab
01/07/2010 - Black Hills Woodworkers
01/07/2010 - Dakota Life 1205 - SD Arts and Crafts
01/07/2010 - Mouth Painter Jack Reich
01/07/2010 - Sicangu Lakota Artist Mike Marshall
11/05/2009 - Bringing Back the Bow
11/05/2009 - Dakota Life - SD Kids
11/05/2009 - Raku Pottery Workshop
11/05/2009 - Zoo Camps for Kids
10/08/2009 - Dakota Life 1203 "SD Critters"
10/08/2009 - Equine Therapy DL 1203
10/08/2009 - South Dakota Mule Ride
10/08/2009 - South Dakota Sea Monsters
09/03/2009 - "Exploring Jewel Cave: A Dakota Life Special Feature"
09/03/2009 - Badlands Bison Roundup
09/03/2009 - Careers in the National Park Service
09/03/2009 - Cleaning Mount Rushmore
09/03/2009 - Exploring Wind Cave
09/03/2009 - National Park Professionals - Dakota Life 1201
09/03/2009 - South Dakota Treasures
09/03/2009 - The Baker Brothers
09/03/2009 - Water in Wind Cave
06/11/2009 - Bio-Control Agriculture
06/11/2009 - Kingswood Rummage Sale
06/11/2009 - LEEDing the Way
05/07/2009 - Miners Return to Homestake
05/07/2009 - Paige McPherson
05/07/2009 - SD Special Olympics
04/02/2009 - Dakota Life: SD Walleye Classic
04/02/2009 - National Unicycle championships
04/02/2009 - State Dart Tournament
02/05/2009 - A Book and a Show
02/05/2009 - Camp Opera
02/05/2009 - SF Jazz and Blues
01/08/2009 - Artist Mary Groth
01/08/2009 - Meeker Ranch Paintings
01/08/2009 - Painter Eyob Mergia
11/06/2008 - Kevin Pourier
11/06/2008 - Michael Hill
11/06/2008 - Mike Dresch
10/01/2008 - Deadwood Trail
10/01/2008 - Mammoth Site
09/01/2008 - Motorcycle ethusiasm explored.
09/01/2008 - Quilted works of art
09/01/2008 - Unknown star
07/03/2008 - Carthage South Dakota
07/03/2008 - Geocaching
07/03/2008 - South Dakota Poets
05/01/2008 - Disabled Veteran Hunting Trips
05/01/2008 - Gavin’s Point Dam: 50 Year Anniversary
05/01/2008 - Water in Wind Cave
04/03/2008 - Building a Bond
04/03/2008 - Elders Wisdom Children's Songs
04/03/2008 - It's all about sole
02/08/2008 - Cecil's Siege
02/08/2008 - Fest of the Vine: The Great South Dakota Wine Festival
02/08/2008 - Giddy Up: Spirit of the West Festival
01/03/2008 - 1880's Train
01/03/2008 - A Life Well Lived: Hazel Mahone
01/03/2008 - Historic Buildings
01/02/2008 - test
11/01/2007 - Black Hills Fly Fishing
11/01/2007 - South Dakota Grasslands Coalition: Bird Walks
11/01/2007 - Youth Pheasant Hunting Season
10/04/2007 - Paranormal Folklore of South Dakota
09/06/2007 - Mi Young Lee
09/06/2007 - Paul Schiller Photographs
09/06/2007 - Red Cloud Art Show
06/07/2007 - Brule
06/07/2007 - Duane Strand: Violin Maker
06/07/2007 - Sioux Falls Jazzfest
05/03/2007 - Dakota State University Baseball
05/03/2007 - Dr. Eldon Bell
05/03/2007 - Nellie Two Bulls
04/05/2007 - Black Hills Cavy Club
04/05/2007 - Mathews Opera House
04/05/2007 - Northeast South Dakota Walleye Club
02/02/2007 - Plein Air or Paint Out
02/02/2007 - Red Willow Band
02/02/2007 - Terry Schuver Sculpture
01/04/2007 - Preserving the Sioux Language
01/04/2007 - Swift Fox Returns to the Badlands
01/04/2007 - The Sorraia Mustang
11/02/2006 - Agricultural Heritage Museum
11/02/2006 - Buffalo Nation
11/02/2006 - Field To Table
10/05/2006 - Black Hills Railroads
10/05/2006 - Chapel Car
10/05/2006 - The South Dakota Guide
09/07/2006 - 2nd Chance Animal Rescue
09/07/2006 - Children's Care Hospital and School
09/07/2006 - The Swanson Family Cowboyography
06/01/2006 - Cleaning of Mt. Rushmore
06/01/2006 - Soaring And Gliding Over The Black Hills
06/01/2006 - Xiomarra - Artist and Glassblower
05/04/2006 - Earl Sande
05/04/2006 - National Guard Museum
05/04/2006 - Oak Lake Jamboree
04/06/2006 - Covered Wagon Trains
04/06/2006 - Deadwood Seven Down Regulators
04/06/2006 - Standing In History
02/03/2006 - French Medal of Honor
02/03/2006 - Independent Cycles Inc.
02/03/2006 - Missouri River Expeditions
01/05/2006 - Abbey Road Band
01/05/2006 - Gabriel Nightshield
01/05/2006 - Polka Fest
12/01/2005 - Gothic Church Architecture
12/01/2005 - John Lopez
12/01/2005 - Regional Hand Bell Choir
11/03/2005 - Contemporizing Tradition
11/03/2005 - Kayak Builder
11/03/2005 - The Tug Of THe Muse
10/06/2005 - Gentlemen, Start Your Mowers!
10/06/2005 - Let's Go Cart!
10/06/2005 - Tour de Kota
09/01/2005 - Changing Times
09/01/2005 - Eye Of The Storm
09/01/2005 - King Of The Hills
05/05/2005 - Bear Butte
05/05/2005 - Fort Sisseton
05/05/2005 - The Adams Homestead
04/07/2005 - Artists Ride
04/07/2005 - Horse Teams
04/07/2005 - Sheep Dogs
02/03/2005 - Black Hills Bats
02/03/2005 - Black Hills Reptiles And Amphibians
02/03/2005 - Festival Of Books
01/06/2005 - Fire Truck Builder
01/06/2005 - Michael He Crow
01/06/2005 - Pipe Organs
12/02/2004 - Barbershop Singers
12/02/2004 - Claudette Sabor
12/02/2004 - Old Fashioned Fiddle Contest
11/09/2004 - Historic Governors Homes
11/09/2004 - Mammoth Site
11/09/2004 - Petroglyphs
10/06/2004 - Black Hills Prospectors Club
10/06/2004 - Collectors
10/06/2004 - The Love of FLight
09/04/2004 - Dakota Life At The Fair
09/02/2004 - Dakota Thunder Air Show
09/02/2004 - Memories in Bronz
09/02/2004 - Sioux Messengers
05/01/2004 - Ag Experiment Stations
05/01/2004 - Hunting Safety Course
05/01/2004 - South Dakota Hall of Fame
04/01/2004 - K9 Patrol
04/01/2004 - Midland Tumblers
04/01/2004 - Model Motors
02/01/2004 - Books On Wheels
02/01/2004 - Drop In: Skateboard Parks
02/01/2004 - Parry On The Prairie: Fencing Club
01/01/2004 - A Style Of Her Own
01/01/2004 - Opera School
01/01/2004 - The Quilt Maker
12/10/2003 - Jewel of the Black Hills
12/10/2003 - Nora Country Christmas
12/10/2003 - St. Mary's Boarding School
11/06/2003 - Best Bid Caller on the Block
11/06/2003 - Maze Daze
11/06/2003 - World Wide Radio
10/02/2003 - A Drive Through Time
10/02/2003 - Saving Main Street
10/02/2003 - Unearthing A Legend
10/02/2003 - Unearthing A Legend
10/01/2003 - Jack-A-Lope Man
09/04/2003 - Historic Hike
09/04/2003 - The Bird Photographer
09/04/2003 - Wild Horse Adoption
09/04/2003 - Wild Horse Adoption
05/01/2003 - Dustin Evans
05/01/2003 - Missouri River Memories
05/01/2003 - Wind Cave
04/03/2003 - Penny Picture Postcards
04/03/2003 - Robert Hamm: Match Stick Folk Art
04/03/2003 - Wessington Springs Shakespeare Gardens
03/06/2003 - Hands of Time
03/06/2003 - Lloyd Krietz: One of a Kind
03/06/2003 - Monarchs of the Air
02/06/2003 - Coolidge Connection
02/06/2003 - State Capitol Building
02/06/2003 - State Symbols
01/02/2003 - EROS Data Center
01/02/2003 - South Dakota Air and Space Museum
01/02/2003 - The Big Swede
11/07/2002 - Big Wheels Keep On Turning
11/07/2002 - Motor Ioway
11/07/2002 - The Flocks and the People
10/03/2002 - Counting Pheasants
10/03/2002 - Feathered Tourists
10/03/2002 - The Other - Other White Meat
09/05/2002 - Historic Homes
09/05/2002 - Save Our Sandstone
09/05/2002 - Yesterday's News
05/01/2002 - Dressage
05/01/2002 - History’s Best Records
05/01/2002 - When the Circus Comes to Town
04/01/2002 - Crop Care By Air
04/01/2002 - Lifetime in Bronze
04/01/2002 - Wheels of Justice
03/01/2002 - Prairie Days
02/01/2002 - A Century of Change
02/01/2002 - Following Custer
02/01/2002 - Natural Talent
01/01/2002 - Art and Human Animal
01/01/2002 - Badlands, Good Skies
01/01/2002 - Musical Inspiration
12/01/2001 - Carnegie Libraries
12/01/2001 - Devine Art
12/01/2001 - Organic Farm
11/01/2001 - Age of Iron
11/01/2001 - Air Stream Convention
11/01/2001 - Windmills
10/01/2001 - Danny and the Cemetary Monster
10/01/2001 - Dear County Agent Guy
09/01/2001 - An Average Guy
09/01/2001 - Zion on the Prairie
05/01/2001 - Privey Preserve: Outhouse COllector
05/01/2001 - The Yard Masters: Model Railroad
05/01/2001 - Wagon Builder
04/01/2001 - Baseball Team Mascot: Cagey Canary
04/01/2001 - Making Dakota Style Chips
04/01/2001 - Pipers to the Corps: Bagpoippers
02/01/2001 - Making Dolls
02/01/2001 - Rescue Dog Team
02/01/2001 - Sheepdogs
01/01/2001 - Joe Curry: Musician
01/01/2001 - Mickey Shine: Musician
01/01/2001 - Spirit of the Hills: Animal Sanctuary
12/01/2000 - Cartoon Balloons: Hot Air Ballooon Club
12/01/2000 - Great Outdoor Quilts: Quilt Show
12/01/2000 - Valiant Vineyards:Winery in South Dakota
11/01/2000 - Buffalo Psychology
11/01/2000 - Rounding Up History: Custer Park Buffalo Roundup
11/01/2000 - Rounding Up History: Custer Park Buffalo Roundup
11/01/2000 - Where the Buffalo Roam: Buffalo Ranch
10/01/2000 - Learning From the Master: Fly Fishing
10/01/2000 - Ready, All Row
10/01/2000 - The Lost Sport: Bow-fishing
09/01/2000 - Barn Straightener
09/01/2000 - Pioneering Spirit
09/01/2000 - Prairie Castles
05/01/2000 - Fanfare For An Uncommon Man
05/01/2000 - Jeep Jamboree
05/01/2000 - The Triangle Ranch
04/01/2000 - Little Wrestler Girl
04/01/2000 - Movies And Moonlight
04/01/2000 - Sanctuary On The Cheyenne
02/01/2000 - A Taste For Honey
02/01/2000 - A Tradition Washes Away
02/01/2000 - Healing Boots
01/01/2000 - Erney
01/01/2000 - Houses Of Steel
01/01/2000 - Kot In The Flys Tail
12/01/1999 - A Man Of Passion
12/01/1999 - Ruskin Park: A Chautauqua Story
12/01/1999 - Stardust Memories
11/01/1999 - Old Barns
11/01/1999 - One Room School
11/01/1999 - Sod Houses
10/01/1999 - Telling Bones
10/01/1999 - The Holy Terror
10/01/1999 - The Yankton Files
09/01/1999 - Joshua Spies: A Natural View
09/01/1999 - The Butterfly Lady
09/01/1999 - Water In The Bank
05/01/1999 - Veterans
04/01/1999 - A Bridge to Somewhere
04/01/1999 - Brushing Away Adversity
04/01/1999 - Waiting During the Good War
02/12/1999 - Free Ice Water
02/01/1999 - Marathon Man
02/01/1999 - Prairie Perspective
01/01/1999 - Awake
01/01/1999 - Heirloom Artists
01/01/1999 - Welcome Back Shawn
12/01/1998 - An Unassuming Hero
12/01/1998 - It’s a Small World
12/01/1998 - Of Faith and Art
11/01/1998 - Digging Up The Past
11/01/1998 - Meet the Roaches
11/01/1998 - Steam Powered Carousel
10/01/1998 - My Life in a Bucky Dome
10/01/1998 - Rodeo Clown
10/01/1998 - SuFuDu: Drums of a Different Beat
09/01/1998 - Dakota Dogs
09/01/1998 - Jewel Of The Black Hills
09/01/1998 - Prairie Spires 

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