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Neal Wanless, South Dakota’s $232 million man

Yesterday, Neal Wanless, a 23-year-old, down-on-his-luck rancher from rural (and I mean rural) Mission, S.D., barely had a footprint in cyberspace. Today, when it was announced that he was the

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$232.1 million South Dakota Powerball winner to be revealed today

If you’re in South Dakota today, you’ll likely hear people talking about one common topic wherever you go — the anticipated revealing of the state’s $232.1 million Powerball jackpot winner.

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Passion Play ends, concert venue is born

For 70 years, the outdoor amphitheater at Spearfish was home to the Black Hills Passion Play. The play used an enormous outdoor stage to tell the story of the final

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Celebrate a tortoise’s 128th birthday

Reptile Gardens is one of the many businesses operating along a kind of tourist alley in the Black Hills, on U.S. Highway 16 between Rapid City and Mount Rushmore. This

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Jesse James and Devil’s Gulch

After hiking in Palisades State Park on Monday with my brother and his two oldest children, we decided to make the short trip to another site that I’d long wanted

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Photos from the hiking trails of Palisades State Park

I went hiking today in Palisades State Park, near Garretson. Here are a few photos:

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Plan ahead to camp Labor Day weekend

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks is offering a helpful hint regarding Labor Day weekend. Reservations for Labor Day weekend camping in

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Rest stops are some of South Dakota’s best information sources

South Dakota has 13 interstate information centers for visitors to the state. The centers, which opened recently for the summer, are located at rest stops near the cities of Chamberlain,

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Best shoreline fishing spots in South Dakota

If you’re a novice, venturing into a new activity like fishing can be daunting. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has many resources to help overcome that

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Credit-card acceptance one of big changes as camping season begins

Camping season will begin this weekend in South Dakota with a great change: Credit cards will now be accepted for all state park and recreation-area fees, services and merchandise. "This