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Eastern SD General News Outdoor Activities Wildlife

Zoo to get family-friendly facelift

Last week, the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls announced a charitable gift from the Hy-Vee grocery store chain that will help make the zoo more friendly to children and

Black Hills Events General News Western SD

Lab uses “Angels and Demons” to raise awareness of research

South Dakota has an underground science laboratory in the Black Hills. Neither I nor most of the state’s residents fully understand what goes on down there, but we know it’s

Events Outdoor Activities

Summer concerts in South Dakota

The winter months are slow ones for music lovers in South Dakota. The state’s cities and arenas are small by metropolitan standards, so indoor concert options are generally limited. It’s

Black Hills General News History Western SD

CCC Museum of South Dakota to open this month

References to the Great Depression have been numerous during the current economic recession as media commentators have continually reminded us that we could be slipping into the worst economic downturn

General News Outdoor Activities Western SD Wildlife

State’s mountain lion population holds steady after years of growth

One of the more interesting things to happen in South Dakota during the past 10 or so years has been the resurgence of the mountain lion. The big cats were

Native Americans Western Culture

Appreciating the complexity of South Dakota’s Indian heritage

The South Dakota Office of Tourism sent out a multimedia press release last week touting the “Native American Story” in South Dakota. The release included video and photos of powwows,

Black Hills Outdoor Activities Western SD

Extra caution urged this year on the Harney Peak trails

At 7,242 feet, Harney Peak is the highest point in South Dakota and is billed as the highest point east of the Rockies. The peak is accessible by a moderately

Central SD Western Culture Western SD

Hop on the wagon train to Fort Pierre

For those who want to learn about the Old West, there are museums, and then there are real, live, hands-on experiences. If you’re interested in both, you could hardly do

Eastern SD Southeastern SD

Welcome to our new blog

I grew up in South Dakota and got my bachelor’s degree in journalism here, but while I was in college I worked outside of the state every summer. When I