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WaTiki: The thrill-seeker’s indoor family water park

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The height of the climb should have been the first indication that this was not going to be an ordinary trip down a ho-hum indoor water

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Governor: South Dakota tourism won’t stop for flood

South Dakota Governor Daugaard wants to ensure both tourists and local residents that although the state has been dealing with flooding – a large majority of the state is unaffected.

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Two days of family activities in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS — “I think I’m full of this pool.” That’s what I told my 4-year-old daughter after our third adventure in the Buccaneer Bay indoor water park at the Ramada Inn

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Williams and Ree: The Indian and the White Guy

Recently, I was speaking to a co-worker of mine and mentioned something about Williams and Ree. My co-worker’s response stunned me. "Who?" This from a person who grew up in

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If you’re not excited about Don Williams coming to South Dakota, you should be

I may have been the only South Dakotan younger than 40 who got excited this week upon hearing that Don Williams is coming to the South Dakota State Fair this

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South Dakota’s Thune to forgo presidential run

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., leapt onto the national scene back in 2004 when he defeated then-Senate minority leader Tom Daschle. That victory got many Republicans across the country thinking

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Major winter storms: Just a part of life here

It’s probably mean, but in South Dakota we snicker when we see the strife and turmoil that a blizzard causes in other parts of the country. Blizzards do their share

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See a former governor’s home in Wessington Springs

Last week during his first State of the State address to the Legislature, new South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard mentioned the name of late former governor Robert S. Vessey, of


Adam Vinatieri: NFL legend, South Dakota native

Adam Vinatieri kicked yet another NFL game-winning field goal this past weekend. This time, it was a 43-yarder as time expired to give the Indianapolis Colts a 23-20 win over


Christmas wishes for South Dakota

It’s the holiday season, and children throughout South Dakota are likely playing in the snow, enjoying their time off from school, and playing with the toys Santa brought them. If