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South Dakota gets high marks for outdoor air quality

Sioux Falls, SD – The American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air Report released Wednesday gives South Dakota high marks for outdoor air quality. Rapid City was recognized as

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William and Kate invited to honeymoon in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Tourism recently put out the following invitation to Britain’s Prince William and his fiance, Kate Middleton, to spend their honeymoon in South Dakota. PIERRE, S.D.

Black Hills General News

New television show features South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – In an effort to promote the unique motorcycling opportunities throughout South Dakota, the Department of Tourism has partnered with Black Hills businesses to be part of a

General News

Springtime in South Dakota

Last week, I received the following news release from the state Office of Tourism heralding the arrival of springtime in South Dakota. Ironically, this week, people across the state are

Black Hills General News Western SD

Buffalo Chip: Bieber not performing here (or is he?)

Apparently, there would be nothing worse for the adult-oriented image of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s Buffalo Chip Campground than a performance by a child star. Today, the Chip took the

Eastern SD General News

Aerial spring flooding photos

How bad is the spring flooding along the James and Big Sioux rivers and some other waterways in South Dakota this spring? These aerial photos from the state Department of

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Hartford Beach State Park adds new campground

MILBANK – One of South Dakota’s oldest state parks now has one of the newest campgrounds. Hartford Beach State Park near Milbank, established in 1945, now features a new 57-site

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Crow Peak Brewing ends 69-year commercial brewery drought in South Dakota

South Dakota beer lovers have not had a brew to call their own since 1942, when the last commercial brewery in the state, Dakota Brewery in Huron, closed down. By

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New exhibit about beer in South Dakota opens at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. — A new exhibit at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre examines the history of beer brewing in the state. The exhibit is titled “Bottoms Up!

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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