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SD Undiscovered: Lake Mitchell

South Dakota, unlike its neighbor to the east, is not known as a land of abundant lakes. In the northeast corner of South Dakota, there are so many lakes you’d

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Family canoe trips get better with time

I bought a canoe about eight years ago. It’s a huge 16-footer, way bigger than I needed at the time. At first, all I had to transport it on top

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Renowned Native American artist and South Dakotan Oscar Howe

Gov. Mike Rounds has declared 2010 a "Year of Unity" in South Dakota. The declaration aims to foster better relations between whites and American Indians in South Dakota, where Indians

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Video of the ‘Texas Kid’ at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo

Part of the entertainment at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo in Mitchell this year is Rodney Hayes, the "Texas Kid." Here’s a video of him from my Blackberry. He was

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Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo to begin

One of the best rodeos in the state is this week in Mitchell. The Corn Palace Stampede is not only great for its rodeo action — it’s sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo

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Two unique concert opportunities

I happened to notice a couple of unique concert opportunities coming up in eastern South Dakota. One is in Sioux Falls, and one is in Mitchell. Sioux Falls The South

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Corn Palace enjoys a resurgence

The Daily Republic newspaper of Mitchell recently reported that summer visitation numbers at the Corn Palace are up 11 percent so far over last year (upwards of 200,000 people visit

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South Dakota archaeologist and site featured on new PBS series

PBS’ new series "Time Team America" debuts at 7 p.m. tonight. The show "sends archaeologists on a race against time to excavate historic sites around the nation. The team has

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Kayaking Firesteel Creek

There’s no recreational activity I like better than kayaking. The first time I hit the water in a kayak about six years ago, I was in love. The smooth glide