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The Spirit Behind a Tragedy

Rapid City was stunned when a plane carrying six cheerleaders and three community leaders crashed 50 years ago. But the cheerleaders’ memory survives through an award honoring their spirit.

Clamming on the James

Clams once thrived in the clean, steady waters of the James River.

Judging a Junk Man

“Because some can live on what others waste.”

The Dark Tower

Delmont’s contribution to the Cold War.

Mr. Bullock Goes To Washington

Teddy Roosevelt had a friend in South Dakota.

The Last Lakota Code Talker

How Clarence Wolf Guts of the Rosebud Reservation fooled the Japanese.

John Morrell’s Bloody Friday

The conflict wasn’t labor versus management. It was workers against each other.

Slight of Hand

After years of work by his family, Luigi Del Bianco was officially recognized for his role as chief carver on Mount Rushmore.

A Seed on Fertile Ground

How W.H. Over learned and taught the natural history of South Dakota.

Suspects in Sturgis

A plot to free German prisoners of war was hatched at Fort Meade.

Hutchinson County's Holstein War

South Dakota cows helped Germans recover from World War I.

Firmly Planted in South Dakota

Brookings horticulturist Niels Hansen developed fruits, flowers and farm crops for the Northern Plains.

The Man Who Played Christ

Josef Meier took up the cross 8,999 times, and brought the Passion Play to Spearfish.

A Lonely Place at Ideal

Forgetting took the longest time in Tripp County.

The Fort Sisseton Kid

Though he steered clear of politics himself, Robert J. Perry knew just how to use them to save a crumbling military fort in northeastern South Dakota.

John Banvard’s Brush with Success

How one artist rose from rags to riches before dying penniless in Watertown.

The Lady Leatherheads of Madison

Football took on a different look at Dakota State University during World War II.

Chased Across Perkins County

One family’s brush with a fugitive.

Artist at Home

Watertown’s Terry Redlin, one of America’s most beloved artists, has passed away.

A Farmer’s Story

The life of Johnny Cloud seemed mythical, until we discovered that it was really true.

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