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History

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.

Our King of Rock & Roll


Myron Lee of Sioux Falls rocked the region for decades.

Farmhouse Refuge


One farm family saved dozens of high school basketball fans during the ferocious Blizzard of 1966.

The Little Giant of USD


For 70 years, Bill Farber wielded a guiding hand.

Carry Nation’s South Dakota Crusade


The temperance leader brought her “hatchetation” here in 1909.

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