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Study Shows Most Sioux Falls Residents Unaware Rest of State Exists

By Gary Dickson Geography Correspondent BROOKINGS, SD – A recent study conducted by a professor from South Dakota State University found that 74 percent of Sioux Falls adults were unaware that South Dakota encompassed anything beyond 25 miles from Sioux Falls’ borders. And, as shocking as these results were, 46 percent of adults 24 and older thought they were a suburb of Minneapolis! The research was … Continue reading Study Shows Most Sioux Falls Residents Unaware Rest of State Exists

Scram! South Dakota Doesn’t Want You Here

By Gary Dickson P & W Business Editor SIOUX FALLS, SD – South Dakota wants to clarify something when it comes to having people move to our beautiful state. We really don’t want you here. We’re not kidding. Go away. We don’t want former residents who are homesick for the Rushmore State to return. Really, don’t bother. We don’t want you. Especially if you have … Continue reading Scram! South Dakota Doesn’t Want You Here

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SD Legislature Considers Closing Interstates 90 and 29 Most of Year

By Gary Dickson PIERRE, SD – A new bill that would close both Interstate-29 and Interstate-90 in South Dakota for 10 months a year was introduced in the state senate today. The purpose of the bill, according to sponsors, is to save the state money and enhance the economic development of those communities that the building of the interstates passed by in the 1960s and … Continue reading SD Legislature Considers Closing Interstates 90 and 29 Most of Year

Not Violin, But Volin

This last Saturday I was up for a good wander. It didn’t take much convincing to get Nancy to accompany me on a journey northwest from Dakota Dunes – to SD 50 and west through Vermillion. Then by Mechling’s six exits to Gayville where the Gayville Hall (home to the Hay Country Jamboree) is. From Gayville, which claims to be the Hay Capital of the … Continue reading Not Violin, But Volin