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  1. Reaching Beyond Rural Online access and opportunities for rural communities continue to increase every day. Shopping online or video chatting with a relative are common practices. However, South Dakotans are using their broadband Internetin many…

  2. South Dakota vacations are memorable for many things: beautiful scenery, quaint towns, charming people and driving, hours of driving. Why not go somewhere that takes driving out of the equation? Custer is minutes, not miles from adventure! Come spend a day with us in Custer, SD.

  3. Tom Rancour is many things. He is a father and a husband, an engineer and a business owner. He is a Golden West member, avid military surplus collector and historian. Tom is the founder, curator and operator of Armed Forces Display and Gifts (AFD&G) in Wasta, a small town located about 35 miles east of Rapid City. You have no doubt cruised right by it when going to or from the Black Hills. AFD&G is the big building in Wasta, just behind the Mobile station with an A-4C Skyhawk attack jet perched in the parking lot.

  4. It feels like every day we hear about the latest in technology, a fast gadget or new website aimed at making our lives easier. However, to truly appreciate the benefits of technology we need to look to our past, and how we used to live and work. Lucky for us, two caretakers of the past have amassed an impressive display of relics that you just have to see to believe.

  5. Four years before the United States enacted prohibition, South Dakota passed a new prohibition law of its own, referred to as the “Bone-Dry” law. As the familiar story goes, many citizens disagreed and took to making illegal liquor for their families and friends. This led to numerous busts, destroyed stills and moonshiners going to jail. Prohibition ended in 1933, but South Dakota’s “Bone-Dry” law was not repealed until two years later.

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