DeSmet

Hilton M. Briggs Library Archives

While many bookworms spend their time cocooned in public libraries and bookstores searching for the next great story, George Hall had only to walk through his own front door.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 1

Where should we put the state's only law school? Declining applicants, smaller classes, and concerns about life after law school are just a few reasons the University of South Dakota is taking the relocation of the Law School into consideration. While the proposed move would land the school just an hour north of Vermillion in Sioux Falls, the question resulted in a five-hour task force panel that ended in plans for the next meeting. SDPB's Jackie Hendry covered the proceedings, and she's here with highlights.

In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 2

This weekend marked the 141st anniversary of the The Battle of Greasy Grass, also known as the Battle of Little Bighorn. We begin hour two of In the Moment by putting the battle into context. First, author and Black Hills State University instructor Donovin Sprauge sat down with us last year at this time. He's a family descendant of both Crazy Horse and Chief Hump. He's working on a book about the two men. Donovin Sprague is also an archivist with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Personalities: A Wagon Ride Through the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

Jun 16, 2017
A covered wagon ride
Travel South Dakota

For over 49 years, De Smet, South Dakota has been the home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, attracting tourists from around the world. Started in 1968, local residents began acting out “The Long Winter”, a "Little House on The Prairie" series novel published in 1940. The novel and the play recall the events of Wilder’s childhood in rural South Dakota.

Rita Anderson

The DeSmet Community Foundation is a winner of the 2016 Bush Foundation Award for Community Development. DeSmet Community Foundation representative Rita Anderson visits about the foundation's efforts to solve long-standing community problems in rural areas such as DeSmet. She also discusses how the DeSmet Community Foundation is a model for how towns across the region can thrive and succeed.