Huron

Hazel Mahone: The Granddaughter of Slaves

20 minutes ago
South Dakota Magazine

For 100 years, Hazel Mahone, a granddaughter to pre-civil war slaves, carried with her ancestral memories of bondage that provoked emotions associated with brutality, inhumanity, and an overwhelming hope for a better life.

In 1992, Chuck Anderson sat down with Mahone to discuss these rare, second-hand stories that filled her childhood, and the impact they inspired throughout Mahone’s lifetime as a cosmetologist and humanitarian in Huron, South Dakota.

Personalities: Cheryl Ladd, Pride of Huron

May 16, 2017
Cheryl Ladd as Kris Munroe in Charlie's Angels
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She was one of Charlie's Angels, portrayed Grace Kelly in Princess Grace, and most recently played Robert Shapiro's wife in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Cheryl Ladd is arguably South Dakota's most famous female celebrity.

What you may not know is that she was once Cheryl Stoppelmoor, a talented youngster born and raised in Huron. Chuck Anderson, a native Huronian himself, naturally had to find out how the town contributed to her success.

On July 8th, 1995, he got that chance.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 12, 2017 Show 070 Hour

From bulbs to pruning, Julie Hoffman answers your Spring gardening questions. Hint: don’t clean out your flower beds too soon! Julie is with East River Nursery in Huron.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Leaders use the phrase "workforce shortage" often as South Dakota sees low unemployment and a mismatch of skills with job openings. Local hospitals and clinics are not immune. One area health organizations is paying to train students for positions they can’t fill. In turn, students learn on-the-job during internships and commit to staying in town for a few years.

The pheasant is not only important in South Dakota for its cultural value, but also for what it contributes to the economy. In 2015, more than 150 thousand hunters harvested more than one point two million pheasants in South Dakota. Nearly 85 thousand hunters came from out of state. They poured millions of dollars into local economies. South Dakota isn’t a pheasant destination by accident.

Aberdeen Possible Direct Refugee Resettlement Site

Apr 15, 2016

UPDATE: According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, under the US Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 70,000 refugees entered the US in fiscal year 2014. They were settled in 47 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In 2014 South Dakota became home for 523 refugees from eleven different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Jenifer Jones / SDPB

Lawmakers in Pierre support the first element of Governor Dennis Daugaard’s proposal to infuse more money into schools for teacher pay. House Bill 1182 is one of three bills that compose the K-12 education funding plan. The bill authorizes a sales and use tax increase of one half of one percent.  

Joe Tye, author of "All Hands on Deck: 8 Essential Lessons for Building a Culture of Ownership" shares insight into how business leaders can encourage employees to take ownership of their own work and how to replace the attitude of "not my job" with the spirit of "how can I help?"

Refugees And Immigrants Bring Diversity To Huron

Nov 30, 2015

Huron has a population of about 13,000. But it contains the diversity you might expect in a larger city. Almost 40 percent of students in the school system were in an English Language Acquisition program at some point.  Many are Karen refugees from Burma and Thailand.

 

Huron Mayor Paul Aylward says the city went through some tough times. Packing plants shut down, the town lost its university, and the population was declining. Eventually a turkey processing plant opened. To fill the jobs, leaders started recruiting Karen refugees who were living in the Twin Cities.

SD Boy Scouts Attend World Jamboree In Japan

Aug 14, 2015

This week a group of boy scouts from Huron is home after attending the 23rd World Jamboree in Japan. The eight scouts were the only troop from South Dakota who traveled to Asia. 

Cheering families meet their boy scouts at the Sioux Falls airport. It's hard not to miss the troop as each scout member is wearing a red and blue USA handkerchief. Assistant Scout Master Melissa Machtemes says preparations for this adventure started many months ago.

Landscapes Of South Dakota

Jun 3, 2014
City of Huron

Over the next year, South Dakota Public Broadcasting is rediscovering our identity and heritage through the faces, places, ideas and traditions that make our state unique.  These snapshots of South Dakota are a way of marking the state's 125th anniversary.  Larry Rohrer, Director of Content for SDPB, joined Joe Tlustos, SDPB Director of Radio, to visit about the project called "Landscaped of South Dakota" and also tease another historical project.

SD Girls State Basketball Tournaments

Mar 6, 2013

SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt is joined by KDLO Radio program director John Seiber at this weekend's Girls State B Basketball Tournament in Huron which can be seen on SDPB 2 TV.  They provided a preview of the State B along with the State A Tournament in Watertown (SDPB 1 TV) and the State AA Tournament in Rapid City (SDPB 3 TV).  Games begin Thursday afternoon with the championship games set for Saturday night in all three locations.