Victoria Wicks

A group of artists from Minnesota and western Wisconsin spent time painting en plein air, or in the outdoors, in the Black Hills last week. Some of their works were temporarily on display this weekend at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum. SDPB's Victoria Wicks went to Hill City to see the paintings and meet the president of the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota.

Victoria Wicks

Some of the artists whose works are included in the Seventh Biennial Governor's Art Exhibition have been creating art for decades. And many of them live in the Black Hills. Two of them are Barb Hallberg, a potter, and Tim Peterson, a painter. SDPB's Victoria Wicks visits the exhibit at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City to learn what distinguishes these artists' work.

The Governor's show is at the Dahl through December 10. It then travels to Brookings, Vermillion, and Sioux Falls, ending its run in January 2018.

Victoria Wicks

A lawsuit filed in March 2013 alleging violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act is coming to an end in federal court in Rapid City. Plaintiffs allege the Seventh Circuit Court, the Department of Social Services, and the Pennington County State's Attorney violate the act at hearings required to be held within 48 hours after children are removed from their homes.

Parties gathered on Wednesday, Aug. 17, to hammer out what remedies are needed. But woven into the discussion was the surety that defendants will appeal to the Eighth Circuit.