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The value of a will, and the meaning behind painting a tipi

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Maria Fabrizio
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NPR
6 tips for approaching end-of-life planning — writing a will and advance directive, and all the conversations that go along with that — from NPR's Life Kit.

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Chinese authorities reported 1,337 locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 across dozens of mainland cities Monday as the fast-spreading variant commonly known as "stealth omicron" fuels China's biggest outbreak in two years—are South Dakota health experts expecting another wave?

Gov. Kristi Noem's office ordered state agencies to provide a border-to-border escort and supportive billboard messages for a convoy of truckers opposing COVID-19 restrictions. SDPB's Arielle Zionts has more.

Having a will in place can be very important. Rick Kahler is a wealth advisor, financial therapist, and has co-authored several books around money. He joins us to explain.

We take a moment to hear about the time Lead South Dakota set a state record for the most snowfall in a 24-hour period, with 52 inches of snow on March 14, 1973.

Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books know the childhood stories of Laura and her two sisters, Mary and Carrie, but the stories of the sister’s adult lives are perhaps a bit less well-known to most of us.

Martin Red Bear is an artist and enrolled member of the Rosebud (Brule) Sioux Nation. Since late February, he’s been painting a tipi at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

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