George Armstrong was not the only man called Custer to fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn. General Custer was a man who kept his family close, and so, in 1876, the loss to the Custer family was monumental.

Gary Enright joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh with the story of a battle that had deeply political, as well as personal, losses.

60% No On Proposed $180M Rapid City Civic Center Expansion

Mar 11, 2015

Rapid City residents voted down a proposed expansion of the local Civic Center in Tuesday’s election.

Roughly 60 percent of city voters opposed the $180-million expansion of the arena. 

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Voters To Decide Rapid's Civic Center Expansion Tuesday

Mar 9, 2015

On Tuesday voters in Rapid City go to the polls to make a $180-million dollar decision.
A municipal election is set to decide the proposed expansion of the Rapid City Civic Center arena.  If approved the renovations would amount to the largest single expenditure of city funds ever undertaken.    
Proponents say it’s an investment in the future that will pay itself back in increased sales tax revenue and visitor spending.  But opponents say the price tag is too high and the city needs to consider alternatives.

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The Native Vote And Future Elections

Dec 10, 2014
Matika Wilbur

The 2014 election is well over.   But for some it’s not too soon to start thinking about 2016 or even 2020 and beyond. This is especially true if your goal is to get school age kids interested in voting.

An effort to increase voter turnout in tribal communities in South Dakota is continuing–and some say the 2014 election shows past efforts paid off.

You can find out more about Sicangu Lakota Artist Frank Waln at his website here.