Hill City

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... February 14, 2020 Show 754 Hour 1

Dustin Tucker is a little bit of a self-admitted wild child. Born and raised mostly in Rapid City, he spent part of his teens at his uncle's ranch in Newell. He began playing guitar at the age of 15 and started writing his own songs at 19.

Dustin Tucker performs at the Leap Day Singer/Songwriter Showcase at Miner Brewing Company in Hill City Saturday, February 29th. The event begins at 2:00 p.m.


In The Moment ... May 1, 2019 Show 566 Hour 1

Hill City recently put a new surface on their track. Hill City alumni and community leaders picked up the tab. SDPB's Nate Wek discusses the challenges of repairing a track which is on Federal land.

Sports and Recreation programming is sponsored by Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast. Learn more at Marriott.com/mspde

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... August 31, 2018 Show 413 Hour 1

Stories of Black Hills settlers have inspired the latest release from folk duo The Lark and the Loon. Their second album is called "Homestead Hands," and the album release takes Jeff and Rocky Rolfzen across the Western United States, including three performance dates in the Hills.

You can see them tonight at Firehouse Brewery in Rapid City and Saturday at the Miner Brewing Company in Hill City.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... July 18, 2018 Show 381 Hour 2

Jon Crane creates "Art that Takes You Home." After a tour at Ellsworth Air Force Base where he served as a combat pilot in the 1970s, the artist decided to make a life in the Black Hills permanently. He lives here. He paints here. He provides a gateway for others to explore the beauty of art and life in South Dakota.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... February 8, 2018 Show 273 Hour 2

Authors Linda Hasselstrom and Rick Mills pair up to present "Musings from Metro Hermosa" at the Custer Library this weekend and the Hermosa Library next weekend.

They join us to talk about writing, friendship, and what community looks like in South Dakota.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... May 15, 2017 Show 093 Hour 1

If you relaxed with a cold drink this week after a long day of work outside, you might have reached for a locally brewed craft beer. The industry is growing in South Dakota, with more consumers seeking out local offerings. For American Craft Beer Week, we're joined by some of the region's top brewers ... Ermin Husidic from Miner Brewing Company in Hill City and Ricardo Tarabelsi from Fernson Brewing Company in Sioux Falls.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... May 8, 2017 Show 088 Hour 1

We're joined by members of the JAS Quintet. Today they bring you a taste of the fourth offering in the Jazz Curators series. "Lady Day" explores the life and music of jazz legend Billie Holiday. Shows are this weekend, May 12 and 13 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. 

1881 Courthouse Museum

In The Moment ... April 10, 2017 Show 068 Hour 2

Dr. Kelvin Lim is vice-chair for research in the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He talked with Prairie Public’s Doug Hamilton about research into addiction. For thoughts on the mental health care crisis in South Dakota, tune in to South Dakota Focus with Stephanie Rissler on SDPB-TV this Thursday at 8 p.m. Central, 7 Mountain.

The Black Hills Film Festival runs from May 4 – 7 in Rapid City, Hill City, and Hot Springs. The film “Prophet’s Prey” kicks off the festival Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Elks Theater in Rapid.

Author and private investigator Sam Brower joins Dakota Midday to discuss the film and the “pedophile prophet” Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints.

Storm Hill Fire Closes Highways 16 & 385 Saturday Night

Apr 24, 2016
Jim Strain / South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire

The Storm Hill Fire kept crews busy this weekend in the Black Hills.    The fire is burning on about 193 acres near Hill City.  

It forced the closure of two major Black Hills highways for a few hours on Saturday night and into Sunday morning.  

Officials continue to warn drivers to watch for emergency vehicles around the three forks area on Highways 16 and 385.

Cyd Janssen  is with Great Plains Fire Information.   She says cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping fire crews get the upper hand.  

South Dakota Railroad Museum

Railroads played a crucial role in the development of the state. They provided safe and reliable transportation connecting the frontier to the rest of the nation. While it’s been about a century since their peak, railroads are still vital in supporting the state’s agriculture-dominated economy.

Reina Del Cid And The Cidizens

Nov 7, 2014

Reina del Cid and the Cidizens ended a 21-month residency at St.

The Rough & Tumble

Sep 19, 2014
Miner Brewing Company

Nashville has a couple of rising stars in the folk music duo of The Rough & Tumble.  Scott Tyler and Mallory Graham share in the songwriting and, according to Tyler, they instantly found a common language.  Their harmonies can bemoan great sadness and celebrate peace, comfort and joy.  In 2013, they released two songes each month as part of The Rough & Tumble Holiday Awareness Campaign.  Some of the songs celebrated the 5th of July, A Day for the Remembrance of the Souls of Lost Whales and Talk Like a Pirate Day.  You get the picture!  The Rough & Tumble performed during the Min

Bello Spark

Oct 24, 2013

Bello Spark performed a stripped-down concert last month at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City.  Band members Rob Jordan (lead vocals and guitar) and Tory Peterson (guitar and vocals) even played some unreleased material during the intimate show.

John Statz

Aug 2, 2013

Denver-based singer/songwriter John Statz tells a pretty good story.  Whether it's about hiking in the mountains of Colorado or sitting in his favorite Wisconsin diner to playing in Slovenia or riding a train to Budapest, Statz paints the picture through song.  His most recent release, "Old Fashioned," came out in January, 2012.  It was produced by Bo Ramsey who has played with and produced music for Lucinda Williams.

Buffalo Moon Stage

May 21, 2013

Paul LaRoche joins the program. LaRoche has been instrumental in getting the Buffalo Moon Stage up and running at the High Country Guest Ranch in Hill City. Brule's residency at Buffalo Moon Stage begins June 4 and runs through the end of August. LaRoche discusses the idea for the new venue and the concept of his "residency."

The Black Hills is the latest stop for a group of performers in the International Music Series. The musicians are touring small towns across the Midwest to share international culture through music and art. 

The group of musicians are visiting Hill City this weekend to familiarize local residents about the culture of the Uygur. The Uygur are indigenous to Western China – an area influenced by Turkey, Uzbeckistan, Turkmenistan, and the ancient Silk Road. They say their culture and language are fading, and educating Americans is a way to keep them alive.

Casting Director Rene Haynes

May 2, 2013

Casting director Rene Haynes is leading a casting seminar at Hill City High School Sunday morning in conjunction with the Black Hills Film Festival.  Haynes is a two-time Emmy Nominee for the TNT/Dreamworks mini-series "Into the West" and the HBO feature "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."  She is recognized in the entertainment industry as one of the foremost experts in Native American and First Nation casting and consulting on projects both foreign and domestic.

"Tiger Eyes"

May 2, 2013

"Tiger Eyes" is a film adaptation of Judy Blume's 1981 young adult novel directed by her son, Lawrence Blume.  It follows a 17-year old girl named Davey who moved to New Mexico with her mother and brother after her father is killed.  Climbing in the Los Alamos Canyon, Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, played by Tatanka Means, the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels.  Lawrence Blume and Means joined Karl Gehrke from the Harley-Davidson dealership in Hill City during the Black Hills Film Festival.

Sandi Vojta

May 1, 2013

Sandi Vojta, wine maker at the Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City, joins the program. When the Vojta family left Moravia, Czechoslovakia in 1876 to move to the plains of South Dakota, they established a tradition of leaving the comfort zone behind and striking off into new territory. Sandi Vojta, Prairie Berry's fifth generation winemaker, is continuing that tradition. She started making wine on a commercial level in the basement of her father's house in Mobridge, S.D., completing her first commercial wine in 1999.

South Dakota Cowgirl

Mar 28, 2013

Jenn Zeller is a rancher, horse trainer, jewelry designer and photographer who calls herself the South Dakota Cowgirl.  An exhibit of her photographs opens tomorrow at the Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City.  The display, open through April 26, takes viewers on a journey through life on a South Dakota ranch - the trails, the joys, the tears, the fears and the bliss of living on a cattle ranch.