Milo Yellow Hair On The 30th Anniversary Of The Big Foot Ride

Dec 7, 2016

Oglala Lakota Milo Yellow Hair has the kind of deep belly laugh that is absolutely contagious.  He is a lifelong resident of the Pine Ridge Reservation and he is well versed the value of humor within Lakota culture.  He lights up when telling a funny story or a joke.   Yellow Hair also has a serious side,  he is one of the founders of the Big Foot Ride. 

State Observes National Police Week

May 17, 2016

This week South Dakota is reflecting on the contributions of law enforcement in its communities. It’s National Police Week, and officials in Pierre are hosting events to honor officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  Dusty Pelle is with the Pierre Police Department. He says that this week is important for the public to realize the serious role police play in the community.

Rancher Builds Memorial To Nation's Veterans

Nov 10, 2015
Photo by Brenda Kleinjan, SDREA

A South Dakota rancher has created a memorial to America’s military veterans on land that’s been in his family for generations. What started as a simple dedication to his father who was a Korean War veteran…has expanded into an elaborately designed tribute to men and women of all races and backgrounds who’ve served the nation. SDPB’s Jim Kent traveled to Eden, South Dakota to view the veterans memorial and has this report.

Chynna Lockett

Flooding over Memorial Day weekend led to road closures in Western and Central South Dakota. Dan McKemy is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City. He says the city has gotten a little more than eight inches of rain since the beginning of the year, accumulating seven inches in May.

Four Chaplains Memorial Service February 15

Feb 14, 2015
Courtesy U.S. Army Chaplains Center and School

A memorial service is planned for this Sunday at the LifeSpring Wesleyan Church in Sturgis to acknowledge the sacrifice made by “the Four Chaplains”. Four U.S. Army chaplains of various religious faiths gave their life jackets to American soldiers on a sinking ship during World War Two in order to save their lives.

It was a cold February morning when the periscope of the German submarine U-223 broke the chilled waters of the Atlantic with the U.S.A.T. Dorchester in its sites.

The Ninth Circuit Federal Court claims that the Mount Soledad Memorial in California violates the first amendment. This is a 29-foot tall Latin-Cross memorial that honors military veterans. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he's concerned over the ruling by the circuit court. He says there are others who feel the same way and they want the US Supreme Court to take action.

Anniversary Of "Warriors' " Deaths

Mar 14, 2014
Courtesy Wallace family

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the deaths of Madison Wallace and Lyle Eagle Tail. The Lakota man and the non-Native teen drowned in Sioux Falls as they attempted to save Madison’s younger brother from the Big Sioux River’s churning waters.

Native Americans in the community are holding a memorial dinner tonight to remember Wallace and Eagle Tail and to honor all those who helped in attempting to save and then recover them.

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Dec 10, 2013

Susan Hasseler, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Augustana, has traveled a half-dozen times to South Africa and studied Nelson Mandela.  Dr.

USS South Dakota Reunion In Sioux Falls

Jun 27, 2013

Karen Dunham, a Sioux Falls realtor, has been involved with the USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial since the late '60s and has been involved with every reunion. Capt. Diane Diekman (U.S. Navy-ret.) is on the Memorial's Board of Directors and discusses its history from a Navy perspective and addresses some of the recent "touch-ups" done by Hartford resident and Navy veteran Robert Ruf. Most warships are built for an active career of 20 or 30 years. The USS South Dakota was in commission less than five.

The 65th Anniversary Of Crazy Horse Memorial

Jun 25, 2013

The Crazy Horse Memorial is celebrating its 65th anniversary in June with special events including a night blast tomorrow night in honor of Mrs. Ziolkowski's 87th birthday and in honor of the 137th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Ruth Ziolkowski, Crazy Horse President & Chief Executive Officer, highlights the Memorial's progress over 65 years and discusses Crazy Horse's summer lecture series.