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The Good Shepherd

In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as “The Good Shepherd” who is willing to lay down his life for his sheep.  Today’s feature is…

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Afflicted With a Debilitating Illness

At first glance, today’s story will seem to be one of little hope.  Yet, there hope and it’s coming from the livestock industry for people…

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Going To A Stranger’s Home for a Free Meal

If you showed up at a strangers’ home and asked for a free meal, they  might slam the door in your face…or just maybe you’d…

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A Unique Homecoming Theme

Many high schools and colleges pick a theme for their football homecoming.  In Brookings, South Dakota the theme remains the same…perhaps the most unique in the nation……

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Nick’s Hamburger Shop

This hamburger shop has been around longer that just about everyone living in Brookings, South Dakota.  When you’ve been in business over eight decades, you…

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Why Brookings?

Just about every town has a namesake.  Perhaps it’s a president, general or early settler whose name was chosen to identify the place.  Brookings, South Dakota…

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The Jumpin’ Jesse James

After a failed bank robbery attempt in Northfield, Minnesota, the James gang headed west toward the Dakota Territory.  Near what is today’s border between South…

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Devil’s Gulch

Long before Europeans ever discovered this deep ravine, native Americans had been coming here.  It was a sacred place they associated with their brave warriors. …

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The Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in several Midwestern states during her lifetime.  She was well into her 60s before her first of the “Little House” series…

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The Story the Author Told

In 1879 there was no town here.  It was a vast open prairie that could at time be beautiful and at times be so brutal…

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The Wonderful Flying Machine and Henry Heitz

You probably haven’t heard of Henry Heitz.  However, the folks in Elkton, South Dakota know that he invented a flying machine…that didn’t fly.  But perhaps…

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An Elephant on the Run

The people of Elkton, South Dakota were excited that the circus was in town.  But when bad weather forced its cancellation it wasn’t the end…

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The Circus Comes to Elkton

Just about everyone loves the circus, so people in Elkton, South Dakota were disappointed when bad weather forced the cancellation of the show that had…

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Sitting Bull

He is one of the greatest Indian chiefs ever to lead his tribes in peace and battle.  Ironically, two different towns claim his burial spot……..

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Hansen Wheel and Wagon

If American automakers are struggling to make ends meet, perhaps they should meet one of the country’s premiere wagon builders. The times certainly seem to…

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A Special Job and A Special Thanksgiving

Regardless of your political affiliation, the event that took place on Thanksgiving 2003 was remarkable. Today, we visit with a man who was not only…

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Captain Travis Schuring

Comedians, professional wrestlers, cheerleaders and politicians–Travis Schuring works with them all. Where do you find such a career? In the Air Force, of course… SharePrintEmail

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A Protocol Officer in the Air Force

Most people can’t tell you exactly what a protocol officer does, but today’s broadcast let’s you meet one who served in Baghdad… SharePrintEmail

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