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On This Day
South Dakota Sen. James Abourezk was born today in 1931 in Wood. Abourezk became the first Arab-American Senator, representing South Dakota from 1973-1979. A Rapid City lawyer, the Democrat was elected to the House of Representatives in 1970 and the Senate in 1972. He earned a reputation as one who challenged the status quo. He did not seek re-election in 1980. That year he formed the Arab-American Anti Discrimination Committee. Today he works as a lawyer and writer in Sioux Falls.
February 22, 2017
PHOTOGRAPHY: Our photographer channels Ansel Adams as he explores South Dakota after dark. [read More]
February 21, 2017
HISTORY: South Dakotans enjoy hands-on government thanks to Father Robert Haire. [read More]
February 15, 2017
TRAVEL: A decade later, Pennington County hasn’t lost its diversity. [read More]
February 7, 2017
HUMOR: Debating the merits of smoked meats and cream can cooking. [read More]
February 1, 2017
ARTS: Anthony Horse Road is reviving the tradition of Lakota doll making. [read More]