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Michael Zimny

Arts and Culture Columnist

Michael Zimny is the social media engagement specialist for South Dakota Public Broadcasting in Vermillion. He enjoys traveling and writing about the people and places of South Dakota. Zimny writes about the arts and culture for the South Dakota Magazine website.

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Off Trail in Custer State Park

September 5, 2018
Bring your sense of adventure and explore the Hay Flats.

Paddling the Cheyenne

August 8, 2018
You’ll find fossils, mustangs and even a pelican or two.

Beyond the Chair

July 11, 2018
James “JJ” Janis’ poetry and prose provides a voice for those with disabilities.

Hell Canyon’s Flower Power

June 18, 2018
Colorful life re-emerges in the aftermath of the Jasper Fire.

The Turtle on Snake Butte

May 2, 2018
The story behind this stone effigy near Pierre remains a mystery. Photo by John Mitchell.

Put it on the Board

April 10, 2018
A chalk art movement is growing in Rapid City.

Spearfish’s Pot Pedaler

March 7, 2018
The Black Hills are the perfect place for a mountain biking potter.

Pollock’s Stone Idols

February 7, 2018
An Arikara legend, told to Lewis and Clark, lingers in Campbell County.

Why “Johnson Siding?”

January 9, 2018
How a railroad and sawmill created one of South Dakota’s unique town names.

One Sole At A Time

December 6, 2017
Chad Scoular keeps cowboys shod in downtown Rapid City.

Badlands South: Corner-to-Corner

November 1, 2017
Hiking the lesser-traveled portion of our vast national park.

Painting Hay Camp

October 4, 2017
Early Rapid City through the eyes of Grace French.

Exploring the Other Badlands

September 7, 2017
Cedar Butte, in the remote South Unit of the Badlands, is well off the beaten path.

Art, Violence and Poker Alice

August 2, 2017
Are the holes in a Deadwood painting really from Poker Alice’s shotgun?

Brimming With Enthusiasm

July 11, 2017
Brad Montague has perfected the art of Western hat making in Belle Fourche.

Richard Papousek s Outhouse Museum is the newest attraction in Colome.

The Scent of Colome

June 7, 2017
Richard Papousek’s Outhouse Museum is the town’s newest attraction.

Our Conspicuous Monuments

May 3, 2017
The border between the Dakotas is marked with quartzite.

A Lost Monument

April 5, 2017
If Pierre’s not the geographical center of North America, then where is it?

Mementos of a Missouri River Atlantis

March 1, 2017
Depression-era sculptures from American Island accentuate Chamberlain’s downtown.

From a Vision

February 1, 2017
Anthony Horse Road is reviving the tradition of Lakota doll making.

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