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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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Embrace the Funk

May 8, 2019
Skunks aren’t so bad, so here are some tips to help welcome them to your backyard.

“Very Hard Traveling”

April 3, 2019
The Buffalo Soldiers’ groundbreaking 1897 bicycle mission passed through South Dakota.

The One That Got Away … Briefly

March 6, 2019
A World War II-era sculpture went from Spearfish to Washington, D.C., and back.

The Wisdom of the Fool Soldiers

February 6, 2019
Doing good in a time of war.

Writers of the Iron Road

January 2, 2019
Two South Dakota perspectives on the art of train graffiti.

Bullhead Remembers the Doughboy

December 5, 2018
A World War I relic remains on the Standing Rock Reservation.

Manganese Memories

November 7, 2018
Travelers on Interstate 90 near Oacoma glimpse a nearly forgotten chapter of South Dakota history.

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.

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