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South Dakota Web Roundup

Oct 7, 2011

Looks like it’s going to be another event-packed weekend around the state — Gypsy Days is taking place in Aberdeen, D-Days in Vermillion, fall festivals in Webster, Renner and Sioux Falls, and the Black Hills Pow Wow in Rapid City, just to mention a few. Here at South Dakota Magazine, we’re all gearing up to drive across the state and attend the South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood. 

It’s been busy in the South Dakota blogosphere, too. Here are a few highlights.

John Andrews, our Departments Editor, has written a couple of times about sculptor Darwin Wolf’s intention of creating a monument commemorating Sioux Falls founding father R. F. Pettigrew. Today, the bronze will finally be poured.  The R. F. Pettigrew Monument Launch Party starts at 5 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Cherapa Place in Sioux Falls.

How does South Dakota compare to other states in the field of education? Josh Verges of Not District Dialogue highlights a U.S. Department of Education report.

Here’s a recipe for an enticing fall salad made with wild rice and shiitake mushrooms, courtesy of Annie of Phoo-d.

Today’s farmers need a wide range of skills to be successful, so maybe we need a new word to describe them. Kathy Callies of Reimagine Rural introduces us to this new word — “agripreneurs”.

Steve Jobs was not from South Dakota, but many South Dakotans were inspired by his life and touched by his death.  Here’s Corey Vilhauer’s reaction.


01:24 pm - Mon, October 10 2011
Heidi said:
Good find with Annie's Phoo-d blog! I think I'll follow Annie more.

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