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Other Than a Letter and Number, Not All 5G is the Same!

Other Than a Letter and Number, Not All 5G is the Same!

There’s a lot of confusion about 5G. The term is used for both cellular and Wi-Fi technology, but the only thing they have in common is a number and a letter. Read on to learn the difference between 5G and 5GHz — plus, get some tips on maximizing your home Wi-Fi network’s performance.

What is Broadband?

What is Broadband?

Once upon a time, connecting to the internet subjected users to a series of electronic bleeps and bloops and ear-screeching static. Today, broadband gets the job done a lot more quietly, and offers a much faster and reliable experience. If you’ve ever wondered what broadband is exactly, read on!

Channel 37, Where Are You?

Channel 37, Where Are You?

For decades, channel 37 never existed … and today, it can only be found virtually. If this sounds like a government conspiracy, that’s not too far from the truth. Channel 37 was declared off-limits to over-the-air analog broadcasters in 1963 so scientists could search for alien life in the universe.

Gotcha! April Fools’ Pranks Through History

Gotcha! April Fools’ Pranks Through History

April 1 is synonymous with practical jokes and hoaxes. While its origins are unclear, April Fools’ Day has been around a lot longer than you might think! From bathing lions to spaghetti trees, there have been plenty of elaborate pranks over the centuries. Click below to read about some of our favorites!

State Honors Hartford

State Honors Hartford

State Honors Hartford Residents of Hartford are celebrating Governor Kristi Noem's announcement that their town was chosen as South Dakota's "Small Com munity of the Year" for 2020. Every year, two South Dakota  communities -  one large and one small - are recognized...

QR Codes Make a Comeback

QR Codes Make a Comeback

QR Codes Make a Comeback QR codes have made a comeback in the past year as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic, which has forced businesses to creatively reassess safety protocols. Perhaps you remember them? QR (Quick Response) codes appeared everywhere at the...

Help is Just 3 Digits Away!

Help is Just 3 Digits Away!

Help is Just 3 Digits Away! Call 211 for SD Helpline Center Golden West telephone subscribers are now able to dial  a new three-digit code for assistance. Dialing 211 provides access to a wide range of information and resources for resi­dents across the state. Most...

FCC Mandates 10-Digit Dialing in 2022

FCC Mandates 10-Digit Dialing in 2022

FCC Mandates 10-Digit Dialing in 2022 Due to a new federal mandate , starting mid-2022 all telephone calls will need to include the area code when dialed - even local calls within the same town. Adopting I0-digit dialing (area code plus telephone num­ber) is necessary...

Crafting Community

Crafting Community

Crafting Community Brewery Brings People Together in Hartford Chris and Callie Tuschen fell in love with the craft beer scene while living in Oregon. After moving back to South Dakota , they turned their passion into a business. Today, their brew­ery in Hartford draws...

Edgemont Chef Creates Gourmet Meals with Ranch-Grown Products

Edgemont Chef Creates Gourmet Meals with Ranch-Grown Products

Katie runs Sweet & Sassy Chefs, a family-based small business in Edgemont that offers healthy, nutritious meals gourmet-style, relying on meat and produce grown on their ranch. The focus is on freezer meals, but Sweet & Sassy Chefs also caters a wide variety of events including weddings, birthdays, retirement parties, teacher appreciation days, and corporate trainings.

Sweet Streams Are Made of This

Sweet Streams Are Made of This

The first television set hit the market nearly 100 years ago and quickly captivated the American public. There are more ways than ever to watch TV nowadays, and one of the most popular in recent years has been streaming. Choosing a device depends on factors such as budget and viewing habits.