How South Dakota Helped Save the World from Nuclear Calamity

Visitors and locals alike are often surprised to learn that South Dakota played a crucial role in the nation’s defense during the Cold War. For three decades, 150 nuclear missiles capable of massive destruction were buried beneath the plains, ready to be launched at a moment’s notice. Today, the National Park Service runs a historic site that provides a fascinating glimpse into the chilling past.

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Summer Celebration Features Everything from Hot Dogs to Hot Rods

Summer Celebration Features Everything from Hot Dogs to Hot Rods

Now in its 34th year, Dell Rapids Quarry Days promises fun activities and entertainment for the entire family, whether you’re into classic cars, corn hole, or dancing in the street. It’s just one of many annual events across South Dakota. The Exchange will help you keep track of fun things to do all year long!

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Visit the Great Pyramids from Your La-Z-Boy 

Visit the Great Pyramids from Your La-Z-Boy 

When COVID-19 forced people to put away their passports, many became virtual tourists by slipping on virtual reality headsets. Once the stuff of science fiction, the technology offers real-world escapist entertainment … including traveling to far-flung locations around the globe from the comfort of your living room!

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Would You Pay a Cowboy Poet to Help Fix a Fence?

Would You Pay a Cowboy Poet to Help Fix a Fence?

Robert Dennis says there are two things you never ask a rancher: how big their ranch is and how many cattle they own.

“That’s like asking how much money they have in the bank,” he explains. “We don’t like to be a braggy people!”

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Get Your Email Like Your Burger and Fries – To Go

Get Your Email Like Your Burger and Fries – To Go

Webmail offers many benefits over traditional email clients. You get remote access anywhere there’s an internet connection and web browser; direct access to quarantined Spam messages; the ability to create custom folders and contact lists; and easy access to storage data.

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Badlands Lead to Good Adventures

Badlands Lead to Good Adventures

If you’ve ever stopped for free ice water at Wall Drug before exploring the rugged pinnacles and spires of the Badlands, you can relate to the editors of Midwest Living magazine. The regional publication honored both South Dakota attractions in its 2021 Best of the Midwest awards.

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The Browns Are Happy Campers 

The Browns Are Happy Campers 

Bob and Karen Brown didn’t wait for retirement to pursue their RV dream. Nowadays, the couple owns the Badlands / White River KOA Holiday — a seasonal retreat that is popular with people of all ages, from families with young children to retirees.

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