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My Poor Ancestors Defended Ben Affleck’s Rich Slaveholding Ancestors

Todd Epp's Virginia ancestors helped defend slavery in the Civil War. He's not happy about it, but history is messy, just like families.

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Photo of Ancient Communication Tool Surfaces

Long thought to be extinct, a Hanging-telephonepay-asauras, commonly known as the payphone, was spotted in the wild recently.

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State Theatre’s Underground Tunnels & Restorations

Creepy Cool Underground Tunnels are just one of surprises of the State Theatre.

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Beth Warden

Urban Legends in Sioux Falls: Ghost Joggers, a Corvette and Spook Road

Sioux Falls has some great urban legends: 26th Street Ghost Joggers, the 1970's Orange Corvette that no one can drive, and Spook Road with a wicked history. These are the stories I grew up hearing in the Sioux Falls area. Did you hear them too?

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You Will Never Believe What the Coolest Invention from South Dakota Is

The Coolest Thing Invented In Each State.

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Minnesota Woman’s Bonnie & Clyde Sighting + Strange Items Thrown from a Getaway Car

My second cousin Evelyn has seen a lot in her 95 years and one shocking day 8 decades ago still replays vividly in her mind.

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The 124 States of America: The Dakotas Divided by 3 Plus 66% of Montana Equals X

Prof. Andrew Shears' 124 States of America map, used with permission and courtesy the author at andrewshears.com.

 

(NPN) -- Question: What’s North and South Dakota divided by three plus a chunk of Montana?

Answer: Dakota, Pembina and Chippewa, states

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‘Vikings’ Season 2 Spoilers: What Will the Time Jump Change?

A few weeks ago, we learned the surprising (yet consistent) news that 'Vikings' season 2 would undergo an impressive time jump, aging the young Bjorn (Nathan O’Toole) into an older warrior portrayed by 'The Hunger Games' star Alexander Ludwig. More than a simple age-up however, what other major character dynamics will have shifted when 'Vikings' premieres its second season in 2014?

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‘Vikings’ Season 2: What “Formidable” New Foe Will Ragnar Face?

Though the discussion may have been swallowed up by last night's buzz-worthy 'Game of Thrones' and 'Mad Men' episodes, this past Sunday saw 'Vikings' airing its first season finale "All Change," setting up a turbulent season 2 that will see Viking chieftan Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) traveling to dangerous new territory, figuratively and literally. Series helmer Michael Hirst made the rounds today to discuss the tense finale and preview the eventual season 2, so find out about the future of 'Vikings' inside!

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South Dakota State Historical Society

Rapid City Man to Lead Fundraising for Historical Society

RAPID CITY - A Rapid City man will be leading the effort to raise money for the South Dakota State Historical Society.

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