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Naval Ships and a Land-locked State

“While we are about as far away from an ocean as you can get, South Dakotans have a long history of service to the Navy,” said Senator Mike Rounds at the most recent christening of the USS Pierre. Indeed, beachfront property has little bearing on a ship’s name, and this Pierre is the third naval vessel in history named after the state’s capital.

February 2019 

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Dakota's Dubious Dinosaurs

What other state, after all, can lay claim to having the world’s largest pheasant or even a gigantic fiberglass jackalope? Similarly, the Jurassic (and Cretaceous) giants stalking Rapid City’s Dinosaur Park have a hallowed place in the annals of South Dakota sculpture.

February 2019