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When the federal government oversteps its bounds, it is up to states to protect individual liberties. In South Dakota, we take action to defend the personal choice to get the COVID-19 vaccine — or … more
Do you ever find yourself in a real jam where you can’t make heads or tails of a nearby conversation? Modern-day jargon is a far cry from the way we used to talk. Once in a blue moon, I will ask a … more
Right now, I am in self-isolation due to a positive COVID test. I really needed the rest and down time, not just because of the virus but because of being too busy. I try to fill up every second of … more
I hope everyone had a great week. It was a great weekend for me with the Super Bowl and then Valentine’s Day. We ended up staying home for the Super Bowl, which was nice to just lounge around in … more
My sources are plentiful after these many years of radio talk shows and newspaper columns, but the best remain my friends, who have sources that I may never see. Today, from long time rodeo friend … more
Imagine teaching your child that our country was founded on racism, or that hard work is not a virtue, or that a young boy or girl should be ashamed of themselves because of their skin color. As a … more
For years prior to the internet, I found many great stories for my radio programs. I had to dig deep, but here is a small part of that collection: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! ‘I met my husband while I … more
I stopped and stared. No! It couldn’t be. There on an endcap in the seasonal card section was a very elaborate, sparkly, red and pink castle. Not just a castle, it was a castle VALENTINE BOX! The … more
Do you ever feel like it is impossible to make a difference? Sometimes, life can be so hard and so defeating that we are tempted to stop trying. I have felt that way in every aspect of my life, … more
Are you ready for some football? Whether you’re a football fan or not, you can’t help but notice the big game is right around the corner followed by Valentine’s Day. I’ve always watched the … more
When you watch a medical drama on television, the main characters are generally doctors, nurses and patients. We rarely learn about the many extras in the background. In an actual hospital, patients … more
In his first hours in office just over one year ago, President Joe Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and delivered a severe blow to South Dakota families and American energy independence. A few … more
In the late 1930’s, on the arid plains of eastern Colorado, lived a family of seven children, ranging in age from six to 21. Their parents had died, leaving them on a rented farm with no savings or … more
“It is recess time, students. Please leave your papers on top of your desks.” Pencils clinked into their slots. Eyes lit in anticipation. “George (name changed to protect the innocent), … more
Regardless of age or position in life, we all need encouragement. Here's a ditty credited to Steve Maraboli: Take it with my blessings. Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why … more
We’ve been trying to get into a routine of having at least one day to relax, and I have to say it’s nice to be able to look forward to Sundays. The rest of the week is busy, but it’s worth … more
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