October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Columns

125th Anniversary of South Dakota’s Statehood

Controversial Painting Covered An excerpt from “The South Dakota State Capitol: The First Century”

When William Janklow returned to the Governor’s Office in 1995, he inherited a long-festering controversy concerning the painting on the west wall of the Governor’s Reception Room. More...

South Dakota Historical Society Foundation

Proclaiming the News of Statehood

“We are a State.” The Yankton Press and Dakotan delivered the news that statehood had been achieved in a series of one-column headlines in its Saturday evening, Nov. 2, 1889, edition. More...

Midweek Message

This past month we have taken a look at the three main characters in the parable of the prodigal son. More...

SDSU Pierre Regional Center

Aphids in Winter Wheat

This fall has provided excellent harvest weather for the area. However the long warm fall has also provided an opportunity for aphid numbers to increase in winter wheat stands. Many winter wheat fields have been in the ground for a month or longer. More...

Years Ago

100 Years AgoPrairie PicayuneOctober 8, 1914 Rather cool weather these days. Miss Otillia Schaap is slowly improving. Tuesday she was able to sit up in bed for a while. The severe attack of Typhoid Fever has left her very weak. More...

125th Anniversary of South Dakota’s Statehood

Edgar S. McFadden Helped Feed The World

The next time you eat a slice of break, you might think of Edgar S. McFadden. The Day County native’s pioneering vision and dedicated work on behalf of farmers led him to develop the world’s first rust resistant wheat. More...

125th Anniversary of South Dakota’s Statehood

On The Road To Dakota Statehood

The first organized effort to separate Dakota Territory into parts occurred in 1871 when the territorial Legislature petitioned Congress for the creation of two territories with the division line being the 46th parallel. It failed. More...