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A taste of Dakota festivals

Wild West Days in Faulkton, S.D. Photo courtesy Faulk County Record

TABOR, S.D. Czech Days For nearly 70 years, the community of Tabor, S.D., has celebrated its predominantly Czechoslovakian heritage around farmers’ schedules, with a Czech pioneer village, kolache baking, polka dance-off, and Czech Days queen, prince and princess pageants. The two-day festival benefits Tabor’s economy and sense of community. “Almost every resident has a part doing something, whether it’s working ... Read More »

Delmont looks for the new normal after tornado’s chaos

The dust of empty lots is proving to be a challenge for the community of Delmont. Pictured are, from left, City Council Member Earla Strid, long-time resident Barbara Hoffman, Mayor Mae Gunnare and Delmont Non-Profit Development Corporation President Darren Fechner. Photo by Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz

The community of Delmont, S.D., already struggled with decreasing population when an EF-2 tornado damaged or destroyed about one-third of its homes on Mother’s Day 2015. What emerged from the debris was enhanced camaraderie and the opportunity to reimagine the future. Most Dakotans know the feeling of hunkering down during severe weather, listening to roaring thunder and the suddenly angry ... Read More »

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