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Urban Indianz Podcast Episode 008 Standing Rock Camp

Urban Indianz Podcast Episode 008 Standing Rock Camp

With Gabriel Night Shield, Char Green-Maximo, and Kat Stands

Produced by Robert Mehling

Special Guest: Holona Romero

Art To Art: Kevin Tobias Kroger

Native Hip Hop Spotlight – Bazille’s “Rez Rap”

This podcast contains adult content, listener discretion advised.


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Adam Ruins Everything Takes on The Rushmore State

Comedian and professional buzz kill Adam Conover from College Humor has officially brought his fact checking Adam Ruins Everything snark to South Dakota in billboard form. These photos are a from a set of front and back billboards on highway 12 between Rapid City and Mt. Rushmore. They are part of a campaign to promote season two of his web series (on College Humor) turned TV series (on TruTV).  Here’s a news story about it from KOTA.

While the placement of these billboards is clearly to generate buzz for a TV show (Done and Done) by being edgy and controversial by going after our state symbol, nothing in these billboards is incorrect.

The stolen Indian land thing? Oh yeah. I’ve seen a few people in comment sections say things like “You could say that about all of North America” Which is a gross oversimplification of what happened. In the particular case of the Black Hills, the land was pretty specifically deliberately stolen. There is no story for the Black Hills of it being purchased for beads or traded away in a complex alliance. The Black Hills was specifically promised to the Lakota.

The Lakota defeated the US Army in Red Cloud’s War, prompting the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. The Great Sioux War of 1876, was a series battles including the Battle of Little Big Horn and eventually culminating in the Wounded Knee Massacre. In those treaties, it outlines what lands belong to who. In 1868 in particular, it gives greater detail on what lands belong to who, and how they can be obtained by the US government. The only way was to have the signatures from 3/4 of all males. After killing off of Buffalo and disease ran rampant through the tribes. A few leaders and their bands agreed to sign over rights to lands in an effort for food and to keep the tribe together. In the end, there was MAYBE 1/10 of signatures needed. The Supreme Court ruled the Black Hills were taken illegally. However, instead of returning the lands, the US Government offered money that was significantly less than what the land was worth. That money now sits in an account, but the tribes won’t touch it because they refuse to accept it and acknowledge the seizure of the Black Hills.

The History of the Black Hills and its ownership is way too epic of a story for me to get into in a single blog post but the “Stolen” label is apt. If you’re not a big reader, I highly recommend the History on Fire Podcast Episodes 16, 17, and 18 “The War for the Black Hills” (Parts 1-3).

And the back side of the billboard? Also very true.  I happen to be a big Teddy Roosevelt fan but that doesn’t make the fact that they were totally buddies not true.

So did this billboard make you angry or did you see it for what it was? A deliberately provocative action to attract eyeballs to Adam Ruins Everything. Even a publicity stunt can have truth to it.

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Sioux Empire Podcast 078- Let’s Get Chipped with Pokehon (Joseph Ektnitphong)

This podcast contains adult content, listener discretion advised.

YouTube’s Pokehon (Joseph Ektnitphong) is back for his second appearance on The Sioux Empire Podcast to insert his truth microchips under our skin.  With the Podcast crew plus one cheese guy (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Natasha Estes, and Dustin “Brie” Buri) they settle a number of controversial topics once and for all, ending all debate forever about: Religion, Circumcision, Massage Therapy, Licensing Laws, the 1st amendment, Marijuana, Murder by Texting, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Superstitions – A Psychological Spectacle.  From the mind games of Zac Tenneboe (@zstonish) comes his new show, “Superstitions.” It’s more than just a magic show, but a stunning one-man performance weaving mystery and theater. No rabbits. No top hats. No smoke and mirrors. Witness a different way to experience illusion.  The first 50 people to use promo code “siouxempire” will receive $1 off each ticket purchased online. Don’t miss out on this discount deal before it’s too late!  The Sioux Empire Podcast will never submit to having the mark of the beast inserted into their hand…  What’s that?  Free T-shirt and a Pizza Party?  Get your chip inside me NOW!


Tags and Topics:

Pokehon, YouTube, Joseph Ektnitphong, Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Natasha Estes, Dustin Buri, Circumcision, Adam Ruins Everything, Paul Harvey, Lutherans, Letter to the Editor, Argus Leader,  Coastal Elites, Clone Cows, Zombie Apocalypse, Massage Therapist Licensing, Human Trafficking, Brothels, Mall Massage, Red Light, Roxanne, The Police, Marijuana, Jeff Sessions, Philip DeFranco, Michelle Carter, Eyebrows, Hey Arnold, Thought Crime, Murder By Text, Mark of the Beast, End of Days, RFID, Conspiracy Theories, The Night’s Dawn Trilogy, Ghost in the Shell, Faith Healers, Schizophrenia, Reptile Gardens, Fatherhood, Tattoos, Thor, Hulk, Wonder Woman, Billie Sutton, South Dakota Serious, Wall Drug, Superstitions, Common Core







Tattoo Artist Dustin Buri


Keeping the Faith


Bloody Pants

Adam Ruins Everything about Circumcision

The Bloodstained Men


1st Amendment for the win


License to Chill


Don’t Legislate High


Death by text


Get Chipped for Chips

Night’s Dawn Trilogy

Snow Crash

Ghost in the Shell

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Governor’s Column: The 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard:


It’s almost rally time in South Dakota. What started in 1938 as a single motorcycle race in a small town has grown into one of the largest and best-known motorcycle gatherings in the world. This year is the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and though we don’t expect the numbers will approach the levels we saw two years ago, the rally is sure to bring a crowd.


Motorcycle enthusiasts won’t just be visiting Sturgis. They will be traveling all around the Black Hills – staying in our hotels and at our campgrounds, eating in our local restaurants, shopping in our stores and refueling at our gas stations. Each year the rally has a big economic impact on Sturgis and all of the Black Hills, and that creates benefits for our state too.


An event this size is not without its challenges. To help things go smoothly, the state has opened the Rally Operations Center and a Traffic Operations Center. Local law enforcement, the Highway Patrol and ambulance services will have additional personnel working during the rally.


Many state agencies will provide additional staff to support food safety, drinking water safety, fire safety, roadway safety, emergency communications, and vendor sales tax registrations and collections. National Guard soldiers will also be prepared in the event they are needed to respond to a large-scale disaster.


For the past 76 years, we’ve had no major emergency at the Sturgis Rally. Our goal is to get through the 77th rally with that record intact, but we need help.


We’re asking South Dakotans to do their part to help make this a safe journey for our visitors. Drive carefully and be particularly mindful of the motorcycles on the road. Don’t get distracted by electronic devices. It only takes one mistake to alter your life and someone else’s forever. If you live in the Black Hills area, leave extra time to reach your destinations, and be patient with law enforcement and emergency responders. If something doesn’t look right, let law enforcement know.


For those who are attending the rally, be careful and be prepared. Wear a helmet and proper riding attire. If you are driving a vehicle, wear your seatbelt. Most importantly, don’t drink and drive.


Riders can visit for real-time information and some helpful tips. On the website are links to weather updates, fire danger information, Twitter feeds from the departments of Transportation and Public Safety, and a map of hospital, urgent care, and police station locations.


One of government’s primary functions is to keep people safe. The state of South Dakota is ready to perform that responsibility and we welcome the opportunity to host so many visitors in our great state. If South Dakotans and our visitors do their part, it will go a long way toward helping make the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a safe and fun event.

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Sioux Empire Podcast Bonus Episode: Superstitions with Zac Tenneboe (@zstonish)

From the mind games of Zac Tenneboe (@zstonish) comes his new show, “Superstitions.” It’s more than just a magic show, but a stunning one-man performance weaving mystery and theater. No rabbits. No top hats. No smoke and mirrors. Witness a different way to experience illusion.  The first 50 people to use promo code “siouxempire” will receive $1 off each ticket purchased online. Don’t miss out on this discount deal before it’s too late!

Like and share this post for a chance to win two free tickets to Superstitions: A Psychological Spectacle, Friday the 13th of October!

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San Diego Comic Con Funko Pop Exclusives Stranger Things Trailer Darth Vader with fighter

Sorry, I’m just now reviewing The SDCC Exclusives but here they are! I also wanted to show you the new Stranger Things trailer and finish off with the Star Wars Darth Vader With Tie Fighter Pop.Thanks for watching hope you enjoyed and STAY NERDY
Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer:…
Gamestop SDCC Exclusives:…
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Pokemon Go: Midwest
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Our Comic-Book Convention

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It Was Supposed To Be A Love Story To Debut In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD – Presented by the Collective Efforts Union, “It Was Supposed To Be A Love
Story” debuts in Sioux Falls, SD August 24th, 2017 at 8 pm live at Icon Events + Lounge. “It Was
Supposed To Be A Love Story” is a one man show by stand-up comedian and Sioux Falls
resident, Dan Bublitz Jr (Fox, Comedy Time TV, Sioux Empire Tonight) that tells a beautiful
story about relationships, love, loss, and moving on. Told through the power of poetry,
monologues, & stand-up comedy. It’s an emotional journey of self-reflection & rediscovery. A
comical love story, yet a painful tragedy that will captivate you while pulling at every heartstring.
Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at


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The Dakota Boys Talk Movies Ep. 74 – Alien: Covenant WHAT WENT WRONG?

The title of the episode says it all. We dive right into the mess that is Alien: Covenant and discuss what worked, if anything, and where it went wrong in our opinions. Thanks for listening!

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South Dakota State Fair to Host Chili Challenge and Pork Butt Battle

HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair is seeking entries for the Jack’s Campers Chili Challenge and the Pork Butt Battle sponsored by Advanced BioEnergy and South Dakota Pork Producers.


The Jack’s Campers Chili Challenge takes place Friday, Sept. 1, at Horticulture Park. Cooking begins at 8 a.m. with the people’s choice tasting and judging beginning at 1 p.m. The first place team will receive $225, with $150 going to second place and $75 for third place. People’s choice winner will receive $50. Participants come from all over to compete for the title of best chili.


The Pork Butt Battle, sponsored by South Dakota Pork Producers and Advanced BioEnergy, will also take place Friday, Sept. 1. Cooking begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31. Competitors will cook through the night and the following morning. The people’s choice tasting and judging will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday. Top prize is $500, with $225 for second place and $125 for third place. The people’s choice winner will receive $100. All winners will receive a trophy.


“These two cook offs are part of the many special events that the State Fair has.  The fair offers a fun, competitive, atmosphere and provides added value to fairgoers because the people’s choice judging is open and free to all fairgoers,” said Peggy Besch, State Fair manager.


Rules and entry forms for both cook offs can be found on the South Dakota State Fair website,, under the Special Events section.


The 2017 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 4. Channel Seeds preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 30. This year’s theme is “Seriously Twisted Fun.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

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Century Custom Molding start-up coming to Beresford, S.D.

BERESFORD, S.D. – Century Custom Molding, Inc., a plastic-molding manufacturer will soon be establishing a new operation in Beresford, S.D. The Board of Economic Development approved a $520,000 loan to the company earlier this month to help with fixed asset financing, which included the acquisition of a 20,000-square-foot facility in Beresford’s industrial park.


Century Custom Molding is a wholly owned subsidiary of Com Century Industries Co, Ltd, which was founded by Chinese businessman Bill Zhang.


“This is a unique opportunity for both Beresford and Century Custom Molding, alike,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Bill made the right decision to expand in Beresford, and it’s my pleasure to welcome his company as one of South Dakota’s newest corporate citizens.”


Bramec Corporation, headquartered in North Sioux City, has been a customer of Com-Century for more than 10 years. Kyle Hinseth, president of Bramec, and Zhang agree that locating Zhang’s new manufacturing facility in Beresford will help both companies realize logistics savings due in part to a central-U.S. location. In addition, Zhang says he’ll be able to purchase new equipment that will process different materials, which will improve current products already in the marketplace.


“This new facility will allow me to compete in more markets stateside and abroad,” Zhang said. “Bersford and South Dakota have already demonstrated to me they are pro-business. I am looking forward to a long lasting relationship.”


“This is an example of excellent timing,” said Jim Fedderson, mayor of Beresford. “Things came together quickly and seamlessly and we couldn’t be more excited to have Bill here. Beresford has had a lot to celebrate in the last few years, and I’m thrilled to announce that this is just the latest.”


Zhang says renovations are already underway, and that the facility will be fully-operational by July 2018.

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