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Planning the perfect road trip: Part 2, mapping your route

Getting lost on a road trip can be scary. Whether you’re in the middle of the South Dakota prairie or an unfamiliar city, it’s important to keep your cool when you’ve made a wrong turn. Tip 1: Use all your tools Online maps are great. A GPS — either on your phone or a separate […]

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Planning the perfect road trip: Part 1

There’s something so authentically American about hopping the car and driving hundreds or even thousands of miles, taking in the amber waves of grain and purple mountains majesty along the way. […]

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We ❤️ our Wings!

If you’re in Aberdeen anytime between September and April, you might just get invited to an Aberdeen Wings game. The team is kind of the pride and joy of the community. What are the Aberdeen Wings? The Aberdeen Wings are a junior hockey team that plays in the North American Hockey League. Team members are […]

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Winter recreation gear

Whether you’re an old pro or new to winter recreation, there’s definitely a need for good winter outerwear. Exact needs change based on the activity, but here are a few basics that will come in useful for most outdoor winter activities. Boots Not just any boots, supportive, waterproof boots. Those suede and shearling boots are […]

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Winter recreation in the Aberdeen area

While there are some that see snow as a reason to stay indoors until March, many of us enjoy romping around in the white stuff in pursuit of a good time. While we might not have mountains for downhill skiing, there are several other winter activities that the Aberdeen area excels at. Ice skating There […]

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Tips for planning a winter road trip

Anyone who’s driven through a winter storm knows the experience can be stressful and scary; it makes you want to stay home between the first flake falling and the last sad snow pile melting. But winter travel can also be a lot of fun. There’s winter rec activities like sledding and ice fishing and winter […]

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Get a taste of the great outdoors

You don’t need fancy boots or special off-road vehicles to enjoy the great outdoors. With very little up-front investment, there’s a whole world of hiking, camping and boating that’s accessible at city, state and national parks. Hiking A good pair of hiking boots is worth the investment, but, because the prairies of northeastern South Dakota […]

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Life’s a picnic

One of the benefits of summer is taking meals outdoors. What a better way to enjoy a day at the park than dining al fresco. There’s a few different ways to have a picnic, and all equal fun in the sun. Full-on cookout What’s better than a burger fresh off the grill, topped with melty […]

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How to staycation in Aberdeen

This is not a lost summer. With a little bit of elbow grease, this could be the best summer ever. Plan a staycation right here in Aberdeen. Just follow our step-by-step guide. Step one: Treat it like a vacation Many of us have vacation days that go unused, so use them. If your budget allows, […]

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Head to the great outdoors

It’s amazing how a few hours or even a few days spent out of doors can improve one’s life. Fresh air, open water, wildlife and trees help produce a sense of calm and grounding. Within about 15 minutes of Aberdeen, there are two state recreation areas with swimming, hiking, fishing and even kayaking. Richmond Lake […]

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