Augustana Hockey has had a tremendous start to their inaugural season.

It's been a year full of amazing road trips, big wins, and wild fan support.

The Vikings have called the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center home thus far this season, but in just a few short weeks, the newly constructed Midco Arena will be ready to be the permanent home of Viking hockey.

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Just in time for the official home opener at Midco Arena is the opportunity to purchase season tickets for the remaining 10 home games this season at the new venue.


Augustana athletics has announced a Midco Arena Season Ticket package for the remaining 10 home games of the inaugural season of Augustana hockey. For just $250 per seat, ticket holders will receive admission to all 10 games to be played in Midco Arena.

There are still a ton of great games left on the schedule, and the final 10-game home slate at Midco Arena will begin on January 25th and 26th when the Vikings take on Ferris State.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the link below in the article.

Augustana Viking hockey has a record of 6-11-3 in their inaugural season thus far, and they take on Arizona State on the road January 19th and 20th in their final games before the official home opener.


The 10 Largest Occupations in South Dakota

Where do people in South Dakota work?

If you were a South Dakotan a hundred years ago, chances are you had a job related to farming or ranching. If you weren't doing the farming, you were selling things to the farmers, fixing things for the farmers, or buying things from the farmers.

In the 2020s, things are very different.

Most of us in the SD work in health care or the service industry in one way or another. In fact, there are more nurses in South Dakota than the entire population of the state capital, Pierre.

Today far more people work at a store or restaurant than have probably ever even been on a farm. Time passes and things change, always. Fifty years from now who knows what jobs South Dakotans will be doing

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in South Dakota (as of 2022).

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

Seven Mind-Blowing Wonders' of South Dakota

I think most of us have at least heard of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." We might not be able to rattle them off as easily as McDonald's value menu items, but chances are you've heard of at least some of them, right?

There's the Great Wall of ChinaChichén Itzá, a Mayan City on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The ancient city of Petra, in Jordan. Machu Picchu in Peru. Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. The Colosseum in Rome, and finally, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Every state in the nation is known for having a series of natural wonders and signature landmarks. So, I thought I would come up with my own list of the "Seven Wonders of South Dakota."

The following is what I consider to be the signature landmarks, monuments, and natural wonders that are synonymous with the great state of South Dakota. I tried to give both sides of the state a little love while comprising this list.

You might have a few additions...
Let's get started. The Seven Wonders of South Dakota:

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives in Sioux Falls

In June of 2020, Guy Fieri and his crew from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives came to Sioux Falls and made quite a stir.

In case you've never been lured into an hours-long binge of the show on Food Network, Guy Fieri visits places off the beaten path and tries out their signature dishes and visits with locals.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis