** Hey, be sure to check out my friend and fellow Black Hills area author Sandra Brannan. You can call her Sam, even though she's kind of a big deal.
** Another one bites the dust: Human Events, for decades the lone national conservative newspaper before the Fox era, on Wednesday announced that the grim reaper killing off print publications around the nation has reached its door on Capitol Hill. The Feb. 18 issue currently on the stands will be its last.
** I take good news where ever I can find it: Seven reasons why coffee is good for you.
** Small town hoops is also kind of a big deal in South Dakota. Here is one of the crazier finishes you will see anywhere in the U.S. all year. Warner vs. Leola-Frederick.
** My man Prince attended a fashion show in Minneapolis and nobody noticed. Have I told you about the time I hung out at his house? Yeah. And he's going to be on Fallon on Friday night.
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