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    VERMILLION, S.D. – Galen A. Brown, native South Dakotan, USD alumnus and a Vietnam U.S. Marine Corp Purple Heart Recipient, will be honored by a retrospective of his artwork at the Day Gallery in the Warren Lee Center for the Arts at the University of South Dakota. The show ...
  • VERMILLION, SD – The struggle of freedom from persecution for refugees amid the maddening nature of an unrelenting bureaucracy will be the focal point of USD Opera’s spring production of “The Consul” at the end of this month in Aalfs Auditorium.