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Best Festival of the Year! The Bee & Butterfly Festival is Friday, Sept. 2

Mystery, comedy and audience participation — Sioux Falls, SD, magician Nathan Nassif promises to wow his audiences. Nassif will headline during the Bee & Butterfly Festival Friday, Sept. 2, at the Dickinson County Nature Center. His magic show will enthrall all ages, from children to adults, with close-up tricks using coins, cards and everyday objects.…

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Ada & Darling: Red-Eared Sliders

Westport Park: An Iowa Great Lakes gem

In June 1981, Dickinson County Conservation Board entered into a maintenance agreement to refresh an exhausted county gravel pit into a county park. It started as only six acres, so small it looks like only a dot on a map of the Iowa Great Lakes area. The original document included on a 10-year agreement, but…