Smokey Bear decided to get in a few sweet dance moves before he nestles in for a winter hibernation. The great Smokey Bear made an appearance at the Rosebud Fair and Wacipi over the Labor Day weekend. The national wildlife preservation mascot was roaming the grounds when challenged to a dance-off.

Every year, indigenous people such as the Lakota gather to celebrate their culture. Smokey Bear took a short break from reminding us that "only you can prevent forest fires" and joined the cultural dance at the Rosebud Fair and Wacipi.

Smokey Bear has an interesting history, too. His character is based on a real bear cub that was in the middle of a raging forest fire in 1950 in New Mexico. As the 3-month old black bear was trying to escape the blaze by climbing a tree, fire crews rescued him just in time. The small bear suffered burns to his legs and paws but was nursed back to health by a veterinarian and his family. The story gained national attention and the United States Forest Service adopted his image and ultimately named him Smokey Bear.

Smokey lived in a National Zoo for the next 26 years as a national celebrity. He received 13,000 letters a week. He read them all while snacking on peanut butter sandwiches and trout. Well, pretty sure he couldn't read but he was an amazing black bear and a national icon to this day.

Video source: USA Today

From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info:


We've all seen 'em.

That souped-up vehicle sitting next to you at the red light or blowing your doors off on the interstate.

When you lay eyes on one of those beauties, the thought runs through your mind - 'Man, I would get in SO much trouble behind the wheel of that bad boy'.

And you're probably right. But which vehicles on the road today are causing drivers to take the most risks?

BestLife story breaks looks at a study from North Bay Legal and Insurify to pinpoint exactly which vehicles are being piloted by the most reckless drivers, according to figures from the National Highway Safety Administration.

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