My South Dakota Book

My South Dakota Book: Hometown Snapshots is a source of pride for SDN Communications. Even though our technology company now reaches into eight states, we're very proud of our South Dakota beginnings. This project was an effort to instill home-state pride in South Dakota's youth.

My South Dakota Book was created to compliment the fourth-grade curriculum when students learn about their state's history. The areas featured in this book highlight the communitites of South Dakota's independent telephone companies. SDN Communications and its member companies hoped the My South Dakota Book would help connect students with their state. We never imagined the success it would deliver.

  • Now in its third printing, it's been put in the hands of 12,000 children.
  • The reaction from adults has surprised us. They tell us they love learning more about their state.
  • Grandparents have wanted to get a hold of copies to send to their out-of-state grandchildren so they can understand their beloved state.


To learn more about this book or to purchase a copy, contact Nikki Gronli at 605.978.1085 or email.  They make great gifts for family, out-of-state visitors... or for yourself!

To download a free copy of the book and the Teacher Answer Guide, click the "Resources" link above (broken into several downloads for faster download times) or view an online copy.