Now that 2012 is in the books, we can look ahead to the rest of 2013.
We can be proud of the great events that happen in northeast South Dakota year-round.
Sure, the Living Christmas Tree took place only a few weeks ago. But it was such a great time, why not plan ahead for this December?
Here is a quick calendar of some area highlights for the next 11 months. Even in the early days of January, people are getting ready for their big projects and events, whether it's sports or rock shows or the Brown County Fair.
It's not too early to mark your calendar with some important dates.
We took some of this information from the South Dakota State Tourism website, as well as local and area calendars and from American News research.
The list is not complete, and all dates and events are subject to change.
With that, get planning!
• Feb. 2: Cracker Barrel in Centennial Room in the Student Center at Northern
• Feb. 22: NSU returns to former home of Aberdeen Civic Arena to play Minot State in basketball doubleheader
• Feb. 22-23: State B Wrestling Tournament at Wachs Arena
• Feb. 23: NSU vs. Mary at Civic Arena (women at 5, men at 7)
• Feb. 23: Cracker Barrel
• March 1-3: Indoor state swim championships at YMCA
• March 2: Cracker Barrel
• March 14-16: State B Boys' Basketball Tourney at Wachs Arena
• March 28-30: Yelduz Shrine Circus
• May 4: Northern State University commencement; Presentation College commencement
• May 11-12: Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing, Brown County Fairgrounds
• May 12: Roncalli High School graduation