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Kevin Costner's Dunbar Resort Never Happened But Some Bison Did

Where: SD, United States
March 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM | by | Comment (1)

We knew that Kevin Costner liked hotels, especially hotel massages, but we didn't know that he liked them so much he was going to open his very own resort.

The key phrase, however, is "was going to open" because his Dunbar Resort in South Dakota (yes, named after his character in Dances with Wolves) never got off the ground.

But the failed resort has made the news recently because artist Peggy Detmers is claiming that she has not been paid for the gigantic 17 bronze horse and bison sculptures that Costner commissioned for the resort and which took her nine years to build.

During that time she claims she had to turn down other commissions and so missed opportunities, leading to a loss in her business. She is now facing the Hollywood actor in South Dakota Supreme Court over the contract they signed in 2000. In the contract, Costner promised to either build the resort by 2010, put the sculpture in another agreed place or sell it and split the profit.

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Stuck In South Dakota?

December 20, 2005 at 9:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

Let's face it, airports are a terrible place to sleep. You can never get comfortable-- even with a camping mat and pillow, you still suffer from anxiety preoccupied with the thought that some weirdo will fondle you or your baggage, and then always feel groggy when you get up.

Which is why passengers who happen to be stuck at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport after 12:30 AM, can rejoice in a bed. The airport will put you up in either one of two nearby hotels: the Best Western Ramkota Hotel or the Ramada Inn.

Best part is, it's free.

Godforsaken airports in godforsaken places have perks? Who would have thunk it.

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