South Dakota singer is shining bright on one of the biggest stages on television.

Black Hills State University student from Mitchell, South Dakota named Logan Culhane impressed the all-star judges on American Idol.  She even secured a "Golden Ticket!"

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Although Logan's American Idol audition was not featured, she told her social media followers she is moving on to Hollywood Week on ABC's American Idol!

Logan explains singing in front of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie was like a dream. She is incredibly honored to have this unique opportunity to showcase her talents on the national stage.

So did South Dakota and the country watch Logan's American Idol audition? If you were waiting by the television every Sunday at 7 PM, Logan's audition never aired on TV.

There are 150 crazy-talented people who receive a golden ticket, which is tough to fit into 5 episodes!! When I get more word on how I can share my audition with you all I will absolutely let you know. I am so grateful for all the support I’ve gotten and the community that I’ve felt behind me through this whole process.

No matter what happens, Logan is thrilled to be part of the American Idol journey. The next round for Logan is "Hollywood Week!" Maybe Logan's performance in Hollywood will air next week on American Idol on ABC!

South Dakota is so proud of you, Logan! We'll be cheering for you during "Hollywood Week!"

Dives Worth a Drive in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota

Almost every small South Dakota town has a watering hole. It’s where the locals go to kick back a few brews and engage in conversation.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings almost as old as the town itself. There might be a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new vinyl on the booth seats, but the ambiance is still reminiscent of a good ol’ dive.

If you think a "dive" is all about the sketchy clientele, the smell of the Devil’s lettuce, and stale Grain Belt, you’d be wrong. Not every dive has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive, a dive?

A dive has character. Neon beer signs and local memorabilia adorn the walls.

You might find a pool table, dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what you drink.

Some dives don't even serve food except for bags of chips and pickled eggs that sit in a jar of brine on the bar.

Dives aren't fancy. You might see 70's-style wood panels on the walls and wobbly tables leveled with a folded napkin.

Finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in dives are in a class by themselves and could be a whole topic on its own. 

There are several small-town dives in our area with friendly faces, cheap booze with a burn, and even really good food! We use the term "dive" in the most affectionate way.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

Gallery Credit: Karla Brown

10 Smallest Towns in South Dakota

South Dakota is loaded with small towns in every corner of the state. But where are the smallest towns in the Mount Rushmore state? According to the latest census data, here are the ten smallest towns in all of South Dakota.