Festival to honor life of Tony Dean

Pierre, S.D. (AP) _ An Aug. 8 festival is planned at Spring
Creek Marina north of Pierre to honor the life of South Dakota
conservation leader and outdoorsman Tony Dean, who died last
fall.

Dean co-produced award-winning radio and TV programs about the
outdoors and often featured local fishing and hunting areas.

Paul Lepisto, an organizer, says the festival will include
fishing, golfing, live music and outdoors-related seminars. It is
part of efforts to raise money to buy public land in eastern South
Dakota in Dean’s memory, for outdoor and educational use.

The 67-year-old Dean died last October from complications during
an appendectomy.

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