Fire ecologist Mary Lata says South Dakota s grasslands are often overlooked in autumn, but visitors to our national parks are often surprised at their beauty this time of year.

Autumn Grasslands

Don’t overlook South Dakota’s grassy seas this fall. Photo by Stephen Gassman [read more]

Professor Alexander Pell sits with members of the USD baseball team about 1900.

USD’s Anarchist Professor

USD’s mild-mannered teacher elicited contempt and fear in Russia. [read more]

The Scandal Evolves

Will EB-5 affect the race for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat? [read more]

The Norwegian Department of Antiquities provided a set of blueprints from the Borgund church, built around the year 1150, to be used in construction. Financing for the chapel came from a local Norwegian benefactor, Arndt E. Dahl.

Chapel in the Hills

An ornate wooden church near Rapid City modeled after the Borgund stavkirke in Norway. Photos by Ryan Clayton. [read more]

Production Manager Andrea Maibaum chose Sam Stukel’s photo of Goat Island near Meckling.

Staff Favorites from Sept/Oct 2014

Here are some of our favorite photos from the latest issue of the magazine. What are yours? [read more]

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