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About South Dakota Magazine


SOUTH DAKOTA MAGAZINE explores the state, looking for interesting people and places that define our culture, heritage, arts, nature and communities.

The bi-monthly (6 per year) publication is written and headquartered at Yankton, the historic Missouri River city that was once the territorial capital.

Our publishing headquarters encompasses three old brick buildings in downtown Yankton that were built in the 1870s by Territorial Governor John Pennington.

Readers interested in history and architecture are always welcome to stop for a quick tour. You'll find us at 410 E. 3rd Street, at the far east end of Yankton's main street.

Thank you for your interest in the magazine. We hope you'll join our reading family, and explore South Dakota with us on a regular basis.



Meet Our Staff


Bernie Hunhoff - Founder and Editor-at-Large

  Bernie started the magazine in 1985 after working in the newspaper business in South Dakota. He has been stuck on gumbo trails in Lyman County, been hissed at by rattlers at Porcupine and forced to eat everything from lutefisk to roast goat. It's all part of the job of publishing South Dakota Magazine.

Katie Hunhoff - Publisher

  Katie has been part of South Dakota Magazine since the first catsup-stained layouts graced the Hunhoff family kitchen table in 1985. In addition to her publishing duties, Katie coordinates our feature articles and photography, and guides the editorial process along from issue to issue.


John Andrews - Managing Editor

  Our managing editor and web editor is John Andrews. John grew up in Lake Norden, attended South Dakota State University and spent three years writing for the Brookings Register. He earned a master's degree in history at the University of South Dakota before joining our staff in 2007.

Roger Holtzmann - Contributing Editor

  Roger is a veteran staffer. He has been contributing since 1989, and now writes features and a humor column for the magazine.

Paul Higbee - Contributing Editor

  Paul Higbee has written regularly for South Dakota Magazine since 1991, serving as our Black Hills correspondent. Paul and his wife Janet live in Spearfish.

Andrea Maibaum - Production Manager

  If you like how the magazine looks, then please compliment Andrea. She's our chief designer both of the advertising and the editorial pages.

Laura Johnson Andrews - Marketing & Circulation Manager

  Laura grew up on a farm east of Yankton but left for many years to the big city of St. Paul. She returned in 2006 because of a yearning for family and a garden (she has a passion for weeding).

Jenessa Kniffen - Marketing Coordinator

  Jenessa grew up in Watertown and now lives in a 1896 home she restored with her husband, Chris, near downtown Yankton. She attended USD (evening up our staff count to two USD alumni and two SDSU alumni).
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