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Shannon County appears on an 1882 map of Dakota Territory.

Who Was Peter Shannon?

November 18, 2014
And why did South Dakotans kick his name off their county?

Berries, orange juice, wine, sugar and cinnamon make a delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

Can the Can

November 13, 2014
This homemade cranberry sauce is so good it might upstage the bird.

Defending the Initiative

November 12, 2014
South Dakota voters have spoken in support of a minimum wage increase.

A Fresh Look at Lakota History

November 10, 2014
Josephine Waggoner’s decades-old Standing Rock stories are finally published.

The Black Hills has developed its own unique vocabulary.

Say What?

November 6, 2014
The Black Hills has developed its own unique vocabulary.

How Have You Said “Happy Birthday?”

November 4, 2014
Celebrations for South Dakota’s 125th range from traditional to quirky.

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup is a perfect fall comfort food.

Pumpkin Pleasures

October 30, 2014
The fruits of fall make delicious pie, muffins, bread and even soup.

The Leftist’s Guide to Election 2014

October 29, 2014
A Democrat’s defense of the issues and candidates.

Sica Hollow in Roberts County is beautiful by day, but strange things happen there after the sun goes down. Photo by Christian Begeman

Autumn Mysteries

October 28, 2014
Explore these South Dakota spooky places — if you dare. Photo by Christian Begeman

Fall is when leaves change color and lawns become decorated with campaign signs.

Politics as Usual

October 21, 2014
There’s an election coming, but will anything really change?

Morning light on Spearfish Falls.

The Golden Season

October 20, 2014
Autumn in South Dakota provides visual poetry.

Pomegranate seeds provide antioxidants and a sweet counterbalance to a bowl of salty popcorn.

Add Pop to Your Corn

October 16, 2014
Sweet pomegranate seeds add a healthy boost of flavor to this popular salty snack.

The Plot Thickens

October 15, 2014
South Dakota’s Senate race goes national.

In Obamacare’s Wake

October 8, 2014
Health care could influence the November elections.

Fishing for Funds

October 6, 2014
John Alvarez's non-profit fishing pond needs help with repairs.

The Colome Pancake Party

October 2, 2014
How flapjacks united a team and created a lifelong memory.

The Online South Dakotan

October 1, 2014
Staying connected to your home state through cyberspace.

July’s super moon with two farm silos southeast of Garretson.

Off the Beaten Path

September 29, 2014
Photographic treasures live on roads less traveled.

Give These a Read

September 23, 2014
Five books I’d recommend to any South Dakotan.

The Scandal Evolves

September 17, 2014
Will EB-5 affect the race for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat?

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