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The Amati  King  cello, housed at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, dates to the mid-1500s. It rarely travels, but is spending the summer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The King Hits the Road

July 2, 2015
A 450-year-old cello from Vermillion’s National Music Museum is spending the summer at The Met.

Taking Chances

June 30, 2015
Whether it’s rodeo, cards or even social justice, people have won in Sully County.

Evening light painted a passing rain cloud above historic Peace Valley Lutheran of northeast Harding County.

On the Open Road

June 29, 2015
Watching spring give way to summer on an 1,100-mile trip across South Dakota.

You Can Go Home Again

June 25, 2015
We’re simply the caretakers of houses … and recipes.

Leif Arne Holen of Norway helped disassemble and pack the Leet school for the overseas trip to Norway in 2007.

Leet School: Spanning Time and Space

June 23, 2015
A Sanborn County schoolhouse has new life inside a Norwegian museum.

Recent rains have helped, but parts of eastern South Dakota - including Roger Holtzmann s yard - are still in a moderate drought.

Thy Neighbor's Rain

June 18, 2015
Will wishing for moisture endanger your soul?

Badlands and Good People

June 16, 2015
History and geography have challenged the folks of Oglala Lakota County, but the future is solidly in their hands. Photo by Carl Johnson.

Keep It Simple

June 11, 2015
Modest fare makes for pleasant patio parties.

The sandstone architecture of Hot Springs, along with other amenities and a colorful history, elevate its status - at least in the mind of a fifth grader.

Major or Not?

June 10, 2015
Where does Hot Springs rank among American cities?

The Land and the Sea

June 2, 2015
You’ll find both in Marshall County. Photo by John Front.

Just Grill It

May 28, 2015
Summer is the season for cooking outdoors.

Late afternoon along the road through Union Grove State Park.

A Walk in the Woods

May 27, 2015
South Dakota’s forests are like a fantasy land.

Graduates coordinated an enthusiastic message at a South Dakota State University ceremony. Photo by Greg Latza.

Dear Young South Dakotan

May 21, 2015
Sage advice for our new graduates. Photo by Greg Latza.

Blessed Are The Butterfly Makers

May 20, 2015
A monarch garden adds color to your yard and maintains a healthy ecosystem.

Not Just Ranches and Rodeo

May 19, 2015
A creative streak runs though Perkins County.

Dozens of South Dakota towns field teams for the summer s baseball season.

Of Birds and Baseball

May 12, 2015
To some, our national pastime is as boring as dirt.

No matter the venue, Jim Thompson is at home behind the microphone. Photo by Jon Larsen.

More Than Talk

May 7, 2015
South Dakotans know Jim Thompson’s voice, but his actions have spoken louder. Photo by Jon Larsen.

Delights of Horseradish

May 6, 2015
Another reason it’s good to be German.

Too Many Counties?

May 5, 2015
You might think 66 is over the top, but there are interesting stories and places in every county. Today we begin a statewide exploration to find them.

Dakota Awakening

April 23, 2015
Grass is greener, the sky seems bluer and creatures are happy when spring arrives.

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