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Photo by Fran Hill.

Don't Tell Roger

August 22, 2013
Summer squash haters don't need to know what's inside these delicious meatballs.

The State of South Dakota Journalism

August 21, 2013
While razzing reporters is as popular as dissing school lunch, South Dakota's newspapers are far from hopeless.

Early morning view of the Sand Hills of South Dakota. Click to enlarge photos.

Dakota's Other Dunes

August 20, 2013
Once a desert, the Sand Hills in Bennett County are now an oasis for migrating birds and other wildlife.

Tines of Thanks

August 19, 2013
Pitchforks and searing hot oil seal friendships at the Cutts family's annual fondue party near Mission Hill.

Co-op Natural Foods Day

August 15, 2013
August 17 is Co-op Natural Foods Day in South Dakota.

Eleventh Hour Gulch

August 14, 2013
Golden moments spent hiking in Spearfish Canyon.

On our prairie lakes, such as Lewis and Clark in Yankton (pictured) sailors rarely find themselves with a lack of wind power. South Dakota is consistently ranked as one of the top ten windiest states in the nation. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Writers on Wind

August 13, 2013
Capturing the sound, bite and relentlessness of prairie gales with words.

Deep in Denial

August 12, 2013
The Army and FBI's inability to recognize a ticking time bomb made Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's rampage at Ft. Hood possible.

WARNING: These innocent-looking brownies may contain zucchini. Eat at your own risk...or click here for the recipe.

Warning: May Contain Zucchini

August 12, 2013
Roger Holtzmann proposes an act to ensure full disclosure in baked goods. 

Fran's Garden Burgers

August 8, 2013
Meat substitutes don't satisfy the way this beef-free, garden fresh summer treat does.

Child anticipates taking wing.

Leaving Her South Dakota Nest

August 7, 2013
"We wouldn't have given them wings if we had known they were going to fly," muses one Watertown papa.

Common Cause on Common Core

August 7, 2013
Cory Heidelberger has found an unlikely ally against the implementation of Common Core standards in South Dakota.

If South Dakotans pick their nastiest bulls and feed  em gunpowder-laced alfalfa, we can bring the world a Running of the Bulls worth remembering. Photo by Andrea Maibaum.

Let's Get In on this Opportunity!

August 6, 2013
South Dakota has the talent and the toughness to unwimpify the annual Running of the Bulls.

The west side of Slim Buttes bathed in the light of the evening sun. Click to enlarge photos.

Harding County Treasures

August 5, 2013
Northwestern South Dakota is rich with beauty and scenery at Slim Buttes, the Cave Hills and the Jumpoff. 

Jeff and Jolene Stewart raise aronia berries near Wagner, South Dakota. Photo by Loretta Sorenson.

Better Living Through Berries

August 1, 2013
At Aronia Acres near Wagner, Jeff & Jolene Stewart are making South Dakota healthier one berry at a time.

Keeping Our Fiscal House in Order

July 30, 2013
The Motor City's money woes highlight the good sense of South Dakota's fiscal policy. 

Photo by Fran Hill.

Summer Bucket List

July 25, 2013
Check picnicking off your summer to-do list with Fran Hill's flavorful pressed sandwich.

No Bucks in Aberdeen Beef?

July 24, 2013
The Northern Beef Packers bankruptcy raises questions about economic development in South Dakota.

Timon Cave

July 23, 2013
Rediscovering a hidden Black Hills treasure.

Early morning at the lower falls of the Big Sioux in Sioux Falls. Click to enlarge photos.

Sioux Quartzite's Ancient Beauty

July 22, 2013
This hard pink stone forms some of Minnehaha County's most dramatically beautiful scenic spots.

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