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The construction of Fort Randall Dam created Lake Francis Case, which extends more than 105 miles upstream. The community of Pickstown sprung up near the dam and was named in honor of Gen. Lewis A. Pick.

Taming a Wild River

June 20, 2018
Two quarreling engineers created a plan to calm and control the Mighty Missouri.

Hell Canyon’s Flower Power

June 18, 2018
Colorful life re-emerges in the aftermath of the Jasper Fire.

Chasing Birds

May 30, 2018
Following our feathered friends makes an enjoyable spring pastime.

Anticipating a Garden Bounty

May 24, 2018
Bell peppers are still a few months away, but a chef can dream.

Citrus Success

May 10, 2018
Whether you grow your own lemons or not, Mom will appreciate Lemon Crème Brûlée this Mother’s Day.

Heads Up, Ralph

May 8, 2018
The perils of life on a gravel road.

The Turtle on Snake Butte

May 2, 2018
The story behind this stone effigy near Pierre remains a mystery. Photo by John Mitchell.

Easy as Tamale Pie

April 26, 2018
Here’s a Midwest twist on an authentic Mexican dish.

Almost-Spring Journal

April 25, 2018
Winter doesn’t want to let go this year, but Christian Begeman still found signs of spring amidst the snow.

Reminders of Our Outlaw Days

April 17, 2018
Every region has favorite outlaws and villains, but few have the outlaw-rich history of Dakota Territory and South Dakota.

Put it on the Board

April 10, 2018
A chalk art movement is growing in Rapid City.

Pizza lovers will inhale this concoction of artichoke, spinach, tomato, salami and cheese. Photo by Fran Hill.

Adventures in Pizza Topping

March 29, 2018
From sauerkraut to brussels sprouts, almost anything goes on top of pizza crust.

Have Scoop Shovel, Will Travel

March 21, 2018
Remembering the March Blizzard of 1942.

A South Dakota Quiz

March 20, 2018
How well do you know our state?

Supper at the Calfeteria

March 15, 2018
Beef fajitas are a hit in cattle country.

Spearfish’s Pot Pedaler

March 7, 2018
The Black Hills are the perfect place for a mountain biking potter.

Roasted cod with panko breading is an elevated version of the fish sticks that Fran Hill longed for as a child.

Forbidden Fish

March 1, 2018
An exiled childhood meal is an adult favorite.

The Colors of Winter

February 28, 2018
Reds, blues and golds stand out against winter’s white.

Wolf Country Even Today?

February 20, 2018
The wild animals no longer live in South Dakota, but stragglers do wander through.

Terry Peak’s Inferno

February 13, 2018
Today it’s a ski slope, but decades ago it was South Dakota’s secret cave bar.

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