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Celebrate Cheesecake Day early with some brownie cherry cheesecake goodness.

Let Them Eat Cheesecake

January 24, 2013
Need an excuse to celebrate? This chocolaty cherry dessert is a party waiting to happen.

Photo by Katie Hunhoff.

Less Democracy in S.D.?

January 23, 2013
Three proposed bills could hinder democracy in South Dakota.

It's Never Too Cold

January 21, 2013
Searching for bright cardinals, majestic eagles and other winter birds is fun no matter what the temperature may be.

Sean Gallup from The Dharma Room teaches advanced yoga at the 2012 Sioux Falls Yoga Day.

Get Your Yoga On!

January 17, 2013
Sioux Falls Yoga Day shares yoga's benefits with the community.

Dorothy Shannon, Mitchell s benevolent baker. Photo from the Avera Brady Senior Living Facebook page.

Benevolent Baking

January 15, 2013
Dorothy Shannon of Mitchell mixes up goodies for others.

Perfection in Simplicity

January 15, 2013
Don't toy with a good martini.

Gerard Heier (pictured) and his brother David s Hosmer meat market is better known for delicious sausage than for head cheese....for now, anyway. Photo by John Andrews.

The Head Cheese

January 13, 2013
One spouse’s stomach is tested by a pork product from Hosmer.

John Andrews, South Dakota Magazine s new Managing Editor, and Editor Katie Hunhoff work hard to give you a great magazine 6 times a year.

Changing Roles

January 10, 2013
We're always looking for ways to make South Dakota Magazine better.

Soaking pork chops in a flavorful, beery brine results in most, tender meat. Photo by Fran Hill.

Post-Christmas Pork

January 10, 2013
Taking down decorations brews up a hunger for moist, tender chops.

No reason to let the elected folks in Pierre have all the fun — let regular citizens express their democratic power in an Online People s Assembly. Photo by Katie Hunhoff.

The Online People's Assembly

January 9, 2013
It's time to take South Dakota's tradition of democracy online.

A beautiful daughter, a perfect dress and a bunch of good friends, all ready for prom.

Why They Don't Let Dads Buy Prom Dresses

January 9, 2013
Camouflage formals are always in style, right?

The Elks Club

January 7, 2013
Wind Cave National Park should be as famous for its wildlife as it is for its underground passageways.

Driving in South Dakota s winter weather is not for the faint of heart. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Our Favorite Winter Sport

January 3, 2013
South Dakota's pioneer forebears may have been tough, but they never had to deal with the rigors of winter driving. 

A hunter takes aim in the snowy Black Hills. S.D. Tourism photo.

The Right to Bear Arms

January 2, 2013
Like it or not, gun ownership is a Constitutionally-protected American right.

A Somber Winter Read

December 27, 2012
The Children's Blizzard is heartbreaking, but well worth your time.

Tart lemon and fine bits of garlic create a bright dressing ideal for zinging up winter salads.

Keeping It Light

December 27, 2012
Aromatic garlic and tart lemon juice make an easy, light salad dressing to brighten up green salads.

The Mickelson Trail, one of the sites participating in the First Day Hikes program, hosts several snowshoe hikes throughout the winter. Photo by South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks.

First Day Hikes

December 26, 2012
Start off 2013 with fresh air, winter scenery and fun activities at one of South Dakota's state parks.

Schools should be safe, peaceful places — guns do not belong here. This photo of the former Spearfish High School was taken by Bernie Hunhoff in 2011.

Armed Teachers? Not In My Classroom

December 26, 2012
Filling South Dakota schools with gun-toting teachers won't help our kids feel safer — or be safer.

A Slideshow of Christmas Memories

December 24, 2012
Reflecting on the gifts of Christmases past...and the gift of the present moment. 

Springerle are a traditional German Christmas cookie with pictures pressed into the dough. Photo by Franz Muller.

Picture-Perfect Cookies

December 20, 2012
Enjoying springerle, an old German holiday treat, is a Christmas tradition for the Bensons of Brookings.

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