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Ma amoul is a molded cookie stuffed with dates or walnuts that is popular in the Middle East. Photo by Sanaa Abourezk.

Molding Ma'amoul

December 5, 2013
Sioux Falls chef Sanaa Abourezk's molded, stuffed cookies are a celebration of friendship.

West River Photo Hunt

December 4, 2013
No animal is off limits when your weapon is a camera.

The Affordable Care Act vs Religious Freedom

December 2, 2013
Hobby Lobby is battling the government over birth control.

Give thanks for Thanksgiving leftovers with cheesy turkey quesadillas with roasted chiles and flavorful ham. Photo by Fran Hill.

I Am Thankful

November 27, 2013
This recipe for poblano, ham and turkey quesadillas inspires extra gratitude for Thanksgiving and its leftovers.

A Friend Remembers Richard Benda

November 27, 2013
To this person, Richard's death isn't news. It isn't politics. It just hurts.

Influential men decided to make South Dakota a state during an 1879 Thanksgiving Day dinner in Yankton. Photo of Yankton s territorial capitol replica by Andrea Maibaum.

Statehood Began With a Turkey Dinner

November 26, 2013
A meal and meeting of the minds in Yankton helped give birth to South Dakota.

Æblekage is an easy Danish dessert made from layers of applesauce and toasted crumbs.

Æblekage: A Crummy Dessert

November 21, 2013
Layers of applesauce and breadcrumbs make an easy treat for Viborg Danes and frugal folks.

First Lady Linda Daugaard, Karen Michels, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Governor Dennis Daugaard presided over the state s first quasquicentennial event in Yankton on Nov. 2. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Celebrating You and Me and South Dakota

November 19, 2013
President Harrison's signature made South Dakota a state. But what forces created the South Dakota character?

Pillars of Light

November 18, 2013
Witness the heavenly beauty of the northern lights in South Dakota's skies.

Photo by Fran Hill.

What Time Is Dinner?

November 14, 2013
Make Thanksgiving a real feast day by starting out with creamy autumn yogurt parfaits.

A Scandal Unfolds

November 13, 2013
Why South Dakotans must pay attention to the EB-5 investigation.

Obama's Scarlet Sound Bite

November 7, 2013
"If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it" may be the phrase President Obama is remembered by.

Fall scene in Brookings County. Click to enlarge photos.

Fall Medicine

November 4, 2013
A day spent in search of southeastern South Dakota's autumn beauty is good for the soul.

Photo by Fran Hill.

Go Eat Worms!

October 30, 2013
An easy, playful sandwich fuels little ghouls and goblins for a night of Halloween fun.

"Free Leonard Peltier," Says SD Republican

October 30, 2013
Republican legislator Steve Hickey has a controversial proposal for improving white-Native American relations.

A traveling exhibit at the Washington Pavilion features a replica of Sue the T. rex.

Sue's Back in South Dakota!

October 28, 2013
A replica of the largest, most complete and most controversial Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever unearthed is on display in Sioux Falls.

The Original Kimball Popcorn Ball

October 24, 2013
A blend of butter, corn, marshmallows and entrepreneurial spirit binds one Brule County town.

Noem and the Budget Crisis

October 22, 2013
The Aberdeen American News has lost patience with South Dakota's lone representative in the U.S. House.

Celebrating with Martha & Roger

October 18, 2013
Do the holidays up right with these tips from two of America's greatest proponents of graceful living.

Leaping Around the World

October 18, 2013
The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is saying goodbye to a treasured artifact this weekend.

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