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Stick Around, Uncle Sam

October 2, 2013
Ten things South Dakota does not want the federal government to shut down.

USDA Photo.

Potatoes and Promises

September 26, 2013
South Dakota spuds served Swedish style — with cream and dill.

Recalls and Responsibility

September 25, 2013
Politicians ignore the popular will at their peril — that's the lesson we can take from Colorado's recent recall election.

Hearty poblano and corn crab chowder eases the transition from summer to fall. Photo by Fran Hill.

Bridging the Seasons

September 19, 2013
A hearty poblano and corn crab chowder uses fresh garden ingredients to ease the transition from summer to fall.

The proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Area is a voluntary program designed to protect the environment along the Missouri River between Pickstown and Sioux City. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

River Conservation — Where's the Downside?

September 18, 2013
The proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Area has one South Dakota senator in an uproar.

Lost in South Dakota

September 17, 2013
Stay safe when you explore our state's wide open spaces.

Another Good Day in the Badlands

September 16, 2013
Custer called it "a part of hell with the fires burned out," but modern travelers think the Badlands is a great place to visit.

The Situation in Syria

September 9, 2013
What policy should the Obama administration pursue in Syria?

Three Initiatives on Tap

September 4, 2013
Will the proposed initiated measures for 2014 be good for South Dakota workers?

Atop “the wall” looking westward just before sunset. Click to enlarge photos.

Grand River's Wall

September 3, 2013
To truly appreciate southwestern Corson County's beauty, it's best to take it slow.

The winners of the 2012 Heirloom Recipes Contest in Huron: Sheryl Kloss, Marie Harvey and Mike Sibson. Photo by Catherine Lambrecht.

Savoring the Story

August 29, 2013
Memories spice up the flavor of South Dakota’s food history.

NPR vs. South Dakota Foster Care

August 26, 2013
Let's revisit NPR's scathing critique of South Dakota's child protection policies.

Annie Creek Falls

August 23, 2013
Revealing another Spearfish Canyon secret.

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.

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