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In winter, replace juicy garden tomatoes with beets in your romaine salad.

Beeting the Winter Blues

January 23, 2014
South Dakotans longing for garden tomatoes can persevere with vibrant beets.

Can We Shoot for Second-Worst?

January 22, 2014
Teachers make less money in South Dakota than any other state. Can we fix the problem? Or do we really want to?

Bob Uecker, Sioux Falls, is guided by Nick Nolen, Rapid City, at Black Hills Ski for Light 2013.

Black Hills Ski for Light

January 20, 2014
Black Hills Regional Ski for Light helps the visually impaired and wheelchair bound enjoy the snow.

Deconstructing Christiegate

January 15, 2014
How political judgments are made in the statehouse and the White House.

Use Shrimp Scampi and Chicken Sausage with Spinach as a party appetizer or toss it with pasta for a complete meal. Photo by Fran Hill.

Dear Brian

January 9, 2014
Fran Hill's shrimp scampi with chicken sausage and spinach recipe will satisfy at least one hungry reader.

If We Could Just Talk...

January 8, 2014
South Dakota ag groups are working with animal welfare supporters to create an animal cruelty bill both groups can support.

An early December sunset captured near Hartford, South Dakota. Click to enlarge photos.

Photography in Long Underwear Season

December 30, 2013
Bundle up and experience the beautiful side of South Dakota's harsh winter weather.

All I Want for Christmas

December 24, 2013
There's no place like South Dakota for the holidays...or any day.

Visit the Historic Adams House to get a glimpse of Deadwood s holiday traditions in the 1890s. Photo by Rebecca Johnson.

Deadwood's Christmas Past

December 17, 2013
Tours at the Historic Adams House highlight local holiday traditions from the 1890s. 

With the right gadgets, cooking up pecan-crusted chicken with au gratin potato stacks is a snap. Photo by Fran Hill.

Gadgets for the Cook

December 12, 2013
A couple of kitchen tools make it easy to prepare pecan-crusted chicken and au gratin potato stacks.

What s the proper role of government in South Dakota s economic development? Photo by Katie Hunhoff.

Manpower and Free Market Fundamentals

December 11, 2013
What's the proper role of government in South Dakota's economic development?

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.

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