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Paul Higbee has written regularly for South Dakota Magazine since 1991, serving as the Black Hills correspondent. Paul and his wife Janet live in Spearfish.
March 28, 2017
West River was on the front lines of the Cold War.
January 11, 2017
South Dakotans helped shape professional football and its big game.
September 13, 2016
The sights and sounds of South Dakota are a relief after traveling the country. Photo by John Mitchell
August 11, 2016
Endurance racers test themselves on the Centennial Trail.
February 18, 2016
Emptiness can be distracting on South Dakota’s lonely highways. Photo by Greg Latza.
December 3, 2015
Paul Higbee travels West River with TV stars.
July 7, 2015
A walk through Spearfish’s cemetery rekindles memories of the mountain town’s colorful characters. Photo by John Mitchell.
June 10, 2015
Where does Hot Springs rank among American cities?
May 7, 2015
South Dakotans know Jim Thompson’s voice, but his actions have spoken louder. Photo by Jon Larsen.
March 4, 2015
West River’s love/hate relationship with spring snow.
January 19, 2015
Will you pass the test?
November 6, 2014
The Black Hills has developed its own unique vocabulary.
July 31, 2014
Paul Higbee suggests a slithery replacement for the venerable coyote.
May 8, 2014
There’s a lot for cross-country travelers to appreciate on South Dakota’s leg of I-90.
October 24, 2012
Voices from the past whisper in Spearfish's picturesque and historic cemetery.
March 12, 2012
In the Black Hills, a jacket with enormous pockets is a must.
November 11, 2011
No one expected heroism from Sturgis High School dropout Herbert Littleton, but quick thinking in a Korean foxhole earned him a serviceman's highest honor.