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Roger Holtzmann

Contributing Editor

Roger is a veteran staffer. He has been contributing since 1989, and now writes features and a humor column for the magazine.

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Disappearing Gravel and Other Weighty Matters

March 23, 2017
Spring brings familiar battles for South Dakotans.

Culinary Mysteries

February 7, 2017
Debating the merits of smoked meats and cream can cooking.

Could Holland s Mill be the site of a Real Housewives of Milbank confrontation?

Real Housewives of Milbank?

October 18, 2016
Our humor columnist believes a reality show could raise South Dakota’s profile.

Navigating the Dog Days

August 23, 2016
A hodgepodge of summertime advice from our resident humor columnist.

A Hero In All But His Own Eyes

April 12, 2016
The Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs honors South Dakota’s only living Medal of Honor recipient.

My Kind of Town

March 22, 2016
One man’s ideal home.

Kicking Tires in Pierre

January 27, 2016
Medicaid? Education? Think again. These are the laws South Dakotans really need.

The World War II version of the USS South Dakota was active from 1942 to 1947.

Our Blue Water Navy

November 19, 2015
A new South Dakota will soon sail the seas.

Prospectors have found oil in Harding County, but even greater riches are just across the state line.

Share That Black Gold

July 15, 2015
Surrounding states want to keep all their newfound oil for themselves. How rude.

The Amati  King  cello, housed at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, dates to the mid-1500s. It rarely travels, but is spending the summer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The King Hits the Road

July 2, 2015
A 450-year-old cello from Vermillion’s National Music Museum is spending the summer at The Met.

Recent rains have helped, but parts of eastern South Dakota - including Roger Holtzmann s yard - are still in a moderate drought.

Thy Neighbor's Rain

June 18, 2015
Will wishing for moisture endanger your soul?

Dozens of South Dakota towns field teams for the summer s baseball season.

Of Birds and Baseball

May 12, 2015
To some, our national pastime is as boring as dirt.

Yankton s annual citywide cleanup week is a sure sign that spring has arrived.

The First Toilet of Spring

March 31, 2015
Porcelain on the curb marks the official change in seasons.

What Happened in Wilmot

February 24, 2015
A survivor’s account of the 1939 Wilmot school explosion.

The city of Sioux Falls is home to 165,000 people, while its metro area includes nearly 245,000, making it South Dakota s metropolis.

Metropolis and Me

February 10, 2015
A South Dakotan’s complicated relationship with our biggest city.

The Verendryes claimed present-day South Dakota for France by burying this plate near the Missouri River in 1743. Could you do the same today?

Louie, Louie, Rene and Me

December 16, 2014
Can you still claim land by burying a lead plate?

Fall is when leaves change color and lawns become decorated with campaign signs.

Politics as Usual

October 21, 2014
There’s an election coming, but will anything really change?

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

July 22, 2014
Can you beat the heat without AC?

Titan tractor, owned by Jason Sweeter.

In the Red

June 24, 2014
The National Red Power Round Up brings hundreds of classic International Harvester tractors to Huron.

Today, South Dakota farms are addressed based on their distance from Wyoming and North Dakota.

Hang a Left on 438th Street

May 19, 2014
Twenty years ago, some South Dakotans weren’t sure about the new Rural Addressing System.

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