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Our managing editor, web editor and history columnist is John Andrews, a Lake Norden native who attended SDSU, wrote for the Brookings Register and earned a master's degree in history at USD before joining our staff. John writes features, edits our many departments and oversees the day to day writing of the magazine.
September 23, 2014
Five books I’d recommend to any South Dakotan.
September 9, 2014
Josiah and Hattie Phillips drew a town and watched it grow.
August 29, 2014
Forty South Dakota artists explain what their state means to them.
August 12, 2014
In Mitchell, we saw two good baseball games and learned a lesson in helping your neighbors.
July 29, 2014
Pierre Dorion bridged the language barrier between Lewis and Clark and the Yankton tribe. So why didn’t they keep him?
July 15, 2014
Traditional food highlights Viborg’s Danish Days weekend.
July 1, 2014
Is a fortune in gold buried near Sheridan Lake?
June 17, 2014
A new statue honors South Dakota’s World War II flying ace.
June 3, 2014
Answer: The last Democrat elected governor of South Dakota.
May 20, 2014
Our connection to horse racing’s elite accomplishment.
May 6, 2014
Glimpses of South Dakotans who fought in the Great War.
April 22, 2014
It’s not as easy as one huckster led Dakotans to believe.
April 8, 2014
A glimpse at mid-19th century river valley life from America’s great naturalist.
March 25, 2014
William Burkett credited his success to a portion of Mount Rushmore that workers never finished.
March 11, 2014
John Pope Hodnett’s dream of a Yankton County Irish colony disappeared as quickly as the water in his lake.
February 25, 2014
Tom Douglas was a rapscallion entrepreneur who helped others find freedom in South Dakota.
February 18, 2014
Hazel Mahone traveled the world with a message of goodwill.
February 11, 2014
Ted Blakey’s ancestors were slaves, but he helped advance Civil Rights in South Dakota.
February 4, 2014
Rural South Dakota became a destination for African-Americans wanting to escape oppression.
November 26, 2013
A meal and meeting of the minds in Yankton helped give birth to South Dakota.