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Katie Hunhoff

Travel & Culture Columnist

Katie is the publisher of South Dakota Magazine. She coordinates our feature articles and photography, and guides the editorial process along from issue to issue.

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A New Year s greeting is drawn on the Missouri River beach near Yankton.

A New Year for South Dakota

January 26, 2015
These resolutions would make our state even better.

Order takers at The Wrangler include Steve and Amanda Blume and their daughter, Reghan.

Dreaming in South Dakota

January 13, 2015
Our magazine’s newest feature lets readers imagine, “What if?”

A Fresh Look at Lakota History

November 10, 2014
Josephine Waggoner’s decades-old Standing Rock stories are finally published.

Sica Hollow in Roberts County is beautiful by day, but strange things happen there after the sun goes down. Photo by Christian Begeman

Autumn Mysteries

October 28, 2014
Explore these South Dakota spooky places — if you dare. Photo by Christian Begeman

Mayor J.C. Heath wants readers to know that Cottonwood isn t a ghost town yet. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff

Seeing South Dakota’s Promise and Possibilities

August 13, 2014
There are treasures in every corner of our state.

First Lady of Territory Deserves Better

July 3, 2014
Amanda Pennington’s grave has gone unmarked for 130 years.

South Dakota Magazine editors are searching for the state s oldest buildings and artifacts, dating back to when Arthur Mellette (shown second from left) was our territorial governor. Photo courtesy of the Mellette Memorial Association.

Searching for the "Oldest"

June 18, 2014
What survives after 125 years of statehood?

South Dakota Magazine s publishing headquarters was once the home of territorial governor John Pennington. The magazine is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Our Best Stories, Revisited

April 7, 2014
As South Dakota Magazine turns 30, we’re gathering the state’s most entertaining tales.

About 300 bald eagles spend the winter in South Dakota along the Missouri River or in the Black Hills. Photo by Harlan Humphrey.

Eagle Season

March 18, 2014
Spring is the perfect time to spot these majestic birds.

Phil O Connor is the last resident of Capa, where he lives in the house his parents and grandparents lived before him. Photo by Chad Coppess/S.D. Tourism.

One Man Towns

March 3, 2014
There’s still life in these South Dakota hamlets.

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?

Lost in South Dakota

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

Bernie Hunhoff happened across this Bennett County tornado while traveling Highway 18.

The Winds of Destruction

June 24, 2013
When summer days turn dark, the swirling winds of tornadoes bring tragedy to South Dakota.

Dakota Territory Governor John Pennington s Yankton house is now home to South Dakota Magazine.

A Scoundrel and a Saint

April 25, 2013
John Pennington and Arthur Mellette had very different ideas on governing Dakota Territory.

Sparky s owner is Ryan Maher, a young entrepreneur and South Dakota state senator.

South Dakota's Best Breakfasts

March 26, 2013
Traveling salesmen tipped us off about these three excellent eateries.

Geddes leaders hope to raise $40,000 to make repairs on Peter Norbeck s childhood home.

Norbeck's Home In Need

February 27, 2013
The childhood home of one of our greatest leaders, Peter Norbeck, can be visited in Geddes, but it needs some work.

 Black Hills Climbs , a feature in our Outdoors Issue, explores six tried and true trails that showcase the splendor — and the beauty— of the Black Hills. Photo by Chad Coppess / S.D. Tourism

Spring Arrives at SD Magazine

February 20, 2013
South Dakota Magazine's annual outdoors issue has arrived!

Mike Welchnyski oversees the care of hundreds of animals at the Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary in Spearfish. Several animals are used for a living nativity each Christmas season in the sanctuary s barn. South Dakota Magazine photo.

Christmas Spirit of the Hills

December 18, 2012
The Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Spearfish hosts a very special live nativity.

Museum Pieces

November 7, 2012
Surprises await you at South Dakota museums.

Cuthbert  Old Paps  DuCharme was one of many colorful characters in South Dakota s past. His trading post rests in Geddes  city park.

Reminders of Our Outlaw Days

October 10, 2012
Remnants of South Dakota's wild frontier history are all around us.

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