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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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The Tinkertown Pheasant is the state’s biggest concrete bird. It was built in 1950 along Highway 212.

Meet the Beasts

August 28, 2012
Wild animals, both real and imagined, lurk at these South Dakota roadside attractions.

The outline of the stone serpent on Snake Butte was made clearer with a dusting of flour for this photo taken by the South Dakota Archaeological Society.

Mystery Mosaics in Hughes County

August 1, 2012
The origins of central South Dakota's stone snakes and turtles are still unknown.

Lessons From a Hoop Dancer

July 19, 2012
Lakota artist Kevin Locke's sacred messages of peace and hope are deeply rooted in Great Plains culture.

Lawrence Diggs, founder of Roslyn s International Vinegar Museum. Photo by Jerry Wilson.

Our Vinegar Town

June 6, 2012
Roslyn's museum is a storehouse for all things sour.

Maria Pontiero of Nucci s Italian Bistro in Sioux Falls.

Land of Infinitely Interesting Eateries

February 22, 2012
The stories are almost as enticing as the food in South Dakota's ethnic restaurants.

The late Jack Reich of Isabel painted and wrote novels despite not having the use of his hands.

The Isabel Artist

February 10, 2012
One Dewey County man wrote novels, painted West River landscapes and lived an active life without letting his disabilities get in the way. 

Well-known fiddler Owen DeJong (left) of Wakonda and singer John McNeill of Springfield are regulars at the Gayville Hall.

Small Town Saturday Nights

January 25, 2012
Generous Glacial Lakes musicians revitalize their communities with their rollicking tunes.

Christmas at the Poor House

December 23, 2011
A Depression-era Christmas at the Charles Mix County Home for the Poor provided a rich memory for Hilda McKnight of Academy. 

Sioux Falls psychic Donna O Dea

Sioux Falls Ghost Buster

October 28, 2011
Ghosts are every bit as human as we are, and their stories are rich and varied, according to Sioux Falls psychic Donna O'Dea.

Pick The Green Tomatoes

September 28, 2011
Ideas from our readers of what to do with unripe (but still nutritious!) green tomatoes.

Gardener's Pie

September 15, 2011
Gundy's Market in Yankton is a fun Saturday morning stop, and a great place to find fresh produce to experiment with in the kitchen. 

Our Zucchini Cook-off

September 1, 2011
We were all winners in South Dakota Magazine's zucchini cooking competition.

Summer Garden Pasta

August 29, 2011
In my opinion, nothing smells better than tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden. This weekend a friend gave me some fresh basil, and I had onions and tomatoes that needed to be picked.

Different in Good Ways

August 19, 2011
Meet our managing editor and food columnist, Katie Hunhoff.

Bernie, Emma Lou and the rhubarb torte at the 2011 Hunhoff picnic.

Bernie's Favorite Dessert

July 22, 2011
The Hunhoffs have been gathering for a Fourth of July picnic for over 20 years. Culinary-wise, it's the highlight of the summer. 

Rita s pea salad.

Easy Summer Salad

July 19, 2011
Today I ate lunch at the Open Door in Menno. It's been years since I've visited the tiny, pretty town located near the James River. My dad told me that people used to come for miles around on Sundays to drink a cold beer in Menno's very popular beer garden, which was more like a back alley than a garden.

Zucchini Brownies: Hold the Eggs

July 18, 2011
Bakers have bombarded the South Dakota Magazine office with phone calls after reading the feature in our July/August issue about our office zucchini cook-off. Departments Editor John Andrews submitted a recipe for zucchini brownies, a dish that doesn’t exactly feature the vegetable but may be one of the tastiest ways ever devised to get rid of a cup or two. Seasoned bakers believe we made an ...

Yeller guarding the South Dakota Magazine garden.

Almost Tomato Time

July 11, 2011
I've never canned vegetables before but I'm determined to start this summer. My motivation is a New York Times review I recently read on the book "Tomatoland" by Barry Estabrook. 

Strawberry Crisp


We have a small strawberry patch behind the South Dakota Magazine office and it seems it is at its peak right now. 

Rapid City Peregrine Release: Now on Live Feed

June 22, 2011
Raptor biologist Janie Fink released osprey near Yankton a few years ago. Now she's in Rapid City releasing peregrine falcons.

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