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Harvey Dunn, Working Man


Before the Kingsbury County artist gained fame through his prairie paintings, advertising illustrations paid the bills.

Under the Capitol Dome


A freshman lawmaker shares his experiences from inside the marbled halls of Pierre.

The Townskeeper


Philip O’Connor is the last man in Capa. Photo by Chad Coppess/S.D. Tourism

The Bottum family — Lorena, Faith and Jody —settled into a historic Hot Springs house that has space for the writer’s collection of more than 10,000 books.

Why The Bottums Belong In South Dakota


Jody Bottum — a successful writer on religion and politics, and the namesake of our ‘60s senator — shook his ‘creative carpet’ with a move to Hot Springs.

Lake Legends


History and mythology abound in our Glacial Lakes. Illustrations by Jim Pollock.

An artist s drawing of the  new  Corn Palace, with the lighted domes.

Cornstruction Nearly Complete

July 22, 2015
Plan to explore the revamped Corn Palace.

Love for the Game


Six baseball lifers explain their passion for our pastime. Photo by Christian Begeman.

The Rusty Shovel

May 21, 2015
A Scotland farmer honors an old tool with a new handle.

A Sun Dance and Maka Waconi: Circle of Life


A ritual of camaraderie and sacrifice. Photo by Michael Randall.

Trygve Trooien: Country Philosopher


Remembering the farmer and his unique clothing collection.

Will We Change?


South Dakota producers are raising organic beef without hormones. Even their grass is chemical free. But is their market green enough?

Eight hundred head of Black Angus cattle create a dusty haze as they move eastward to winter pasture west of Wilmot.

Head 'em Up

November 13, 2014
Tara Anderson shared these photos of her family's cattle drive west of Wilmot.

Dressed for Calving


Lessons learned on a Spink County farm.

Testing True Love in Faith


When romance is real, even goats cannot tear it asunder.

Crow Creek Christmas


Christian and Native beliefs have blended here since the 1860s.

A Working Artist


Sioux Falls' Marian Henjum labored in all areas of the art world to become South Dakota's premier watercolor artist.

Windrows in Minnehaha County will become bales by sundown. Photo by Marianne Larsen.

Making Hay


The work is hot and sweaty, dirty and dusty. But farmers and ranchers know it’s the best way to turn grass into food.

Oscar Howe’s Protégé


Bobby Penn became one of America’s leading Native artists. Photo by Don Doll.

Cowboy boots provide outdoor decor near Faith.

Boots, Caps and Taxes


Here’s why South Dakota is different than anywhere else on Earth.

Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Discourse in Dad's Dairy Barn


Treasured memories of milking time from an eastern South Dakota farm girl.

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