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Abandoned


Photographing South Dakota’s forgotten automobiles.

Spooklight Road


An unexplainable light has puzzled Miner County residents for generations.

Altars of Grass and Sky


George Prisbe-Przybysz’s spiritual paintings of unpopulated lands.

The Golden Oldies


Books every South Dakotan should read, selected by Watertown wordsmith Donus Roberts.

Grabbing Life By The Horns


Dodging bulls is risky business, but Jerry Norton loves the thrill. Photo by Doug Jorgensen.

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.

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