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Culture

Surviving Wind Chill


Chores need doing — even at 40 below.

Spooklight Road


An unexplainable light has puzzled Miner County residents for generations.

Terry’s Domain


Vermillion’s Terry Hill eyes a failing farmhouse and visualizes a dome.

Animal Wisdom Stories


Traditional tales as painted by Mark McGinnis.

The Rally Ritual


A local writer’s tour of the world’s wildest bike rally. Photo by Ron Linton

Our Three States


South Dakota culture from a New England perspective.

Advice from South Dakota Dads

June 15, 2017
Words of wisdom from South Dakota Magazine staffers' favorite dads.

Heartbeat of Mother Earth


The pow wow is more than music, dance and fun. It celebrates the very survival of Native tradition and culture.

Masons: Losing the Mystery


Will an open-door policy help fraternal groups like the Masons grow in South Dakota?

Prairie Potlucks: Our Idea of a Dinner Party


Potlucks can create a real community, as it existed when people were really neighbors.

Dancing in the Sacred Hoop


Kevin Locke travels the globe, a Lakota emissary for human harmony.

Abandoned


Photographing South Dakota’s forgotten automobiles.

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.

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