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How a rocky Black Hills slope blossoms under a hand that works with nature.
Photographer Carl Johnson explores the Badlands in winter.
After a dozen years of work and early opposition, an old railroad line became the Mickelson Trail.
Along the Missouri, near the mouth of the White River, are smoking hills that explorers thought might be South Dakota volcanoes.
Pheasants and fellowship fill the air as the season begins October 15.
After 150 years of plowing, just 2 percent of the tallgrass prairie that once dominated eastern South Dakota remains.
Crow Peak’s present is devastating, but its future could be bright.
Kayaking Black Hills lakes can be life changing.
The Crazy Horse Volksmarch has grown to become America’s most popular hike.
How ancient Black Hills trees reveal our natural history. Photo by Stephen Gassman.
An experienced hiker ranks the 111-mile path through South Dakota’s mountainous pine forest as one of America’s finest long distance trails.
A Lyman County farmer’s photography captures night heavens.
November 23, 2015
The first major snowstorm of the season hit the midwest on Friday. Photos by Christian Begeman.
Six photographers tell us where they find their favorite fall foliage shots.
South Dakota’s skies, among the darkest in the country, are a stargazer’s delight. Photo by Christian Begeman.
Development imperils one of our prized waterways, but farmers and river rats are cooperating to make it safer for man and fish. Photo by Greg Latza.
Yankton took a shot at becoming an archery mecca — and hit the bull’s-eye.
Education, exercise and entertainment lure birders to the great outdoors. Photo by Kelly Preheim.
A four-hour squeeze leads to a portion of Jewel Cave that many visitors will never see.
Snowboarders delight on Black Hills peaks. Photo by Jeremiah M. Murphy.