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Rockin' the Spearfish Pavilion


Fifty years ago, the Black Hills drew the biggest names in music.

Joyce Hofer of Freeman is a former Schmeckfest chairwoman. Photo by Katie Hunhoff.

Freeman's Tasting Festival


Schmeckfest, a festival of German food, has been a Hutchinson County tradition for over 50 years.

A boy marvels at “Iron Star” by John Lopez. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff. Click to enlarge photo.

Art al Fresco


Move over, Mount Rushmore. Outdoor art is flourishing in communities all over South Dakota.

Katharina Redlin, pictured here with one of the cockatiels she raised and sold, found a peaceful life waiting for her in Summit.

Love Letter From Grant County


The promise of security lured Katharina Redlin to Grant County. Love kept her there.

Galen Wallum displays a few of the paintings he pulled out of his pickup trailer.

High in the Saddle


Wall’s cowboy artist Galen Wallum paints a vanishing breed.

Staging Comebacks


Century-old opera houses are regaining their former stature.

The Wheat Ritual


Wheat is just dark bread to most Americans, but it encompasses history, geography and a way of life for thousands of South Dakota farm families.

Ten ‘Must See’ South Dakota Paintings


Take a look at these noteworthy works of art located within South Dakota's borders.

South Dakota’s Corn Culture


Pioneers would be amazed at how one golden crop has transformed the state's landscape and lifestyle.

Saving Their Language


A movement is in progress to fight the decline of the Lakota and Dakota languages by creating a new generation of speakers.  

Pettigrew's Redemption


Might a sculptor vindicate Sioux Falls' forgotten father?

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