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Dakota Awakening

April 23, 2015
Grass is greener, the sky seems bluer and creatures are happy when spring arrives.

Yankton has always been a town of big ideas, starting with its designation as territorial capitol in 1861. Now the city thinks it’s time for another big idea.

Every South Dakota Town Needs a Big Idea

April 22, 2015
And the search is on in Yankton.

Pasques are pretty, but chives add more to these scrambled eggs.

To Pick a Pasque

April 16, 2015
Instead of the state flower, Fran Hill is growing chives. They go better with eggs, anyway.

Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The bluff from which its stones were quarried stands to the right.

Rock Solid Faith

April 9, 2015
Three historic stone churches stand as tributes to our beliefs.

Roasted cod with panko breading is an elevated version of the fish sticks that Fran Hill longed for as a child.

Forbidden Fish

April 2, 2015
An exiled childhood meal is an adult favorite.

Yankton s annual citywide cleanup week is a sure sign that spring has arrived.

The First Toilet of Spring

March 31, 2015
Porcelain on the curb marks the official change in seasons.

Grand Marshals Marvin Martilla and Lila Grape wear royal purple and Nile green, traditional colors of St. Urho s Day.

Finns Celebrate St. Urho

March 25, 2015
Honoring the patron saint in Lake Norden.

Distractions

March 19, 2015
Sometimes they're exactly what you need. Here's a chocolate chip and peanut butter banana bread recipe to accompany you on them.

Gann Valley s starts included Marvin Speck (11), Alfred St. John (5) and the amazing Ray Deloria (6) who also had a tough home life but amazed his coach, teammates and spectators with his basketball abilities.

March Madness, South Dakota Style

March 18, 2015
Ray Deloria put on the show of a lifetime at the 1955 State "B" basketball tournament.

March Madness is Here

March 10, 2015
It’s an exciting time to be a college basketball fan in South Dakota.

Digging out from a spring blizzard is almost a point of pride for Black Hills residents.

Awaiting a March Blizzard

March 4, 2015
West River’s love/hate relationship with spring snow.

Simplicity is the beauty and challenge of a Lakota youth camp that grew from one woman s vision quest.

One Woman’s Vision

February 26, 2015
Camps on the Rosebud Reservation reconnect children with their Lakota roots.

Reflected clouds at Falls Park.

Upon Further Reflection

February 25, 2015
Water and ice make photos twice as nice.

What Happened in Wilmot

February 24, 2015
A survivor’s account of the 1939 Wilmot school explosion.

Happy and Hearty

February 19, 2015
Beef Stroganoff is bliss on a cold winter day.

Raising Legislator Pay

February 18, 2015
S.D. lawmakers are among the lowest paid in the nation. Sound familiar?

The city of Sioux Falls is home to 165,000 people, while its metro area includes nearly 245,000, making it South Dakota s metropolis.

Metropolis and Me

February 10, 2015
A South Dakotan’s complicated relationship with our biggest city.

Sweet scallops over linguini could win your Valentine s heart.

Love Language

February 5, 2015
This year, try sweet-talking your Valentine with food.

The Case Against SB 166

February 4, 2015
Why it weakens South Dakota’s initiative and referendum process.

An abandoned schoolhouse in north Codington County taken on Jan. 10.

Only the Best

February 3, 2015
How Ansel Adams inspires a South Dakota photographer.

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