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The coyote became South Dakota s state animal in 1949. Some have suggested the bison would be more representative of the state. Paul Higbee wonders if rattlesnakes should be considered. Photo by Christian Begeman

A New State Animal?

July 31, 2014
Paul Higbee suggests a slithery replacement for the venerable coyote.

“Much At Loss for an Interpreter…”

July 29, 2014
Pierre Dorion bridged the language barrier between Lewis and Clark and the Yankton tribe. So why didn’t they keep him?

Peanuts, lime and ginger add Asian flare to this cool summer salad.

Cool as a Cucumber

July 25, 2014
Refreshing cucumber salad helps beat the heat on a steamy South Dakota summer day.

More Independent Grief

July 23, 2014
South Dakota's Secretary of State rejects gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers' running mate replacement.

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

July 22, 2014
Can you beat the heat without AC?

Æbleskiver is a traditional Danish pancake served every year at Viborg s Danish Days celebration.

Æbleskiver for All

July 15, 2014
Traditional food highlights Viborg’s Danish Days weekend.

Religious Freedom in the Corporate World

July 14, 2014
Interpreting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

Spinach is a tough plant, but its leaves make a light and simple salad with red onion tossed in a vinaigrette.

Stressing the Spinach

July 10, 2014
Turn hearty leafy greens into a light and simple salad.

Jonesing For Indies

July 9, 2014
Political independents face unique challenges to getting on South Dakota’s ballot.

The inside of a bloodroot flower, taken at Newton Hills State Park.

Dirty Work

July 7, 2014
Wildflowers are beautiful, but photographing them can be challenging.

First Lady of Territory Deserves Better

July 3, 2014
Amanda Pennington’s grave has gone unmarked for 130 years.

Gold miner Norman McCully s loot may be buried somewhere near Sheridan Lake.

The Lost Treasure of Burnt Ranch

July 1, 2014
Is a fortune in gold buried near Sheridan Lake?

Fran Hill s avocado toast topped with radish salad combines foods grown locally with those purchased at the grocery store.

Local or Not

June 26, 2014
Farm fresh is great, but don’t ignore the grocery store.

When the Governor Decides … And the Levee Breaks

June 25, 2014
How might you have handled the flooding in southeast South Dakota?

Titan tractor, owned by Jason Sweeter.

In the Red

June 24, 2014
The National Red Power Round Up brings hundreds of classic International Harvester tractors to Huron.

South Dakota Magazine editors are searching for the state s oldest buildings and artifacts, dating back to when Arthur Mellette (shown second from left) was our territorial governor. Photo courtesy of the Mellette Memorial Association.

Searching for the "Oldest"

June 18, 2014
What survives after 125 years of statehood?

Friends, family and dignitaries gathered on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen June 14 to dedicate a statue of Cresbard native Cecil Harris, the U.S. Navy s second-highest scoring ace during World War II.

Cecil Harris Honored in Aberdeen

June 17, 2014
A new statue honors South Dakota’s World War II flying ace.

Chores can wait when you have the chance to fish the Missouri RIver for walleye. Fran Hill likes to prepare it in a lemon and butter sauce.

Goin’ Fishin’

June 12, 2014
Chores can wait when there’s walleye to be caught.

Primary Lessons

June 11, 2014
For South Dakota Democrats, change will be a challenge.

The Man Who Wasn’t There

June 9, 2014
President Obama has been absent when the country needs him most.

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