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Storm clouds over a barn and silo east of Dell Rapids.

Dramatic Summer Skies

August 26, 2015
Beauty comes after the storm.

Moved by Water

August 25, 2015
Life in Campbell County has often revolved around the mighty Missouri River.

Legendary singer Sherwin Linton in his hometown of Hazel in 1975.

Our Fair Tour

August 24, 2015
The watermelon and South Dakota stories are on us.

While missing some elements of a classic Eggs Benedict, masa cakes and fresh garden salsa make this version light and flavorful.

Bed or Breakfast?

August 20, 2015
You’ll ignore the snooze button with this new take on Eggs Benedict.

A Modern-Day Homesteader

August 19, 2015
Meet Morgan Kontz, South Dakota Magazine’s new online ag columnist and a first-generation farm wife.

This 1967 photo shows University of South Dakota Students watching for the Dakota Days Parade in front of the old Co-Ed Theater (now Coyote Twin).

On with the Shows

August 13, 2015
A new non-profit organization gives Vermillion Theaters new life.

The Spirituality of Hanson County

August 11, 2015
Lakes, rivers, shrines and the inspiring story of two martyrs offer opportunities for quiet reflection.

Locally grown sweet corn is a late summer treat.

Neighborhood Shopping

August 6, 2015
Forget the store. The best sweet corn comes from the back of a pickup.

Flute Master

August 5, 2015
How Bryan Akipa keeps a Native musical tradition alive.

A patch of black-eyed Susan along the hiking trail at Lake Vermillion Recreation Area.

The Season of Color

July 29, 2015
South Dakota is most vibrant during summer.

West River Melting Pot

July 28, 2015
Haakon County was named for a Norwegian, home to a famous Scotsman and could hold Mexican buried treasure.

Brown Rice Garden Salad is the perfect late summer dish, accentuated by recently ripened garden tomatoes.

The Patient Gardener

July 23, 2015
When it comes to garden tomatoes, waiting is the hardest part.

Cattle and barbed wire fences are a constant thread along Highway 16, from East River through the Black Hills. However, the wire doesn’t keep this longhorn cow from roaming the quiet and timeworn roadway west of Philip. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

South Dakota Road Adventures

July 22, 2015
You’ll find natural landmarks, historic businesses and a stray cow or two.

Michael Zimny is a native of suburban Chicago, but has found a home in South Dakota s prairies and badlands.

Finding Home in Flyover Land

July 14, 2015
South Dakota Magazine’s newest web columnist took a circuitous path to South Dakota.

Prospectors have found oil in Harding County, but even greater riches are just across the state line.

Share That Black Gold

July 15, 2015
Surrounding states want to keep all their newfound oil for themselves. How rude.

Rocks, Rolls and Rivers

July 14, 2015
Visiting an ancient boulder is just the start of a tour through Moody County.

Crepes may not technically be South Dakotan, but over time they can become part of our culinary heritage.

Confessions of a First Generation South Dakotan

July 9, 2015
Our heritage shows up on our plates.

The author (left) and his legislative colleague Rep. Fred Deutsch took part in the Ride Across South Dakota (RASDAK). Their banner promotes South Dakota s new bicycling law.

My Other Pickup’s A Bike

July 8, 2015
At a certain age, two wheels become more fun than four.

Prominent Spearfish city leaders and important figures in Black Hills history lie in Spearfish s Rose Hill Cemetery. Photo by John Mitchell.

Atop Rose Hill

July 7, 2015
A walk through Spearfish’s cemetery rekindles memories of the mountain town’s colorful characters. Photo by John Mitchell.

The Amati  King  cello, housed at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, dates to the mid-1500s. It rarely travels, but is spending the summer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The King Hits the Road

July 2, 2015
A 450-year-old cello from Vermillion’s National Music Museum is spending the summer at The Met.

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