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Graduates coordinated an enthusiastic message at a South Dakota State University ceremony. Photo by Greg Latza.

Dear Young South Dakotan

May 21, 2015
Sage advice for our new graduates. Photo by Greg Latza.

Blessed Are The Butterfly Makers

May 20, 2015
A monarch garden adds color to your yard and maintains a healthy ecosystem.

Not Just Ranches and Rodeo

May 19, 2015
A creative streak runs though Perkins County.

Dozens of South Dakota towns field teams for the summer s baseball season.

Of Birds and Baseball

May 12, 2015
To some, our national pastime is as boring as dirt.

No matter the venue, Jim Thompson is at home behind the microphone. Photo by Jon Larsen.

More Than Talk

May 7, 2015
South Dakotans know Jim Thompson’s voice, but his actions have spoken louder. Photo by Jon Larsen.

Delights of Horseradish

May 6, 2015
Another reason it’s good to be German.

Too Many Counties?

May 5, 2015
You might think 66 is over the top, but there are interesting stories and places in every county. Today we begin a statewide exploration to find them.

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.


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.

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