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The Scandal Evolves

September 17, 2014
Will EB-5 affect the race for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat?

Sioux Falls had several founding fathers, but Josiah Phillips and his wife Hattie nurtured the young town along the Big Sioux River.

The Parents of Sioux Falls

September 9, 2014
Josiah and Hattie Phillips drew a town and watched it grow.

Pho, a rich Vietnamese soup, isn t on the menu at The Homesteader restaurant in Gregory, but locals know it s available for lunch.

What’s Pho Lunch?

September 4, 2014
A rich Vietnamese soup if you’re exploring Gregory County.

Pay Better Wages!

September 3, 2014
Workforce summits ignore the obvious.

The parenting adventure begins when they re babies.

Built: A Generation

September 2, 2014
Reflections on family and becoming empty nesters.

125 Years on Canvas

August 29, 2014
Forty South Dakota artists explain what their state means to them.

An approaching storm over Highway 212 in Codington County.

Beauty in the Storm

August 26, 2014
When you endure South Dakota’s fickle summers, storms can be a blessing.

Dream of that new front porch over a breakfast of scrambled eggs with pesto and white beans.

Dreaming Over Eggs

August 21, 2014
This fluffy but hearty breakfast fuels all the day’s aspirations.

Curbside Wisdom

August 20, 2014
Making a case for education equality on South Dakota’s reservations.

A Second for the Rattlesnake

August 14, 2014
More support for the serpent as our state animal.

Mayor J.C. Heath wants readers to know that Cottonwood isn t a ghost town yet. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff

Seeing South Dakota’s Promise and Possibilities

August 13, 2014
There are treasures in every corner of our state.

Ten-year-old Chloe Holzwarth displays the Sam Bat for the crowd while auctioneer Lanning Edwards takes bids between games of the state amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell Saturday. Photo by Craig Wenzel/Wessington Springs True Dakotan

Generosity at the Ballpark

August 12, 2014
In Mitchell, we saw two good baseball games and learned a lesson in helping your neighbors.

Fran Hill satiates her craving for bleu cheese by incorporating it into a bacony potato salad, the perfect side for a summer barbecue.

I Want the Bleus

August 7, 2014
Enjoy an aromatic addition to your end-of-summer cookout.

Thoughts From the Streets

August 6, 2014
Signs of South Dakota in the Pacific Northwest

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.

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