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An early December sunset captured near Hartford, South Dakota. Click to enlarge photos.

Photography in Long Underwear Season

December 30, 2013
Bundle up and experience the beautiful side of South Dakota's harsh winter weather.

All I Want for Christmas

December 24, 2013
There's no place like South Dakota for the holidays...or any day.

Visit the Historic Adams House to get a glimpse of Deadwood s holiday traditions in the 1890s. Photo by Rebecca Johnson.

Deadwood's Christmas Past

December 17, 2013
Tours at the Historic Adams House highlight local holiday traditions from the 1890s. 

With the right gadgets, cooking up pecan-crusted chicken with au gratin potato stacks is a snap. Photo by Fran Hill.

Gadgets for the Cook

December 12, 2013
A couple of kitchen tools make it easy to prepare pecan-crusted chicken and au gratin potato stacks.

What s the proper role of government in South Dakota s economic development? Photo by Katie Hunhoff.

Manpower and Free Market Fundamentals

December 11, 2013
What's the proper role of government in South Dakota's economic development?

Ma amoul is a molded cookie stuffed with dates or walnuts that is popular in the Middle East. Photo by Sanaa Abourezk.

Molding Ma'amoul

December 5, 2013
Sioux Falls chef Sanaa Abourezk's molded, stuffed cookies are a celebration of friendship.

West River Photo Hunt

December 4, 2013
No animal is off limits when your weapon is a camera.

The Affordable Care Act vs Religious Freedom

December 2, 2013
Hobby Lobby is battling the government over birth control.

Give thanks for Thanksgiving leftovers with cheesy turkey quesadillas with roasted chiles and flavorful ham. Photo by Fran Hill.

I Am Thankful

November 27, 2013
This recipe for poblano, ham and turkey quesadillas inspires extra gratitude for Thanksgiving and its leftovers.

A Friend Remembers Richard Benda

November 27, 2013
To this person, Richard's death isn't news. It isn't politics. It just hurts.

Influential men decided to make South Dakota a state during an 1879 Thanksgiving Day dinner in Yankton. Photo of Yankton s territorial capitol replica by Andrea Maibaum.

Statehood Began With a Turkey Dinner

November 26, 2013
A meal and meeting of the minds in Yankton helped give birth to South Dakota.

Æblekage is an easy Danish dessert made from layers of applesauce and toasted crumbs.

Æblekage: A Crummy Dessert

November 21, 2013
Layers of applesauce and breadcrumbs make an easy treat for Viborg Danes and frugal folks.

First Lady Linda Daugaard, Karen Michels, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Governor Dennis Daugaard presided over the state s first quasquicentennial event in Yankton on Nov. 2. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Celebrating You and Me and South Dakota

November 19, 2013
President Harrison's signature made South Dakota a state. But what forces created the South Dakota character?

Pillars of Light

November 18, 2013
Witness the heavenly beauty of the northern lights in South Dakota's skies.

Photo by Fran Hill.

What Time Is Dinner?

November 14, 2013
Make Thanksgiving a real feast day by starting out with creamy autumn yogurt parfaits.

A Scandal Unfolds

November 13, 2013
Why South Dakotans must pay attention to the EB-5 investigation.

Obama's Scarlet Sound Bite

November 7, 2013
"If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it" may be the phrase President Obama is remembered by.

Fall scene in Brookings County. Click to enlarge photos.

Fall Medicine

November 4, 2013
A day spent in search of southeastern South Dakota's autumn beauty is good for the soul.

Photo by Fran Hill.

Go Eat Worms!

October 30, 2013
An easy, playful sandwich fuels little ghouls and goblins for a night of Halloween fun.

"Free Leonard Peltier," Says SD Republican

October 30, 2013
Republican legislator Steve Hickey has a controversial proposal for improving white-Native American relations.

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