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The rolling hills of Yankton County could have been the site of an expansive Irish settlement. Photo by Chad Coppess/S.D. Tourism

Lalla Rookh Reverie

March 11, 2014
John Pope Hodnett’s dream of a Yankton County Irish colony disappeared as quickly as the water in his lake.

Dumb and Dumber

March 10, 2014
Exploring the foibles of our two major political parties.

A Tale of Two Campaigns

March 5, 2014
Rick Weiland and Annette Bosworth are seeking your vote in decidedly different ways.

Phil O Connor is the last resident of Capa, where he lives in the house his parents and grandparents lived before him. Photo by Chad Coppess/S.D. Tourism.

One Man Towns

March 3, 2014
There’s still life in these South Dakota hamlets.

Photos provided by Dallas Dietrich.

Meeting the Need

February 27, 2014
A family tragedy inspires a resort for people with disabilities.

Faith United Lutheran Church and a rainbow.

Prairie Sanctuaries

February 26, 2014
Rural churches offer beauty and solemnity unmatched in other South Dakota subjects.

A Booster and a Rogue

February 25, 2014
Tom Douglas was a rapscallion entrepreneur who helped others find freedom in South Dakota.

Selectively Desperate

February 19, 2014
Cherry-picking business ventures could be bad for South Dakota’s economic health.

Huron's Humanitarian

February 18, 2014
Hazel Mahone traveled the world with a message of goodwill.

Photo by Rebecca Johnson.

Feeding Feathered Friends

February 13, 2014
Help birds survive the winter with this easy birdseed ornament recipe.

It's Time for Keystone

February 12, 2014
Hemming and hawing over studies are simply delaying its inevitable construction.

Gov. Archie Gubbrud recruited Ted Blakey to be a spokesperson for Civil Rights in South Dakota. Photo courtesy of Dakota Territorial Museum in Yankton.

Yankton's Civil Rights Champion

February 11, 2014
Ted Blakey’s ancestors were slaves, but he helped advance Civil Rights in South Dakota.

Warm and cheesy tortellini with corn and bacon tops Kraft mac and cheese any day.

Not the Blue Box

February 6, 2014
Shelved mac and cheese pales in comparison to this homemade version.

Anti-Civil Rights Bills Bad for Business

February 5, 2014
Two measures to surface in the capitol halls have sought to restrict equality in South Dakota.

Norvel Blair as he appeared in his 1880 memoir.

Freedom in Sully County

February 4, 2014
Rural South Dakota became a destination for African-Americans wanting to escape oppression.

Our Hub City

January 29, 2014
A fun weekend exploring Aberdeen's downtown.

Naming South Dakota

January 29, 2014
We might be living in the state of Winona had common sense not prevailed.

Trumpeter swans take flight at LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge near Martin.

Winter is for the Birds

January 28, 2014
Photographing birds in South Dakota's parks is challenging, but rewarding.

In winter, replace juicy garden tomatoes with beets in your romaine salad.

Beeting the Winter Blues

January 23, 2014
South Dakotans longing for garden tomatoes can persevere with vibrant beets.

Can We Shoot for Second-Worst?

January 22, 2014
Teachers make less money in South Dakota than any other state. Can we fix the problem? Or do we really want to?

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