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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?

Bob Uecker, Sioux Falls, is guided by Nick Nolen, Rapid City, at Black Hills Ski for Light 2013.

Black Hills Ski for Light

January 20, 2014
Black Hills Regional Ski for Light helps the visually impaired and wheelchair bound enjoy the snow.

Deconstructing Christiegate

January 15, 2014
How political judgments are made in the statehouse and the White House.

Use Shrimp Scampi and Chicken Sausage with Spinach as a party appetizer or toss it with pasta for a complete meal. Photo by Fran Hill.

Dear Brian

January 9, 2014
Fran Hill's shrimp scampi with chicken sausage and spinach recipe will satisfy at least one hungry reader.

If We Could Just Talk...

January 8, 2014
South Dakota ag groups are working with animal welfare supporters to create an animal cruelty bill both groups can support.

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.

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