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This male American Redstart was singing along a horse trail at Newton Hills.

Sounds of Spring

June 2, 2014
Songbirds add a joyful noise to the new season.

Strawberry rhubarb crumble bars will be the reward after a battle against garter snakes.

Friends or Foes?

May 29, 2014
These strawberry rhubarb crumble bars won’t come without a fight.

Leadership South Dakota

May 28, 2014
A new program hopes to create a fresh crop of movers and shakers.

Fine Fermenting

May 22, 2014
A Sioux Falls business supplies products and education for a cultured lifestyle.

South Dakota and the Triple Crown

May 20, 2014
Our connection to horse racing’s elite accomplishment.

Today, South Dakota farms are addressed based on their distance from Wyoming and North Dakota.

Hang a Left on 438th Street

May 19, 2014
Twenty years ago, some South Dakotans weren’t sure about the new Rural Addressing System.

Asparagus from the wilds of South Dakota provides an earthiness to this asparagus and ravioli dish.

Wild Asparagus Secrets

May 15, 2014
A culinary treat lurks in South Dakota’s roadside ditches. 

Health Care Politics in South Dakota

May 14, 2014
The Affordable Care Act takes center stage in South Dakota’s U.S. Senate race.

A displaying prairie chicken in the tall grass.

The Chicken Dance

May 13, 2014
Watching this springtime ritual can be fascinating and spiritual at the same time.

Too Much of a Good Thing

May 8, 2014
There’s a lot for cross-country travelers to appreciate on South Dakota’s leg of I-90.

Men in Watertown turned out in droves to volunteer their services after the United States entered World War I in 1917.

A World War I Primer

May 6, 2014
Glimpses of South Dakotans who fought in the Great War.

Sausage and feta tacos are a festive way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Fiesta on the Fifth

May 1, 2014
Celebrate a Mexican triumph with sausage and feta tacos.    

Hanging With My Political Neighbors

April 30, 2014
A whirlwind tour of South Dakota from left to right … and back again.

Searching for Spring

April 29, 2014
Our photographer finds signs of renewal amidst winter's final snowflakes.

Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Dream Boat?

April 24, 2014
A refreshing paddle in our new canoe.

Some farmers were willing to try anything to break out of severe drought, including a system of funnels designed by William F. Wright. Smoke particles blown into the atmosphere through the funnels were said to produce rain.

Making It Rain

April 22, 2014
It’s not as easy as one huckster led Dakotans to believe.

Ham and asparagus lasagna combines the flavors of a traditional Easter meal with hearty pasta and a creamy cheese sauce.

New Traditions Are Rising

April 17, 2014
Swap your baked Easter ham for a rich ham and asparagus lasagna.

Openly Dirty Tricks

April 16, 2014
Could voting Independent in June help Rick Weiland in November?

Money Talks

April 15, 2014
When the Supreme Court lifted the ban on campaign contributions, it had your First Amendment rights in mind.

John James Audubon explored the Missouri River Valley in 1843. His journal paints a picture of life along the river in the mid-19th century.

Audubon’s Dakota

April 8, 2014
A glimpse at mid-19th century river valley life from America’s great naturalist.

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