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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.

South Dakota Magazine s publishing headquarters was once the home of territorial governor John Pennington. The magazine is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Our Best Stories, Revisited

April 7, 2014
As South Dakota Magazine turns 30, we’re gathering the state’s most entertaining tales.

Salsa verde is found in Mexican, French, German, Italian and Argentinian cuisines.

Need for Green

April 3, 2014
It’s time for the fresh, vibrant flavors of spring.

Casey at the Generational Bat

April 2, 2014
A new wave of political theory may soon sweep into Pierre.

Peace for Wounded Warriors

March 27, 2014
Happenstance inspires a vacation cabin for injured veterans.

On my first visit to Silver Lake, I was lucky enough to have a bald eagle fly almost directly over me.

Silver Lake Wildlife

March 26, 2014
Our photographer went to find bald eagles and discovered much more at the lake north of Freeman.

William Andrew Burkett s words were to be carved into the Entablature, but that part of Gutzon Borglum s plan quickly faded.

The Rushmore Essayist

March 25, 2014
William Burkett credited his success to a portion of Mount Rushmore that workers never finished.

About 76,000 Native Americans live on nine reservations and in many off-reservation cities around South Dakota.

Putting Money Where Our Needs Are

March 19, 2014
The legislature missed three opportunities to help Native Americans.

About 300 bald eagles spend the winter in South Dakota along the Missouri River or in the Black Hills. Photo by Harlan Humphrey.

Eagle Season

March 18, 2014
Spring is the perfect time to spot these majestic birds.

Corned beef and cabbage is tradition on St. Patrick s Day.

My Problem with Corned Beef and Cabbage

March 17, 2014
Our food columnist searches for ways to spice up this traditional Irish dish.

Irish Twins Soap

March 13, 2014
Erin Nelson, Beresford, crafts soaps that are good for you and good for the environment.

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.

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