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Another Good Day in the Badlands

September 16, 2013
Custer called it "a part of hell with the fires burned out," but modern travelers think the Badlands is a great place to visit.

The Situation in Syria

September 9, 2013
What policy should the Obama administration pursue in Syria?

Three Initiatives on Tap

September 4, 2013
Will the proposed initiated measures for 2014 be good for South Dakota workers?

Atop “the wall” looking westward just before sunset. Click to enlarge photos.

Grand River's Wall

September 3, 2013
To truly appreciate southwestern Corson County's beauty, it's best to take it slow.

The winners of the 2012 Heirloom Recipes Contest in Huron: Sheryl Kloss, Marie Harvey and Mike Sibson. Photo by Catherine Lambrecht.

Savoring the Story

August 29, 2013
Memories spice up the flavor of South Dakota’s food history.

NPR vs. South Dakota Foster Care

August 26, 2013
Let's revisit NPR's scathing critique of South Dakota's child protection policies.

Annie Creek Falls

August 23, 2013
Revealing another Spearfish Canyon secret.

Photo by Fran Hill.

Don't Tell Roger

August 22, 2013
Summer squash haters don't need to know what's inside these delicious meatballs.

The State of South Dakota Journalism

August 21, 2013
While razzing reporters is as popular as dissing school lunch, South Dakota's newspapers are far from hopeless.

Early morning view of the Sand Hills of South Dakota. Click to enlarge photos.

Dakota's Other Dunes

August 20, 2013
Once a desert, the Sand Hills in Bennett County are now an oasis for migrating birds and other wildlife.

Tines of Thanks

August 19, 2013
Pitchforks and searing hot oil seal friendships at the Cutts family's annual fondue party near Mission Hill.

Co-op Natural Foods Day

August 15, 2013
August 17 is Co-op Natural Foods Day in South Dakota.

Eleventh Hour Gulch

August 14, 2013
Golden moments spent hiking in Spearfish Canyon.

On our prairie lakes, such as Lewis and Clark in Yankton (pictured) sailors rarely find themselves with a lack of wind power. South Dakota is consistently ranked as one of the top ten windiest states in the nation. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Writers on Wind

August 13, 2013
Capturing the sound, bite and relentlessness of prairie gales with words.

Deep in Denial

August 12, 2013
The Army and FBI's inability to recognize a ticking time bomb made Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's rampage at Ft. Hood possible.

WARNING: These innocent-looking brownies may contain zucchini. Eat at your own risk...or click here for the recipe.

Warning: May Contain Zucchini

August 12, 2013
Roger Holtzmann proposes an act to ensure full disclosure in baked goods. 

Fran's Garden Burgers

August 8, 2013
Meat substitutes don't satisfy the way this beef-free, garden fresh summer treat does.

Child anticipates taking wing.

Leaving Her South Dakota Nest

August 7, 2013
"We wouldn't have given them wings if we had known they were going to fly," muses one Watertown papa.

Common Cause on Common Core

August 7, 2013
Cory Heidelberger has found an unlikely ally against the implementation of Common Core standards in South Dakota.

If South Dakotans pick their nastiest bulls and feed  em gunpowder-laced alfalfa, we can bring the world a Running of the Bulls worth remembering. Photo by Andrea Maibaum.

Let's Get In on this Opportunity!

August 6, 2013
South Dakota has the talent and the toughness to unwimpify the annual Running of the Bulls.

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