Windrows in Minnehaha County will become bales by sundown. Photo by Marianne Larsen.

Making Hay

The work is hot and sweaty, dirty and dusty. But farmers and ranchers know it’s the best way to turn grass into food. [read more]

Peanuts, lime and ginger add Asian flare to this cool summer salad.

Cool as a Cucumber

Refreshing cucumber salad helps beat the heat on a steamy South Dakota summer day. [read more]

More Independent Grief

South Dakota's Secretary of State rejects gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers' running mate replacement. [read more]

Stormy skies over Bear Butte State Park.

West River Stormy Skies

Summer storms create beautiful and dramatic skies. Photographer Cody Lere of Rapid City shares images of this summer's extreme weather. [read more]

Farm-made at Lake Preston

“If it’s smokin’ it’s cooking — if it’s black it’s done”: the family motto that led to a better grill. [read more]

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