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Chocolates to Sigh For

Deadwood’s most delectable desserts come from the Chubby Chipmunk.

Shawn Gengerke s invention ensures you load the perfect amount of grain every time.

The Perfect Load of Grain

There's no more guessing thanks to Shawn Gengerke.

A Developing Story

Rand Williams is a matchmaker of old buildings and today’s dreams.

South Dakota State University s dairy bar serves ice cream and other treats produced on campus.

The Cookies and Cream Dream

The ice cream flavor was born at SDSU.

Custer gunsmith Hugh Toenjes.

The Rifleman

Old-world craftsmanship in the Black Hills.

Making ‘Scents’

Pleasant aromas are wafting through Platte.

Riding in Stride

Pedal-less bikes made in Rapid City make learning a breeze.

Peace Lights, made in Mitchell, absorb solar energy throughout the day and provide a steady, comforting light through the night.

Mitchell’s Eternal Flame

Peace Lights glow around the world.

Tanka Bar s mix of bison and cranberry has origins in traditional Lakota culture and serves as a low-calorie alternative to other snack foods.

Wasna for a New Generation

Tanka Bars feed the masses and help those living on Pine Ridge.

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.

Oscar Austad began Austad s Golf by selling equipment from the trunk of his car.

The Sales Secrets of Oscar Austad

Sioux Falls’ golf empire started in a car trunk.

Gas, Pop, Eggs ... and 1,000 Guns

Kones Korner is a hunter's paradise in Hamlin County.

Jim and Nancy Schade at their Volga vineyard.

Fruit of the Volga Vine

Jim and Nancy Schade have made Brookings County wine country.

Wheels for Firefighters

October 15, 2013
Harold Boer transformed his Lyons welding shop and gas station into a major producer of fire trucks.

Edgar’s Old Fashioned Soda Fountain

Kevin & Barb Wurtz serve up ice cream history in Elk Point.

A 38-foot iron cross adorns the family cemetery at Brett and Tammy Prang s Frying Pan Guest Ranch. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Kadoka's Incredible Metal

Jackson County ranchers Brett and Tammy Prang manipulate steel and scraps into monumental art.

Seeing crocodiles, alligators and other wild beasts in action is part of the fun at Reptile Gardens. Photo by Chad Coppess of South Dakota Tourism. Click to enlarge photos.

Rapid City Reptiles

July 31, 2013
See the crawling, squirming creatures people love to hate at Reptile Gardens.

Kelly Melius and Bill Keldsen created this elevated Common Sense bale feeder in 1999. Photo by Kelly Melius.

Cow Know-How Guides Inventor

Kelly Melius uses cow sense and common sense to build livestock equipment on his farm near Faulkton.

Pomegranate Market strives to attract like-minded farm suppliers, customers and staffers. In 2011, helpful staff members included (from left) Natalie McFarland, Kristen Perschon and Patty Ammann.

The Pomegranate Lifestyle

January 22, 2013
A Sioux Falls market feeds 'body, mind and spirit'

John Mills  snowy Brookings County farm inspired the creation of J-Wheelz, an ATV tire attachment that adds traction without hindering drivability.

Mills on Wheels

Brookings men make ATVing easier.

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