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When Czech immigrants arrived in Dakota Territory in 1869, they brought a delicious dessert called the kolache, a small pastry usually filled with fruit, though today s cooks enjoy many filling variations.

What’s Your Favorite?

January 27, 2015
There’s more than one way to fill a kolache.

A New Year s greeting is drawn on the Missouri River beach near Yankton.

A New Year for South Dakota

January 26, 2015
These resolutions would make our state even better.

Curried chicken noodle soup is a warm and comforting treat when you re under the weather.

Calling in Sick

January 22, 2015
Curried chicken noodle soup does a body good.

Primary Problems

January 21, 2015
Will proposed rules make it easier or tougher to get on the ballot?

Ernest Green was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of students who helped desegregate schools in the Arkansas city in 1958.

Your ‘Little Rock’ Moment

January 19, 2015
Will you pass the test?

Order takers at The Wrangler include Steve and Amanda Blume and their daughter, Reghan.

Dreaming in South Dakota

January 13, 2015
Our magazine’s newest feature lets readers imagine, “What if?”

Rethinking South Dakota

January 7, 2015
How well do we know our home state?

Treachery in the Treasury

December 30, 2014
The real cost of William Walter Taylor’s 1895 default.

Warm Inside and Out

December 24, 2014
Enjoy Christmas with a crackling fire, twinkling lights and a mug of hot buttered rum.

The Build Dakota Scholarship

December 24, 2014
A gift studied in verse.

The Verendryes claimed present-day South Dakota for France by burying this plate near the Missouri River in 1743. Could you do the same today?

Louie, Louie, Rene and Me

December 16, 2014
Can you still claim land by burying a lead plate?

Be Nice

December 11, 2014
And a delectable Grand Marnier truffle could be your reward.

The Vanilla Budget

December 10, 2014
Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s spending plan lacks punch.

Father Robert Haire was one of Aberdeen s most controversial characters. He was the father of the initiative and referendum process that gave us term limits, dove hunting and Daylight Saving Time.

Aberdeen's Populist Priest

December 9, 2014
South Dakotans enjoy hands-on government thanks to Father Robert Haire.

Warm apple cranberry pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect cap to your Thanksgiving meal.

Counting Your Blessings

November 27, 2014
Be thankful for friends, family and bountiful tables.

Political Drumsticks

November 26, 2014
Ten silver linings from this year’s midterm election.

Bison in heavy snow along Custer State Park’s Wildlife Loop Road.

My Snow Day

November 25, 2014
Exploring the Southern Hills amidst the season’s first snowfall.

Shannon County appears on an 1882 map of Dakota Territory.

Who Was Peter Shannon?

November 18, 2014
And why did South Dakotans kick his name off their county?

Berries, orange juice, wine, sugar and cinnamon make a delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

Can the Can

November 13, 2014
This homemade cranberry sauce is so good it might upstage the bird.

Defending the Initiative

November 12, 2014
South Dakota voters have spoken in support of a minimum wage increase.

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