Our editor-at-large, Bernie Hunhoff, spotted this monarch butterfly just outside our offices yesterday. He ll soon fly an incredible 2,500 mile journey to the Oyamel fir forests in southern Mexico. Monarchs hibernate there in the winter, then fly north in the spring to lay eggs.

Photo of the Week

This monarch butterfly, seen just ouside the Pennington House in Yankton, will soon fly an incredible 2,500 mile journey to southern Mexico. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff. [read more]

Professor Alexander Pell sits with members of the USD baseball team about 1900.

USD’s Anarchist Professor

USD’s mild-mannered teacher elicited contempt and fear in Russia. [read more]

The Scandal Evolves

Will EB-5 affect the race for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat? [read more]

The Norwegian Department of Antiquities provided a set of blueprints from the Borgund church, built around the year 1150, to be used in construction. Financing for the chapel came from a local Norwegian benefactor, Arndt E. Dahl.

Chapel in the Hills

An ornate wooden church near Rapid City modeled after the Borgund stavkirke in Norway. Photos by Ryan Clayton. [read more]

Production Manager Andrea Maibaum chose Sam Stukel’s photo of Goat Island near Meckling.

Staff Favorites from Sept/Oct 2014

Here are some of our favorite photos from the latest issue of the magazine. What are yours? [read more]

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