Jennifer Fischer, Beresford, shared this photo of a bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park.  She walked up near me and then looked out over the vast, desolate but beautiful, landscape of the Badlands. It was an amazing moment,  Fischer says.  This photo speaks to me about the beautiful place we call home and why we need these wild animals and wild places in our lives.

Photo of the Week

Jennifer Fischer, Beresford, shared this photo of a bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park. [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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