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Remembering the Akicita

November 14, 2011
Warriors have always been an integral part of Lakota society, and this tradition continues with the many Lakota people who have served in the U.S. military.   

PFC Herbert A. Littleton

True Heroes and Sort-of Heroes

November 11, 2011
No one expected heroism from Sturgis High School dropout Herbert Littleton, but quick thinking in a Korean foxhole earned him a serviceman's highest honor.

Peanut "Farming"

November 11, 2011
A surprise hail storm this took out most of our garden this summer, but do you know what survived? The peanuts!

Autumn Pumpkin Bundt Cake

November 10, 2011
A moist treat rich with the warming flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and clove.

The Bummobile has chauffeured politicians and Hobo Day royalty through Brookings for over 70 years.

At 99, the Bummobile Rolls On

November 9, 2011
Hobo Day parade floats change every year, but you'll always see the Bummobile.

Dr. Blanchard finds wisdom in the constant changing landscape of the North Dakota Bad Lands in Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Photo courtesy of ND Tourism.

Stories of Stones

November 8, 2011
Stones are not mute. Like everything in nature, they tell stories and teach lessons.

The Perfect Babysitter

November 7, 2011
A season pass to the municipal pool was the only babysitter the Schoenbeck family needed.

Note from Rosebud: Fighting Domestic Violence

November 4, 2011
Every day, people of all ages suffer from abusive acts at the hands of loved ones. 

Bad River Road: a Hidden Photographic Gem

November 3, 2011
This 45-mile stretch of gravel road between Fort Pierre and Midland offers great rewards to photographers.

A Call to Arts: Occupy Main Street!

November 3, 2011
Take to the streets and empty retail spaces of your community and bring them to life with arts and culture.

Except for a cracked arm and leg, Herrick s stone man was perfectly preserved.

Did Herrick Really Have a Stone Man?

November 2, 2011
Was the petrified body pulled from a Gregory County sandpit real, or a fake?

Native American Foster Care in South Dakota: The Questions That Matter

November 2, 2011
A disproportionately large number of Native American children are taken into foster care in South Dakota each year, according to a recent NPR report. 

An abandoned house can conjure up stories of past joys as well as hard times.

Visions of the Past

October 31, 2011
Abandoned farmhouses and barns may be eyesores to some, but for Christian Begeman, they are bittersweet pieces of history.

Sioux Falls psychic Donna O Dea

Sioux Falls Ghost Buster

October 28, 2011
Ghosts are every bit as human as we are, and their stories are rich and varied, according to Sioux Falls psychic Donna O'Dea.

Some say Bear Butte looks like a pregnant woman reclining or a bear lying on its side. It was formed by volcanic-like forces beneath the earth s surface. Photos by Rebecca and Jeremy Johnson.

Sacred Bear Butte

October 28, 2011
The Summit Trail at Bear Butte hooks hikers with its spiritual significance as well as its amazing scenery and view. 

Gregory County's Healing Waters

October 26, 2011
Do the waters of Lake Sully and Whetstone Creek in Gregory County hold magical, healing powers? 

Hunting's Odd Couple

October 25, 2011
Despite what some hunters might tell you, the key to a good South Dakota pheasant hunt is a good South Dakota pheasant hunting dog.

Occupiers Vs. Tea Partiers

October 24, 2011
Although differering in message, average age and fashion choices, both are genuine movements composed of red-blooded Americans.

Yankton Paid a Price

October 21, 2011
Would Yankton be the capital city of South Dakota today if our forefathers would have behaved themselves?

Black and White Magic

October 21, 2011
Our visual reality is in living color. Knowing this, a good photograph needs to have rich, true colors to catch one’s eye to make the image work… or does it?

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