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Roger Holtzmann

Contributing Editor

Roger is a veteran staffer. He has been contributing since 1989, and now writes features and a humor column for the magazine.

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Yankton s annual citywide cleanup week is a sure sign that spring has arrived.

The First Toilet of Spring

April 16, 2019
Porcelain on the curb marks the official change in seasons.

Kicking Tires in Pierre

January 16, 2019
Medicaid? Education? Think again. These are the laws South Dakotans really need.

Faults of Our Fathers

July 3, 2018
Let’s commemorate Independence Day by remembering that even the founders weren’t without their own personal foibles. Photo by Chad Coppess/S.D. Tourism.

Heads Up, Ralph

May 8, 2018
The perils of life on a gravel road.

Men in Black Stripes

January 10, 2018
Being a referee is often a thankless task.

Winter driving in South Dakota can be hazardous if you are not properly prepared.

Ready For Anything

November 14, 2017
Preparing a proper winter survival kit is harder than you think.

Four Stars and Two Shoes

August 16, 2017
Everyone sacrifices when a loved one goes to war.

Gardening ideas abound in spring, but they don t always lead to a fruitful harvest.

My Gardening Year

May 16, 2017
Spring always brings the best of intentions.

Disappearing Gravel and Other Weighty Matters

March 23, 2017
Spring brings familiar battles for South Dakotans.

Culinary Mysteries

February 7, 2017
Debating the merits of smoked meats and cream can cooking.

Could Holland s Mill be the site of a Real Housewives of Milbank confrontation?

Real Housewives of Milbank?

October 18, 2016
Our humor columnist believes a reality show could raise South Dakota’s profile.

Navigating the Dog Days

August 23, 2016
A hodgepodge of summertime advice from our resident humor columnist.

A Hero In All But His Own Eyes

April 12, 2016
The Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs honors South Dakota’s only living Medal of Honor recipient.

My Kind of Town

March 22, 2016
One man’s ideal home.

The World War II version of the USS South Dakota was active from 1942 to 1947.

Our Blue Water Navy

November 19, 2015
A new South Dakota will soon sail the seas.

Prospectors have found oil in Harding County, but even greater riches are just across the state line.

Share That Black Gold

July 15, 2015
Surrounding states want to keep all their newfound oil for themselves. How rude.

The Amati  King  cello, housed at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, dates to the mid-1500s. It rarely travels, but is spending the summer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The King Hits the Road

July 2, 2015
A 450-year-old cello from Vermillion’s National Music Museum is spending the summer at The Met.

Recent rains have helped, but parts of eastern South Dakota - including Roger Holtzmann s yard - are still in a moderate drought.

Thy Neighbor's Rain

June 18, 2015
Will wishing for moisture endanger your soul?

Dozens of South Dakota towns field teams for the summer s baseball season.

Of Birds and Baseball

May 12, 2015
To some, our national pastime is as boring as dirt.

What Happened in Wilmot

February 24, 2015
A survivor’s account of the 1939 Wilmot school explosion.

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