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John Andrews

History Columnist

Our managing editor, web editor and history columnist is John Andrews, a Lake Norden native who attended SDSU, wrote for the Brookings Register and earned a master's degree in history at USD before joining our staff. John writes features, edits our many departments and oversees the day to day writing of the magazine.

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Kingsbury County Connections

April 5, 2016
How has it influenced your life?

County of Extremes

February 23, 2016
You’ll find the smallest, the tallest and the hottest, but there are deeper stories in Buffalo County.

A Strange Fascination

February 9, 2016
Ranches, buttes and the mysterious White River captivate in Mellette County. Photo by Stephen Gassman.

Hyde County: Always Divided

January 26, 2016
Business and agriculture have been up for debate here since 1883.

Between the Reservations

December 29, 2015
It’s not officially part of Pine Ridge or Rosebud, but Lakota culture remains strong in Bennett County.

A Mighty Fair County

December 15, 2015
The summertime fair in Turner County is a must-visit, but that’s just the start.

Faulk County’s Heroes

November 17, 2015
They come in all shapes and sizes.

Tale of Two Paths

November 3, 2015
No matter what road you take, Gregory County is worth exploring. Photo by Laura Vanden Berge.

When the Stars Align

October 20, 2015
Maybe higher powers are guiding life in Grant County.

Before the Oasis

October 6, 2015
I-90 travelers know about Al’s at Oacoma, but why not take a break in Brule County?

Land of the Burnt Thigh

September 22, 2015
Beautiful country and Lakota culture abound in Todd County.

Of Birds and Baseball

September 8, 2015
They’re both part of life in Spink County.

Moved by Water

August 25, 2015
Life in Campbell County has often revolved around the mighty Missouri River.

The Spirituality of Hanson County

August 11, 2015
Lakes, rivers, shrines and the inspiring story of two martyrs offer opportunities for quiet reflection.

West River Melting Pot

July 28, 2015
Haakon County was named for a Norwegian, home to a famous Scotsman and could hold Mexican buried treasure.

Rocks, Rolls and Rivers

July 14, 2015
Visiting an ancient boulder is just the start of a tour through Moody County.

Taking Chances

June 30, 2015
Whether it’s rodeo, cards or even social justice, people have won in Sully County.

Badlands and Good People

June 16, 2015
History and geography have challenged the folks of Oglala Lakota County, but the future is solidly in their hands. Photo by Carl Johnson.

The Land and the Sea

June 2, 2015
You’ll find both in Marshall County. Photo by John Front.

Not Just Ranches and Rodeo

May 19, 2015
A creative streak runs though Perkins County.

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