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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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The city of Sioux Falls is home to 165,000 people, while its metro area includes nearly 245,000, making it South Dakota s metropolis.

Metropolis and Me

February 10, 2015
A South Dakotan’s complicated relationship with our biggest city.

The Verendryes claimed present-day South Dakota for France by burying this plate near the Missouri River in 1743. Could you do the same today?

Louie, Louie, Rene and Me

December 16, 2014
Can you still claim land by burying a lead plate?

Fall is when leaves change color and lawns become decorated with campaign signs.

Politics as Usual

October 21, 2014
There’s an election coming, but will anything really change?

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

July 22, 2014
Can you beat the heat without AC?

Titan tractor, owned by Jason Sweeter.

In the Red

June 24, 2014
The National Red Power Round Up brings hundreds of classic International Harvester tractors to Huron.

Today, South Dakota farms are addressed based on their distance from Wyoming and North Dakota.

Hang a Left on 438th Street

May 19, 2014
Twenty years ago, some South Dakotans weren’t sure about the new Rural Addressing System.

Celebrating with Martha & Roger

October 18, 2013
Do the holidays up right with these tips from two of America's greatest proponents of graceful living.

WARNING: These innocent-looking brownies may contain zucchini. Eat at your own risk...or click here for the recipe.

Warning: May Contain Zucchini

August 12, 2013
Roger Holtzmann proposes an act to ensure full disclosure in baked goods. 

If South Dakotans pick their nastiest bulls and feed  em gunpowder-laced alfalfa, we can bring the world a Running of the Bulls worth remembering. Photo by Andrea Maibaum.

Let's Get In on this Opportunity!

August 6, 2013
South Dakota has the talent and the toughness to unwimpify the annual Running of the Bulls.

Is Bob watching? And if so, how bored is he? Photo by Nicole McDaniel.

Hello, Bob

May 23, 2013
Pity the poor data miner assigned to watch Roger Holtzmann.

Law enforcement officials gathered in Yankton recently for an exercise at the Yankton Federal Prison Camp. Photo by Kelly Hertz/Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan.

Learning to Live with Fear

April 30, 2013
After a string of national tragedies, South Dakotans can no longer pretend, "It could never happen here."

Antique Dreams

April 19, 2013
Somebody might hit the jackpot when Antiques Roadshow airs next Monday, but it won’t be this author.

Will the Jacks defeat Michigan on Thursday? Photo by Jerry Wilson.

My Perfect System

March 20, 2013
There's a method to Roger Holtzmann's March Madness.

Driving in South Dakota s winter weather is not for the faint of heart. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Our Favorite Winter Sport

January 3, 2013
South Dakota's pioneer forebears may have been tough, but they never had to deal with the rigors of winter driving. 

It will soon be April, that foulest of moons indicating the annual Internal Revenue Service deadline is near. Photo by Darren Shaw.

A Taxing Time of Year

Good intentions are not enough when tax time rolls around.

MWM Looking For Bargains

February 28, 2012
The opportunity of a lifetime may be lurking in the classified ad section of any newspaper.

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