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Katie Hunhoff

Travel & Culture Columnist

Katie is the publisher of South Dakota Magazine. She coordinates our feature articles and photography, and guides the editorial process along from issue to issue.

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Growing a South Dakotan

January 19, 2016
Tips to give your children an appreciation of their home state.

Remembering Wounded Knee

November 25, 2015
125 years have passed since our state’s greatest tragedy.

Sitting Bull s grave overlooks the Missouri River near Mobridge. Photo by Chad Coppess/S.D. Tourism

Sacred Ground

October 21, 2015
We explored the gravesites of eight great Indian leaders. Photo by Chad Coppess/S.D. Tourism

The West and the Universe

September 23, 2015
Readers and writers rendezvous at the Festival of Books.

Legendary singer Sherwin Linton in his hometown of Hazel in 1975.

Our Fair Tour

August 24, 2015
The watermelon and South Dakota stories are on us.

Cattle and barbed wire fences are a constant thread along Highway 16, from East River through the Black Hills. However, the wire doesn’t keep this longhorn cow from roaming the quiet and timeworn roadway west of Philip. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

South Dakota Road Adventures

July 22, 2015
You’ll find natural landmarks, historic businesses and a stray cow or two.

Leif Arne Holen of Norway helped disassemble and pack the Leet school for the overseas trip to Norway in 2007.

Leet School: Spanning Time and Space

June 23, 2015
A Sanborn County schoolhouse has new life inside a Norwegian museum.

Graduates coordinated an enthusiastic message at a South Dakota State University ceremony. Photo by Greg Latza.

Dear Young South Dakotan

May 21, 2015
Sage advice for our new graduates. Photo by Greg Latza.

Yankton has always been a town of big ideas, starting with its designation as territorial capitol in 1861. Now the city thinks it’s time for another big idea.

Every South Dakota Town Needs a Big Idea

April 22, 2015
And the search is on in Yankton.

Gann Valley s starts included Marvin Speck (11), Alfred St. John (5) and the amazing Ray Deloria (6) who also had a tough home life but amazed his coach, teammates and spectators with his basketball abilities.

March Madness, South Dakota Style

March 18, 2015
Ray Deloria put on the show of a lifetime at the 1955 State "B" basketball tournament.

Simplicity is the beauty and challenge of a Lakota youth camp that grew from one woman s vision quest.

One Woman’s Vision

February 26, 2015
Camps on the Rosebud Reservation reconnect children with their Lakota roots.

A New Year s greeting is drawn on the Missouri River beach near Yankton.

A New Year for South Dakota

January 26, 2015
These resolutions would make our state even better.

Order takers at The Wrangler include Steve and Amanda Blume and their daughter, Reghan.

Dreaming in South Dakota

January 13, 2015
Our magazine’s newest feature lets readers imagine, “What if?”

A Fresh Look at Lakota History

November 10, 2014
Josephine Waggoner’s decades-old Standing Rock stories are finally published.

Sica Hollow in Roberts County is beautiful by day, but strange things happen there after the sun goes down. Photo by Christian Begeman

Autumn Mysteries

October 28, 2014
Explore these South Dakota spooky places — if you dare. Photo by Christian Begeman

Mayor J.C. Heath wants readers to know that Cottonwood isn t a ghost town yet. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff

Seeing South Dakota’s Promise and Possibilities

August 13, 2014
There are treasures in every corner of our state.

First Lady of Territory Deserves Better

July 3, 2014
Amanda Pennington’s grave has gone unmarked for 130 years.

South Dakota Magazine editors are searching for the state s oldest buildings and artifacts, dating back to when Arthur Mellette (shown second from left) was our territorial governor. Photo courtesy of the Mellette Memorial Association.

Searching for the "Oldest"

June 18, 2014
What survives after 125 years of statehood?

South Dakota Magazine s publishing headquarters was once the home of territorial governor John Pennington. The magazine is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Our Best Stories, Revisited

April 7, 2014
As South Dakota Magazine turns 30, we’re gathering the state’s most entertaining tales.

About 300 bald eagles spend the winter in South Dakota along the Missouri River or in the Black Hills. Photo by Harlan Humphrey.

Eagle Season

March 18, 2014
Spring is the perfect time to spot these majestic birds.

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