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Michael Zimny

Arts and Culture Columnist

Michael Zimny is the social media engagement specialist for South Dakota Public Broadcasting in Vermillion. He enjoys traveling and writing about the people and places of South Dakota. Zimny writes about the arts and culture for the South Dakota Magazine website.

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A Goodwin Institution

March 2, 2016
Kliegle’s Garage prepares to celebrate 100 years.

Vermillion via New York

February 10, 2016
A new exhibit at the University of South Dakota unites poetry with art.

Jack Ashcraft provided illustrations for Roundup Years: Old Muddy to the Black Hills, an account of the settlement of West River South Dakota assembled by cowboy Bert Hall. Ashcraft enlarged some of his drawings for this article.

Drawing the Roundup Years

January 6, 2016
Jack Ashcraft’s illustrations helped tell the story of South Dakota’s early days.

Cod is Love

December 2, 2015
The ladies of Summit keep their lutefisk tradition alive.

Linda Meyer creates pottery in a solitary Black Hills cabin.

The Puritanical Potter

November 4, 2015
Linda Meyer lives a solitary, creative life in the Black Hills.

Rosebud’s Voice

October 7, 2015
Frank Waln’s music provides hope for Lakota youth.

The Ultimate Survivor

September 2, 2015
The life and legend of Hugh Glass comes alive in a new sculpture and an upcoming major motion picture.

Flute Master

August 5, 2015
How Bryan Akipa keeps a Native musical tradition alive.

Michael Zimny is a native of suburban Chicago, but has found a home in South Dakota s prairies and badlands.

Finding Home in Flyover Land

July 14, 2015
South Dakota Magazine’s newest web columnist took a circuitous path to South Dakota.

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