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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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Phil O Connor is the last resident of Capa, where he lives in the house his parents and grandparents lived before him. Photo by Chad Coppess/S.D. Tourism.

One Man Towns

March 3, 2014
There’s still life in these South Dakota hamlets.

First Lady Linda Daugaard, Karen Michels, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Governor Dennis Daugaard presided over the state s first quasquicentennial event in Yankton on Nov. 2. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Celebrating You and Me and South Dakota

November 19, 2013
President Harrison's signature made South Dakota a state. But what forces created the South Dakota character?

Lost in South Dakota

September 17, 2013
Stay safe when you explore our state's wide open spaces.

Bernie Hunhoff happened across this Bennett County tornado while traveling Highway 18.

The Winds of Destruction

June 24, 2013
When summer days turn dark, the swirling winds of tornadoes bring tragedy to South Dakota.

Dakota Territory Governor John Pennington s Yankton house is now home to South Dakota Magazine.

A Scoundrel and a Saint

April 25, 2013
John Pennington and Arthur Mellette had very different ideas on governing Dakota Territory.

Sparky s owner is Ryan Maher, a young entrepreneur and South Dakota state senator.

South Dakota's Best Breakfasts

March 26, 2013
Traveling salesmen tipped us off about these three excellent eateries.

Geddes leaders hope to raise $40,000 to make repairs on Peter Norbeck s childhood home.

Norbeck's Home In Need

February 27, 2013
The childhood home of one of our greatest leaders, Peter Norbeck, can be visited in Geddes, but it needs some work.

 Black Hills Climbs , a feature in our Outdoors Issue, explores six tried and true trails that showcase the splendor — and the beauty— of the Black Hills. Photo by Chad Coppess / S.D. Tourism

Spring Arrives at SD Magazine

February 20, 2013
South Dakota Magazine's annual outdoors issue has arrived!

Mike Welchnyski oversees the care of hundreds of animals at the Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary in Spearfish. Several animals are used for a living nativity each Christmas season in the sanctuary s barn. South Dakota Magazine photo.

Christmas Spirit of the Hills

December 18, 2012
The Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Spearfish hosts a very special live nativity.

Museum Pieces

November 7, 2012
Surprises await you at South Dakota museums.

Cuthbert  Old Paps  DuCharme was one of many colorful characters in South Dakota s past. His trading post rests in Geddes  city park.

Reminders of Our Outlaw Days

October 10, 2012
Remnants of South Dakota's wild frontier history are all around us.

The Tinkertown Pheasant is the state’s biggest concrete bird. It was built in 1950 along Highway 212.

Meet the Beasts

August 28, 2012
Wild animals, both real and imagined, lurk at these South Dakota roadside attractions.

The outline of the stone serpent on Snake Butte was made clearer with a dusting of flour for this photo taken by the South Dakota Archaeological Society.

Mystery Mosaics in Hughes County

August 1, 2012
The origins of central South Dakota's stone snakes and turtles are still unknown.

Lessons From a Hoop Dancer

July 19, 2012
Lakota artist Kevin Locke's sacred messages of peace and hope are deeply rooted in Great Plains culture.

Lawrence Diggs, founder of Roslyn s International Vinegar Museum. Photo by Jerry Wilson.

Our Vinegar Town

June 6, 2012
Roslyn's museum is a storehouse for all things sour.

Maria Pontiero of Nucci s Italian Bistro in Sioux Falls.

Land of Infinitely Interesting Eateries

February 22, 2012
The stories are almost as enticing as the food in South Dakota's ethnic restaurants.

The late Jack Reich of Isabel painted and wrote novels despite not having the use of his hands.

The Isabel Artist

February 10, 2012
One Dewey County man wrote novels, painted West River landscapes and lived an active life without letting his disabilities get in the way. 

Well-known fiddler Owen DeJong (left) of Wakonda and singer John McNeill of Springfield are regulars at the Gayville Hall.

Small Town Saturday Nights

January 25, 2012
Generous Glacial Lakes musicians revitalize their communities with their rollicking tunes.

Christmas at the Poor House

December 23, 2011
A Depression-era Christmas at the Charles Mix County Home for the Poor provided a rich memory for Hilda McKnight of Academy. 

Sioux Falls psychic Donna O Dea

Sioux Falls Ghost Buster

October 28, 2011
Ghosts are every bit as human as we are, and their stories are rich and varied, according to Sioux Falls psychic Donna O'Dea.

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