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Left and Right Find Common Ground in Opposition to Mega-Dairies

November 30, 2011
We hardy but lonely Dakota Lefties end up consorting with some distinctly un-Left characters over some issues.

Be Thankful Every Day

November 29, 2011
Lakota culture teaches us to be grateful every day of the year.

U.S. Needs Keystone XL

November 28, 2011
Opposing the Keystone XL pipeline because it will provide a market for tar sands oil only works if there is nowhere else for the oil to go.

Badlands Morning

November 28, 2011
The rewards of witnessing a sunrise in the Badlands are worth the discomfort of a little lost sleep.

Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2011
“It will be just like hiking,” my husband said, promising the beauty of nature all around us. My parents live close to Marindahl Lake near Volin and Jeremy thought walking some of its 634 acres of game production area would be a great activity before Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, he also hoped to shoot a deer.

In Garden City gamblers meet at the opera house.

Yes, I Gambled for Gobblers

November 23, 2011
Have you ever played bingo for turkeys?

Gobble, Gobble : Turkey and Apple Sandwiches

November 23, 2011
Transform your Thursday feast leftovers into a turkey sandwich with crunchy apples and creamy tart cranberry mayonnaise.

Silhouettes against sunsets can make spectacular photos.

Working the Sun in Your Shots

November 22, 2011
With a little thought and creativity applied, working the sun around and into your photos can improve a lot of scenes.

Four of the hardy folks who braved -28 degree wind chill to run in Watertown s 2010 Turkey Day 5K.

You Have To Earn Your Pumpkin Pie Around Here

November 21, 2011
The Hiedeman family of Watertown's pre-Thanksgiving dinner run has turned into a community event.

Tiny Dancers

November 17, 2011
The Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center fills with hundreds of dance students every Tuesday.

Lippman was Lemmon's Hero

November 16, 2011
Gordon Lippman survived two wars, but never returned from the third.

How to Make Change Happen

November 16, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement could learn some lessons from the Keystone XL opponents. 

Fast Football

November 15, 2011
Using time lapse photography, Christian Begeman condensed last October's football game between SDSU and NDSU down to two minutes.

Leo Schoenbeck

My Father’s Special Place

November 14, 2011
One veteran's son commemorates his father's service in World War II.

Remembering the Akicita

November 14, 2011
Warriors have always been an integral part of Lakota society, and this tradition continues with the many Lakota people who have served in the U.S. military.   

PFC Herbert A. Littleton

True Heroes and Sort-of Heroes

November 11, 2011
No one expected heroism from Sturgis High School dropout Herbert Littleton, but quick thinking in a Korean foxhole earned him a serviceman's highest honor.

Peanut "Farming"

November 11, 2011
A surprise hail storm this took out most of our garden this summer, but do you know what survived? The peanuts!

Autumn Pumpkin Bundt Cake

November 10, 2011
A moist treat rich with the warming flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and clove.

The Bummobile has chauffeured politicians and Hobo Day royalty through Brookings for over 70 years.

At 99, the Bummobile Rolls On

November 9, 2011
Hobo Day parade floats change every year, but you'll always see the Bummobile.

Dr. Blanchard finds wisdom in the constant changing landscape of the North Dakota Bad Lands in Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Photo courtesy of ND Tourism.

Stories of Stones

November 8, 2011
Stones are not mute. Like everything in nature, they tell stories and teach lessons.

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