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Real Deal: Rebecca Swift

Real Deal: Rebecca Swift

By Natalie Slieter Submitted Images Rebecca Swift has had a love for makeup ever since she was a little girl. This love has now become her career. When she isn’t doing bridal and prom makeup, she maintains the social media …

Breaking Into Coffee

Breaking Into Coffee

By Leah Vanden Bosch Images by Wes Eisenhauer Photography Many of us are dependent on a flavorful, satisfying cup of coffee to start our day, but not all realize that a lot of work goes into the morning ritual. Corey …

At Home with Dave and Lori Dykstra

At Home with Dave and Lori Dykstra

There is always a lot of action at the Dykstra’s home in the country. The second we walked into their brand new open ranch, owner Lori greeted us with news that calves were being born yards away. “Dave said you should have …

Life on Two Wheels

Life on Two Wheels

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography There is no more productive form of muscle-powered travel than cycling. A 2012 article on popularmechanics.com cites the example of a cyclist versus a pedestrian, pointing out that if the two use …

Web Extra: Ode’s Dirty Arnold

Web Extra: Ode’s Dirty Arnold

In the May issue, Ode to Food and Drinks shares recipes for its sweet and tart Roarin’ Ruby-Tini and brunchy favorite the San Francisco Special. In this web extra, the sophisticated riverfront eatery wants us to look ahead to cocktails on the …

Taste of Sarcasm: Jim’s Burgers

Taste of Sarcasm: Jim’s Burgers

By Denise DePaolo Sioux City-based Jim’s Burgers recently opened its first location in Sioux Falls. The restaurant, which is the chain’s sixth, can be found in a former KFC building on Minnesota Avenue. Having never been to a Jim’s location …

Get Involved: Buffalo Gals

Get Involved: Buffalo Gals

By Kinsey Gustafson South Dakota is known for the Black Hills, rolling plains, and many Buffalo. A new type of Buffalo is being associated in South Dakota though, with the arrival of the Buffalo Gals organization. Laura Mounce is a …

I Don’t Wanna Be Scene: Production and Music

I Don’t Wanna Be Scene: Production and Music

By Bobby Benedict Most music fans have heard of producers but have no real idea what they do or how they can affect music. Depending on the genre of music and depending on the producer, that effect can vary. I …

Sometimes I Cook With Wine

Sometimes I Cook With Wine

By Kara Sweet The days are getting longer. The sun is shining more. Spring has sprung.   For many, this means spring cleaning. Time to clear out cupboards, organize closets, and declutter garages.   Wine lovers spring clean too…they clean …