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At Home with R.F. Pettigrew

At Home with R.F. Pettigrew

By Denise DePaolo Images by Liz Painter In South Dakota, we are big on history. Especially if it has to do with rough-and-tumble elements like the Wild West and the lives of rural farm families of the mid-to-late 1800’s. It …

Immersed in the Hills (#605RoadTrip)

Immersed in the Hills (#605RoadTrip)

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography When we find ourselves waxing nostalgic, one trope that inevitably comes to mind is summertime. Many of us think about the sense of possibility on the last day of school, playing outside …

Summer Time Travel

Summer Time Travel

By Leah Vanden Bosch Submitted Images Summers are best spent traveling, and with its eclectic collection of galleries, artifacts, and exhibits, the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center will allow visitors to travel through time. Tucked into a bluff just north …

Lost Cabin Beer Company

Lost Cabin Beer Company

By Denise DePaolo Named for some of the Black Hills’ best hiking trails, Lost Cabin Beer Company founders Tom Silbernagel and Jesse Scheitler say the moniker evokes the local vibe they want for their venture. “We wanted to pick a …

Taste of Sarcasm: Crave

Taste of Sarcasm: Crave

By Denise DePaolo When I told friends I’d never been to Crave before, I was met with a mixture of amusement and horror. Apparently, it’s a thing, and as a lover of delicious foods and a frequent visitor to the …

The Real Deal: Toni Gerlach

The Real Deal: Toni Gerlach

By Kinsey Gustafson Toni Gerlach first discovered her love and passion for glass as a young girl in Las Vegas. Now nestled in the heart of Deadwood, Gerlach runs a glassblowing studio connected to The Pump House, a coffee shop …

Locally Grown: Dylan West

Locally Grown: Dylan West

Interviews with South Dakotans finding success outside their college major by Kyle Hallberg.  University of South Dakota graduate, Dylan West, is not your typical beertender at JL Beers. With a degree in Contemporary Media and Journalism, an emphasis in Strategic …

Bookmarks and Big Screens: “Me Before You”

Bookmarks and Big Screens: “Me Before You”

By Ellie Trebilcock Is the book or the movie better? It’s the most controversial topic between bookworms and movie-buffs. To resolve the long battle between these two passionate types of media consumers, I will compare and evaluate the quality of …

605 Outdoor Wonders: Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

605 Outdoor Wonders: Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

By Anna Stritecky As summer steps up to swing, South Dakota tourists and residents both strive to find locations to enjoy time outdoors, all within an affordable budget. From Garretson to Rapid City, destinations call for South Dakotans to come …