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Sweet Sommelier Summer Vacation: No Whining in Wine Travel

Sweet Sommelier Summer Vacation: No Whining in Wine Travel

By Kara Sweet Summer is here! For most of us, that means travel plans. For me, it means wine travel plans. Whether you are visiting northern California wine country—like me—or any other wonderful wine destination, here are some tips to …

The Real Deal: Dan Haggerty

The Real Deal: Dan Haggerty

By Kinsey Gustafson Haggerty’s Musicworks has been a fixture in the Rapid City community for decades, selling reeds for clarinets and bass guitars for bands. The business was started in 1963 as a department store by Dan Haggerty’s father, which …

Delish Delights Extra: Al’s Oasis Margarita

Delish Delights Extra: Al’s Oasis Margarita

For more than 90 years, Al’s Oasis has been a popular spot for travelers to stop. Located near the Missouri River in Oacoma, roughly halfway between Sioux Falls and Rapid City, it’s a place to grab a meal, stock the …

Taste of Sarcasm: RedRossa Italian Grille (Pierre)

Taste of Sarcasm: RedRossa Italian Grille (Pierre)

By Denise DePaolo Walking up to the RedRossa in Pierre, I already found it difficult to reconcile the differences between this location and the one in Sioux Falls. Those familiar with the Sioux Falls restaurant know that it sits at …

At Home with Caroline and Charles Ingalls

At Home with Caroline and Charles Ingalls

Surrounded by fresh construction, less than a mile from Silver Lake, stands the De Smet home of Charles and Caroline Ingalls. The couple, originally from Wisconsin, planned to be in the area only temporarily, but have now decided to make …

Native American Scenic Byway (#605RoadTrip)

Native American Scenic Byway (#605RoadTrip)

By Denise DePaolo Photos by Liz Long It’s amazing what happens when one lifts their foot off the gas, slowing down from 80 to 55 miles per hour. Edges of the scenery become crisp, the lines on the road sharpen, …

The Scoop: Mobile Boutiques

The Scoop: Mobile Boutiques

Clothing stores are coming to you this summer in Rapid City. Taking a cue from the meteoric rise of food truck culture, local business owners are converting RV’s into mobile boutiques and parking at festivals and other summer events. Krista …

Worth the Risk: Rapid City Dining

Worth the Risk: Rapid City Dining

By Kara Sweet Two years ago, Rapid City saw the doors close on its flagship specialty restaurant, The Corn Exchange. Operated by revered chef MJ Adams (three-time James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalist), this Main Street tradition was featured in such prestigious …

Taste of Sarcasm: Dog ‘n Suds

Taste of Sarcasm: Dog ‘n Suds

By Denise DePaolo Pulling into the Dog ‘n Suds parking lot, it was clear that this place was going to be a lot of fun. The exterior is that of a classic fifties diner, with metal siding, rounded corners, and …