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Eating Seasonally This Fall

Eating Seasonally This Fall

By Denise DePaolo One of the benefits of modern grocery stores is the availability of practically any food almost any time of year we want it. However, eating produce when it’s in season – especially regionally – helps ensure flavors …

Taste of Sarcasm: Wooden Legs Brewing Company

Taste of Sarcasm: Wooden Legs Brewing Company

By Denise DePaolo Photos by Alana Snyder “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin Wooden Legs Brewing Company is found on a quiet offshoot of Brookings’ main drag. And although the craft …

Haunted South Dakota

Haunted South Dakota

By Denise DePaolo Photos by Michael Liedtke  Rare is the person who hasn’t been spooked by a shadow, felt an unexplained sense of dread, or avoided the dark side of the street. Yet each October 31, we light jack o’lanterns …

At Home With Alana Amdahl

At Home With Alana Amdahl

By Denise DePaolo Photos by Kerry McDonald Located on a shady, tidy street in central Sioux Falls’ VA neighborhood is the ranch-style home owned by Alana Amdahl. Although she’s lived there only ten months, her eye was on the house …

Make The Most Of Your Pumpkin Seeds

Make The Most Of Your Pumpkin Seeds

By Denise DePaolo Carving jack o’lanterns can be a labor intensive process, and by the time we’re done, the prospect of separating the seeds from the guts may seem like just too much (click here for easy pumpkin carving tips). But …

The Real Deal: Les McLarty

The Real Deal: Les McLarty

By Aaron Vidal Photo of Les by Kerry McDonald; Inspiration Hills Photos by Les McLarty A long-time recreational disc golf player, Les McLarty – a local father and a line-service technician by day – has slowly grown frustrated with the …

Shelter Pet of the Month: Becca

Shelter Pet of the Month: Becca

Meet Becca! This 12-week-old husky is a love bug! She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and housetrained. Becca likes other dogs, loves children and walks nicely on a leash. If you think she’d be a good addition to your home, get …