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The Real Deal: Maren Jensen

The Real Deal: Maren Jensen

By Jordan Smith Photos submitted Maren Jensen started her blog, Midwest in Style, in February to bring a little style to the prairie. After leaving her job as a reporter, she found that she missed writing and felt she could …

Defining Design

Defining Design

By Leah Vanden Bosch The exposed, skeleton structure, original brick walls, and clean interior lines of the Sioux Falls Design Center have you unconsciously thinking about design before the topic is even brought up. Located in the historic Boyce Greeley …

Taste of Sarcasm: Kol

Taste of Sarcasm: Kol

By Denise DePaolo Despite its location in the heart of Rapid City, Kol feels decidedly more “Vegas” than “Black Hills.” Taking in the ultramodern décor in a mix of cool greys and rich browns, plus the custom architectural touches in …

At Home With Betty Beer

At Home With Betty Beer

By Denise DePaolo Photos by Liz Long On a peaceful, lilac-dotted property, just south of Brookings, is the 4,800 square-foot ranch-style home of Better Beer. Betty, a retired attorney-turned-painter, and husband Woody, a veterinarian with a practice in Brookings, moved …

The Creative Capital of the North

The Creative Capital of the North

By Denise DePaolo Photos submitted Stunning strides in creativity exist in seemingly unlikely places. For example, a small city in South Dakota surrounded by farmland and gravel roads and vast blue skies. Home to South Dakota State University and industry-leading …

Jerry Lohr Brings South Dakota Value to California Wine Making

Jerry Lohr Brings South Dakota Value to California Wine Making

By Kara Sweet As a farm kid growing up outside Clark—population less than 1,300 when born in 1935—Jerry Lohr learned about value. At his German-born father’s knee and on his Swedish-born mother’s lap, Jerry learned to value land. He learned to …

2013 Blizzard Gives Rapid City Garden New Life

2013 Blizzard Gives Rapid City Garden New Life

By Denise DePaolo When the snow began falling October 5, 2013, no one knew the damage it would cause to western South Dakota. Ranchers sustained devastating losses, and the pain was felt in town, too. Just hours after the flakes …

Pet of the Month: Yahtzee

Pet of the Month: Yahtzee

This four-year-old kitty arrived at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society as a stray and was never claimed. He’s a shy boy who has all of his claws and loves scratching posts. It’s unknown whether Yahtzee lived with other animals, …

Kitchen Trends with The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co.

Kitchen Trends with The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co.

Whether it’s the adorable branding, free samples, or the local food options, The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. will make your mouth water. Owner Kirsten Gjesdal opened her doors in late June at 312 Main Avenue in downtown Brookings, and the …

Home Décor with Heart

Home Décor with Heart

By Denise DePaolo Our personal space should feel personal. Our objects should last. That growing attitude in home decorating is the impetus of two brand new Downtown Sioux Falls retailers. Unglued Market carries products made exclusively by regional artisans, and …