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Rapid City Store Helps Keep Parenthood Affordable

Rapid City Store Helps Keep Parenthood Affordable

Parenthood is expensive. All of the darling little outfits, Boppys, breastfeeding bras and thousands of other “must have” items can really add up. This became clear to Lafawn Janis three years ago when she was preparing to have her second …

What’s So Great About Cauliflower?

What’s So Great About Cauliflower?

By Denise DePaolo It’s not colorful and it’s not particularly flavorful when raw, but move over kale – cauliflower is enjoying its moment in the spotlight. It’s low in calories and rich in nutrients, packing tons of vitamin C, vitamin K, …

Is Clean Eating for You?

Is Clean Eating for You?

By Denise DePaolo It’s about cutting out processed foods, and instead, eating whole foods. Clean eating forces us to pay attention to what we’re shoving into our food hole, and as a result, many people report a myriad of positive …

Shelter Pet of the Month: Cassie

Shelter Pet of the Month: Cassie

Meet Cassie! This sweet three-year-old mixed breed was brought to the Sioux Falls Area Human Society as a stray, and now she’s looking for a forever home. She knows how to sit and is good with children. It’s unknown whether …

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 …