605 Magazine is an independently owned, monthly publication that is distributed throughout the state of South Dakota free of charge (scroll below for the full list of locations).

In a nutshell, 605 Magazine is for both males and females with content on life, entertainment, fashion, and health. The main goal of the publication is to help people connect, unwind, find the latest happenings, and highlight those who are making a difference in their community.

605 Magazine is youth orientated, but is read by people across the board.

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Alana Snyder
Alana Snyder
Email: asnyder@605magazine.com

Alana started 605 Magazine with her husband, John (below), in 2009 after realizing content was lacking for younger males and females to connect with in the state. Now a statewide publication featuring arts and entertainment and those making a difference, she is living her dream. Alana also started a bi-annual Midwest wedding publication that is available in stores like Barnes & Noble called "Dainty Obsessions." When she’s not ripping out her hair from constant deadlines, she is either a.) watching Bravo, b.) eating Mexican food, or c.) napping with her English Bulldog and Boston Terrier, a.k.a. The Smooshed Face Mafia.

John Snyder
John Snyder
Director of Sales & Marketing
Email: jsnyder@605magazine.com

John is an avid soccer player, outdoors-man, Scotch aficionado and a fledgling metal fabricator. He loves his Jeep Wrangler, English Bulldog and Boston Terrier. When he isn’t spending time with one of the aforementioned activities, he can be found rewatching old episodes of "Firefly."

Denise DePaolo
Denise DePaolo
Managing Editor
Email: ddepaolo@605magazine.com

Denise has lived in six states, but considers Sioux Falls her hometown. Her lifelong love affair with storytelling began with the childhood habit of relaying embellished accounts of real life events to friends and teachers. While studying English and History at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL and University of South Dakota, she contributed to both Razorcake and 605 Magazine. After graduating from USD, Denise began working as the morning producer at KSFY TV in Sioux Falls. She subsequently moved to evenings, producing KSFY News at 6 p.m. and KSFY News at 10 p.m., and was eventually promoted to senior producer. She joined the "605 Magazine" team as managing editor in June 2014, bringing her passion for relationship building and sharing information. In her spare time, Denise enjoys live music, dining out, and hiking South Dakota’s innumerable trails.

Liz Long
Liz Long
Graphic Designer
Email: llong@605magazine.com

Liz is a South Dakota native, born and raised in Harrisburg. She graduated SDSU in 2014 with a BS in Graphic Design with an emphasis in studio art and also received her art history certification. Liz will be marring Cody Painter on September 26 on their 6 year anniversary (how fitting is that last name?). When Liz isn’t obsessing over South Dakota (or designing for 605) she is behind the lens shooting fashion and conceptual photography with her business Elizabeth Lucille Photography. She also loves wine, dancing, and taxidermy.


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