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Young Leaders of 2017: Libby Skarin

Young Leaders of 2017: Libby Skarin

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography It’s time to recognize those who stand out and show great promise for the year ahead. Each year, 605 selects a group of young leaders from a pile of nominations – all …

A Home for the Holidays

A Home for the Holidays

By Leah Vanden Bosch Animal lovers have the opportunity to give the gift of shelter this holiday season, with the Humane Society caring for countless loving, domestic pets in need of a home. The holiday season is a popular time …

Making Merry: Prairie Dance

Making Merry: Prairie Dance

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Prairie Dance started on a whim. While on vacation 19 years ago, Terri Schuver and a friend were inspired to create beautiful, durable metal decor. To make sure it actually happened, they …

The Real Deal: Katie Zautke

The Real Deal: Katie Zautke

By Natalie Slieter Images by Denise DePaolo Katie Zautke began Dakota Uprising as a fun, fresh way to represent the state she loves. The Rapid City-based graphic designer launched her line of t-shirts, sweatshirt, and hats in 2015 with the …

Making Merry: Newton Hills Honey

Making Merry: Newton Hills Honey

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Josh Montgomery has had honey on his mind since he was just a kid. At 14, he was recruited by a neighbor in his tiny hometown of Fairview to do the “dirty …

A Gift You Won’t Find Under the Tree

A Gift You Won’t Find Under the Tree

By Tracy Kirby Image by Crista Ballard Photography It’s here. You can feel it, smell it in the air. The Christmas gift buying and receiving frenzy has begun. Actually, it probably began sometime back in September according to Hobby Lobby’s …

Making Merry: Black Hills Woodworks

Making Merry: Black Hills Woodworks

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Black Hills Woodworks owner Adam Horton was never interested in shop class, which makes his new venture as surprising to him as anyone. But after 8 years in the Navy, and some …

Making Merry: Oh Geez! Design

Making Merry: Oh Geez! Design

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photograpy The Black Hills are Becky Tomac’s muse. The deep green forests, towering peaks, and vast scenic canyons help the Sturgis-based graphic designer and owner of Oh Geez! Design clear her head and …

A Sonic Summit

A Sonic Summit

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Sidney Bazemore believes we’re all born with music. He also hates to be pigeonholed. This might explain the structure of Man on a Mountain Productions. The company, which started as a tiny …

Taste of Sarcasm: The Sled Haus

Taste of Sarcasm: The Sled Haus

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography The Sled Haus has been on my radar for several months, and I finally got there on the day that the season’s first snowflakes drifted from the sky. The Lead eatery’s façade …