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Little Parent on the Prairie: Stay United

Little Parent on the Prairie: Stay United

By Tracy Kirby Image by Crista Ballard Photography My husband and I recently celebrated our seven-year wedding anniversary. To commemorate, we simply ate an embarrassingly high-calorie meal and reminisced about our life together. During this rare uninterrupted conversation, we talked …

At Home with Jeffrey and Janci Herr

At Home with Jeffrey and Janci Herr

The exterior of Jeffrey and Janci Herr’s two-story Spearfish home is tidy and contemporary. It appears to be the type of front porched suburban dream found anywhere, until one notices Crow Peak looming behind – and steps inside and loses themselves …

The Real Deal: Marc Wagner

The Real Deal: Marc Wagner

You might not know Marc Wagner, but you’ve probably seen his work. The Sioux Falls artist is co-creator of Skullmore, a zine named for his toxic waste-colored rendition of the famous mountain (complete with skeletal presidential visages), stickers of which …

Forever Young: Finding Joy in Nostalgia

Forever Young: Finding Joy in Nostalgia

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography There’s an old adage that goes, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” As adults, it’s easy to forget the wonders of childhood. Between …

Celebrating Equality

Celebrating Equality

By Natalie Slieter Dakotas’ Equality Summit is not just for the LGBT community; it’s also for allies. Leslie Jordan is the featured speaker for the Sioux Falls event that will be held September 9-10 at the downtown Holiday Inn. He’s …

Taste of Sarcasm: 1429 Roadhouse

Taste of Sarcasm: 1429 Roadhouse

The area near Brookings’ Exit 132 seems to be in a constant state of change. Even frequent visitors, like myself, aren’t surprised to see new strip malls and stores pop up seemingly overnight. On a recent visit, I found that …

Homework: Living on the Job

Homework: Living on the Job

By Denise DePaolo Images by Bonny Fleming at Bonzeye Studio and Elizabeth Lucille Photography Imagine waking up unaided by an alarm clock, rolling out of bed, and beginning your workday while lounging, hair askew. Working from home takes many shapes. …

At Home with Matt and Megan Krivarchka

At Home with Matt and Megan Krivarchka

Megan Krivarchka describes her style as “contemporary, but family-friendly.” When Megan, a NICU nurse and husband Matt, a dentist, built their house on the west side of Brandon, it was important for them to incorporate design elements that they loved, …

Biking Through The Black Hills

Biking Through The Black Hills

By Leah Vanden Bosch The George S. Mickelson Trail weaves through the Black Hills National Forest, and the views are breathtaking. Wanting to share her appreciation for those views and passion for biking, Stacey Phillips partnered up with friend Jobie …

Why Mommy Stress Eats

Why Mommy Stress Eats

By Tracy Kirby Image by Crista Ballard Photography At the very moment of this writing, I could be the poster child for stress eating. Are you familiar with the term “stress eating?” If not, don’t worry. I’m an expert. Simply …