Small Town Hospitality // City of Faulkton

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“I thought I lived in a small town until I met Troy,” said Stacy Hadrick, AgrotourismSD program coordinator at South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension. The Sturgis native moved to Faulkton—her husband Troy’s hometown—in 2010 to start Hadrick Ranch and raise their family. The small town...

Hang Out With // Olivia Wulff

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“The Bramble Park Zoo has been a major attraction in Watertown since 1912, and moved into our current location in 1940,” said Olivia Wulff, zookeeper and registrar. Resting upon 15 acres, the expansive zoo offers a “come closer” experience to a wide variety of species...

605 Tries // Cookin’ on Kampeska

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During the annual Cookin’ on Kampeska event, hundreds of locals and visitors gather together for a sizzling good time. Hosted against the picturesque backdrop of Lake Kampeska, the event offers three days of sunshine, food, activities, and entertainment for all ages. “The overall goal of this...

A Lakeside Escape // The Sandbar

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If you’ve been to Watertown, you may have seen the sign with a pelican in a red Adirondack chair peeking out on Highway 20. And if you’ve ever been inside, you know the restaurant it belongs to: The Sandbar, is the perfect destination for a...

On The Menu // Backroads Coffeehouse & Lunchboxx

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During her time as a teacher, Melissa Hericks and her colleagues carried out a running joke about starting a coffee truck. The group had witnessed the challenges within their roles as teachers, but saw how quickly the challenges were evolving. “We all had families and our...

Meet the Creative // Dustin Sinner

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Dustin Sinner’s first experience with sharing his art was in high school. Approached to create a pencil portrait for a local Make-A-Wish fundraiser, he soon saw the emotions that a simple sketch could invoke. “That was the moment I realized the effect art can have...

605 Stops By // Oh Baby O’s

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For years, Oh Baby O’s has made a name for itself selling specialty pretzels, pizza, hot dogs, and sweet treats. Founded by Deb Borkius, Oh Baby O’s opened its doors to the public in the early 2000s. Borkius’s love affair with pretzels began during her time...

605 Spotlight // The Prop

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Nestled on the shores of Lake Kampeska sits The Prop—a quirky and inviting restaurant that has become a favorite among locals. The laid-back pub offers more than just a place to grab a bite: The Prop is a spot to unwind, watch or play games,...

605 Road Trip // Watertown

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For this year’s road trip, the 605 team hopped into our Sprinter Van, Vincent Van-Go, and traveled to Watertown for the 11th Annual Cookin’ on Kampeska. Over the three-day event, visitors gather together to experience live music, local cuisine, and family-friendly activities. Throughout our trip,...

605 Profile // Jamie Mack

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“The Goss Opera House has been in the heart of downtown Watertown since 1889,” said executive director Jamie Mack. Since its inception, the facility has been operated by various entities—but in 2018, the opera house abruptly closed. “The community rallied around it and raised over $20,000...

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