While pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from South Dakota State University, Elkton native, Emilie Nettinga, remembers being told that the only career path for someone with her degree was education. After graduation however, she went on to work at several...
South Dakota native and interpreter at Natural Beauty, Sara Benson, saw a need for more accessible hospitality in Sioux Falls. Benson took to creating an Airbnb that felt comfortable, affordable, and was unique to the area. 605 paid a visit...
Nicholas Skaewski has been in the culinary industry for over eight years, and recently started his own venture of bringing gourmet dining right to the consumer's home. With a stellar team, including Lead Sommelier and Mixologist of Carnaval Brazilian...

Ethnic Eats

For the owners of several local restaurants, serving customers goes far beyond traditional flavors and recipes.  It’s about building a community and sharing a taste of their cultures.  In Sioux Falls, Lalibela Restaurant serves traditional Ethiopian dishes, and Khorasan Kabob House...
What happens when you bring together people form all walks of life; serve them real, home-cooked, locally grown, hearty food get rid of the TVs and put down the smartphones; and encourage people to make genuine conversation? That is the...
Taking advantage of the mild weather and craving a quick trip, 605 multimedia designer Yany Avelar and account manager Taylor Hanson joined me in Parker, home of the infamous Turner County Fair. Located just 30 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, Parker is sandwiched...
Pam Harris was tossing and turning in bed one night, unable to sleep, when the idea came to her. A retired pharmacist, Harris was looking for something worthwhile to fill her newly free time; something that she enjoyed, something that...
In the mood for some classic burgers and a short drive, 605 Publisher Alana Synder and I made the nine-mile trek to Harrisburg, home to the Tigers, the Heartland Country Corn Maze, and much more. HARRISBURG EST. AUGUST 1, 1879 GRAVEL ROAD BLEND It...
Visual artist Amy Jarding has a passion for mixed media, obscuring everyday objects into "surreal visions." And one thing is for sure - she never shies away from color. 605 chatted with the self-proclaimed "old grandma lady" about what inspires...
Graffiti artist and About The Life, Inc. Co-Founder, Derek "Focus" Smith, has combined his culture and his love of art to make a difference where it matters. One of his most recent works is a 20-foot-by-20-foot mural in Art...

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