Submitted Images If you’ve attended a major outdoor event in Sioux Falls, you’ve seen them. Men and women in fluorescent green, milling amongst the crowd, picking up discarded items and sticking around to clean up. They’re the Ecomaniacs and they’re...
By Natalie Slieter Submitted Images Rebecca Swift has had a love for makeup ever since she was a little girl. This love has now become her career. When she isn’t doing bridal and prom makeup, she maintains the social media...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography There is no more productive form of muscle-powered travel than cycling. A 2012 article on popularmechanics.com cites the example of a cyclist versus a pedestrian, pointing out that if the two use the...
By Kinsey Gustafson South Dakota is known for the Black Hills, rolling plains, and many Buffalo. A new type of Buffalo is being associated in South Dakota though, with the arrival of the Buffalo Gals organization. Laura Mounce is a...
By Leah Vanden Bosch Images Submitted Sioux Falls has built a reputation for having a lot to offer, and Brian Broekemeier is  strengthening that expectation. After searching the Internet for a comic-con nearby and finding nothing in the area, the Sioux...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Liz Painter The Centers for Equality want us to keep something in mind. South Dakotans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender are just that - South Dakotans. And they have a whole lot of...
By Kinsey Gustafson After a year that could be called busy by anyone’s standards - graduating with a masters degree in voice performance, teaching music, maintaining a popular blog, establishing a nonprofit to benefit those living with Cystic Fibrosis, and...
By Denise DePaolo They are the new generation of changemakers. When we asked readers to tell us about the young professionals making a difference in their communities and workplaces, like years before, we were impressed with the group they brought...
by Leah Vanden Bosch Is this the year that you finally write that novel or memoir? Everyone has a story, and Stacey Buehner and Kendra Gottsleben have put theirs in print. Both local women have survived challenges, but their stories...
Taking a drive to check out holiday decorations is one of the simplest activities that can build the fondest memories. Turn on the “Christmas music all the time” radio station (or create your own custom soundtrack), pack a container...

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