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...
By Denise DePaolo It’s 8 p.m. on a brisk December evening. Snowflakes are drifting slowly from a violet sky and inside, a holiday party is getting into full swing. Glasses are full, festive music is lilting from the speakers, tiny...
By Michael Todd Images by Studio Blu Photography   Andy Howes is a bit late for breakfast. The morning we’re to meet, the president and owner of Howes Oil Co. is managing a gas station makeover, the 31st of its kind. It’s...
By Natalie Keller As the leaves change color and fall to the ground, state parks near Sioux Falls are offering Halloween and fall-themed hikes before Jack Frost comes to town. Naturalist Cortney Reedy has been working at Good Earth State Park...

Defining Design

By Leah Vanden Bosch The exposed, skeleton structure, original brick walls, and clean interior lines of the Sioux Falls Design Center have you unconsciously thinking about design before the topic is even brought up. Located in the historic Boyce Greeley...

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