There is always a lot of action at the Dykstra’s home in the country. The second we walked into their brand new open ranch, owner Lori greeted us with news that calves were being born yards away. “Dave said you should...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Liz Painter When it was time to buy a home in their native Rapid City, Bruce and Shelly Evans knew that they wanted to be surrounded by nature. That is what drew them to an 11-acre...
The Sioux Falls home Damon Thielen shares with girlfriend Jessica Brown has the feel of a cozy country getaway, because when it was built in 1905, that’s exactly what it was. “It was a vacation cottage for a local...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Liz Painter Winding our way up to the home Becky Tomac and shares with boyfriend Rob Cook, our team is already captivated by the picturesque wooded setting outside of Sturgis. Rather than fleeing as we got...
Walking into the historic Carpenter Building is about as close to stepping into a period costume drama as one can get in downtown Sioux Falls. This sense of occasion is not lost on Brady Mallory, who calls the building...
To say Pam Taylor Jansa loves Christmas would be like saying Eric Clapton dabbles with the guitar. She is a full-fledged fangirl, and her fandom is the holiday season. Pam, who is semi-retired from Taylor Oil Company, and husband...
When Carter and Anne Taylor moved from Pierre to Rapid City in 1998, they were looking for a turn-key home where their young family could grow. “When we first moved in, our kids were not even one and two,...
Modern, stylish, and thoroughly functional. Those descriptors fit Nick Patton’s Rapid City loft-style apartment to a tee. Located right next door to the historic Hotel Alex Johnson, the space embodies the convenience of downtown living, and the luxury coveted...
By Denise DePaolo Photos by Liz Long On a peaceful, lilac-dotted property, just south of Brookings, is the 4,800 square-foot ranch-style home of Better Beer. Betty, a retired attorney-turned-painter, and husband Woody, a veterinarian with a practice in Brookings, moved to...
By Denise DePaolo When the snow began falling October 5, 2013, no one knew the damage it would cause to western South Dakota. Ranchers sustained devastating losses, and the pain was felt in town, too. Just hours after the flakes...

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