As a self-dubbed city girl from Idaho, Kristen Hicks didn’t expect her career to one day revolve around farm-raised beef. But that changed after she met her husband, Nate, and the couple moved back to Yankton to live on his...
“I love ghost stories, ghost movies, ghost hunting TV shows, and the concept of ghosts,” he continued, “but what I don’t like is how it makes my research and people’s experiences seem easily debunkable, or even hokey. There is...
When Bill Barber began construction on a historic school building just outside of downtown Rapid City, he knew the project was more than just a unique remodel. It was an opportunity to breathe new life into a community. Originally constructed in...
“You don’t know what you don’t know.” The Homestake Mine in Lead delved deep underground for gold until its closure in 2002, which made a huge impact in the community. Homestake was the largest and deepest gold mine in...
A new place to spend a night under the stars is bringing luxury to the wild spaces of South Dakota’s Black Hills. It could be a big win for the state’s tourism industry. In a world of constantly expanding vocabulary,...
The 605 Summer Classic is Sioux Falls’ annual unofficial kickoff to summer – embodying many of the things we love about the season. From outdoor music and beer tasting to collaborative art projects and food trucks, the event has...
It’s that time of year when the 605 team packs up and hits the pavement for the annual 605 Road Trip. This spring, we hopped onto the scenic South Dakota Highway 44 (SD-44) to check out southern South Dakota...
Farm-to-plate is a concept many of us are familiar with – fresh food, harvested at its peak, sourced transparently, and prepared in a way that honors the ingredients. It’s an exciting way to eat, and by definition, it’s a...

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South Dakota’s palate is evolving. Here, like anywhere else, our food has been largely influenced by our heritage. Whether we’re descended from Native Americans of the Great Plains or 19th century settlers, meat and potatoes - in its many...
As a South Dakota town sits poised for expansion, a local couple is providing new visitors a place to stay at a home-away-from-home that’s remained golden amidst big changes.  Room by room, the old offices of Lead’s epic Homestake Mine...

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