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 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...

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By Denise DePaolo Photos by Liz Painter Fittingly, Guy Burdick’s life took a sharp left turn on a Halloween night about eight years ago. The lifelong lover of spookiness was handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, with the Discovery Channel on in...
By Denise DePaolo Photos submitted Stunning strides in creativity exist in seemingly unlikely places. For example, a small city in South Dakota surrounded by farmland and gravel roads and vast blue skies. Home to South Dakota State University and industry-leading manufacturers,...
By Denise DePaolo Our personal space should feel personal. Our objects should last. That growing attitude in home decorating is the impetus of two brand new Downtown Sioux Falls retailers. Unglued Market carries products made exclusively by regional artisans, and Urban...
By Denise DePaolo Photos by Liz Long It’s amazing what happens when one lifts their foot off the gas, slowing down from 80 to 55 miles per hour. Edges of the scenery become crisp, the lines on the road sharpen, and...
By Michael Todd Photos Submitted Among four other headliners — the presence-driven catharsis of Cloud Cult, the all-out dance party of Later Babes, the heart-filled feminism of Caroline Smith, and the blood-vessel-breaking rock of The Kickback —  this year’s 605 Summer...
By Leah Vanden Bosch Eagle's Ride Photos by Bonny Fleming of Asio Studio Double HP Photos by 605 Staff Horses and their graceful presence are commonly associated with sport and riding, but now, more and more people are paying attention to their...
By Denise DePaolo Alverson Farm images by Michael Liedtke Photography It’s hard to throw a rock in South Dakota without hitting a piece of land dedicated to growth. Fields of corn and soybeans, pastures dotted with cattle, barns, silos, and combines...

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