By Denise DePaolo Submitted Images When Brother Ali last took the 605 Summer Classic stage in 2013, things didn’t go as planned. A huge crowd clamored to see the Minneapolis-based hip hop artist, and he was ready to give it his...
When Brother Ali last took the 605 Summer Classic stage in 2013, things didn’t go as planned. A huge crowd clamored to see the Minneapolis-based hip hop artist, and he was ready to give it his all, but Mother...
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 Denise DePaolo Images: Elizabeth Lucille Photography and Emily Swan Photography South Dakotans love beer. Really, they do. According to a 2014 study from Beer Marketer’s Insights published in USA Today, we consume the fourth-most beer per capita (after North Dakota,...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography South Dakota’s largest city is constantly making it onto lists of best places to live, best places to do business, and best places to retire - but is it one of the best...
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,...

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