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 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...
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...
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 Jordan Smith With the weather warming up, getting outside is on everyone’s mind. It can be hard to find a good place to exercise, but once you’ve found one, you’re halfway there. Good Earth State Park at Blood Run...
They’re compact, they burn up to 15 minutes, and best of all – you can likely make them from items already in your home! What You Need: - Egg Carton - Dryer Lint - Dental Floss - Candle Ends - Scissors - Disposable Jar or Tin...
By Denise DePaolo, Managing Editor It’s the Sioux Falls music festival that transcends generations and musical tastes. JazzFest kicks off Thursday, July 17 at Yankton Trail Park. For the twenty-third summer, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues is bringing big names...
By Denise DePaolo, Managing Editor If you want to get healthier, go take a hike. For real. As far as physical health goes, uphill hiking burns a similar amount of calories to jogging. Other benefits of hiking and walking can include...
By Aaron Vidal As one half of the buzz-inducing indie pop act Cults, Brian Oblivion has toured extensively since the success of the group’s debut self-titled album in 2011. A barometer of accomplishment for every traveling musician, Oblivion has managed...

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