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Laura Ingalls Wilder preschoolers taking advantage of what was left of a snow pile during recess include Carter Buckmiller, rear left, Zachery Stanton and Parker Crowe; and Miles Albrecht, front. more
January 6 was a horrifying day. Violent protesters stormed the Capitol, attacking law enforcement and endangering everyone working inside, from senators’ staffers to maintenance workers. Peaceful … more
other voicesrep. dusty johnsonOur U.S. Constitution was tested this week.As most of South Dakota now knows, on January 6th, I voted to uphold the 2020 election results that were certified, recounted, … more
My sister’s eyes shone as she unpacked the last item from the box of outgrown baby things she had brought to share. “Oh, DeAnn, this was yours!” She held up a small pastel-green snowsuit. It … more
The prophet Elijah had had it! He had done what God asked him to do: give God’s message to God’s people. And now what did they want to do? They wanted to kill him! So, Elijah runs away, angered … more
I think almost everyone grew up eating their mom’s tuna casserole, and they either loved it or hated it. I don’t remember loving it when I was a kid, but I do now. Back then, it was just … more
South Dakota’s values and beliefs are rooted in our agricultural heritage and our boundless natural resources. Together they drive our economy, feed our families, and provide world class outdoor … more
This week marks the season of Epiphany, which coincides with the story in the Gospel of Matthew about the Wise Men (or Magi or astrologers) who seek Jesus by following a star. I often used to wonder … more
Once. Maybe twice a year. That was normally the number of times the Hallelujah Chorus echoed through our house following our mother’s announcement, “No school today!” She would have heard it on … more
I survived the holidays! I didn’t get as much baking done as I had wanted, but I was able to get just enough made to keep everyone satisfied. However, I realized that I will never be able to … more
When I teach medical students, I always remind them that we will see people on the very best days of their lives and the very worst days of their lives. As a result, we will see every range of … more
I survived the holidays! I didn’t get as much baking done as I had wanted, but I was able to get just enough made to keep everyone satisfied. However, I realized that I will never be able to … more
“Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’….” Frankie Laine’s smooth voice drifted into the kitchen, signaling the beginning of our favorite western. My brother penciled one more division problem, then … more
meditationsPastor jim millman You are most likely reading this article in the middle of the week after Christmas. If you were fortunate enough to be surrounded by your family and friends during this … more
It has been a year to remember, seemingly for all the wrong reasons. COVID-19 devastated families across our country. In other states, violent riots and looting tore communities apart. And it seems … more
When our children were small, money was often tight, but we had plenty. Plenty of love. Plenty to eat. They had plenty of imagination and plenty to play with; cardboard boxes, tables and blankets… more
Christmas is almost here, and I’ve finally gotten a start on some of my candy making. I’ve decided to keep it simple this year. I still have cookies to make, so I don’t want to start … more
A thick flurry of flakes churns and swirls wildly, creating a crystalline wall of white. Gradually, the whirling slows, and the gossamer flecks begin to drift and flutter gently, magically revealing … more
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