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The weather is heating up, and time keeps flying. Not sure if it’s the extra seven puppies we have or extra writing I’m doing for the newspaper, but I seem to be busier than ever without seeing … more
Summertime. For most, this signals thoughts of warm weather and good times with family and friends. Sadly, what brings happiness for some can trigger stress and sorrow for others. In the words of a … more
Blaine Miller, left, and daughter Andrea put up flags in the park and the Lake Preston Cemetery. Several family members and community members helped set up and take down flags in the Lake Preston … more
The patriotism South Dakotans display on the Fourth of July has deep roots in our state’s history. In fact, we waved the Stars and Stripes before we even became a state! The Dakota Territory in the … more
I have to admit that I didn’t know much about rhubarb before now, but I did some research and thought I’d share it for anyone else who would be interested. Rhubarb is a rare vegetable that is a … more
July 4thTain't easy, boys, to put in words, but I woke up last night and walked outside beneath a sky where stars were shinin' bright. T'weren't nothing new above my head I guess for years unknown. … more
Ivan Pavlov and B. F. Skinner were the fathers of behavioral science. They brought us dogs that salivate on cue, chickens that play the piano, words like “operant conditioning” and gave us much … more
Today, the Supreme Court announced something that countless Americans have prayed for over the past 50 years: they reversed the Roe v. Wade decision and allowed states to make their own choices over … more
It’s always good to know there are things in life we can count on. Flip a switch and let there be light. Turn a faucet and voila! Water pours forth! Every morning just before dawn, I can count on a … more
A common phrase I have heard over the years is "We are all God's children." This statement has been said time and time again with the intention of bringing everyone together. While it is true that we … more
The South Dakota Senate convened on June 21 for the impeachment trial of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. An impeachment has never happened in South Dakota, and I hope our state never experiences … more
Many of my patients will say, “Doctor, I am so inflamed.” The use of the word inflammation is commonplace as we search the market for anti-inflammatory diets or self-help books on inflammation. … more
It was an exciting week for us. Our lab had puppies for the first time, and we were able to spend a lot of time with family. Last Wednesday, our dog Storm went into labor around 8:30 p.m., keeping us … more
Sarah Manley, of Waconia, Minn., was first a fan of the Little House TV show, but it introduced her to the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder and led her to researching the back stories of the books. For … more
Record-high inflation and supply chain bottlenecks are driving up prices and hitting South Dakota’s economy particularly hard. While it’s true that supply chain issues and the reopening of … more
An afternoon rain shower put an end to field work one warm day in early June. Delmer and the neighbor boys grabbed the opportunity to patrol the shelter belt for deer trails and broods of young … more
"And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots … more
Vote YES for schoolThis June 21st, I urge all eligible voters of the De Smet School District to vote ‘yes’ and invest in education. Let’s realize what an excellent opportunity we have before … more
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