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SHELTER PET OF THE MONTH This 6-year-old domestic shorthair is looking for a loving home. She’s been at the Heartland Humane Society in Yankton since July. Sugar has some allergies and asthma, but her special needs have not impacted her gentle personality. She loves to be held, petted and adored. Sugar is spayed, front declawed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her $65 adoption fee includes two bags of her special diet food.

To learn more about Sugar and other four-legged friends, visit www. heartlandhumanesociety. net or call (605) 6644244.


on wine, business, and the Black Hills with Andy Schneider. Look for Kara Sweet’s interview mid-month.

get a little crazy

with Austin, as he talks to PeelanderYellow from New York-based Japanese punk band Peelander-Z ahead of their April 28 show at Billy Frogs Bar and Grill.

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Letter from the editor...

Bill Tetrault photography Bill is a freelance event photographer and works at SDN Communications. Some of his favorite things are his family, photography, technology and good craft beer.

Natalie Keller Writer Natalie is a senior at the University of South Dakota. She is an assistant editor for The Volante. She has a passion for writing as well as ice cream, lazy Saturdays and laughing.

Lillian Palmer Writer Lillian is a musician, rocker, otaku, fashion enthusiast and lover of all things nerdy. This University of Wyoming graduate is new to South Dakota and was a lifestyles reporter at a Wyoming newspaper before moving to the Sioux Falls area.

Kinsey gustafson writer

In many ways, April is simply the best. We emerge from our hibernation feeling vindicated for sticking out another punishing winter. Our arms and legs and toes reemerge, ready to greet the air and sunshine once again. And farmers are getting back into the fields, beginning to plant the crops that help South Dakota feed and fuel the world. This month’s cover story is all about celebrating the people behind our state’s number-one industry, and the strides they’ve made to connect with consumers. Aside from highly-visible initiatives from large Ag organizations, South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers are making a concerted effort as individuals to reach out. They’re blogging about their lives and sharing snippets of their experiences via social media – all in an effort to help us understand what’s on our table. While compiling lists of suggested social media accounts to follow, we quickly discovered that this emphasis on transparency is a global trend in agriculture. We also learned that searching any country and ‘farmer’s market’ is a terrible idea an hour before lunch. April is about new beginnings, as well – both in our homes and in our lives. It’s the real time of year for resolutions and change. In this issue, you’ll find ideas for cleaning your home, amazing recipes to attempt, and plenty of opportunities for getting out and trying something new. I hope your spring is off to a wonderful start, South Dakota. And as always, feel free to reach out to me at or on Twitter @ddepaolo.

Kinsey graduated from SDSU with her degree in journalism. She spends her time in the Black Hills drinking coffee, watching too much Netflix, and writing for 605 Magazine.

Jordan Smith writer Jordan is a senior at SDSU and calls Rapid City home. A journalism major, she is the editor-in-chief of The Collegian. In her spare time, you can find her hiking or playing with her pomeranian, Buzz.

Leah Vanden Bosch Writer Leah has relocated back to the Midwest after living in New York and Nashville, Tenn. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and indulging in good coffee.

Michael Todd Writer Michael is a native Nebraskan, though he’s become fast friends with Sioux Falls, where he works as junior developer at Lemonly. Having worked as managing editor for Hear Nebraska, he loves music, writing about music, and writing music of his own.

Kara Sweet online Writer Kara is a sommelier certified through the International Wine Guild and intro level somm through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Follow all things food, wine and the Black Hills on her blog,

Austin Kaus online Writer Austin is the creator of Songs from a Couch (, codirector of an upcoming documentary about The Pomp Room, and a writer with a great wife and 3.5 cats.

Maryn Terry intern Maryn is a senior at New Tech High School in Sioux Falls. She loves drawing, sewing, and plans to study Art and Design at Cornish College of the Arts in the fall.

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What: A night of wine tasting, silent auctions, and live music benefiting the Brookings Area Humane Society. When: March 13 Where: Old Sanctuary, Brookings More info: IMAGES BY CHOKE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

ST. PATRICK’S WEEKEND IN DEADWOOD What: An extra-long weekend of parties, parades, and unique St. Patrick-inspired events. When: March 13-17 Where: Deadwood More info: IMAGES BY BRIAN SPEIDEL

36TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE What: Thousands of revelers dressed in green jammed the sidewalks to watch the parade grand marshaled by Betty Ordal. When: March 14 Where: Downtown Sioux Falls More info: IMAGES BY BILL TETRAULT

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Sioux Falls Area

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April 9-11

April 9

Deadwood. More info: or (800) 344-8826.

Sioux Falls Convention Center. 6 p.m. $35 or $240 for a table of 8. More info: or (605) 271-9716.


April 11

DAKOTA CHAPTER BREWERIANA SHOW VFW Hall, Sioux Falls. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Beer collectables show. $1. More info: or (605) 224-2698.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE FAIR The Co-op, Sioux Falls. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet farmers, enjoy food tastings, children’s activities, in-store raffles, and more. More info: www.

April 16-27 SEUSSICAL

Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, USD Campus, Vermillion. 7:30 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Musical based on beloved Dr. Seuss characters. More info: (605) 677-5418.

April 17-19 CHICAGO

Rushmore Civic Plaza Fine Arts Theatre, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. Tony Awardwinning musical. More info: or (605) 394-4115.


April 11

UPTOWN DOWNTOWN Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City. 5:30 p.m. Evening of silent and live auctions, plated dinner, and a dance benefits YMCA of Rapid City. $60 or $450 for table of 8. More info: or (605) 716-7979.

April 12

PANCAKE BENEFIT Sioux Falls Convention Center. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 23rd annual event benefits LifeScape. $5 advance/$6 door. More info: or (605) 444-9600.

April 18

RESTORATION ART AUCTION Icon Event Hall & Lounge, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Reception and auction feature art inspired by repurposed items. Proceeds benefit Habitat Sioux Falls’ ReStore. More info: or (605) 332-5962.


April 21

Helpline Center, Sioux Falls. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A day of service projects at area non-profits led by The Helpline Center. More info: (605) 274-1407.

Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. The Washington Generals are desperate to win this time. $20.50-80. More info: www. or (605) 367-7288.

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MDA MUSCLE WALK OF SIOUX FALLS Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls. 10 a.m. Benefits research and greater mission of Muscular Dystrophy Association. More info: (605) 940-3661.

Southwest Sioux Falls. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Largest organized rummage event in South Dakota. 300-350 participants. Food vendors on site. More info: or (605) 274-0239.


April 24-26

Denny Sanford Premier Center. Times vary. More info: www.sfstampede. com or call (605) 336-6060.


April 1, 3, 4, 10


Chamber of Commerce Community Room, Pierre. Friday 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. Art at reasonable prices by local students and professionals. More info: (605) 567-3562 or search “Short Grass Arts Council” on Facebook.

April 1, 3, 4

April 29-30

April 11

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Two days of workshops and talks with industry leaders aimed at improving your company’s web presence. More info: or (605) 334-7077.

Sioux Falls Arena. 6 p.m. Vs. Harbor City Roller Dames. $12. More info:


RAPID CITY RUSH Rushmore Civic Plaza Center Ice Arena. Times vary. More info: www. or (605) 716-7825.


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April 17

Denny Sanford Premier Center. More info: or (605) 274-6686.

Total Drag, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Also playing: Gorgatron, Whorified and Vast Expanse. All ages. $5. More info: or (605) 521-6439.


April 24

ARBOR DAY 5K Performing Arts Center, SDSU Campus, Brookings. 5:30 a.m. registration, 6:30 a.m. race. Honor the memory of local tree lover Kay Cheever with a 3.1 mile walk/run through SDSU campus. More info: or (605) 697-9058.


April 18

CALM FUR Total Drag, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Also playing: Sons of Sans Arc and Tenenbaums. All ages. $6. More info: or (605) 521-6439.


April 21

Due to space, here are only some of the biggest shows of the month.

Icon Event Hall & Lounge, Sioux Falls. Also playing: Philly Fate and Carvey Milk. 18+. $12/15. More info:

April 2

DAN MARISKA & THE BOYS CHOIR Total Drag, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Also playing: Chump Party and The McVay Brothers. All ages. $5. More info: or (605) 5216439.

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April 24

SKYWIND The District, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. Also playing: Whither the Tide and Emergent. $12 advance, $15 at the door. More info: www.thedistrictsf. com or (605) 271-5600.


The District, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Also playing: Core. $25-35. More info: www. or (605) 271-5600.

Latitude 44, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. Also playing: Birthday Pony and Stay Lucky. More info: or (605) 338-0943.

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Total Drag, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Also playing: Remember to Breathe, Lover’s Speed and Stringed Soul. All ages. $5. More info: or (605) 521-6439.

Rushmore Civic Plaza Ice Arena, Rapid City. 7 p.m. Also playing: Anthrax and Crobot. More info: or (605) 394-4115.


April 10

KATHY KOSINS Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. $33-43. Student rush $12 with ID. More info: or (605) 367-6000.

April 11

BRIDGET KRUSE Latitude 44, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Release party. Also playing Ted and Alice Miller. Live paining with Shea Hartmann. Admission is one non-perishable food item or $1. More info:

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SECONDHAND SERENADE The District, Sioux Falls. 6 p.m. Also playing: Ryan Cabrera, Nick Thomas & Wind in Sails, and Runaway Saints. $22-24. More info: www.thedistrictsf. com or (605) 271-5600.

April 16

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND Deadwood Mountain Grand. 8 p.m. $20-35. More info: www. or (605) 559-0386.

Various venues, Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month by enjoying local musicians at bars and restaurants throughout the city. More info:

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PEELANDER-Z Billy Frogs, Sioux Falls. The Happee Spring Tour 2015. Also playing: International Coverup and Infaux. 21+. Free show. More info: www.

April 30

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES The District, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. $25-35. More info: www.thedistrictsf. com or (605) 271-5600.

Check out our complete calendar at and e-mail events to by the 15th of the month prior to issue release date.

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April 18-19. Elks Theatre, Rapid City. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Experience adrenalinepacked action sports and explore the world’s last wild places on the big screen. Presented by National Geographic and The North Face. $15-20. More info: or (605) 394-4101.



wine and food tasting benefiting patients and families at Avera Children’s Hospital. Hosted by the Avera McKennan Foundation, this annual event has become one of the premier fundraisers for South Dakota wine connoisseurs and philanthropists alike. Tickets are $135, and can be purchased at JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars or by calling (605) 322-8900.


April 15. Old Lumber Company, Vermillion. 5-8:30 p.m. Check out booths from over 50 vendors, including Wilson Florist, Blue Monarch, and Chloe & Isabel. Enjoy a live fashion show, plus mini education sessions, food, and a cash bar. Free admission with a canned good for the Vermillion Food Pantry. More info: email or call (605) 624-8486.


April 19. Active Generations, Sioux Falls. 4:30-7 p.m. Sample delicious foods created by 30 gentlemen about town like Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead (Guilty Chicken Jailhouse Wrap), KSFY TV's Mark Roper (Meatball Sliders), KDLT TV's Tom Hanson (Rum Num Cannon Balls), and Steve Erpenbach of the SDSU Foundation (Jackrabbit Decadence w/ Barry Berry Ice Cream). Enjoy complimentary wine and beer, along with live musical entertainment. Proceeds benefit Active Generations programs. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Purchase tickets at the Active Generations information window or call (605) 336-6722.

THE 2015 BIG GRAPE // April 10. Prairie Center, Sioux Falls. A night of





April 17. Red Eye, Sioux Falls. 9 p.m. Funny, sexy, and always a bit shocking, this unique live production promises an evening of fun for adult audiences. SHFB “fancifully and musically deconstructs taboos and convention; making light of politics, the sexes, and religion using original music” as part of a visually stunning burlesque experience. 21+. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. More info:



April 19. Swiftel Center, Brookings. 7 p.m. Comedian, actor, and country singer Rodney Carrington's “Here Comes the Truth” Tour is making a stop in Brookings. One of the top-grossing comedians of the past 10 years, Carrington co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer for My Horses. $41.75-176.75. More info: or (800) 745-3000.



April 20-24. Pierre and Ft. Pierre. Enjoy special fixed meals at your favorite eateries throughout the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area. Participating restaurants will offer two-course meals for lunch at $10 per person and three-course dinners for $25 per person. The event is the perfect way to try features from great local chefs. For menus and more info, call (605) 224-7361 or visit

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A NEW ALBUM AND A STATEWIDE TOUR FOR JAMI LYNN Jami Lynn’s voice can be like a summer breeze sweeping through South Dakota’s prairie grasses. It can trail the red fox and the wolf, lilting swiftly on the tail of a note to fly suddenly among the birds. It can sing true with wisps of cold realism, joining a swirl of fallen leaves. And it can snake through the front door to accompany a wood stove’s crackling in the dead of winter. Strong and nimble, it will cut through a snowstorm, and it will settle sweetly beside spring’s first blooms. But even as it shapes the landscape of her new album Fall is a Good

Time to Die, Lynn’s voice isn’t the first ingredient in the making of her songs. When she releases the record this month, listeners will note the skilled picking of her banjo and guitar. They’ll hear Andrew Reinartz’s standup bass, which makes what Lynn calls “the most grand entrances you can have on a three-piece acoustic song.” And they’ll follow Dalton Coffey’s dobro and Dylan James’s guitar, which respectively spearhead an unexpected swing section on “God Out on the Plains” and add a gypsy jazz flair to the folk. But despite a lofty level of musicianship, the first ingredient in Jami Lynn’s songs isn’t music at all. It’s time. Time that helps to coalesce a beginning and an end to stories from her own life, or more often, time between now and a more distant history that’s shared by characters, animals, or her own ancestors. In her most definitive excavation of the past, she’s retraced her forebears’ paths as settlers to a young South Dakota, both through her college thesis, Early American Folk Music of the Upper Midwest, and a subse-

quent album, Sodbusters, her second and most recent fulllength before Fall is a Good Time to Die. She describes pioneers of the plains as “carrying” songs, as if to equate music’s importance with other essential belongings, and in doing so, expresses her affection for preserving history. “I find other people’s stories more interesting than my own,” Lynn affirmed. “When I do start writing a story from my own perspective, my own time and place, it takes a lot longer. Sometimes they sit around for a couple of years before I pick them up and decide that they’re good enough to finish.” A couple of the 10 tracks from the new album are six or seven years old, she says. And while she’s setting down roots in the Black Hills, having put in an offer for a house just two days prior to our interview, her art lives more naturally in a different part of the state. “I still think the grasslands definitely influence me as an artist more so than where I live now,” she says. “Maybe more so because I left.” Although that’s not to say

Lynn’s music isn’t a veritable ecosystem in itself. With the aforementioned red fox and wolf, each with its own song, the frogs and raccoons of “Polywogs,” and a svelte hound in “Coyote, Why You Lookin’ So Thin,” Lynn laughs when she mentions she could have grouped together a South Dakota Predator Trilogy. As the grasses sway in the wind, Lynn stirs up in-song atmospheres for these animals to inhabit. And proving her love for the home state that often serves as a backdrop in her music, she thanks her ancestors for choosing to live where they did. “I’m glad they picked here,” she said. “I think the landscapes are beautiful. I know they’re very harsh at times, but they’re incredible.” Catch Jami Lynn this month: April 10 at Matthews Opera House in Spearfish // April 11 at The Orpheum in Sioux Falls // April 24 at The Brick House Community Arts Center in Madison // April 25 at The Goss Opera House in Watertown // Times and ticket info: www.

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The Mayor’s Disability Awareness Commission presents the fifth annual ARTability, an exhibit for local artists with disabilities to display their work. The exhibit is open through the end of the month at the Museum of Visual Materials in Sioux Falls. ARTability chair Kendra Gottsleben gives 605 an insider’s look at what we can expect. How does this event create disability awareness in the community? Individuals with a disability have as much ability, talent and creativity as anyone without a disability. I am a person who has a disability and that is why I feel so passionate about it. Everyone in our community has gifts and talents to offer the society as a whole, no matter who we are or what daily challenges we have in our lives. Having an art show where the artists are all individuals with disabilities helps break down the stigma and perception of what some people think individuals with a disability are capable of doing. This show emphasizes the word abilities in the word disabilities, because if you eliminate the 'dis,' you see abilities. After five years, what attracts people to this event? Each year, ARTability gets better and better. We are so excited this year, because we have more art submissions than we have had in previous years. There are 60 artists participating and 93 pieces for the exhibit. Last year, there were 46 artists and 54 pieces of art displayed. Every good art showcase has a great atmosphere and environment and the Museum of Visual Materials completely takes care of that for us. What styles of art can people expect to see? There are watercolors, acrylic, glass, and pastels this year. Tell us about the artists' reception. The artists’ reception is when the public and artists are able to come together and meet each other. This is when the artists who have submitted pieces to show case their work are able to be on hand. Also, there will be glass vases that will only be showcased during the artists’ reception. Those are pretty fun to see. The ARTability exhibit is on display at the Museum of Visual Materials through April 30. The artists’ reception is 6-8 p.m. on April 10. The event is free. For more information, visit, or call (605) 367-8745.

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BEYOND BORDERS with mark lloyd

Borders went bankrupt? So what. That doesn’t stop former employee Mark Lloyd from finding out what’s the next hottest read. Less Than Hero by S.G. Browne

People who make a living testing experimental drugs turn the numerous side effects into super powers and start fighting crime. So they have to make a movie out of this. Nicholas Cage is probably free.

The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

In this alternate history story, people in the 17th century started making mechanical people and enslaving them. Most alternate history stuff starts with the Nazis either winning the war or going back in time and changing something. There don’t appear to be any Nazis, so this might be cool.

Have a book you want Mark to review? E-mail

THE HABITUÉ BY DOUGLAS WHITE Who are the Habitué? Are they a secret group of people who want to rule the world? Are they an underground society that places politicians in key positions to change the world? Are they French? It looks French. It turns out that they are a supersecret group of people with an agenda. They’re kind of like the Illuminati. Or maybe they're like the Templars in that series of video games where you run around in a cloak stabbing people in important historical times. Either way, they are up to no good. They have a super evil plan that I won’t give away, but let’s just say it’s really bad.

And that’s where the Keepers come in. The Keepers are the good guys. They’re kind of like whoever fights the Illuminati. Or maybe they are like the Assassins in that series of video games where you run around in a cloak stabbing people in important historical times. Both groups work in the shadows, though. They recruit people to help them achieve their goals. That’s where Ben Boarman comes in. It turns out that one of Ben’s ancestors was able to foil the Habitué back in the 1800s, and now the Keepers want to recruit Ben to help again even though he’s only a teenager. And it all starts with some old lady

named Elma in 7-Eleven telling Ben to check the well behind his house. This brings us to the moral of the story, which is don’t listen to old ladies who work at 7-Eleven. But Ben does check the well. He finds a card with a time and place on it, and when he goes there, he is barely able to save a dog from being run over by a car. See, that’s how they Keepers work. They can alter things that should happen. And of course, this is not limited to saving dogs. That’s just a warmup. And Elma is about to use Ben to try and foil another evil Habitué plot.

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bio: Dustin Jansick is the owner of WayTooIndie. com, which is dedicated on providing you with the most accurate and honest movie reviews and ratings. The site is focused around, but certainly not limited to, independent films. Dustin, along with other fellow contributors, not only write reviews on indie, foreign and art house films, but also post trailers, news articles and Top-10 lists. Check them out on Facebook and @WayTooIndie on Twitter.

“SMALL-TOWN TRAGEDY WRACKS GUILT IN THIS MUTED CHARACTER PIECE.” Bluebird is a quiet, understated film from first time filmmaker Lance Edmands on the ripple-effect tragedy projects on an isolated town. Mother nature plays a vital part in the film, demonstrating her unforgiving ways extend even to the most remote and silent areas. The film is a straightforward, yet honest look at how people deal with their own morality, and by treating the characters as humans instead of criminals, Edmands allows for contemplative evaluation in unexpected areas. Winter time in Maine can be very cold, but a small logging town experiences a different kind of chill when tragedy strikes. On one particularly cold morning, Lesley (Amy Morton) notices a small bluebird fly inside the school bus she drives during her routine end-of-day cleaning. She pauses only for a moment, staring at the outof-place bird, distracting her attention away from her duties. The next morning she realizes the severity of this distraction. As she opens the bus doors to begin her day, Lesley notices a lifeless kid near the back she failed to notice the day before. Turns out that the boy went into hypothermic shock and now remains in a coma after spending the night passed out on the frigid bus.

Thankfully, Bluebird  isn’t concerned with which character deserves the most blame. Both Lesley and the boy's mother, Marla (Louisa Krause), are equally at fault; one legally and one morally, there are no true villains in this story. Instead, the film is more about how characters deal with the aftermath of the accident. Morton’s constant state of regret makes it easy to feel sorry for her character, especially during moments when she can no longer contain her emotions. But Morton never overdramatizes the grief her character experiences, which is difficult when the character spends the entire film in an overwhelming state of mental suffering. Krause didn’t have the luxury of playing the favorable character, but her sympathetic performance demonstrates just enough humanity to not completely condemn her. Some of the supporting characters, such as Lesley’s daughter (Emily Meade) and husband (John Slattery), don’t quite make the impact they should, given the objective of exploring how one event affects multiple lives. Minor script issues aside, their performances were also commendable. Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Tiny Furniture) captures the

dreary landscapes of a desolate town on grainy 35mm film stock. Falling snow and cold breaths depict the winter season outside, while a blue-ish tint and muted aesthetics imply the coldness characters feel on the inside. These awe-inspiring visuals pair well with the moody script to create a chilling atmosphere. Small town tragedy stories like this have been done many times before, most recently in Little Accidents, but they’re often paired with a heavy-handed lesson or the pursuit of justice through finger-pointing. Bluebird  wisely side-steps these tropes by not telling us how to feel about the situation, nor forces us to choose sides. The film also expresses the underlying theme of isolation: the lone bluebird, an abandoned child, a small community surrounded by mountains, and a single parent. Edmands finds the right balance between atmospheric undertones and understated storytelling, managing to get solid performances from his cast – it’s easy to forget we’re watching the work of a first-time director.

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If you want to have some raucous, childish fun, go 10 watch Freddy vs. Jason, be ready to laugh, and leave pretension at the door. If you fancy a moody chiller that’ll give your brain a little something more to chew on, Splice it up. The Lazarus Effect tries to do what those movies do so well, but gets lost along the way and mucks it all up, leaving us dead cold. The characters in this forgettable piece of horror schlock can “bring back” all the dead dogs and dead people they want; just please, please don’t bring me back. I don’t want to go back.


Best Foreign Language nominee, Wild Tales, consists of 10 six twisted short stories, all penned by writer/director Damian Szifron. Each tale involves a person feeling wronged by someone else, resulting in an act of vengeance with harmful but hilarious results. Refreshingly, none of these stories share any connective tissue through narrative. Instead they unite through themes of vengeance and destruction, and that thematic thread gives it an edge over other anthologies. The first three stories are deranged, morbidly funny segments, with surprisingly satisfactory endings. Wild Tales is a mixed bag at times, not surprising considering its genre, but when it works it’s undeniably great entertainment.


Co-written/co-directed by star Ronit Elkabetz and her 10 brother, Shlomi Elkabetz, Gett is a unique courtroom drama about a woman unable to divorce her husband due to Israeli laws. Taking place almost entirely in a courtroom, with just an occasional scene occurring in the waiting room, gives the film contrasting feelings of intimacy and claustrophobia. With terrific storytelling fundamentals, compelling emotional depth, and crackling dialogue, the Elkabetz siblings could be Israeli filmmaking’s answer to the Coen Brothers.


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—n any procedure or action that solves a problem, simplifies a task, reduces frustration, etc., in one’s everyday life


COFFEE FILTERS Forget that microfiber cloth. Porous coffee filters are like dust magnets. Use them on electronics like televisions and computer screens. DENTURE CLEANSER TABLETS They keep false teeth bright white, but can also be used to remove stains from your toilet bowl. Drop two or three into the bowl and let them dissolve. After about 15 minutes, give it a scrub. ALUMINUM FOIL This kitchen staple is great for wrapping up leftover food, but it can also get tough food remnants off your dishes. Ball it up and use just like steel wool.

Photo by Jason Smidt.

Aluminum foil can sharpen dull scissors, too. Just cut a sheet of foil a few times and voila!

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Tip: Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt down on your serving platter before placing deviled eggs. This adds another layer of delicious.

6 eggs 1/4 cup mayo 1 tsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp dill 1 tsp “Thai Kitchen” red curry paste Pinch of salt Pinch of pepper Olive oil, dill, pickles, and salt for garnish Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Add water, which should sit 1 1/2 inches above the eggs. Heat on high until water begins to boil, then cover with lid, turn heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, leave covered for 14 minutes, then rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute. Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, placing yolks in a food processor and the whites on a serving platter. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and pulse to desired consistency. Scoop filling into a plastic sandwich bag and cut off the corner. Squeeze filling from the bag into the egg whites on the serving platter and top the eggs with a small slice of pickle, along with a light dusting of dill. Drizzle with olive oil and salt to taste.




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“Even people who say they don’t like modern or, ‘I’d never have white walls,’ they all seem to love it. It’s still somehow warm enough. I think it’s the natural wood and stone.” Look for more photos online!

DUSTEN AND SHALENE HENDRICKSON Dramatic, yet cozy. Modern, yet homey. The Scandanavian-inspired Brookings house Dusten and Shalene Hendrickson share with their three children is full of beautiful contradictions. “Every single room, we wanted to have something across from the dining room, tucked beneath a towering to look at, some texture and some sort of wow factor,” exstainless steel and pale wood staircase. plained Dusten, who owns Brookings Built Green. “There’s pretty much a great view from every window “I’m a design build contractor,” he said. “So I start from in the house,” said Dusten. “We didn’t realize that until we someone giving me their idea, then I do everything for moved in. And the way the house is positioned, it’s absolutely them.” perfect for the most amount of sunlight.” Shalene, a stay-at-home mom, tells us that the home The stairs lead to an upper level that encompasses 1,600 took two years to design. of the home’s roughly 4,200 square feet. It is where the chil The first room we check out is off the entryway, through dren Aralynn, Aubryn, and Beckham, have their rooms. a pair of modern barn doors. The paint is dark and the feel is Nine-year-old Aralynn has a private bathroom, shared decidedly masculine. Near the window sits a vintage Ralph only with the home’s guest room. The large playroom beLauren Riders Chair. tween hers and the other kids’ rooms is illuminated by sky “We wanted this room to have the feel of a smokers lights and a large window with a bench seat. lounge,” said Shalene. Aubryn and Beckham have a “Jack and Jill” bathroom, If one presumed that this room set the tone for the rest each with their own sink space, but with a shared shower and of the house, they would be sorely mistaken. tub. The house beyond is a blindingly bright, airy show-stop From the 30-foot ceiling above the staircase and great per. Immediately to the right of the entry is a dining room room hang large circular, bronze light fixtures. Like many of with a built-in buffet. The lighting fixture is straight out of a the home’s fixtures, they come from Restoration Hardware. 1920's Hollywood hotel. Each weighing 150 pounds, extra supports had to be added A boot room with a drawer-lined bench, ornate coat to shoulder their weight. hooks, and turquoise mosaic-patterned throw pillows sits Back on the ground floor, we pass a living space on the

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“This is a handmade rug from Pakistan. These rugs are never the same. So even if you want this exact rug, you couldn’t get it. It would be similar, but the colors would be a little different.” left. Recessed shelving holds a television and a few simple, decorative pieces. Windows near the vaulted ceiling send light bouncing off the pale walls. “You can see when it’s pitch black,” said Shalene. “There’s so much natural light in here, at night you don’t have to turn on any lights.” Clever use of natural light isn’t the only way the Hendrickson’s home will save them money in the long run. Nearly blending in with the ceiling are silent, ever-running fans. “These are Haiku fans from Big Ass Fans,” said Dusten. “They say they’ll pay for themselves in two to three years. The temperature at the peak is supposed to be one degree different from down here.” A natural tile wall houses a fireplace, which serves as a focal point both in the living room and sun room on the wall’s other side. “This is the best room in the house, because we have the actual real wood-burning fireplace,” said Dusten of the sunroom. “We use this thing almost every day. Shalene added, “We pretty much live in here.” Flooded with natural light from windows and eight-foot patio doors, the abundance of glass, potted plants, and whitewashed shiplap walls give the room a seamless indoor/outdoor feel. The room’s chairs have a modern square shape, but their oversized plushness and white fur throws render them irresistibly inviting. The master suite could be its own apartment. The bedroom’s vaulted ceilings are painted a soothing deep grey, to make the room feel cozy. Off the bedroom, we enter a private yoga studio with mats, free weights, and of course, plenty of sunshine. “We both do yoga, and our kids do, too. It’s a lot of fun,” said Shalene. From the yoga studio, we pass through a bathroom with a massive vanity and large multi-head shower. “We put heated floors and a soaking tub in every single bathroom,” said Dusten.

AT HOME with Dusten and Shalene Hendrickson

“We also have medicine cabinets. After we put them in, we discovered medicine cabinets are the way to go.” Beyond the bathroom is a dressing area with a plush bench surrounded by pale, gleaming custom wardrobes from Ikea. Our tour ends in the nucleus of the home. The kitchen. “This is all Italian Calcutta marble,” said Dusten, motioning to the countertops and backsplash. “It’s a step above the Carrera marble. It’s just a little bit warmer. It’s all honed, too. The shiny marble wears down after a while and starts to look blotchy. This will just patina, so all the mistakes that happen on it just blend into it.” The marble caps bright white cabinets with stainless steel hardware to accent the Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. An oval wood-finish table with a gold faux-leather bench provide a warm contrast to the modern white chairs and greater kitchen space that surround it. The couple admits that while a lot more cooking has happened since moving into their home in August, most of the time, they’re not using the table. “We’re more cooking and snacking a lot,” said Dusten. “We try to sit down and have a meal in there once in a while.” The Hendricksons have found that their new home is perfect for entertaining. With plenty of space to congregate, and an open floor plan that makes the home’s main floor feel connected despite each room’s unique theme, they find that it’s become a popular hangout for friends and family. “This is the absolute best Thanksgiving kitchen. When we were making dinner, there were probably 10 people in there making food at once and we all had our own space,” said Dusten. “After we built this house, we became the official Thanksgiving dinner spot.” According to Shalene, the house is one in which her family plans to host the holiday for a long, long time. “We’ll live here forever. We’re not moving.” To learn more about Brookings Built Green, call (605) 691-1933.

“I ended up liking the open cupboards a lot more than I’d thought. If I’d known, we maybe would have done more with that. I was scared. I was hesitant because I didn’t want all that upkeep, but it’s kind of fun to put new things out on display.”

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201 Main Street Rapid City, S.D. (605) 791-2939


“It’s like we finish each other’s…” –Michael Bluth “Sandwiches?” – Lindsay Bluth Funke, Arrested Development When I found out one of the newest eateries in Rapid City was in a basement, I must admit I raised an eyebrow. Then when I found out it was the basement in the historic Fairmont Creamery building, my eyebrow returned to its neutral position. The Sandwich Shop – Nummies on 2nd, is a place that states it has healthy, affordable sandwiches with gluten-free

soup. But don’t forget the "Nummies." We’ll get to those in a second. Walking into the building, I saw the signage hanging above the stairwell. I feared for a moment I would be heading into a sandwich dungeon, but was pleasantly surprised when I got downstairs. Lime green walls brightened up the place, what ap-




The basement restaurant was charming! The lime green walls brightened up the place, along with adorable art. Each table had a burlap table liner and a vase of flowers. Cute!

The staff was so nice and really helpful with picking out what I wanted. Even though you order at the cash register, they asked how my meal(s) was and were clearing tables like crazy.

The sandwiches were delicious. They have weekly specials posted on their social media, which I most definitely will be following. Plus, finding out the Nummie of the Day is exciting.

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The Beanery Deli & Bakery used to be in the location from 1970 until 2012.

peared to be local art was on display, and a quaint counter was visible when I reached the bottom. It was very welcoming. The girl behind the counter was incredibly helpful. She had a big smile on her face, and genuinely helped me decide what to try (while also not judging me when I ordered two sandwiches for myself). I got The Madison Grilled Cheese with cheddar, tomato, avocado, and grilled bacon on wheat bread. There was also no way I was going to miss out on trying the Jefferseeño Jalapeño Popper with grilled bacon, cheddar, jalapeños, and cream cheese on sourdough bread. “It’s much better grilled,” she urged. And it was. The jalapeños really packed a punch, and the mix of that with cream cheese was the perfect pairing. I must have been really hungry going into it, because I ordered a full sandwich for both and barely got four bites in of each. They’re big portions. You can order chips, soup, fruits or veggies for your side, so I went with carrots and kettle chips. After I inhaled more crunchy bacon on my sandwiches, I noticed on the menu that there was a Nummie for $1. Say, what? So I walked up and did as the menu said. “What is your Nummie of the Day?” Coconut cream puffs. And all of their Nummies are gluten free as well. Score. What’s even cooler is that there is a stage and big entertainment area. I chatted with a few It’s the facts... people who had been there, and the restau- · The word Nummies came from rant aims to be a place the owner's 2-year-old daughter, for families to come Arabella, who calls everything hang out. There is delicious a "nummie." Open Mic Night every · Jimmy Dettman, the owner, also Tuesday and they host owns JDProductions, an entertainbands, as well as screen ment business in town. kids’ movies. They also host Family Game · Their jalapeño popper sandwich does not have a limit on how Night every Friday. I definitely would many jalapeños they can put on recommend this place it. "We say a handful, so that could change depending on who for their great food, is building your sandwich," said even better service, Dettman. and for their family events. Now I just need · There are zero nitrates in any of to find a kid to bring to their meats, including the bacon, Big Hero 6… but everything is still delicious.

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332 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104 | (605) 275-3181 It's not every day you get handed the recipe to a number-one selling item from a restaurant. Chef Ryan Tracy won the Restaurant of the Year Award from the South Dakota Pork Producers several years ago for making mouth-watering pork dishes at Bros. Brasserie Americano, like this delicate pan-

CODY HULL Front of House Manager

seared pork belly. Wash it down with a refreshing homemade summer shandy. Tis the season!

"Instead of buying it in a bottle, you can easily make it at home."

BROS. SUMMER SHANDY 2/3 Any Wheat Beer 1/6 Lemonade 1/6 Ginger Ale

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MEMBER OF CHEF RYAN TRACY'S TEAM "This is one of the few items we've had on the menu since day one. We've never gotten rid of it, and never will," said Hull. "[Chef] Ryan loves cooking pork, and it's his favorite thing to cook with."

PORK BELLY Cured, then braised in wine for 18 hours. Pan seared and roasted.

GNOCCHI Sweet potatoes Flour Eggs Sauté with pork belly

MAQUE CHOUX Corn Onion Peppers Gumbo file Cayenne pepper White pepper Sauté with heavy cream

DR. PEPPER DEMI-GLACE Reduced Dr. Pepper with garlic, shallots, and veal glace.


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EMBE PAYS TRIBUTE TO WOMEN EmBe’s Tribute to Women is at The Washington Pavilion on April 30 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person before April 23, and $65 after. For more info, visit or call (605) 336-3660.

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Every year, EmBe gears up to celebrate what can be easily overlooked – the power of women as leaders in the community. EmBe, formerly the YWCA, celebrates these strong female leaders in the Sioux Falls area with the EmBe Tribue to Women. April 30 marks the 42nd year of the tribute, which originated as a leader luncheon, according to EmBe development director Ashley Thompson. Prominent women in the Sioux Falls community, including Sylvia Henkin, thought that the city really needed a venue to recognize contributions that women make as leaders, Thompson said. The event recognizes Henkin’s contributions to this day, with one recipient getting a Sylvia Henkin mentoring award. The event continued as a luncheon for many years, but it has now evolved to an evening cocktail celebration with a big award ceremony. This year, EmBe received over 100 nominations, for 95 nominees.

“It is a really, really fun and empowering night and great to hear stories of all of the women [in the community] that have done so well,” said Thompson. Women eligible to be nominated are those who are really involved and engaged in the Sioux Falls community. A group of local judges chooses the winner in each category. The nominations are judged in a blind process – without a name or business attached. There are nine different categories, and this is the first year there will be a category open to recognizing men in business as well. This honor, the EmBeliever Award, is designed to acknowledge a man, woman or business that embodies the mission of EmBe. The Tribute to Women is open to anyone who wants to be part of recognizing the female leaders. People engaged in the community, sponsors, nominees, along with their friends and family will be among the 6,000-7,000 people in attendance. Thompson says it’s

an event she hasn’t missed for the past 10 years and is “where you want to be, if you want to see all the really cool people.” On the night of the event, there is a VIP social for the nominees and past winners. Following that is a cocktail hour which includes a silent auction, raffle and hors d’oeuvres. The silent auction is a digital platform this year, and all items up for auction will be available 10 days prior to the event. That way, people know what to expect when they arrive, and a person can bid without attending the event. “We are pretty excited to be mobile. It will really speed things up, and there won’t be people standing at the door trying to figure out what is available to them to bid on,” said Thompson. Most of the items for bid are experience-based, including dinner with the mayor, a six-month date night package with pre-planned dates, and a unique donation from Lemonly – a personal infographic they will create of the winner’s family. There will also be a "text-to -give" option during the evening. Everyone who gets nominated is recognized. For each category, all nominees are featured in a video that has been pre-filmed by Studio Blu. After the video ends, the winner is announced by the emcee and comes onstage to receive their award. “I think that we see that women are continuing to do more and more and be leaders in the community, but research still shows more CEO positions and elected officials are men, and [this event] really puts a face to all the women that have forged the path to be leaders in the community,” said Thompson. EmBe hopes that this event will inspire more women to be leaders in their personal and professional lives.

CULTIVATING CLARITY FARMERS AND CONSUMERS CONNECT LIKE NEVER BEFORE Alverson Farm Images by Michael Liedtke Photography Written by Denise DePaolo


The Deal: Customers can purchase specially-created pre-fixe food items from 15 participating restaurants. Patrons are then entered into a prize drawing for certificates from the businesses. Price: $5-30 Restaurants: Coffea, Falls Overlook Café, Fiero Pizza, Half Baked, K, Leonardo’s Café, M.B. Haskett, Minervas, Ode To Food & Drinks, Phillips Avenue Diner, Prairie Berry East Bank, Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet, Skelly’s, The Market, and Wiley’s Tavern. More info: Bonus: Friday, April 10, enjoy a free pork slider, courtesy of Hungry for Truth. A food truck will be parked near Pappy’s 4-8 p.m. Local farmers will be there to visit with diners and answer questions.


The Deal: Guests can dine with local beef producers at some of Rapid City’s best downtown restaurants. Price: $30 Restaurants: Appetizer - Firehouse Brewing Company Entree - Delmonico Grill Dessert - Vertex Sky Lounge at Alex Johnson Hotel More info: or (605) 336-3622


t’s hard to throw a rock in South Da-

kota without hitting a piece of land dedicated to growth. Fields of corn and soybeans, pastures dotted with cattle, barns, silos, and combines make up our rural landscape. Dirty pickup trucks and semis pulling livestock trailers share our roads. These are everyday sights whether we live in town or in the country, but just because we coexist with farmers doesn’t mean we necessarily understand how our food comes to appear on grocery store shelves. That is where initiatives like the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council's "Hungry for Truth" and Ag United’s restaurant crawls come in.

“I think unfortunately, some people as-

sume food just comes from the grocery store and they don’t think about the fact that it’s in our own state,” said Keith Alverson, who farms near Chester. “Within five minutes out of Sioux Falls, there’s farmers producing grain that goes into livestock production. It can be the beef or pork or poultry that’s on the grocery shelves. Or it can be the milk that’s in the carton. I think that it’s an important thing to know, especially that urban-rural relationship, knowing that we’re dependent on each other.”

Alverson serves as president of the

South Dakota Corn Growers Association. He is the sixth generation of his family to farm in Lake County. In his lifetime, Keith has seen sweeping changes to the way crops

are raised. In the 1980s, his father and uncle,

are hallmarks of the new generation of farm-

between farmers and consumers is what

whom he still works with, began a practice

ers. They are excited about their work and

Hungry for Truth is all about. Consumers

called ridge-till in their corn fields.

want us to know it.

are encouraged to visit the website (Hungry- and look around. What

“One of the reasons they started do-

“We as farmers want to show what we

ing that was because of the irrigation,” he

do,” said John Horter, president of the South

they’ll find are recipes, information on topics

explained. “When they started putting on ir-

Dakota Soybean Association and committee

like biotechnology, and a peek into the lives

rigation water, they had issues with the water

member on Hungry for Truth. “Raising food

and work of people like Horter, who farms

not infiltrating into the soil. They had water

is a good thing. We’re environmentalists. We

near Andover.

that would run off. With the ridges, we leave

want consumers to know their food comes

the corn residue out in the field and that

from a good place and we have good inten-

specialists,” said Horter. “Consumers can

helps the water infiltration and minimizes

tions in mind as farmers. If they have ques-

go on there and ask the specific questions,

any loss as far as run off from the water and

tions about where their food comes from,

whether it’s about sustainability or food

the soil.”

they can ask us and get answers directly from

safety or just wanting to know more about

the source.”

farmers. If they don’t see a question they

want answered, they can submit it and one of

This increased awareness of land con-

servation and transparency with consumers

Facilitating that direct connection

“We also have dieticians and animal

us on the website can get back to them with

this month in downtown Sioux Falls. For

Morgan Kontz is pleased by the popularity

an answer.

those living West River, Ag United will be

of the “crawls,” which regularly sell out, and

holding a Beef Crawl in Rapid City on May

increased interest in dialogue on both ends.

other incentives for engaging in the food


process through the website. After watching

the short videos, people are allowed to enter

similar events highlighting pork and poultry

just because you see it doesn’t mean you

giveaways for groceries and the possibility of

as well. Each is a progressive dinner held at

understand it, doesn’t mean that you know

winning a new $25,000 kitchen from Karl’s

a number of local restaurants, with all dishes

what’s going on. I think events like that are

In addition to knowledge, there are


For those who are inter-

ested in engaging with South Dakota’s producers face to

In the past, Ag United has sponsored

starring the protein du jour. Diners buy tickets in advance and spend the evening at the table with farmers who take part in rais-

face, Hungry for Truth is

ing the food on their plates.

part of Restaurant Week

Moody County farmer

“People in South Dakota see agricul-

ture everywhere they go,” she said. “But

great. I enjoy doing those events, because it’s my opportunity to answer the questions that people have.”

Kontz is a first generation

farmer. She grew up in the Indianapo-

Kontz Farm Image by Greg Latza

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Horter Farm Image by John Borge Photography

lis suburbs, but through participation in 4H

firsthand, I was able to tie it in. Seeing it

and FFA, developed a lifelong interest in

come full circle really meant a lot to me. I

agriculture. It led her to Purdue’s College of

think that when it comes to the hot topics

Agriculture, then to South Dakota State Uni-

like ‘pink slime’ and the avian bird flu, those

versity, and to ultimately marrying a farmer

can be so scary for consumers, because they

with deep roots in South Dakota. Even with

don’t understand.”

a degree in Ag Education, Kontz says she

has learned a tremendous amount in her six

the media can grab onto a story and turn

years on the farm, where her family raises

it into something completely different. As

crops and beef cattle.

farmers, we do what we can. We try and al-

leviate some of that worry. When I got ques-

“I found myself going to the grocery

She continued, “Unfortunately, I think

store and not giving a lot of thought to what

tions about pink slime, I just answered the

I was eating,” she explained. “Then when

questions. I think that’s valuable to the con-

I moved to the farm and started to see it

sumer. The people I get the most questions

Poultry Crawl Image by Ag United

from aren’t anti-conventional farming. They’re

work for one may not work for another, or why

“The unity that we feel, being able to farm with

the people who really, truly want to know. They

things work for one and may be an opportunity

my dad and my uncle. You’re all in it together.

want to know what it means and what they’re

for other farmers. Working together, we can learn

You’re working as a team to put in the crop.

eating is safe.”

from each other and all improve how we’re going

You have the ups and downs with the weather

about our business.”

throughout the year, so when you have a good

through her blog, “Stories of a First Generation

Kontz engages with consumers and others

crop or a successful year, getting to share that

Farm Wife.” She says social media has become an

farms are businesses, the people driving the

with family. That’s something that is really

invaluable tool for farmers to share their experi-

tractors are our neighbors, too. “Consumers have



a choice to choose the food that’s best for their

family. As farmers, we’re family people ourselves

ing with my husband. I like working together

just helping farmers connect to consumers, but

and we care about the food we raise. The people

on the farm. What I love about agriculture is the

in a state as geographically vast as South Dakota,

who consume our food. We’re concerned and

industry is always changing. We’re always getting

it’s helpful for farmers to reach each other as well.

want to answer their questions the best we can.”

better at what we do.”

“We can learn from each other and why things

Alverson agrees. He says social media isn’t

Horter wants us to remember that although

“I think it’s a way of life,” said Alverson.

Kontz echoes their sentiments, “I love farm-

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S HOW I NG “ LO CA L” S UPP ORT With a competitive petroleum sales market and convenience stores on seemingly every corner, third generation owner and president of Howes Oil, Andy Howes, wanted to create innovation within his family’s business. Howes Oil is a petroleum wholesaler and distributor based out of Sioux Falls. The 77-year-old company did business with various suppliers throughout its history, but the household franchise names were proving difficult to work with. Howes believed his company could experience greater success outside of “cookie-cutter” business methods. Wanting to create a more individual, hometown feel for customers, Howes started working with marketing company Fresh Produce, presenting them with the idea of the Local in January 2012. The year was spent developing Howes’ concept, protecting his ideas, and trademarking the name and imaging. The resulting brand has become “Local Zip,” with each individual convenience store having its own unique name, personalized by the store location’s zip code. The main idea behind Howes’ brand was for every convenience store to be independently owned and have complete control over how its business was run. “No one better understands how to make a store successful than the people who own and operate it every day,” said Howes. “They know their customers best,

and they know what they need to have in their store.” Letting business owners call the shots has proven successful for Howes. With the first wave of seven stations opening two years ago, a total of 11 convenience stores converted into Howes' “Local” by the end of 2013. An additional 17 were done in 2014, bringing the grand total to 28 today. All of the stores are run by the people who own them, and in many cases, two or three generations of a family are involved. “My thinking originally going back to why I thought this concept would work...these people were doing business with the families that owned the business. If we emphasize the fact that it’s locally owned, what better way to do that than with the name ‘Local?’” Howes explained, “People would want to continue supporting the families they have for years.” In the spirit of letting each store preserve its authenticity, the original name is kept along with the Local brand. Howes works with Pride Signs out of Sioux Falls to convert the convenience stores’ exterior imaging, but the interior remains regulated by the business own-

er. Along with offering competitive pricing, Howes believes each store maintaining its originality is vital to his business concept, “People want to support a locally owned business, especially in this area. The last thing I want to do is come in and take away the name of a convenience store they’ve been dealing with for 30 years.” Howes’ creative ideas have established a foundation for a successful, innovative future for his family’s company. With over 30,000 miles spent on the road in 2014 alone, the process has not always been an easy one, but it’s clear from getting to know Howes, it has been more than worth it. Just as he believes each convenience store owner knows how to run their own business, Andy Howes has proven his capabilities in running his. While major franchise companies are establishing duplicate, characterless businesses around us, Local convenience stores remind customers of why it’s good to live in the Midwest. At each Local store you visit, employees are working hard to earn their living, quality is highly valued, and it feels a little bit like home. More info: (605) 336-2288.


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Names: Melanie and Spencer Brewer // Hometown: Rapid City, SD //Age: 34 & 35 // Specialty: Gourmet Street Food


MOBILE EATERY Wife and husband duo Melanie and Spencer Brewer have opened up a mobile eatery in Rapid City called NOSH, which has been rated one of the best food stops in town.

While running a moving and organization business, the couple decided to pursue their passion of bringing quality food and creativity to the community. Melanie chats with 605 about the growing business and what’s next for NOSH. When and how did NOSH come about? My husband and I talked and were tired of corporate restaurants. We wanted to bring creativity to food and thought of the food truck in 2014. What was the appeal of a mobile eatery over a storefront? The freedom! We have six kids and another business. Plus, brick and mortar stores need to be open more. We get to call the shots in the food truck. There were two of us running NOSH for six months and we just hired a chef for more help. We also added a few other people, so now there are six of us. What does NOSH offer that other restaurants in Rapid City don’t? Something that is fun and different. Our food is fresh and we try our best to shop daily. We have fresh ketchup and homemade slaw and it’s worth it to us to put the work in. We didn’t start with tacos [as a staple], but it’s become so popular. We don’t want customers to have to wait on food. We try different things like Japanese French Fries and Asian Buns with different burgers from grass-fed cows. What are your future plans for NOSH? We are gearing up for a second truck. We’re not sure if it will be another NOSH or something different, but that’s part of why we brought in a new chef. We are number one on Trip Advisor in Rapid City for food and we’re not going anywhere. How can people track where NOSH is? Facebook ( is the best or you could follow on Twitter (@NoshMobileEatery). We post every Tuesday through Sunday where we are in town!

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making room for a new addition Spring is always that time of year where our winter-oppressed bodies come out of deep hiding and we unabashedly expose our sun-deprived faces to the world in an act of utter jubilee. In addition to the weeping of joy that takes place once winter is over, spring is also a time where many take to the mop, the rags, the bleach, and channel their inner Cinderella to involve themselves in what has become known as "spring cleaning." And then, of course, there are people like me. Who, at the first scent of spring, run frantically to the windows, throw them open with wild abandon, lay in the sun, and dream of fresh gardens and golden tans. Leaving any conscious thought of being in the house another second after a cruel winter – let alone cleaning said house – far behind. However, this spring is different for our little family. You see, a blessing blew down from heaven itself and we are expecting a baby boy in June. (Insert wild, off-beat, embarrassing, happy dance here.) So, with the pending arrival of another tiny human, I have gone against character and decided to try to do a little intensive organization and spring cleaning of my own. Or, as some others may call it, nesting. We didn’t get the chance to prepare, clean, or nest when our first child came because she made her two-pound debut 10 weeks early. Thus, we were immediately hurled into

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the throes of parenthood and hospital stays and the very last thing I had time to think about was organizing baby socks, cleaning the carpet, or even putting a nursery together. And while we are praying and hoping this time will be different, we realize there is a chance we could find ourselves there again. So, to alleviate a bit of pressure, I used spring as a good excuse to get the house ready for our baby boy. And, what have I learned from this idea of spring cleaning? Well, fellow spring citizens, tidying away any remnant of the harsh winter is no simple affair. I ended up consulting the Google about what sorts of activities are included in a regular spring cleaning and I came upon a list compiled by Martha Stewart entitled “Spring-Cleaning Checklist.” I’m here to tell you, I’m sorry, but Martha has gone and lost her mind. The checklist is three pages long, small print. THREE pages. And as if that isn’t crazy enough, they list eight steps to achieve perfectly clean windows. Eight steps. And for good measure, they also throw in how to clean all the grout in your house. I quickly shut my computer after I read that list. First of all, what happened to just wiping your windows down with Windex? Second of all, I’m not entirely confident I can identify what grout even is in my house. Sigh. It is no wonder I have avoided this seasonal cleanse my whole life. Now to those of you who love this type of extremely thorough house purification, I hope you don’t hear me judging you. Because, well… baby, you’re a firework. I’m jealous that you have that work ethic in you and wish I had it in me to locate grout, scrub it, and wax it until it sparkles. Unfortunately, I just don’t have it in me. So, I have just pretended Martha’s exhaustive three-page list does not exist and I have been focusing my energy on things like sifting through old baby gear and seeing what I can use again, hiring painters to paint the new nursery, and trying to get my 3-year-old to understand the change that is brewing in our little house. And now… I’m exhausted. My spring cleaning list may be small, but I feel enormously accomplished in getting to do any sort of preparation this time around. And, as any parent can attest, anything can happen on this wild ride to bringing a human into the world, so while the sun is shining, the baby is kicking, and the carpets are cleaned, I’m just going to soak up the springtime sunshine and leave the intense cleaning for another season (or decade). Happy cleaning! Follow Tracy on her blog, She would love to hear from you!

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Yes, all three of these guys are named John. Yes, it was a popular name in the ‘80s. The identity of these three amigos have been altered to protect the innocent. Have a question for the Johns? Shoot an e-mail their way at




I really need a vacation with some girls. The only problem is, I have a big group of friends and I only want to invite a couple of them. How do I go about this without hurting feelings?

My friend recently had a baby, which is great. But now I get texts, e-mails and more from "the baby." The baby asked me to dinner recently. It's bizarre. I'm happy for my friend, but how do I ask to only speak to her – at least until the child can actually speak?

I just broke up with someone whom I've been with for a long time. We have the same friends and we love the same places. What do I do now? Have I lost "my spots?"

-Vacay All Day

-Exed Out?

-Baby BFF

JR: Invite the people that you want and

JR: I hear you. Why the heck would a

JR: Just because your relationship

then, while you're away on vacation, take a picture in your bathing suits and text it to the non-invitees with the caption “Having fun. So sad you couldn’t make it!” My parents did this to me for five years before I realized I was never actually invited.

baby need a cell phone? We are starting children on technology way too early. My parents refused to get me a cell phone until I was 16.

ended doesn’t mean you have to cut ties with them the rest of your life. After my ex broke up with me, I continued to live with her parents for six months.  Best decision I ever made.

JW: Well, being that you’re dealing with a large group of girls, you’re statistically 100 percent guaranteed to deal with some type of emotional anomaly. Even if you invited all of them, one person would be offended that another was called first. So, in short, you’re screwed. Just invite the good friends and deal with it – you’ll get the wrath no matter what.

JT: There are two ways to approach this. 1.) Invite whomever you want and don't over think it, or 2.) Invite everyone so you don't worry about it. Maybe it's not the vacation you planned, but it will still be a good time.

JW: Call child protective services and say their friend leaves their child unsupervised with phones and other choking hazards. Then check her phone. She’ll have to explain to a rational adult why she’s doing stupid baby talk via text and will be ashamed. Don’t worry, she’ll keep her kid because swallowing an iPhone is tough – trust me.

JW: Start showing up with a team of

JT: I would give her some time. She's

it play out naturally. If you feel too uncomfortable, maybe take a break for a few weeks or a month until you have moved on. It will make life easier.

probably really excited and is dealing with it in an interesting way. If the first birthday hits and Baby is still asking you to hang, maybe then ask to speak to their mother.

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hired models and invest in a mobile champagne chiller and the biggest Bluetooth speaker you can find. You’ll be having sexy champagne raves all over town in no time. Your ex won’t want to leave the house.

JT: This situation sucks, but just let

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Do you know the facts? Each month we bring you interesting tidbits about our community and more.



Percent of respondents in an SC Johnson survey believe dog lovers are messier than cat lovers. In the same survey, 38 percent admitted they only make their bed a few times a week – if that. And, 53 percent admitted to secretly throwing out something another family member wanted to keep.

Separate studies cited by the Hygiene Council reveal that the simple act of hand washing reduces the risk of getting a stomach bug by up to 47 percent. Hand washing can also reduce the risk of respiratory infection by 16 percent. In short, spend the extra 15 seconds with soap and water.

6 Surprisingly dirty places in our homes, according to WebMD, include the kitchen sink, your toothbrush, salt and pepper shakers, TV remote controls, computer keyboards, and your bathtub.

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200,000 Bacteria particles per square inch can be found in most people’s carpet and rugs. In an interview for, Charles P. Gerba, PhD, of the University of Arizona said carpets in most homes are 4,000 times dirtier than toilet seats.

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Ensuring shoes are up to par will make running more enjoyable!

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REPLACE YOUR RUNNERS With the weather warming up and spring just around the corner, it’s time to pull those forgotten running shoes from the back of the closet and head outside.



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It may also be time to head to the store and buy a new pair of running shoes. Sioux Falls podiatrist Dana Ray, DPM said the more mileage your running shoes have, the shorter the lifespan and the more often they should be replaced. “We would expect them to last for probably between 600 to 750 miles,” said Dr. Ray. “When it’s time to get a new pair of shoes, look at the sole and see where the wear pattern on the sole is.” For normal functioning feet, the soles on shoes wear out in a distinct pattern, Ray says. “The most typical place for the sole to start to wear out is on the outside back part of the heel,” said Ray. “Then the pattern of weight is usually distributed along the outside part of the shoe until you get to the point where the front part of your foot is on the ground and then angles towards the inside of the shoe.” Six hundred to 750 miles translates into replacing running shoes every six to seven months. For those who don’t run, but still exercise, replacing shoes every year is recommended. Ray says when going shoe shopping, make sure your feet are measured each time, because as you age, your feet get longer and wider. “Keeping pace with the change in people’s foot structures is important when it comes to a proper fit,” said Ray. Along with age changing the foot structure, so does weight and pregnan-

cy, Ray says. The effects of using worn out running shoes include more pressure on the feet, a bruising effect, and more deforming forces acting on the ankles. Qualities to look for when buying running shoes include excellent cushioning in the heel and forefoot and mesh at the front of the foot allowing for breathability. Ray also says higher quality running shoes might have removable shells that can be replaced, which improves cushioning and shock absorbency, as well as a longer life expectancy. Shoes that are extremely lightweight and flexible are more likely to cause heel and arch pain, so structure is important. Ray said the more structure a shoe offers, the more stability in the arch and ankle, which is key when running, because the foot is pounding against the ground and causing a lot of impact. “We don’t recommend that people buy a walking shoe to run in, but you can certainly buy a running shoe to walk in,” he said. Ray recommends running shoes from the brands Brooks, New Balance, and Asics, because they’re accommodative and offer structure and roominess. These brands also offer wider toe shoes. “I encourage people who are serious about running to make sure that from time to time they really do update what their foot structure needs and how to fit it,” said Ray. Contact Dr. Ray at (605) 336-7753 or visit

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SPRING CLEAN YO U R MAKEUP Warmer weather can mean more breakouts, but it’s not just sweat that could be leading to skin irritation.

To make an appointment with Dakota Dermatology, call (605) 330-9619.

Common skincare and makeup products are often full of irritants like fragrances and preservatives. Carmen Schwartz, MD of Dakota Dermatology says if we suspect products are causing breakouts, stop everything – for now. “Often we will recommend slowly reintroducing products to see if you can easily identify the potential culprit. Also look for products with the fewest ingredients, as this will lower your chance of a reaction,” said Dr. Schwartz. “If there is a particular concern about a product, you can test it by placing a small amount on the inside of your arms and waiting for 48 to 72 hours. If redness, itching, or burning develops, it is recommended to avoid that particular product. If there are continued issues with the cosmetics, then I would recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist for further discussion and possibly more in-depth testing for possible allergens.” Another way to help keep skin looking great is to remember that makeup has a lifespan. Bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis, which live on our skin, often grow in our products and then transfer back to the skin. As our largest organ – and our barrier to a world full of pollutants – let’s do our skin a favor and spring clean our makeup bags.

WHEN TO REPLACE Foundation: Up to a year, if kept out of direct heat and you do not dip your finger into the bottle. Powder eye shadow or blush: Eighteen months to two years, unless you notice a color change or an eye infection occurs. Lipstick or gloss: One year. Mascara: Three to four months. This product has the shortest shelf life as each time the mascara wand goes back into the tube, you are allowing bacteria to enter the products. How often should we wash makeup brushes? Minimum once a month, but some will recommend biweekly to weekly. Can we reuse our makeup sponges or cotton balls? No, the recommendation is to use a new one with each application. 


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DIY with kerry mcdonald

Take a natural approach to spring cleaning. Make your own glass cleaner using three simple ingredients from your kitchen.


bio: Art Director Kerry McDonald is the creative force behind 605 Magazine and sister publication Dainty Obsessions. Each month she shares ideas inspired by her own crafting experiments and passion for innovative design.

Skill level:

Vinegar Hot water Lemon (optional) Pour equal parts vinegar and hot water into your makeshift glass spray bottle. Squeeze in a little lemon to help with the smell.


Skill level:

Glass water bottle Spray nozzle A Gerolsteiner water bottle worked perfectly since it has the same size top as our old window cleaner. This is a great way to store any homemade cleaner.

Photo by Jason Smidt.

April 2015  

605 Magazine April 2015 Edition

April 2015  

605 Magazine April 2015 Edition