December 2022 & January 2023

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It's that time of the year again where consumerism and Christianity reign supreme. I recommend giving the gift of experiences and memories by visiting your local landlocked sea creatures at the Butterfly House & Aquarium and saying hello to the wonderfully knowledgeable staff. If money's burning a hole in your pockets, stop over to Shop Dog Boutique and deck out your furry friend in the latest and greatest pet products. I may be biased, but my beloved mutt looks dashing in his new bandana.

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Things

to do in December & January

Due to the possibility of cancellations, please check event websites & social media posts before attending.

1Last Minute Holiday Market

December 9-10

Swiftel Center • Brookings • Times Vary

Shop over 75 vendors and crafters at the annual Last Minute Holiday Market at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Shop local and find the perfect gift for everyone this season as you shop a wide variety of clothing, jewelry, accessories, home décor, candles, gourmet foods, and much more!

MORE INFO: SWIFTELCENTER.COM.

2Frontier Christmas

December 10

Fort Sisseton Park • Lake City • 10 a.m.

Fort Sisseton Historic State Park will transform into a winter wonderland and help celebrate the holiday season with a historic Frontier Christmas. Enjoy crafts, homemade bread, hands-on activities, sleigh rides, caroling, roasted chestnuts, historic reenactments, and fun for the entire family. MORE INFO: GFP.SD.GOV.

3New Year’s Eve in Historic Deadwood

December 31

Various locations • Deadwood Times Vary

Ring in the New Year in Historic Deadwood. Throughout the weekend various events will be at Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort & the Buffalo Bodega Complex. The Silverado Franklin Hotel and Casino will be hosting a New Year’s party where you can enjoy free favors prior to the ball drop on Historic Main Street at midnight

MORE INFO: DEADWOOD.COM.

4Chinook Days

January 13-21

Various locations • Spearfish Times Vary

Join locals in celebrating Chinook Days, the anniversary of the world record temperature change in 1943 where the temperature rose 49 degrees in 2 minutes. Festivities include Killian's Winter Luau, a Winter Carnival, The Chinookfest Beerfest, winter adventure sports, music, arts, local food, and more.

MORE INFO: CHINOOKDAYS.COM.

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Burning Beetle

January 21

Pageant Hill • Custer • 4 p.m.

Support the Custer Area Arts at the 11th annual Burning Beetle. Join locals as they march to Pageant Hill with torches to raise awareness of the Mountain Pine Beetle, which has caused damage and destruction to forests. Following the Burning Beetle, a pub crawl will be held throughout downtown Custer. MORE INFO: FACEBOOK.COM.

Black Hills Stock Show &

Join an estimated 331,000 people at the 10 day annual Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo. The stock show features 96 different agriculture-driven events, a trade show, youth events, concerts, and much more.

MORE INFO: BLACKHILLSSTOCKSHOW.COM.

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DECEMBER 2022 EVENTS

ABERDEEN 9-10

+ABERDEEN WINGS VS AUSTIN BRUINS HOCKEY

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

10

+HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen. 12 p.m. More info: dacotahprairiemuseum.org.

30

+ABERDEEN ELKS LODGE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Elks Lodge, Aberdeen. 6 p.m. More info: visitaberdeensd.com.

30-31

+ABERDEEN WINGS VS ST. CLOUD NORSEMEN HOCKEY

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

BELLE FOURCHE

9-11

+A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Belle Fourche Area Community Theater, Belle Fourche. Times vary. More info: bellefourcheact.com.

25

BRANDON 17

+HS THEATRE MADRIGAL SHOW

High School, Brandon. Times vary. More info: brandonvalleychamber. com.

BROOKINGS 1

+JINGLE & MINGLE HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Children’s Museum, Brookings. 4 p.m. More info: prairieplay.org.

2

8

+THE BLITZEN HOLIDAY PARTY

Club 71, Brookings. 6:30 p.m. More info: brookingschamber.org.

9-10

+HOLIDAY MARKET

Swiftel Center, Brookings. Times vary. More info: visitbrookingssd. com.

10

+A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Oscar Larson Theater, Brookings. 7:30 p.m. More info: cantonpac.com.

11

CANTON

4

+SANTA DAY

Canton Barn, Canton. 2 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

11

+THE GOOD NIGHT THEATRE COLLECTIVE: LITTLE WOMEN

Performing Arts Center, Canton. 4 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

CUSTER 3

DE SMET 4

+FESTIVAL OF TREES, CHILI COOKOFF, COOKIE WALK, SANTA VISITS

Community Center, De Smet. 5 p.m. More info: desmetsd.com.

10

+LAURA INGALLS WILDER PAGEANT

Event & Wellness Center, De Smet. 5 p.m. More info: desmetsd.com.

DEADWOOD 2

+39TH ANNUAL FREE COMMUNITY

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Community Hall, Belle Fourche. 11 a.m. More info: bfxmasdinner. com.

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BROOKINGS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

Downtown, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: visitbrookingssd.com.

+A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS

Swiftel Center, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: swiftelcenter.com.

3

+BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Children’s Museum, Brookings. 9 p.m. More info: prairieplay.org.

3-31

+GARDEN GLOW

McCrory Gardens, Brookings. 5 p.m. More info: sdstate.edu.

5

+PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE AND PEP BAND CONCERT

Larson Memorial Concert Hall, Brookings. 7:30 p.m. More info: sdstate.edu.

+ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHORAL YULETIDE CONCERT

Larson Center, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: sdstate.edu.

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+HOME FREE Swiftel Center, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: swiftelcenter.com. 28

+MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

Children’s Museum, Brookings. 5:15 p.m. More info: prairieplay.org. 31

+NOON YEAR’S EVE

Children’s Museum, Brookings. 10 a.m. More info: prairieplay.org.

+SANTA’S VILLAGE CRAFT FAIR

High School, Custer. 9 a.m. More info: desmetsd.com.

+CUSTER CHRISTMAS PARADE

Downtown, Custer. 5:30 p.m. More info: custersd.com.

6-31

+FESTIVAL OF TREES

Custer State Park Visitor Center, Custer. 10 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

17

+CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS

High School, Custer. 12 p.m. More info: custersd.com.

+A VERY POTTER CHRISTMAS

Custer Beacon, Custer. 7:30 p.m. More info: custerbeacon.com.

+COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Outlaw Square, Deadwood. 6 p.m. More info: deadwood.com.

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+HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Days of ‘76 Museum, Deadwood. 10 a.m. More info: deadwood.com.

+WHEEL OF FORTUNE LIVE!

Mountain Grand, Deadwood. 8 p.m. More info: deadwood.com.

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+A VERY POTTER CHRISTMAS

Mountain Grand, Deadwood. 8 p.m. More info: deadwood.com.

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+GET
+SPORTS +MUSIC
+ENTERTAINMENT
INVOLVED

10-11, 17-18

+CHRISTMAS TOURS OF THE HISTORIC ADAMS HOUSE

Historic Adams House, Rapid City. 1 p.m. More info: deadwoodhistory. com.

20-26

+CHRISTMAS IN DEADWOOD

Various locations, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood. com.

31

+NEW YEAR'S EVE IN HISTORIC DEADWOOD

Various Locations, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood. com.

DELL RAPIDS

2-4

1-28

8

+TREES & TRAINS

South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Hill City. Times vary. More info: sdrm.shop.

HOT SPRINGS

2

+CHRISTMAS IN THE HILLS

Hot Springs. All Day. More info: blackhillsbadlands.com.

+COOKIE CRUISE

Downtown, Hot Springs. 4 pm. More info: hotsprings-sd.com.

LAKE CITY 2-25

+CHRISTMAS LIGHT DRIVE-THRU

Fort Sisseton State Park, Lake City. All day. More info: sd.gov.

+TOMASEEN FOLEY’S A CELTIC CHRISTMAS

Homestake Opera House, Lead. 7 p.m. More info: homestakeoperahouse.org.

MADISON 3

+MADISON’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS

Community wide, Madison. All day. More info: chamberofmadisonsd.com.

MITCHELL 2

+NOT A SILENT NIGHT

+CHRISTMAS AT THE DELLS

Downtown, Dell Rapids. Times vary. More info: cityofdellrapids.org.

HILL CITY

1

+JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL

Miner Brewing Company, Hill City. 7:30 p.m. More info: events. visitrapidcity.com.

3-4, 10-11, 22-24, 27-28

+HOLIDAY EXPRESS

1880 Train, Hill City. Times vary. More info: 1880train.com.

10

+FRONTIER CHRISTMAS

Fort Sisseton State Park, Lake City. 10 a.m. More info: sd.gov.

LEAD 1-31

+LIGHT UP LEAD

Citywide, Lead. All Day. More info: l eadmethere.org.

3

+COOKIES, CAROLS & CLAUS

Homestake Opera House, Lead. 2 p.m. More info: homestakeoperahouse.org.

Highland Conference Center, Mitchell. 6 p.m. More info: mitchellmainstreet.com. 10 +

A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS

Mitchell Masonic Hall, Mitchell. 7 p.m. More info: mitchellmainstreet. com.

20

+TONIC SOL-FA

Mitchell Masonic Hall, Mitchell. 7 p.m. More info: tonicsolfa.com.

DECEMBER 2022 EVENTS

+ENTERTAINMENT +GET INVOLVED +SPORTS +MUSIC

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE

1-26

+CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL

South Dakota State Capitol Building, Pierre. 8 a.m. More info: christmasatthecapitol.sd.gov.

2-4, 8-10

+TIL BETH DO US PART

Grand Opera House, Pierre. Times vary. More info: pierreplayers.com.

3-4

1-4, 6-11, 13-24, 26-31

+MAINSTREET SQUARE ICE RINK

Mainstreet Square, Rapid City. All Day. More info: mainstreetsquare. org.

2

+KRAMPUS PUB CRAWL

Firehouse Brewing Company, Rapid City. 9 p.m. More info: krampuspubcrawl.com.

2 & 3

+FORT PIERRE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & COWBOY CHRISTMAS

Downtown, Fort Pierre. Times vary. More info: fortpierre.com.

+ COWBOY CHRISTMAS VENDOR EVENT

Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center, Fort Pierre. All day. More info: fortpierre.com.

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+BADLANDS SABRES V. GREAT FALLS AMERICANS

Roosevelt Park Arena, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: hockeytech. com.

+DARIN FRENCH

Tinder Box, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: rapidcitytinderbox.com.

2-4, 9-11, 1623, 26-31

+HOLIDAY JAM WITH THE HEGG BROTHERS

T.F. Riggs Theater, Pierre. 7 p.m. More info: pierre.org.

RAPID CITY

1 & 3

+HOLIDAY WREATH WORKSHOP

Jolly Lane Greenhouse, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: visitrapidcity.com.

+CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHT

Storybook Island, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: storybookisland.org.

3

+KOUNTRY JUNKIN CHRISTMAS MARKET

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 10 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+THE LEGEND OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. More info: bhsymphony.org.

3-4

+RAPID CITY RIFLE CLUB GUN SHOW 2022

The Monument, Rapid City. 9 a.m. More info: themonument.live.

8-10

+RAPID CITY RUSH VS WICHITA THUNDER

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: themonument. live.

8-11

+MIRACLE ON 34TH ST DINNER THEATRE

Hilton Garden Inn, Rapid City. 6 p.m. More info: bhct.org.

9

+ZACH WILLIAMS

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: themonument. live.

9 & 10

+TANNER JOHNS

Tinder Box, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

+RAPID CITY INVITATIONAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

The Monument, Rapid City. 9 a.m. More info: themonument.live.

10

+HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE

The Monument, Rapid City. 9 a.m. More info: themonument.live.

+4GMX INDOOR MOTOCROSS

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 6:30 p.m. More info: visitrapidcity.com.

14-17

+LAKOTA NATION INVITATIONAL 46TH ANNIVERSARY

The Monument, Rapid City. 9 a.m. More info: themonument.live.

16 & 17

+A HOLIDAY COLLECTION: SONGS AND STORIES TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: performingartsrc.org.

+SIVAN HOCH

Tinder Box, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: rapidcitytinderbox.com.

22-23, 30 &31

+ORION AND STACEY POTTER

Tinder Box, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: rapidcitytinderbox.com.

22

30-31

+BADLANDS SABRES V. BOZEMAN ICEDOGS

Roosevelt Park Arena, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: hockeytech. com.

31

+NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH JOSHUA ZABATTA

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. More info: bhsymphony.org.

+ON THE TOWN NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City. 9 p.m. More info: alexjohnson.com.

RENNER 3-4, 9-11, 16-18

+TWILIGHT FLIGHTS

Strawbale Winery, Renner. Times vary. More info: strawbalewinery. com.

SIOUX FALLS 1-3

+ALEX MASSA PRESENTS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME - A CELEBRATION OF HOLIDAYS AND COMMUNITY

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 7 p.m. More info: app.artspeople.com.

28-31

+RAPID CITY RUSH VS. TULSA OILERS

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

+UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS’ 59TH ANNUAL MADRIGAL DINNER

USF McDonald Center, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: usiouxfalls.edu.

1-4

+DISNEY ON ICE

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

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1-31

+WINTER WONDERLAND

Falls Park, Sioux Falls. All day. More info: experiencesiouxfalls.com.

2

+SHAUN JOHNSON AND THE BIG BAND EXPERIENCE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: shaunjohnsonmusic.com.

2-4

+CHRISTMAS WITH C.S. LEWIS

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

2-11

+PRINCE OF PEACETHE CHRISTMAS STORY

Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

3

+SANTA AT THE ZOO

Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls. 10 a.m. More info: greatzoo.org.

+TIM MONTANA

Bigs Bar, Sioux Falls. 4 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

+TONIC SOL-FA

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: tonicsolfa.com.

4

+LEGION PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Military Alliance, Sioux Falls. 8:30 a.m. More info: siouxfallsevents.com.

4 & 6

+SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS. WISCONSIN HERD

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfalls.gleague.nba.com.

5-8

+DAKOTA ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS IMPROV ACADEMY

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

7

+A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE

+THREE FIDDLERS HOLIDAY

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

9

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS LINCOLN STARS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

9 & 10

TWAS THE WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS

+

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

+

SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS MOTOR CITY CRUISE

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: siouxfalls.gleague.nba.com.

10

+KID DAKOTA

Remedy Brewing Company, Sioux Falls. 6 p.m. More info: kiddakota.band.

+FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH + BRANTLEY GILBERT

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

+

THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS REVUE

ICON Events, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

8

+CEILI DANCE

Old Courthouse Museum, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: dtsf.com.

+HELLO DECEMBER MARKET

Convolo, Sioux Falls. 1 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

10 & 11

+CHRISTMAS WITH THE SYMPHONY

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

DECEMBER '22 + JANUARY '23

11

16

22-23

SPEARFISH 1-3

STURGIS 1 & 2

+

MAT & SAVANNA SHAW & JIM BRICKMAN

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: jimbrickman.com.

12

+COCOMELON LIVE

Washington Pavilion Sioux Falls. 6 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

17

+MAIN STAGE BALLET AND DANCE ACADEMY

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org. 28

+BHSU CHAMBER SINGERS MADRIGAL DINNER

Meier Hall, Spearfish. 6:30 p.m. More info: bhsu.edu.

2

+TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & PARADE OF LIGHTS

Downtown, Sturgis. 6 p.m. More info: sturgisareachamber.com.

15

+

SOUTH DAKOTA YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: sdsymphony.org.

14

+MATTHEW WEST

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

+SCREAMING FEMALES

ICON Lounge, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: ticketweb.com. 15

+GROUCHMAS

Convention Center, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

15-16

+LITTLE WOMEN

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

15-18

+CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: cfesd. org.

+

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS FARGO FORCE

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 6:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

+HOLIDAY JAM WITH THE HEGG BROTHERS

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

+A BLUEGRASS CHRISTMAS WITH MONROE CROSSING

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

17-30

+THE PREMIERE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: siouxfallsorpheum. com.

18

+LORIE LINE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

20

+MICHAEL W. SMITH

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

+

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com. 29

+BEAR GRILLZ & ODDPROPHET

The District, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: thedistrictsf.com.

30

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE

VS WATERLOO BLACKHAWKS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com. 31

+COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Downtown, Spearfish. 6 p.m. More info: spearfish.bar-z.com.

+SKATE NIGHT

Rec & Aquatic Center, Spearfish. 9 a.m. More info: cityofspearfish. com.

4

+THE VOCAL ILLUSIONS OF LYNN TREFZGER

Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. 2 p.m. More info: matthewsopera.com.

10

+SCROOGE NIGHT

Downtown, Sturgis. All day. More info: blackhillsbadlands.com.

VERMILLION 1

+7TH ANNUAL STANDSTILL PARADE OF LIGHTS

Downtown, Vermillion.6 p.m. More info: chamber.livevermillion. com.

4

+THE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL, NO, 55

W.H. Over Museum, Vermillion. 1 p.m. More info: chamber. livevermillion.com.

+RON KEEL BAND

El Riad Shrine, Sioux Falls. 6 p.m. More info: ronkeel.com.

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS MADISON CAPITOLS

+

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 6:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

+

SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS ONTARIO CLIPPERS

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: siouxfalls.gleague. nba.com.

+

HOLIDAY MARKET & SANTA PICTURES

Rec & Aquatic Center, Spearfish. 9 a.m. More info: cityofspearfish.com.

14

+HOLIDAY PIANO DUETS

Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. 2 p.m. More info: matthewsopera. com.

VOLGA 3

+HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Schade Vineyard & Winery, Volga. 10 a.m. More info: s chadevineyard. com.

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WATERTOWN

2

+CLOVERTON CHRISTMAS

Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahouse. com.

2-4

+CARNEGIE CHRISTMAS MARKET

Codington County Heritage Museum, Watertown. Times vary. More info: visitwatertownsd.com.

3

+THE HOLY ROCK ROLLAZ CHRISTMAS SHOW

Redlin Art Center, Watertown. 2 p.m. More info: visitwatertownsd. com.

10

+BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Bramble Zoo, Watertown. 8 a.m. More info: brambleparkzoo.com.

15

+DINNER & A MOVIEDIE HARD

Goss Opera House, Watertown. 6:30 p.m. More info: visitwatertownsd. com.

17

+THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: t hegossoperahouse. com.

31

+DIRTY WORD- NEW YEARS EVE

Studio 21, Watertown. 8 p.m. More info: visitwatertownsd.com.

WORTHING

1-4, 8-11, 15-18 29-31

+2 ACROSS

Old Towne Dinner Theatre, Worthing. Times vary. More info: oldetownetheatre.org.

YANKTON 1-31

+HALL OF TREES

Mead Cultural Educational Center, Yankton. All day. More info: business. yanktonsd.com.

3 & 4

+MYSTERY DINNER

Cramer Kenyon Heritage Home, Yankton. Times vary. More info: cramerkenyon.com.

9-11

+RUSHMORE RUMBLE

NFAA Easton Archery Center, Yankton. Times vary. More info: business.yanktonsd.com.

JANUARY

ABERDEEN 19, 27-28

+ABERDEEN WINGS VS BISMARCK BOBCATS HOCKEY

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

BRANDON 7

+WRESTLING LYNX INVITATIONAL

High School, Brandon. 9 a.m. More info:Members.brandonvalleychamber.

com

BROOKINGS 20

+DANTE POWELL LIVE AT THE COMEDY ROOM

Wooden Legs Brewing Company, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: visitbrookingssd.com. 22

+

HITCH STUDIO WEDDING SHOW

Hitch Studio, Brookings. 12 p.m. More info: vhitchstudio.com.

25-26

+PAW PATROL LIVE

Swiftel Center, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: swiftelcenter.com.

CANTON 28

+CANTON BARN COUPLES REUNION

Canton Barn, Canton. 6:30 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

CUSTER 28

+

BURNING BEETLE

Pageant Hill, Custer. 6:30 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

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+ENTERTAINMENT +GET INVOLVED +SPORTS +MUSIC

DEADWOOD

13-14

+DEADWOOD RED DIRT

Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood.com.

20

+SD CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION

The Lodge at Deadwood, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: your.nwtf.org.

27-28

+PRO SNOCROSS RACES

Days of ‘76 Event Complex, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood.com.

28

+K9 KEG PULL

Days of ‘76 Event Complex, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood.com.

MITCHELL 28

+2023 LAKOTA

GAMES

RAPID CITY 1-8, 10-29, 31

+MAINSTREET SQUARE ICE RINK

Mainstreet Square, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: mainstreetsquare.org.

5-7

+RAPID CITY RUSH VS UTAH GRIZZLIES

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: themonument.live. 7

+4 GMX INDOOR MOTOCROSS

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 6:30 p.m. More info: visitrapidcity.com.

13-14

+BADLANDS SABRES V. YELLOWSTONE QUAKE

Roosevelt Park Arena, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: hockeytech. com.

13-14

+RAPID CITY RUSH VS IDAHO STEELHEADS

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

27-29

+SHE KILLS MONSTERS

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: performingartsrc.org.

+RODEO RAPID CITY XTREME BRONCS 2023

The Monument, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

27-31

+BLACK HILLS STOCK SHOW & RODEO

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: blackhillsstockshow.com.

SIOUX FALLS

1

+SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS ONTARIO CLIPPERS

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 3 p.m. More info: siouxfalls.gleague. nba.com.

3

+SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS TEXAS LEGENDS

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: siouxfalls. gleague.nba.com.

8

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

12

+CEILI DANCE

Old Courthouse Museum, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: dtsf.com.

13

17-19

ON ICE

Prehistoric Indian Village, Mitchell. Times vary. More info: mitchellindianvillage.org.

27-28

+BADLANDS SABRES V. SHERIDAN HAWKS

Roosevelt Park Arena, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: hockeytech.com

6

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS. DES MOINES BUCCANEERS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

+

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS FARGO FORCE

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

13-14

+ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org

14

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE VS OMAHA LANCERS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: sfstampede.com.

+CASEY DONAHEW

The District, Sioux Falls. 9 p.m. More info: thedistrictsf.com.

14

+SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS RAPTORS 905

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 3 p.m. More info: siouxfalls.gleague. nba.com.

+

SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS LAKELAND MAGIC

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: siouxfalls. gleague.nba.com.

19

+CHRIS JANSON

The District, Sioux Falls. 9 p.m. More info: thedistrictsf.com.

20-21

+TOUGHEST MONSTER TRUCK TOUR

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

+NEWSICAL

Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

21

+DU AND DVORAK

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org. 24

SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS AUSTIN SPURS

+

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: siouxfalls. gleague.nba.com.

26-28

+THE GOOD NIGHT THEATRE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: REEFER MADNESS

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

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31 +SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE VS TEXAS LEGENDS

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. More info: siouxfalls.gleague. nba.com.

SPEARFISH 6

+SKATE NIGHT

Rec & Aquatic Center, Spearfish. 9 a.m. More info: cityofspearfish.com. 13-21

+CHINOOK DAYS

Various locations, Spearfish. Times vary. More info: chinookdays.com.

WATERTOWN 19

+DINNER & A MOVIETHE BIG LEBOWSKI

Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahouse. com.

WORTHING 1, 5-8

+2 ACROSS

Old Towne Dinner Theatre, Worthing. Times vary. More info: oldetownetheatre.org.

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605BEST

It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it. The 605 team traveled all around South Dakota finding hidden gems and statewide staples. The 605 Best Awards are given to people and businesses who 605 feels deserve some recognition, whether it’s chilling in an igloo in the Black Hills or breaking a beer bottle at a bar as a tradition.

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Written by Alana Snyder + photos by 605 Magazine
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The Purple Pie Place

It’s hard to miss The Purple Pie Place in Custer with its bright purple exterior paint with pink embellishments (and don’t forget the charming purple pig outside). This summer and fall fixture has “the best homemade pies in the Black Hills,” and the restaurant serves hundreds of slices of pie

per week each tourism season. Order inside or relax on the patio while you enjoy a pie, float, Purple Cow, sundae, or other delicacies. The Purple Pie Place is equally known for its Chicken Pot Pie. Other items include Mac & Cheese, a variety of sandwiches, paninis, soups and salads, and more.

Best Place for pie

Boar's Nest Roadhouse

Located two miles from Lead, the Boar's Nest Roadhouse is an eclectic timberframed restaurant and bar located alongside Whitetail Creek on Highway 85/14A. The parking lot is constantly bustling with antique cars and motorcycles during busy season and is the "bikers, rats, and rods hangout in the Black Hills." Get

Best Roadside Shop

your "hogwash," grab a burger (try the Boar Burger with a beef patty topped with Boar's Nest's famous slow-cooked pulled pork served on a specialty bun) and don't miss Saturday Night Car Shows throughout the summer. Grab one of 60 domestic, import, or craft beers and sit by the creek to relax.

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PURPLEPIEPLACE.COM // 19 MT RUSHMORE RD., CUSTER BOARSNESTROADHOUSE.COM // 11275 US-14A, LEAD Best Healthy Choice Daily Clean Food & Drink MORE ON PAGE 84. DAILYCLEANFOOD.COM // 6215 S. WESTERN AVE., SIOUX FALLS

Ditty's Best place to get a milkshake

Need a reprieve from your I-90 road trip? Pull over in Kimball at the unassuming Conoco gas station and step back into the 1950s at Ditty’s. This classic diner is “here to serve the traveling public,” and does so with comfort food and some of the best shakes in South Dakota. Open Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner and stretch

your legs. Breakfast includes items like Biscuits-n-Gravy, and lunch or dinner can include anything from a Smokin’ Jack Burger to a Ribeye Steak . Order food for the little ones with items like the Itty Bitty Ditty Burger with Fries

FACEBOOK // 801 S. MAIN ST., KIMBALL

Barbacoa's Burritos & Wraps

Think Chipotle and Qdoba , but make it local and with the freshest ingredients. That’s Barbacoa’s Burritos & Wraps in Spearfish. Whether you stop in or do the drive-thru, the Mexican-AmericanThai fusion restaurant delivers fast, but makes everything from scratch. Besides the flour tortillas, green chile, and desserts, everything is gluten free and everything is

Best Fresh Fast Food

pickled in-house. Barbacoa’s also makes its own salsas, including the extra hot favorite, Chuck Norris. Decide between a Burrito, Rice Bowl, Salad , Nacho, or Taco Don’t forget to treat yourself to a Pabst Blue Ribbon or a Honey Habanero Brownie

FACEBOOK // 305 W. JACKSON BLVD., SPEARFISH

The Ice House

Built in 1928 by John Keller,

The Ice House was the first artificial ice plant in the Yankton area. Now, it’s a fixture in South Dakota to hang out and have a domestic beer by “the dock” and to toss the bottle (with permission) below. Now

Best Must Stop Bar

in the hands of the Andersons, it’s been in the family for almost 95 years. There’s still plenty of ice left at The Ice House, but it’s filled with buckets of beers waiting to be consumed by locals and visitors sharing stories and smashing beers.

FACEBOOK // 101 CAPITAL ST., YANKTON

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Vertex Sky Bar

When guests stay at the historic Hotel Alex Johnson, a Curio Collection by Hilton, they have complimentary access to the Vertex Sky Bar on the rooftop of the hotel. On top of panoramic views of Rapid City, the cocktail lounge and restaurant has a full menu of craft cocktails, wines, beer, appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Enjoy items like the West River Sausage Trio or a 6 Oz.

Patio

Buffalo Tenderloin while you cozy up around the fire pits. Want access all of the time? Become a member of the Vertex Sky Bar where you get unlimited access to the restaurant, discounts on stays, and special Member Appreciation events.

ALEXJOHNSON.COM // 523 6TH ST., RAPID CITY

Olde Towne Dinner Theatre

Olde Towne Dinner Theatre is in its 40th anniversary season "celebrating the art and joy of community theater" in Worthing.

“Olde Towne is special for a number of reasons,” said artistic director John Boe. “First of all, the food can't be beat.”

Audience members get a four-course, restaurant quality meal served to the table by volunteers during the show. Volunteers are always needed on and off the stage. Individuals, couples, families, and groups are welcome.

“We get so many talented actors down here. The shows are always enjoyable,” said Boe. “But what makes this place so special is a feeling.”

Boe remembers his first play he attended and says he immediately wanted to get involved.

“This place has always felt like a family. Everyone involved does it for the love of theater and Olde Towne,” he continued. “That's why volunteers and patrons keep coming back.”

Tickets can be purchased per show or as season tickets.

“Season tickets are $180 a piece,” said Boe. “There are two big benefits here: First you end up saving about $10 per show, and second you can make your reservations any time.”

Non-season tickets go on sale three weeks before opening night. Regular tickets have a few tiers from $50-$60 depending on seating

Best dinner & a show

preferences and dietary restrictions. Shows are held in the fall, over the holiday, winter, and spring.

The current show is 2 Across, which is about two male and female strangers who board a San Francicsco BART train at 4:30 a.m.

“They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing The New York Times crossword,” said Boe. “She's an organized, sensible psychologist. He's a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec.”

2 Across runs December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, and 29-31 and also runs January 1 and 5-8. Other shows include Leading Ladies in February and March, and The Movie Game in May and June.

“I've been involved at Olde Towne for over 15 years,” said Boe. “I love this place, and I love that we are building momentum for the future.”

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WORTHING
OLDETOWNETHEATRE.ORG // 121 S MAIN ST.,

Tyler Roney Dakota News

Tyler Roney is a first alert meteorologist at Dakota News Now in Sioux Falls with over 12,500 followers on Twitter (he notes in his bio that opinions are his own). While there are weather updates from time to time, his account also shares his personal life with humorous anecdotes. The married father of one is also a proud “cat dad” and tweets about their dayto-day lives, his sports and pop culture commentary, and even dabbles on the serious side at times. Here are just a few examples:

DAKOTANEWSNOW.COM

Best Social Media

“We’re at that awkward time of the year where one neighbor has Christmas lights already hung up and the other has rotting pumpkins on their doorstep.”

@TylerJRoney

“My daughter handed me a small bag of mini muffins. I gave her a hug because I was proud of her for finally learning how to share. Turns out she just wanted me to open it.” @TylerJRoney

“Today is #WorldKindnessDay! Remember: It costs $0.00 to be kind.” @TylerJRoney

Good night Theatre Collective

Best Local Artists

Good Night Theatre Collective (GNTC) is a Sioux Falls-based company founded to embrace the excitement of theater, the growing arts scene, and the production of quality community experiences. GNTC aims to produce work that challenges actors to grow and offers audiences something unexpected. The group of artists have also won awards, like the Hey! Sioux Falls award for Best Pivot of the Year and the Sioux Falls Arts Council’s Innovative Project Award (both were awarded in 2021). Check out the 2022-2023 season and enjoy “a good night.”

THE 605 BEST ISSUE december 2022 + january 2023 CULTURE + ENTERTAINMENT People
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Justin henrichsen Best expansion

Justin Henrichsen has been making an impact in the bar and restaurant industry since 2011 with Independent Ale House in Rapid City. Along with offering an ever-changing list of craft beer, the go-to on Saint Joseph Street downtown also has a variety of handcrafted salads and pizzas (try The Hasselhoff

with ketchup, yellow mustard, ground hamburger, shredded cheddar cheese, onion, tomato, and pickle). Henrichsen has since expanded his portfolio with the purchase of Monk’s Ale House in Sioux Falls, the Spearfish Public House in Spearfish, and (most recently) Windsor Block Bar in Rapid City.

INDEPENDENTALEHOUSE.COM // MONKS-SF.COM // WINDSORBLOCKBAR.COM

Jesse Fonkert

Best local pride

Jesse Fonkert hails from Mobridge and graduated from Augustana University with a double major in business administration and government/international affairs.

He spent nearly four years as the chamber of economic development director for the City of Hartford , where he still resides with his wife Kelsey and daughter Astrid. During his tenure, he supported community leaders to revive downtown, build a strong Hartford Chamber of Commerce, and enhance the work of the Hartford Area Development Foundation. He now is the president and CEO of the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance, which is a regional economic organization

serving 15 rural and suburban communities surrounding Sioux Falls in Lincoln County, Minnehaha County, and McCook County. He's still an active member of Hartford with the Hartford Area Optimist Club, is part of the Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary, has been a graduate of Leadership South Dakota , is currently in Leadership Sioux Falls, and more. In 2021, he launched the Grow Smarter Conference and hosted it in 2022 in Harrisburg via the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance and continues to expand the brand/offerings through unique resources.

Sadie Swier Best Champion

Sadie Swier spent her early career being a champion for businesses, events, and more in downtown Sioux Falls with Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. as the community outreach coordinator. Now, she’s cheering on professionals as the director of the SD CEO East Women’s Business Center Swier’s role is to empower entrepreneurship and

women in business in both business and life. This happens through in-person and virtual workshops, webinars, networking events, and conferences. Swier is a graduate of Leaders of Tomorrow, Leadership Sioux Falls, and is a current member of Leadership South Dakota

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Rachel Gage & Tracy Kirby Isn't it lovely Best Podcast

For times like these, a podcast was created by Rachel Gage and Tracy Kirby to look for “the lovely” in things. Isn’t it Lovely? formulated 10 years ago when Gage and Kirby first met and say their sister-like bond started.

“We met at a local sandwich shop after Tracy had just moved to Sioux Falls,” recalled Gage. “When we met, it was like our souls recognized one another and we immediately knew we would not only be dear friends, but that we would work together one day.”

Both South Dakota transplants, the pair says they bonded and found comfort in their friendship. Years later, when Gage says it seemed like most media was “bleak and rife with discord,” they pondered what it would be like to capture inspiring conversations they were already having in coffee shops with other people, and to share those conversations with the public to encourage and inspire.

The duo merged Kirby’s journalism background and Gage’s ability to encourage to launch the podcast that is now in its seventh season.

“Doing this as partners is an absolute dream,” said Kirby. “It’s incredible to have a teammate to lean on, from the workload and goals set to lessons learned and celebrations. Being able to lift each other up and speak into one another’s strengths and believe in each other is so powerful.”

Topics have included anything from surviving addiction to living a life of service. Most recently Gage and Kirby had a sitdown interview with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

“We feel so fortunate to have had the privilege of interviewing a really broad spectrum of guests and are so excited to continue to

represent a variety of different stories and voices in the months and years to come,” said Gage.

The co-hosts say it’s fun to look how the show has evolved over the years, and one big change happening soon will be interviewing guests outside of South Dakota as well.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our roster to include incredible guests outside of the 605, while also continuing to showcase amazing people and stories in the state of South Dakota and have some great surprises in store,” said Kirby.

As creatives themselves, Gage and Kirby say the local creative community has been very welcoming and supportive throughout their journey.

“We have fallen in love with the unbelievably supportive community of entrepreneurs and creatives in the area and are overwhelmed by the generosity and encouragement we have received,” said Gage. “It can be terrifying to enter the creative arena, but when you’re met with others that simply cheer you on, it helps you dream even bigger.”

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ISITNOTLOVELY.COM Best Sweets Stacie Suedkamp Fig Tales MORE ON PAGE 62. FIGTALES.COM
HOSTS TRACY KIRBY AND RACHEL GAGE

Miner Brewing Co. Igloos & Prairie Berry Winery Igloos

Order a pint, grab a blanket, and take a seat inside the outdoor igloos at Miner Brewing Company in Hill City. Enjoy two hours or more in a private igloo surrounded by winter in the Black Hills.

“Our igloos are clear, so you can enjoy the beauty that surrounds you, while being able to intimately enjoy the company of your guests,” said brand and marketing manager Shanna Hockert

Each of the seven igloos are equipped with adjustable space heaters for comfort, though Miner Brewing Company does recommend guests dress for the weather and can bring a blanket if they desire. Igloos are available November through mid March each year and are reservation only. Weekday pricing (Monday through Thursday) is $25, and weekend pricing (Friday through Sunday) is $35.

Board games and bluetooth speakers are available to check out at the taproom, and guests can order food and wine from Prairie Berry Winery next door. Hockert notes that there isn’t table service at the igloos, and menu items must be picked up at the brewery or winery.

“We encourage our guests who wish to order food to enjoy during their igloo reservation to do so when they check in at Miner,” said Hockert. “Our food is all house-made at the Prairie Berry kitchen next door. We also have a variety of snacks at the Miner taproom.”

Each igloo is lit, so guests can experience them at night as well. Igloos are intended to seat six adults, and children are welcome.

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Dogs are welcome on the lawn, but not inside the igloos.

Hockert says the igloos have been used for many types of experiences.

“We've had all types of gatherings take place in our igloos, from team building, friends enjoying the afternoon, family get-togethers, and we've even had a few wedding proposals take place over the last couple years,” she said. “You may rent as many igloos or time slots as you would like.”

Something that is new this year is full-day reservations during weekday hours.

“Come when it’s convenient for your group,” said Hockert.

This winter, Miner Brewing Company will be hosting its annual Black Hills Winter Festival, which is a weekend of outdoor events and activities. Dates and details will be announced in the near future. There will also be other heated tents on location to continue “patio season.”

This unique opportunity has been created to still appreciate the outdoors in the winter with close friends, family, and acquaintances.

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“Guests often say they love the opportunity to enjoy the view and our brews while still being somewhat secluded with their own group,” said Hockert. MINERBREWING.COM // PRAIRIEBERRY.COM // 23845 US-385, HILL CITY

Halley's Store

Built in the late 1800s, Halley’s Store in Keystone “has everything you needed in the 1890s, and everything you might not need, but want in the 21st Century.” This treasure trove is full of charm with antiques of all kinds, taxidermy, instruments, and so much more. Pull up a seat at the bar—or practically anywhere—and have a beer while you catch up with locals and

visitors from all over. “Home of the world’s okay-est burger with near adequate service,” grab a bite while you browse. The comradery is just as special as the carefullycurated store, whether it’s hearing a great story or jamming out to music. Speaking of music, Halley’s hosts live music events, including games like bean bags and ping pong. Leave your mark with a dollar bill on the ceiling.

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Lewis & Clark Resort

Sitting on 30 acres of grass with 2,000 feet of lake shore is Lewis & Clark Resort in Yankton.

“This allows us to have two beaches, two volleyball courts, a basketball court, bocce ball courts, an outdoor pool, and a playground without feeling cramped,” said owner and operator Mike Grave

The resort along the Missouri River has something to do for everyone, including 20 miles of bike and walking trails, a marina, and spots to simply be in the moment.

“Now with a coffee bar on site, you can get your morning latte and relax in an Adirondack chair overlooking the water,” said Grave.

There is also a variety of lodging options, including campsites, motel rooms, twobedroom cabins, three-bedroom cabins, four-bedroom cottages, and The Lodge. The Lodge sleeps up to 28 people and is a 4,000 square foot building designed to specialize in family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, or family vacations.

“The Lodge has an amazing view with great space to accommodate tents and any outdoor types of events, and the interior can seat to 100 people,” said Grave.

Two of the 3,000 square foot cottages are new and were built last winter. Both have four bedrooms and three bathrooms that sleep up to 20.

“These were built to fill a hole in our offering

Best Lodging

between cabins that sleep 10 and the lodge that sleeps 28,” said Grave.

Along with a 1,300 square foot great room that has a double kitchen, the cottages have a 60x20 patio that overlooks the lake with fire pits, a gas grill, and picnic tables. Grave says the best feature of the new cottages is the view.

“The sunrise over the dam and the sunsets on the water making the bluffs glow are just breathtaking and never get old,” said Grave. Each cottage has its own theme. One is Dakota themed and is called the Buffalo Cottage, which was inspired by the large buffalo in the great room. The Beach Cottage is nicknamed the “ Kayak Cottage,” as it has a handmade kayak from a local woodworker in town as its main display piece.

Lewis & Clark Resort also recently added six full hookup campsites to accommodate a family reunion. The Resort will take reservations up to five calendar years out allowing for big groups to plan ahead, but it can also take last minute stays with the new expansion.

When it comes to lodging, Grave says there’s nothing like being surrounded by the outdoors.

“When your door opens out to the grass and lake, it changes the whole lodging experience,” said Grave. “Sitting at a campfire at night instead of sitting on your bed watching TV is something that creates memories.”

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The people have spoken, and Alpine Inn in Hill City continues to be a South Dakota favorite. This historic landmark was built in 1886 as the Harney Peak Hotel and has been family owned and operated as Alpine Inn for over three decades. On the corner of Elm and Main Street, it’s typical to see a line around the block waiting

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Experience magic this holiday season with the 1880 Train’s Holiday Express. This Christmas-themed journey transports passengers from Hill City to the "North Pole "

Guests board the 1956 Diesel Locomotive in festive attire (including pajamas) and are greeted by staff dressed as elves.

The one-hour round trip begins with hot chocolate and sugar cookies made from Mrs. Claus’s special recipe. When the passengers are all bundled up and settled in, the host will read

excerpts from author Sean Covel’s book, "Marlon McDoogle’s Magical Night "

“The book tells the story of a young boy and his grandfather who enjoy a Christmas evening of magic, Santa Claus, and the 1880 Train,” said Nate Anderson, business operations manager.

Anderson adds that "Marlon McDoogle’s Magical Night" is available as an add-on purchase with tickets or in 1880 Train’s gift shop. Guests who have purchased the physical copy will have a sense of familiarity while riding the Holiday Express.

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“Many of the train personalities in the book are based on our actual conductors and engineers who work with us,” said Anderson. “Children will be able to recognize their likenesses while riding the Holiday Express.”

Upon arriving at the North Pole, passengers will see a series of illuminated and colorfully-painted buildings that line Santa's Village. Santa waves to the guests outside of his workshop, creating a special moment for guests and staff.

“It is something special when all of the kids holler and shout when they see the ‘Big Man’ waiting for us there,” said Anderson.

Santa joins Mrs. Claus and his elves on the train back to greet children and families while taking photos along the way. As the journey comes to an end, children are gifted a candy cane and a small silver jingle bell.

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In addition to receiving a commemorative 1880 Train mug, passengers can enjoy unlimited hot chocolate with delicious toppings, like whipped cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles. Every child is gifted a unique first-class jingle bell and extra time with Santa Claus.

Additional waitstaff and small tables are available to provide that First Class experience.

The Spiked Ride is an option for passengers 21 and up looking for jovial fun and has been popular for holiday parties.

In an 1880 Train keepsake mug, passengers can choose from Peppermint or Butterscotch Schnapps-spiked hot chocolate. Spiked guests will be able to enjoy everything received in the traditional Holiday Express ride, including a visit from Santa Claus.

Anderson shares that the Holiday Express creates a one-of-a-kind experience for guests.

“The trains are pretty packed, and everyone is dressed up in their festive sweaters and jammies,” said Anderson. “It’s more of a party atmosphere compared to our summertime rides.”

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The 1880 Train offers more than holiday joy with various specialthemed train rides offered all year round. From June to October, visitors can experience special events like the Old West Shootout , Wine Express, and Oktoberfest Express

The Old West Shootout operates every Sunday afternoon from midJune to Labor Day. During this ride, passengers are in the midst of a faux shootout performed by a local reenactment group. Passengers watch as thieves hide precious treasure and are stopped by cowboys, saving the day.

The Wine Express operates during the first full weekend of

September. The two-hour ride allows passengers to indulge in local wines, paired with a variety of meals including Charcuterie Boxes, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, and Carrot Cake

The Oktoberfest Express operates the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October. In 2023, the Oktoberfest Express will take place on September 30.

On board, guests are served a Bratwurst with an assortment of toppings, like sauerkraut and grilled onions. This is all paired with local German Potato Salad , a Bavarian-themed dessert, and a sampling of three beers.

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The 1880 Train’s most popular ride, however, is the traditional train ride that is offered from May through October. With round trip and one-way departure trips available from Hill City and Keystone, passengers will learn about the history of the Black Hills, railroads, and mines.

Following the hour ride, passengers have the option to have a quick turnaround time of 15 minutes or stay for a few hours of adventure. Guests who decide to stay have the opportunity to sightsee and peruse local shops and restaurants. Anderson says this option is very popular for families.

“We have families that will take the first train to Keystone and spend their entire day there until the last train out,” said Anderson.

With both depots located in the heart of their respected downtown district, Anderson says they encourage the exploration of local businesses.

No matter the ride, the 1880 Train is a must for children and adults alike to see the Black Hills from a different perspective.

“A lot of kids and adults have never been on a train ride before,” said Anderson. “There’s a lot of excitement behind riding a train and hearing the diesel and whistle. It’s just a unique experience.”

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Butterfly House & Aquarium

Check out the Butterfly House & Aquarium in Sioux Falls to go “above, below, and beyond.” For years, the conservatory has introduced guests to learn and experience aquarium and butterfly habitats.

“Our mission is to inspire conservation of the vital building blocks of sea, sky, and land,” said Ky Uthe, marketing and development specialist.

Uthe expresses his hope that guests walk away with a deeper understanding of species that are not always at the forefront of conservation efforts.

“We hope guests walk away with an emotional connection to these animals,” said Uthe.

Michelle Coley, director of animal husbandry, brought the 605 team back for a behind-the-scenes look at what keeps the Butterfly House & Aquarium going strong.

Joining me, the editor, for the inside look were lead multimedia designer and photographer Cailyn Patterson, sales and account manager Greta Smith, and office manager Kelsey Sutton

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Coley brought us back to see the process and preparation of brine shrimp for their small aquatic animals.

“We take brine shrimp eggs, prep them by hydrating them in water, and set them in a cone overnight with aeration and heat to hatch,” said Coley.

Smith assisted with preparing brine shrimp for feeding and separating brine shrimp eggs into brine cones.

Coley explained that the process for the brine cone takes longer than one would expect.

“The process takes about an hour to complete,” said Coley. “There’s a magnetic coating covering the egg case, so when the brine shrimp hatch out, we make sure there are no egg casings mixed in with the shrimp.”

Coley adds that jellyfish could face serious harm if the magnetic casings are consumed.

“If they eat the eggs, they could end up developing holes in their digestive cavity and end up dying,” explained Coley.

After separation, the shrimp are ready to be distributed to their jellyfish and seahorses.

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Next, the four of us were introduced to aquarist Shannon Kendrick on a deep dive into their coral tank.

Standing above the tank, we were guided through the process of Kendrick introducing new coral into an existing environment. Coley explains that this is not a simple task.

“We have to measure the amount of light going into our tank and match it to the amount of light the coral has been existing in previously,” said Coley.

This light is measured in Photosynthetically Active Radiation [ PAR]. If that measurement is higher or lower than 50, the coral will stress and begin to bleach itself.

Coley adds that the imbalance of light will affect the way coral produce their food, resulting in death.

“This is one of the big reasons why coral reefs are suffering in the wild,” said Coley. “There’s too much shading in the ocean due to pollution and coral being covered in sunscreen.”

Kendrick suited up with her goggles and dove down with a PAR reader, while Patterson stood above to read each location's average number.

Once Kendrick found the right spot for their new corals, it was time to introduce them to the new environment. When asked to hand Kendrick the new corals, it was a no-brainer for Patterson and Smith.

“We want to make sure that our environments are protected, especially with the animals we keep, because they are sensitive to changes.”
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When adding new specimens to the tanks, Kendrick says the staff are careful to research their food and predators.

“The main focus of this tank is the life of the coral, so our team is always cautious,” said Kendrick.

Our next stop was the butterfly conservatory. After being greeted by tropical weather and a lesson on the trimming of the Fiddle Leaf Tree, we were eager to explore.

We were surprised to learn that the butterflies are accompanied by some helpful friends. Button Quail are scattered throughout the dirt floor of the butterfly house.

“The button quail are here to help remove pests that we don’t want in our conservatory,” said Coley.

While they are an important aspect of removing the pests from plants and dirt, guests get the added bonus of looking at the birds.

The Butterfly House recently introduced a world map to show visitors where their butterflies have come from. This new educational resource adds a unique aspect to the conservatory.

“It’s an invaluable piece to let people see that we get butterflies from Africa, South America, Costa Rica, and Ecuador,” said Coley.

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What visitors do not often get to see is the tedious work of their multiple fragile butterfly shipments.

“We typically have 800 butterflies in our conservatory at all times,” said Coley.

New butterflies are shipped and delivered in chrysalis form and it is the staff's responsibility to pin the chrysalises in preparation for them to hatch.

Sutton, Smith, and I helped pin butterfly chrysalises in preparation for their move to a humidity box. To prevent the butterflies from harming one another as they emerge, we had to pin them with plenty of space between them.

As our tour was coming to a close, we had an exclusive look at their new baby ShortTailed Nurse Sharks

Their goal is to train the sharks comfortable with visitors touching and interacting with them. Coley assured us the sharks were comfortable and we were allowed to do a one-finger touch.

Our behind-the-scenes experience was truly eye-opening. We had a first-hand look into how passionate the staff is about their jobs and what they do on a daily basis.

“It was a new take on an educational experience,” said Sutton. “We were able to experience something that their guests don’t get to.”

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For nearly 80 years, Custer State Park has been home to a wide range of shows at The Black Hills Playhouse. The theater has really grown—and in more aspects than one.

While many may habitually come to the theater house annually to celebrate anniversaries or just as an enthusiast of musicals and plays, the Black Hills Playhouse does more than just theater in Custer State Park.

Linda Anderson, executive director, said, “The Black Hills Playhouse is a regional theater dedicated to delivering exceptional performances and spreading theatrical education to strengthen South Dakota communities.”

In addition to their creative and interesting showbill, the BHP family of programs provides several opportunities throughout the year that engage a diverse audience statewide. Dakota Players Tours takes educational programs to communities of all sizes across the state.

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“Going on 23 years now, the touring group travels up to 40 locations to bring theater education opportunities to small communities that don’t often have the pleasure to interact with professional theatre artists,” explained Anderson.

As they travel, the program primarily works with children, kindergarten through eighth grade. Another youth program that the theater runs includes BHP Jr. Camps. These performing arts camps work with older youth from 5th-12th grade. Additionally, working with both youth and adults, the Playhouse employs professional artists to conduct The Expanding Stage program.

Anderson said, “The Expanding Stage program collaborates with those who have disabilities. We offer classes that either lead to participants performing for friends and family or attending a theater performance in the community.”

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Over the past 11 years, the BHP campus has grown into something outstanding. It’s like no other theater operation in South Dakota and is easily one of the largest performing arts organizations in the region.

Outside of their program and outreach work, the BHP has seen quite a few costume changes and makeovers itself through the years.

Anderson shared, “We started attracting audiences to a tent out by Legion Lake in the park, moved to the current theater we use in 1956, and since 2007 now have newly renovated buildings, housing for our professionals, shops for set, props, and costume design, and more.”

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While you can get a full read-out of the shows online, Anderson shared a few highlights to look forward to this season.

“The first two shows will be concurrent, so guests can see them in the same weekend,” said Anderson. “Take the time between shows and enjoy the nature that the park has to offer, a picnic outside the theater, and then come back and watch our professionals put on a spectacular show.”

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After years of enduring weather and general damages, associate director of the BHP campus Randy Niles said the theater’s campus has received a facelift through a series of improvement to its buildings that started in 2011. Over the course of fall 2021 and spring 2022, the grounds have received numerous updates.

“When the Warren M. Lee Theatre was built, it was intended as a oneseason-only structure,” said Niles. “Now we have a weather-proof envelope which is energy efficient."

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In the most recent practical update to the grounds, Anderson says a dedicated committee of volunteers and staff worked on prolonging the life of each building.

Niles says they had a total of 19 buildings reroofed with the help of All American Siding, Windows & USA Roofing from the oldest remaining building—the Snack Bar—to the scene shop, costume shop, rehearsal hall, and more. According to Anderson, the road to the BHP was also rebuilt and repaved. And now, the shows must go on in 2023.

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“We want people to come and immerse themselves in new perspectives this season,” said Anderson.
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meet the creative Stacie Suedkamp

Stacie Suedkamp, owner of Fig Tales in Flandreau, has always been the baker of her family. But after a failed experience with cake pops, she decided to turn her direction to baking sugar cookies.

Her array of sugar cookies caught the attention of her coworkers, who turned into her first customers.

“I had two amazing coworkers who were incredibly encouraging,” said Suedkamp. “They said, ‘You really have something here,’ and asked me to bake them custom cookies of their own.”

After pursuing a variety of careers and fulfilling cookie orders on the side, Suedkamp says that she was ready to make the leap toward owning her own business.

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“I reached a point where if I was going to try and make a living as a baker, it was either now or never,” said Suedkamp.

Through Fig Tales, Suedkamp has been able to create custom-designed sugar cookies for businesses and customers around the world.

“It has been seven years and I haven’t looked back,” said Suedkamp.

Suedkamp opens up more about her love for baking, design, and creative freedom.

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“I have a number of clients with custom cookies stashed in their freezers because they just can't bear to eat their special cookies.”
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a friend from my old scooter group, Robert, had nicknamed the pigtails on my helmet "Fig Tales," or fake pigtails. When I established my LLC, I wrote down Fig Tales and it became one of those names people remembered, so I kept it.

when I was a kid. My family only had three television channels: ABC , CBS , and PBS. During the summer they would play a full day of cooking shows, like Julia Child , Jacques Pépin, and Great Chefs of the World. I was absolutely enamored with what they were making.

the creative freedom and the incredible ideas my clients come up with. I always say I can put anything on a cookie, and so far I haven’t found anything too far-fetched.

adoption cookies for new families. There’s something that feels sacred about being asked to help celebrate those occasions. I also love creating cookies for family milestone events, like graduations, engagements, weddings, and baby showers.

the My Favorite Things set. I’ll receive a document from a customer describing the recipient and their favorite things, then I figure out how to turn it into a cohesive set. When the cookies reflect the customer, you can see how much it means to them.

anywhere you can think of. I bake in a commercial kitchen, so I am able to ship cookies to clients wherever they are. I’ve delivered to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Denver, and as far as Panama and Europe.

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I love teaching people simple tricks to elevate home baking. It also helps potential customers see how much work goes into unique sugar cookies. I aim for my classes to have more of a party feel. It’s fun and a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.

my classic sugar cookie. The number one compliment I receive is about how amazing they taste.

Bronuts, which are brownies baked in a donut pan. So simple and fun. If you’re a fan of brownie edges, a perfectly baked Bronut will make your mouth pretty happy.

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usually crafting. I enjoy working on crafts that can elevate my cookies. My Cricut machine has helped me create custom stencils or custom decorating mats for my classes.

write. It has become one of my favorite ways to decompress, and like my cookies, I get to be as creative as my mind allows.

using language that is empowering. Empowering language can change so much about how we view ourselves, and when we see value in ourselves, we can change our world.

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At WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort in Rapid City, you can celebrate summer all year long with over 30,000 square feet of swimming pools and waterslides. The facility is open 365 days a year and is always a balmy 84 degrees.

“In essence, it's a large—for lack of a better term—atrium. All of the windows allow all of the natural light from outside,” said WaTiki general manager Lauren Ebert . “Even on a gloomy day, it's going to seem nice and bright and beautiful inside the park and capture a lot of that solar energy available to us to in order to keep the space nice and warm.”

The waterpark, which is on North Elk Vale Road off of I-90, includes three giant waterslides that require the use of tubes (with the exception of the Seahorse Slide), and all connect to the Lazy River. Koko Kingdom is an area where kids can play, climb, shoot water, and slide down three mini slides. The Kingdom has a Big Bucket of water that dumps every 8-10 minutes, and one of the mini slides goes through the bar at Sliders Bar & Grill, which is a full service bar and restaurant in the facility.

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“The name Sliders plays off WaTiki’s surfer vibes and has bar food, pizzas, sliders, salads, and hot wings— things of that nature,” said Angela Avila , director of sales and marketing for WaTiki and The Box Elder Events Center. “The waterpark itself is for the kids and Sliders are for the parents, but serve kids food as well. Parents can enjoy their time while the kids are enjoying their time.”

Food can be served directly to the guest’s table inside the waterpark as well, making it easier to jump in and

out of the water while grabbing a bite or beverage. Another way to relax is to slip into the Oasis Hot Tub.

For more action-packed activities, guests can go into the Activity Pool with water cannons, lily pads, and basketball rings. Tiki Towels are available for purchase or guests can bring their own. WaTiki also provides lifejackets in the lifejacket bin for those who need them, and locker rooms and changing rooms are also available.

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The waterpark has five Liv Hospitality hotels on campus for easy accessibility.

“WaTiki is connected to four of our properties: Fairfield by Marriott , La Quinta by Wyndam, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Residence Inn & Suites The Courtyard by Marriott is a short walk away and will be connected to The Box Elder Events Center.”

The Box Elder Events Center, otherwise known as “ The Box ,” will be a private public partnership between the city of Box Elder and Liv Hospitality in Rapid City and is anticipated to open May of 2023.

“Our primary focus is bringing youth sporting events to the area and having another event space the entire Black Hills community can use,” said Avila.

While The Box is a new addition to the campus, WaTiki has been in operation for 16 years. Though the largest waterpark in the Midwest has been around for over a decade, the facility looks like new due to recent renovations.

“SOME OF THE WATERSLIDES GO OUTSIDE THE BUILDING & COME BACK IN. THE SLIDES ARE DEFINITELY THE MOST POPULAR FEATURE.”
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“We resurfaced all of our pools, resurfaced all of the flooring, and slides were sanded down and resurfaced as well,” said WaTiki assistant general manager Joshua Ries

The entire facility also made experiential upgrades, like a chipped wristband system that can be used for things like day-of waterpark entry, locker rentals, and to load up Tiki Cash.

“We can load up what we call Tiki Cash, which is good for Sliders. The WaTiki cash system also allows for you to come up and purchase a drink from the marketplace upstairs in Koko’s Arcade and load arcade credits onto it,” said Ebert.

Koko’s Arcade is attached to the waterpark and has over 50 classic and modern arcade games, along with prizes to collect with tickets.

“It's nice to be able to load up the kids with 5 or 10 dollars on their wristband and then when they get thirsty you just send them upstairs and be like, ‘Hey, go right on ahead,’” said Ebert.

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Ries added, “Our main thing with the renovation is that we wanted to offer something more than just fresh paint. We are offering our guests a new experience.”

WaTiki can also host a wide range of private events, like birthday parties, family reunions, and holiday gatherings. Each event package is custom designed.

“We also do something called Keys to WaTiki, where for a reasonable fee you can rent out the entire facility. This is great for company corporate parties, a giant family reunion, weddings, parties, or anything of that nature,” said Avila. “Then we obviously do smaller private birthday parties during open hours.”

When it comes to naming her favorite thing about WaTiki, Ebert says it’s tough to nail down.

“I think in general we are super special because we offer a lot of amenities for people who are traveling here from all over the world,” said Ebert. “And for locals, we’re here year round and offer them the opportunity to come in on the awful winter days where it’s negative 20 outside to what I like to refer to as a tropical paradise right here in the middle of South Dakota.”

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Ten years ago, Shaley Bolks successfully lost 160 pounds. Ever since then, she’s been on a mission to help others to eat and live well, physically and spiritually.

In 2018, Bolks opened Daily Clean Food & Drink, a restaurant that focuses on organic, clean, and made-fromscratch foods.

The Sioux Falls eatery was born from Bolks’ frustration with the bland and processed diet food that she was consuming on her weight-loss journey. Bolks found that these low calorie foods weren’t healthy, and made dietary changes by using whole food ingredients in her cooking at home.

Bolks also became a fitness instructor at Form Fitness, where she would meet her future business partner, Steve Gratzfeld. Together, they brainstormed a business for the changing landscape in town.

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“We put our heads together, and I came up with a whole bunch of really awesome menu items and things that I thought Sioux Falls was missing,” recalled Bolks. “I wanted something that wasn't 'open up a bag and dump it in the fryer.'”

Despite her passion for healthy eating and cooking, Bolks had no prior experience in the field before starting the business.

“I had zero experience in the food service industry aside from working at B & G Milkyway,” she said with a laugh.

Before Daily, she’d been running a legal processing business out of her family’s home.

When Daily opened in November of 2018, Bolks said they got a bit of a bad rap for carrying strictly healthy food.

“It’s not just salads and low calorie diet food,” she said. “We’re focusing on food for every diet.”

“I WANT EVERYBODY FROM THE VERY STRICT VEGAN TO THE HARDCORE CARNIVORE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT HERE.”
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» Jeb’s No Bull Burger

Veggie packed vegan burger with a spicy kick. Served on a Breadico ciabatta roll with onions, pickles, tomato, and greens with a side of baked sweet potato fries.

» Moroccan Chicken Salad

North African inspired chicken salad made with currants, cashews and tasty curry dressing served over a bed of mixed greens.

» Z’paghetti and Meatballs

Zucchini noodles topped with bison meatballs, italian spiced marinara, and parmesan.

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» Green Goddess

Avo-pesto, cherry tomato, spinach, artichoke, and walnuts.

» SoDak Spice

Chimichurri, mozzarella cheese, red pepper, bison, and banana pepper.

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Daily ranch, artichoke, spinach, onion, tomato, bell pepper, and mozzarella cheese.

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» Workout Warrior

Almond milk, vegan plant based protein powder, coconut milk, and peanut-coconut butter.

» Sun Salutation

Mango, pineapple, mandarin orange, carrot juice, ginger, and turmeric.

» Happy Healing

Banana, turmeric, mango, cinnamon, ginger, coconut milk, topped with chia seeds.

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Daily’s menu carries dairy free, gluten free, plant based, and allergen sensitive dishes. In the words of Guy Fieri, “This is the restaurant for everyone and their gluten-free grandma.”

Fieri stated this when Daily was featured on the hit TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in February of 2021.

When asked what being on the show was like, Bolks got goosebumps.

“I was jumping up and down just to be considered,” she reflected.

Menu items range from vegan burgers, scratch-made pizzas, acai bowls, toasts, salads, smoothies, and specialty drinks and teas. Seasonal items are also popular at Daily. Baked goods, smoothies, and bowls are reimagined every few months, and local ingredients are utilized whenever possible.

Bolks says the culture behind the counter is just as unique as the options on the menu. She notes that Daily is a very tight-knit community that promotes a culture of learning, growing, and healing.

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Inspired by visitors from all over the country, Bolks says she would like to expand the business into multiple locations. Customers often express a desire to see Daily made available nationwide.

“People have come in here and said, ‘I want a Daily in Florida, I want a Daily in Omaha, I want a Daily in Colorado,’” said Bolks.

“Colorado?” she laughed. “Don’t you have everything you need out there?”

Bolks also notes that she receives an influx of emails and calls whenever her episode airs, asking for her recipes and weight-loss advice. The supportive response has been an inspiration, and she hopes to write her own cookbook in the future.

When asked what advice she’d give to her past self, Bolks’ response is simple: “The universe will keep you on the right path. Go towards the light.”

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Ellyn Montag

“ Shop Dog Boutique is all about providing only the best in the best industry,” said owner Ellyn Montag.

Built from the ground up, Montag says that her shop offers guidance on nutrition, play, and exercise to ensure each dog lives a happy and healthy life.

As a student at the University of Montana, she worked for a locally-owned pet boutique during which she developed a love for pet nutrition.

“I loved the super friendly and happy dog-loving customers,” said Montag. “I loved learning about pet nutrition and U.S.-made pet goods.”

Upon her return to Sioux Falls, Montag adopted her Labradoodle from the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society

Having only the best in mind for her new rescue, she immediately sought out the natural food lines and treats the Montana pet boutique stocked.

Montag soon realized the area lacked options, and says she decided to do something about it and bring it to the community.

“After traveling to Omaha and Minneapolis to research what other pet retailers were doing right in the Midwest, attending trade shows, and meeting with industry representatives, I found the perfect location in southern Sioux Falls,” said Montag.

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Located at The Bridges at 57th Street, Shop Dog Boutique sells a variety of unique pet products, such as handmade collars, seasonal treats, and birthday cakes.

Dog lovers and their furry friends can walk into Montag's shop knowing they will be well taken care of, she says.

“Customer service, a clean and hip shopping environment, and quality products are our top priorities,” said Montag.

In addition to serving her customers, Montag gives back to the community by donating a percentage of Shop Dog Boutique’s profit to rescues and nonprofit organizations in and around Sioux Falls.

Learn more about Montag's favorite things outside of the pet industry.

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MEAT LOVERS

We eat a lot of meat in our home. We get amazing grass-fed beef from our friends at Langland Cattle Co. in Brookings each year.

EXOTIC PALATE

I love finding raw, unpasteurized Alpine-style cheeses at Look’s Marketplace. My current favorite is Hornbacher from Switzerland.

POINT, SHOOT, AIM

My family and I love going to the archery range at Great Bear Ski Valley and Archery Outfitters. We can put our toddler in a pack and enjoy the range and outdoors together.

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When my toddler doesn’t want to take a nap, we often go for “nap drives” because our truck puts him right to sleep. Our favorite drive is down by Newton Hills State Park and into Iowa. It’s absolutely gorgeous in the fall.

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Ben’s Brewing Co. Ben’s Brewing Co.

At the age of 23, Ben Hanten knew he wanted to own his own business. With an old building suddenly available in downtown Yankton, he began dreaming of what could be placed there.

“I dreamt up a bar that was like nothing else in the area,” said Hanten.

Hanten opened his first bar in 2005, previously known as The Hugh Glass Bar, and it quickly established itself as one of the best bars in the region. Years later, he took his business in a new direction by becoming the brewery we know today, Ben’s Brewing Co

“We’re all about brewing great local beer and providing excellent hospitality spaces,” said Hanten.

Ben’s Brewing Co. has grown beyond its roots by being paired with its brewing headquarters, Ben’s Brew Station. Home to a large taproom containing 28 tap beers, Hanten says he wants to continue to make this location a top tourist destination in the region.

Throughout eastern South Dakota, Ben's Brewing Co. beers can be found in bars, restaurants, liquor stores, grocery stores, and gas stations. Get to know more about the brewmaster.

How do you choose which styles of beer to brew?

I have no business partners, so virtually all of our growth is funded by sales at our taprooms. That means keeping a large variety of beer to suit everyone's taste.

Where else can we find Ben’s Brewing Co. beers?

You can find West Side Park IPA , Kenny Pepper, Strawberry Blonde, Dakota Thirst, and Cashflow throughout eastern South Dakota.

What’s the best part about your job?

I have always loved marketing, and this job allows me to test ideas on a daily basis. There is no end to the creativity we can design here—in our spaces, events, products, apparel, branding, and more.

Any updates we should know about?

We started brewing in our new brewhouse that tripled our capacity, and we also just opened up an additional 2,500 square feet at the Brew Station to the public for a bigger game room.

What’s your favorite part about living in South Dakota?

I love that since I started in business, my commute has been about five blocks. And I love that no matter where I go in the state, I’m going to bump into someone I’ve crossed paths with along the way. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT BENSBREWING.SHOP. +

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