“Heath care is an important part of Main Street and keeping people local. It starts a ripple effect among businesses.” – Lexy Eggert
Jade Konst’s interest in technology combined with his previous work and personal experiences prompted him to launch Locked & Loaded Security Solutions in Murdo with his wife Bailey. He and his team started the business just before the pandemic by installing camera systems in 53 calving barns in four months.
Brian Anderson once worked on set with Dustin Diamond, Bob Saget, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former child actor gave up his acting dreams when his family moved to Dell Rapids, but his passion for cinema lives on. Today, he owns the historic Dells Theatre — and it’s his mission to keep the town entertained.
David and Merissa Alink didn’t let their busy lives stop them from pursuing their passion project. The Hot Springs couple opened Black Hills Bulk Foods in 2021 to provide local residents with high-quality regional meat and produce at affordable prices. Business is booming — proof that they’re filling an important niche.
Stacy and Kyle Wengler own two very different businesses in Hartford — but they complement each other in different ways. Learn more about their eye-catching sign, their devotion to the local business community, and why they probably won’t complain about too much garbage.
Sweet clover, sage brush, and bromegrass line the borrow pits along the two-lane ribbon of U.S. Hwy. 18 as it winds over hills, down draws, and around ridges west of Edgemont, South Dakota, into Wyoming. Ranching reigns supreme here with cows, round bales of hay, stock dams, and windmills outnumbering homes along the rural landscape.
Golden West’s scholarship program has been going strong since 1999. Every year, the cooperative awards $1,000 scholarships to more than 40 deserving high school seniors across the service territory. Contributions now total over $1 million! These students possess...
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Kari Karst is a Dell Rapids native who never imagined she’d be running a successful family business from her hometown. When the opportunity arose to purchase a business her dad once worked for, she left the California dream behind – and couldn’t be happier.
Terry Arends was born in South Dakota but spent three decades in the Pacific Northwest. A job opportunity brought him back home, and today, there’s nowhere else he would rather be.