I was born in Montana and lived in a beautiful place where so many things were lush and green, that they nicknamed it “the Emerald City.” The colors there were brighter, the people shorter, the snow on the poppies - whiter. But everything wasn’t easy growing up. You never knew when some evil witch would wiz by and try to steal the ruby slippers right off your feet. Flying monkeys could drop-in when you least expected them, barging in when you were showering or re-stuffing your scarecrow! My first job was singing with ‘Lollipop Guild.' I tired of lederhosen pretty quickly and moved on to theatre, which is where Ben found me working as one of the foul-mouthed talking puppets in “Avenue Q”. He promised me baked goods and my own Vespa scooter, if I’d come to work with him and that was almost 24 years ago…still no scooter.
Nominate Students for Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Scholarships
Senior students can win $5000 scholarships from Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends for Kids, but the nominating window will be closing soon.
Holiday Shopping While Saving Money. November’s Best Buys
You want to get great gifts and spend as little money as humanly possible? It won't be easy, but a lot of items are on sale this month at deeply discounted prices.
Brookings Children’s Museum School Break Activities
Your kids will love this place and you'll love the excitement it inspires in them!
The End of Camelot and the Right to Vote
It was good to see record numbers of people get out and vote yesterday. I hope it continues.
Help Decide Who Gets $10,000 of Holiday Cheer This Year!
Help your favorite non-profit charitable organization to help even more people with a financial Christmas gift from First National Bank.
First Nordic Film Festival in Sioux Falls This Weekend
Calling all Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Finlanders, etc., and the rest of us, this film festival offers entertainment everyone can enjoy!
Corks and Kegs Fighting Cystic Fibrosis One Sip at a Time
This premier wine and beer tasting event of the fall supports people with Cystic Fibrosis and the search for a cure.
To Shower Morning or Night? That is the Question
The answer to this question remains elusive.
Teal Pumpkin Project Offers Trick-or-Treating Alternatives
Teal pumpkins can be lifesavers for trick-or-treaters with food allergies.
Eat All Your Halloween Candy at Once. It’s Healthier. Really!
Be kind to your teeth and eat all your Halloween candy at once!