South Dakota author, Bernie Hunhoff to sign books at library

South Dakota author, Bernie Hunhoff to sign books at library
Bernie Hunhoff, current editor of the South Dakota Magazine, will be visiting the Vermillion Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to visit with readers and sign copies of his recently published book, South Dakota Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. He will be reading from his book and discussing it. The program is from 4-6 p.m.

Hunhoff's book is a guide to unusual places in South Dakota that most travelers might not find. This will be a good opportunity to start planning upcoming South Dakota trips. According to the back cover of the book, "Whether you're a born-and-raised South Dakotan or a recent transplant, author Bernie Hunhoff will have you laughing out loud as he introduces you to the neighbors you never knew you had and takes you to places you never knew existed – right in your own backyard."

Hunhoff is a Yankton County native who attended Mount Marty College and worked on daily newspapers in Madison and Watertown. He is well-known in South Dakota for his civic activities in politics, conservation, education, agriculture and historic preservation.

In 1985, he founded South Dakota Magazine and continues to serve as its editor. The magazine is published in the 130-year-old home of Territorial Governor John Pennington. Currently, it has a circulation of 40,000 and a total readership of 150,000, including all 50 states and many foreign countries. His goal is to show the real South Dakota, with all its beauties and warts, and to tell the stories of its people.

Hunhoff lives with his wife, Myrna, on a farm north of Yankton. They have two children: Chris works in Sioux Falls and Katie is the assistant editor at the magazine.

Books will be available for purchase during the event. If you are unable to attend and would like a copy of the book, it can be purchased through www.southdakotam or by calling the South Dakota Magazine at 1-800-456-5117. For more information about this event, call the library at 677-7060 or e-mail

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