Our Featured People

Steven Smisek
Steven Smisek ARTIST
This month’s featured artist is Steven Smisek. Steven is the owner and operator of “Steven’s Off The Wall”, which is his featured collection of hand-crafted artwork, framing and other objects of arts & crafts. To see more of his work, visit his Facebook page or stop in The Daily Grind to see his featured pieces!
Dana Yost
This month’s Author is Dana Yost. Currently, we are featuring Dana’s book “A Higher Level” which is based upon the Southwest Minnesota State Women’s Tennis program from 1979-1992. The book includes local and sports history, that not only tells the story of a tennis team but uses their program to discuss issues facing rural America.

For more of Dana’s books, visit his website below.


Brienna Dehkes
Brienna DehkesSTUDENT
Brienna Dehkes is this months SMSU Student Of The Month. Briennais a Junior at SMSU. She is from Elk River, MN. Her favorite part of The Daily Grind is the workers and employees. Brienna loves reading and spending time doing homework at TDG.