Landscapes : Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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The Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge just northeast of Aberdeen is a birder's paradise.

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Landmarks : Crandall Pumps

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The Crandall Pumps in tiny Crandall, South Dakota, was the last Standard Oil station in the US to use manual gravity pumps. The Pumps no longer serve gas, only nostalgia. 

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Watertown Unveils a New Artwalk

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Watertown Artwalk installed ten sculptures today — nine in the heart of the Uptown district, and one outside the Redlin Art Center. 

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Landmarks : Nicollet Tower

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The Joseph N. Nicollet Tower in Sisseton climbs 75 feet above the Coteau des Prairies and offers expansive views of three states. 

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International Jazz Day on SDPB Radio's Jazz Nightly

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Today music lovers from Paris to New York to Sioux Falls celebrate International Jazz Day. Host Uncle Jimmo brings the celebration to the airwaves tonight on SDPB Radio's Jazz Nightly.

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Landscapes : Sica Hollow State Park

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The wildflowers are in bloom at Sica Hollow State Park, a nationally designated Natural Landmark on the Coteau des Prairies. 

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Today In History (April 27): Beethoven Composed Für Elise And Governor Rounds Announced State Quarter Design

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On April 27, 1810 Ludwig van Beethoven composed his famous piano piece, Für Elise. According to History Run Down, Für Elise is ranked 166 on the top-200 list for the best classical music pieces of all-time. Also on April 27, but in 2005, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds announced the "Mount Rushmore and Pheasant" to the Department of Treasury for the South Dakota state quarter design.

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Typewriter Art, The Gift Of Paul Smith

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There are many types of artists in the world. Some of those artists become well known and make millions of dollars, others don’t. And some view art as nothing more than a hobby.

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ON RECORD : Minnesota Singer-Songwriter Charlie Parr

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Minnesota singer-songwriter Charlie Parr releases his new album, "Stumpjumper," next week. He joins ON RECORD host Matt Weesner to perform songs and talk inspiration this Saturday, April 25 at 9pm CT, 8 MT on SDPB Radio. 

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The 2015 Sioux Falls JazzFest Lineup

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The lineup for the 2015 Sioux Falls JazzFest event has been announced with Grace Potter, Boz Scaggs, and Marcia Ball headlining the event.

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Landscapes : Grand River National Grassland

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The pristine prairie and river bluffs of the Grand River National Grassland can be all yours to explore. 

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Landmarks : The Pickler Mansion in Faulkton

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The Pickler Mansion aka the "Pink Castle" — historic home of Major John A. and Alice Pickler — has been a Faulk County landmark for well over 130 years.

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Landmarks : The Selby Opera House

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The Selby Opera house has been a fixture at the heart of Selby, and Walworth County, for over a century. 

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Last Days in Vietnam : Free Screening in Rapid City

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SDPB invites you to a free screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, premiering April 28 on SDPB TV. 

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Tavis Smiley Interviews Actor Isaiah Washington

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The NAACP Image and SAG Award winning actor, producer, activist and author talks about his role in the new film "Blackbird."

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