7th Annual Sioux Falls Pride Festival

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The 7th annual pride festival took place in Sioux Falls on Saturday, courtesy of the Center for Equality. According to the Center for Equality website, this festival is about “promoting a vibrant positive interaction within the community through advocacy, education, visibility and participation of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender) and Allied members.”

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Czech Days Are Here Again in Tabor

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The annual festival of polka, kolaches and Beseda returns to Bon Homme County. 

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The University of South Dakota Hosts the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute

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Over the past couple of weeks, 20 high school students’ from around the state and region have been taking an a summer art camp known as the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute. This event took place at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the campus of the University of South Dakota.

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Moccasin: A Traditional Native American Game, Evolving Over Time

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Moccasin, also known as Haŋpa Apena, is one of the traditional Dakota games played at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi.

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Teaching Dakota Language Through Traditional Song, and Football

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SDPB heard from Mikey Peters, Director of Dakota Studies at Tiospa Zina Tribal School on the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Reservation about the importance of Dakota language for youth, honor songs, different methods of teaching and inspirations.

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Landmarks: Zoar Norwegian Lutheran Church in Day County

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On a hill overlooking the deep, cool water of Pickerel Lake, nestled among the verdant hills of Day County, sits Zoar Norwegian Lutheran Church.

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Between Land & Sky: Farming in Dakota to Open at the Granary Rural Cultural Center

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A new exhibit tells the story of the origins of agriculture in Brown County through historic images and the voices of the homesteaders themselves.

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History Comes Alive at Fort Sisseton State Park

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History enthusiasts from across the Midwest converged on Fort Sisseton last weekend for an annual celebration of frontier life.

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Spruce Tip Jelly Recipe

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If you’ve ever been curious to know what a forest tastes like, then this recipe is for you.

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This Summer at the Journey Museum, Oscar Howe: A Centennial Celebration

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This weekend, the Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City opens a summer exhibit recognizing 100 years of Oscar Howe’s barrier-breaking impact on art.

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Waiting in the Tall Grass for a Fox

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Conservation photographer Michael Forsberg spent many nights in wait, on the trail of one of Western South Dakota’s most elusive animals, the swift fox.

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The Collection Of Jon Hart, A South Dakota Poet

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Sometimes we get interesting requests from fans of South Dakota Public Broadcasting. We were asked to fulfill a dying wish…to record poetry. Jon Hart has battled cancer for nine and a half years. It’s his dying wish to record himself reading. SDPB spent several hours with Jon the day before he entered hospice care.

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B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

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It seemed as if he'd go on forever — and B.B. King was working right up until the end. It's what he loved to do: playing music, and fishing. Even late in life, living with diabetes, he spent about half the year on the road. King died Thursday night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.

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South Dakota Is More Religious Than The National Average

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Almost 59 percent of South Dakota citizens are religious, with a majority affiliating themselves with a Christian denomination. Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism are all represented in South Dakota as well, just not to the scale that Christianity is.

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Art Auction At Christie's Sets Record

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This week, the art world saw two record breaking sales in the same auction. At Christie’s sale entitled “Looking Forward to the Past," Pablo Picasso's “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)” sold for $179.4 million (with fees), shattering the previous record of $142.4 million for most expensive painting sold at auction. 

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