2015 Debate & IE Event Selfies

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Here is a photo gallery from this weekends state debate event.

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2015 State Debate & IE Tournament

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The 2015 Debate and Individual Events Tournament took place in Harrisburg over the weekend. Aberdeen Central took home the class AA state title, their fourth in a row, while Lennox won the class A state championship. 

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The South Dakota High School Debate & IE Tournament Will Take Place in Harrisburg Over the Weekend

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South Dakota's top high school speech and debate competitors are busy preparing for the season concluding SDHSAA Annual State Debate & Individual Events Tournament.  The 2015 State Debate & Individual Events Tournament will be held at Harrisburg High School on Friday & Saturday March 6-7. 

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How America polled on civil rights 50 years ago today

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When civil rights activists led a bloody protest march in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965 that is credited with helping to assure passage of the Voting Rights Act that year, civil rights was a top issue for the American public, but opinions about it were very mixed.

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Exclusive First Read: Erik Larson's 'Dead Wake'

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Erik Larson presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle

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Soundstage: The 1974 Chicago Blues Summit

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A classic tribute concert for blues legend Muddy Waters featuring Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Pinetop Perkins and many more.

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Great Performances — Bryan Adams in Concert

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The Canadian born singer-songwriter performs his hits, in a concert from Toronto's Elgin Theater 

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Great Performances – Mark Morris Dance Group: L’allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato

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Hosted by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mark Morris’s premiere work as Director of Dance at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels airs March 27, at 9pm CT, 8 MT.

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Celtic Woman Fan Favorites

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The most memorable moments on the occasion of their tenth anniversary.

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Landmarks: Norway Township Hall

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The simple block-house Norway Township Hall was once a conduit to the Statehouse. 

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Nat Love aka Deadwood Dick: Cowboy, Nature Lover, Man of Letters

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Nat Love, alias Deadwood Dick, roped wild mustangs, dodged buffalo stampedes, wrote florid prose in his pursuit of the American dream.

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Costume Designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins on the Emerging Styles of Downton Abbey Season 5

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Costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins explores the signature styles of the characters in Downton Abbey Season 5

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Leonard "Bud" Williams, Mitchell Pioneer of the Possible

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Leonard "Bud" Williams defied expectations of what was possible for an African-American man born in Mitchell.

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Jazz Nightly Features Music of Audra McDonald Tonight

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SDPB Radio’s Jazz Nightly features the music of six-time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald tonight, ahead of her performance next week at SDSU.

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South Dakota State Historical Society Lists Seven Properties on National Register

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The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced the addition of seven properties to the National Register of Historic Places. 

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