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Brandon Valley To Host 2018 State Cheer and Dance Competition

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Brandon Valley High School is the site for the twelfth annual state competition for cheer and dance. Competition for Class A will be held on Friday, October 19th, with opening ceremonies beginning at 5:00 pm CT. Action will resume on Saturday with Class AA at 11:00 am CT.

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Landmarks: A Fish Story That Almost Got Away from Spearfish

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A unique sculpture from the New Deal era.

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SDPB at the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books

Last Updated by Fritz Miller on

Celebrate reading and writing with SDPB and the South Dakota Humanities Council.

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Children & Education

Tablecloth Mission - Your Kids will LOVE IT!

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Try this awesome activity at home!

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Nerd Night with Science Steve

Posted by Katy Beem on

Science Steve went primetime with an appearance at "Nerd Night" in downtown Vermillion.

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To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Research suggests kids who have more freedom and independence grow up to be less anxious and depressed. But in the age of helicopter parenting, giving kids freedom to roam can be difficult.

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Let's Have Fun with Fire Safety!

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

Teach your children about fire safety with Marty and Jett's downloadable activity book!

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Savor Dakota

Wild and Accessible on Pine Ridge

Posted by Heather Benson on

A unique program on the Pine Ridge Reservation has created an edible landscape of wild plants that is accessible for the entire community.

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Savor Dakota: Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Keya Cafe serves chocolate zucchini cake to their patrons and kindly share their recipe.

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Savor Dakota: Aebleskiver

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Viborg, South Dakota was established primarily by Danes... and a few Norwegians. Heritage is celebrated each year during Danish Days. Prior to the event scores of light fluffy orbs are made to serve for breakfast. Aebleskiver, or Danish pancakes, are a treat.

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Science & Technology

Cloud Storage and IT Security

Posted by Kent Osborne on

Cloud Storage and IT Security is the focus of the September Making a Living

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Making a Living: Ag and Tariffs Discussion at Sioux Falls Studio

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

SDPB's Sioux Falls Studio to host a live discussion about the Federal tariffs and their affect on agriculture in South Dakota. Guests include United States Senator Rounds, SDSU Economics Professor Evert Van Der Sluis and others.

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Decoding South Dakota's Weather Machine

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

State Climatologist Laura Edwards discusses climate change in SD.

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Sports & Recreation

State High School Football Players To Wear Special Decal On Helmets

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Football teams who make it to the Dakota Dome in November for the state football championships will each wear a special decal on the backs of their helmets.

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2018 High School Football Playoff Brackets (Class 11B, 9AA, 9A, and 9B)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Thursday, the high school football playoffs begin in Class 11B and all three 9-man classes. After the first round of the post-season teams will be re-seeded before quarterfinal action.

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2018 State Soccer Championships, Final Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Sioux Park in Rapid City, SD played host to the 2018 State Soccer Championships on Saturday October 13th. Wind, snow, and cold weather made it memorable, but the action on the field is what players will remember for years to come.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

Last Updated by Lori Walsh on

It's time to pack your beach bag with books and get ready for a holiday weekend. As the summer reading season heats up, we catch up with Peggy Stout. She's the owner of Prairie Pages Bookseller in Pierre.

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