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Arts & Culture

A Lost Monument and the Pierre Origins of the Geographical Center Saga

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Is the geographical center of North America at Rugby, Robinson, or Center, North Dakota? Or across the state line in Pierre?

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Throwing Pots at a Home for Cracked Crocks: Dakota Stoneware's Dave Huebner

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The Bushnell ceramic artist's work is inspired by historic American pottery traditions.

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In Aberdeen: The Rustic Art of Log Furniture Making

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Keith A. Miller of K&A Log Furniture channels wood's inner beauty.

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Children & Education

Interactive: You've Got Braille

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Translate your own messages to braille, in this activity from Arthur. This feature introduces children to a form of communication used by some people who are blind or visually impaired. Encourage children to keep an eye out for Braille in the real world.

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Working Class Students Answer: Is College Worth It?

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NPR's Michel Martin visits Madison, Wis. for "Who Needs College?" the latest live event in the "Going There" series. UW-Madison student Sam Park discusses the value of a college education.

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Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger On Proposed Cuts to Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting

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Proposed budget cuts on Public Broadcasting

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Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

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National K-12 and higher ed news came fast and furious this week. Here are our highlights to help you keep on top.

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Midday Margins

Midday Margins Blog: The Reading Life of SD Chief Justice David Gilbertson

The first time I interviewed South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson, we were in Pierre, and I was still getting...

Midday Margins Blog: On Oil Leaks, Authenticity, And Occasionally Asking the Wrong Questions

Three words are posted above my desk at South Dakota Public Broadcasting. These are the core principals the Dakota...

Midday Margins Blog: The Reading Life Of Senator Tom Daschle

The way people read fascinates me. Most people don't think about it much, but there are as many different reading...

Savor Dakota

Helping Neighbors in Need: Beneficial Bales

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

South Dakota farmers rally to help cattle producers in need, sending hay to help supply the feed lost in the recent wild fires across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.

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At Dakota Brick House, Chef Jim Waters and Team Aren't Holding Anything Back

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The Café Brulé team are reinvigorating Vermillion's Main Street with a new gastropub in historic digs.

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Four Super Bowl Party Snacks You HAVE To Try

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With the "big game" on Sunday, it's time to plan out what to serve at the party. Here are four fun recipes to try during the Super Bowl.

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Science & Technology

The DSU Pumpkin Project - Part One

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The contents of an old jar might lead to a cure for cancer and better understanding of humanity's impact on climate change. Or not.

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Medicine Women

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A new documentary interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor.

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The Neuroanatomy of a Zombie

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PBS NewsHour Presents: The Zombie Autopsies

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Sports & Recreation

Bridgewater-Emery Seeks Perfect End To A Perfect Season

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Bridgewater-Emery is the only team capable of a completing a perfect season in boys high school basketball this spring. The Huskies are 23-0 and will play an opponent they haven’t seen yet this year in the championship game, Wolsey-Wessington.

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Lucky Sevens at the State Basketball Championships

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Something happened on Thursday that was a bit out of the ordinary. Upsets happen at tournament events all the time, but it’s the sort of upsets that happened, which made Thursday’s first round games stand out.

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2017 Boys State Basketball (and Girls Class AA) Tournament Brackets

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The boys state basketball tournaments begin Thursday March 16 in South Dakota. Class AA is in Rapid City, Class A in Sioux Falls, and Class B sticks with tradition in Aberdeen. Much like last year, the Class AA girls tournament will also be this week. That tournament too is in Rapid City.

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