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Arts & Culture

Inspired by an Ancestor's Vision, Anthony Horse Road Is Resurrecting a Lakota Tradition

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The artist spoke to SDPB about reading porcupine quill work, discovering artistic methods through ceremony, and saving lives through art.

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The Art of Christmas: Wakonda

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The stained glass Nativity scene at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

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Finding the Silent Guide on Stoneman Hill

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A buoy beckons in Haakon County's sea of grass.

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Children & Education

Hartford Student Researches Gene Expression & Substance Addiction

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Emperor Science Award winner encourages South Dakota students to pursue real-world science research opportunity.

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New Survey, New Elevation for SD's Highest Mountain

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A 2016 survey revealed that the long-accepted elevation of Black Elk Peak was not accurate.

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PBS KIDS Premieres SPLASH AND BUBBLES “One Big Ocean” Movie, January 16

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PBS KIDS’ newest series invites children to “Dive in!” to the fascinating world of ocean science while building important social-emotional skills

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The South Dakota Stock Market Game Program spring trading session begins February 13

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Teachers may now register for the Spring session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game Program (SDSMG) operated by the Black Hills State University Center for Economic Education.

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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

Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Potato Sausage

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Potato Sausage is a time honored recipe that generations have made in the Kennedy family of Beresford. Katie Kennedy Westra shares a tradition that she enjoys, passed down from her grandmother.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Savory Tartlets

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Chef MJ Adams offers an alternative to sweet treats on your appetizer table with a savory tartlet.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Stuffin Muffin

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Sabrina Swee is a student at Beresford High School and accomplished in the kitchen. Sabrina shares a new take on stuffing and mashed potatoes.

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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

Sioux Falls O'Gorman Coach Ryan Beier is a National High School Soccer Coach of the Year Finalist

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Sioux Falls O’Gorman Girls Soccer Coach Ryan Beier is a finalist for national high school soccer coach of the year. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced Wednesday that Coach Beier is one of eight finalists for the award.

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Familiar Faces Hope To Lead USA World Junior Team To Gold Medal Win Over Canada

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The United States of America and Canada will face off Thursday night for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. Two members of this years USA Junior team are former members of the Sioux Falls Stampede. One is Head Coach Bob Motzko and the other is forward Kieffer Bellows.

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Zenner Scores Twice Against The Cowboys

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Eagen, Minnesota native and South Dakota State University alum Zach Zenner had his best game as a professional football player on Monday Night Football when the Detroit Lions faced the Dallas Cowboys.

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