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Arts & Culture

What I learned from McDonald's "Pollock to Pollock" ads.

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Reflections on a Lenten Filet-O-Fish ad partially shot in Pollock, South Dakota.

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The Hosmer Phone Booth

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A local telephone man preserved a piece of communications history for Hosmer.

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Can South Dakota Crowd-Solve an Art Mystery?

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A pitch for audience participation in answering the question: Who is Fred Hill?

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Children & Education

The Cane of John Blair Smith Todd

Posted by Brian Gevik, Photos Courtesy Dakota Territorial Museum unless otherwise noted., Text provided by Dakota Territorial Museum - Yankton on

This cane was owned by one of the most influential men in early Dakota Territory and witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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April Activities from the SD Game Fish and Parks

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

SD Game Fish and Parks

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Make a Difference on Earth Day April 22, 2017!

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Help your students discover ways they can use science and engineering to protect our planet.

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Mini Easter Baskets

Posted by Nate Wek on

An adorable Easter craft the kids can make as favors for friends, or for their dolls. Have fun!!

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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

Student Growth in Wagner

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Students in Wagner have unique access to aquaponic tables and a geodome greenhouse, both of which allow the cultivation of produce all year.

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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

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

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Science & Technology

The DSU Pumpkin Project - Part One

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

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

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

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

Posted by SDPB on

PBS NewsHour Presents: The Zombie Autopsies

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Sports & Recreation

Sioux Falls To Host Three Future NCAA Post-Season Events

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The city of Sioux Falls has been awarded three bids for future championship/regional National Collegiate Athletic Association events.

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Sweet-16 Playoff Format In South Dakota High School Basketball/Volleyball Takes Big Step

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Sweet-16 format is one step closer to becoming ‘the law of the land’ for all classes of high school basketball in South Dakota.

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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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