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Living

The Black War Bonnet - Artist Herman Red Elk

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

A 20th-century artwork exemplifies traditional Lakota symbols and their meaning.

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"Ka-Chunk" Dispenses Encapsulated Whimsy from Vending Machines

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Ipso Gallery presents an interactive art vending experience.

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2017 State Cheer and Dance Championship Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota state cheer and dance competition took place at Rapid City Stevens on October 20-21. Here are the full results from the event.

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Children & Education

The Black War Bonnet - Artist Herman Red Elk

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

A 20th-century artwork exemplifies traditional Lakota symbols and their meaning.

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United Nations in the Black Hills

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

In 1945, U.S. Rep. Francis Case asked President Roosevelt to consider locating the UN headquarters in the Black HIlls.

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DIY Car Tracks Wrapping Paper

Last Updated by Krystal Schoenbauer on

If your holiday shopping is done, then it's time to move onto the fun task of wrapping presents. This year, involve your child by having them make their own wrapping paper!

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The Glendoris (Latchstring) Inn

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The story of a landmark resort in the Black Hills - still in business after more than a century.

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Savor Dakota

Herb Butters

Last Updated by Chef MJ Adams on

Herb butters are a great way to preserve the flavors of summer in your fall and winter cooking, along with adding a special touch to your meals.

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Kitchens of the the Great Midwest

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

SDPB, with Savor Dakota Host MJ Adams, visited with J. Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. Adams also visited with Lindy and Matt Geraets of B & G Produce about the book and their experience as food producers.

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Season of Beauty

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Flax blooms are fleeting and are a spectacle to behold. The plants typically blooms around the end of June and the beginning of July. Waves of small blue blossoms stand out amid fields of beans, corn and grass.

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Science & Technology

vMVPDS are finally catching on

Posted by Kent Osborne on

YouTube TV had great ad placement in the Baseball World Series

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Here Comes the Sun

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Watching the solar eclipse in South Dakota with amateur astronomer Frank Belinskey.

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Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 Preview

Posted by Mark Diischer on

Within a few days, the Electronic Entertainment Expo will kick off in Los Angeles, California, and all of the tech world will be shifting their gaze to the L.A. Convention Center for the largest trade show in the industry. The 2017 “E3” Conference is shaping up to be one of the most influential and ground-breaking conferences in it’s brief history.

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Sports & Recreation

2018 South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame has announced the ten inductees, and six legend inductees, who will be honored in the spring of 2018. Throughout the next few months, SDPB plans to give an inside look at each of these individuals.

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South Dakota Native Josh Heupel Gets Head Coaching Job for UCF Knights

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Aberdeen, South Dakota native Josh Heupel has been named the new head football coach for the University of Central Florida. UCF announced the decision to hire Heupel on Tuesday. The head coaching job position opened last week when Scott Frost signed on to be the new head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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South Dakota High School Girls Basketball Media Preps Preseason Poll

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The preseason South Dakota Prep Media girls basketball poll is listed below, with the top five teams in each class ranked by points received, along with the teams receiving votes. First-place votes are indicated in parentheses.

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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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