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Quillwork - A Uniquely Native American Art

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

Contemporary artists continue an ancient Native American tradition but also bring innovation and new designs.

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Writers of the Iron Road

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Two South Dakota perspectives on freight train graffiti.

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Bullhead Remembers the Doughboy

Posted by Michael Zimny on

"The Spirit of the American Doughboy" was the most widely proliferated of the post-WWI "Doughboy" monuments. Bullhead still honors theirs a century after Armistice.

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Children & Education

South Dakota: A River Runs Through It

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

A brief history of the Missouri River and it's importance to South Dakota's identity.

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Affies4Kids® Preschool Series

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

The Affies4Kids® Preschool Series introduces parents and children to modern-day fables, told through charming 5-minute videos. The friendly characters teach positive affirmations crafted specifically for kids.

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"It's Great to Be Kind" Song

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

Daniel is wondering what it's like to be King. King Friday tells him he can be King for the day and shows him the royal list of tasks. But what's most important is for a king to be kind. They sing a song about some of the many ways we can choose to be kind to one another - sharing toys, helping when someone's not feeling well, giving hugs, and helping clean up.

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Why Millions Of Kids Can't Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The instruction many students get is not based on the overwhelming scientific evidence about how kids turn spoken sounds into letters and words on a page.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota: Mulberry Recipe

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Amber Lounsbery shares her mulberry jelly recipe.

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Use Mr. Rogers Own Recipes for Your Watch Party

Posted by Heather Benson on

Hosting a watch party for the "Won't You Be My Neighbor" documentary debut on PBS? Try out some of these recipes from Fred Rogers himself!

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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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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

Do The Joint State Basketball Tournaments Have An Expiration Date?

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota High School Basketball Advisory committee voted in favor of discontinuing the combined Class AA and Class A high school basketball tournaments on Friday with a unanimous 7-0 vote.

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Roncalli and Groton Area Together Honor Ava

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Rivalries make high school sports great, and almost every community in South Dakota has its rival opponent. However, it’s rare when two rivals part ways with each other to join together in support of a much bigger cause. On Sunday morning, Ava Tunheim, a seventh grader from Groton, lost her life to leukemia. She battled the disease for more than a year.

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USD Women Move Up Into AP Top-25

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Associated Press released their most recent college basketball rankings on Monday morning. On the women’s side of the spectrum, the University of South Dakota has moved into the No. 25 spot, making it the first time in division one school history that the Coyotes have made it onto the AP’s Top-25 list.

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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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