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Living

New Faulkton Mural Brings History to Life

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Jonathan Imafidor and Dotun Popoola's recently completed Faulkton mural tells the story of the last wild buffalo hunt in the area.

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First Peoples Fund Gathering

Last Updated by Fritz Miller on

Discussion and Live Webcast at SDPB Black Hills Studio August 1, 8:00 a.m.

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Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

A Dakota father and daughter present a moving new documentary about their relative, Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa).

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Children & Education

Make Sidewalk Chalk

Last Updated by Samantha Dlugosh on

Making chalk is a fantastic way to create your own art supplies. The best part? Once you finish the craft, you can begin a new art project by using the chalk to make a sidewalk masterpiece!

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Daniel Tiger Back to School Checklist

Last Updated by Samantha Dlugosh on

Need help getting back into the routine for school? Get ready with Daniel Tiger and his back-to-school checklist!

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PBS KIDS Goes Back to School with Free Resources for Parents and Teachers and First-Ever DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD Movie

Posted by Laura Dimock on

As summer winds down, PBS KIDS will offer a variety of resources to help kids kick off the new school year. This September, PBS KIDS will premiere the first-ever movie from the beloved series from Fred Rogers Productions, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, which will explore social/emotional-based school-readiness themes.

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PBS Wants YOU to Join THE GREAT AMERICAN READ

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

The First-of-Its-Kind National Celebration of Books Combines Original Digital Content, Multi-Platform Resources, National Partnerships and Local Activities Taking Place in Communities Around The Country.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota: Aebleskiver

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Viborg, South Dakota was established primarily by Danes... and a few Norwegians. Heritage is celebrated each year during Danish Days. Prior to the event scores of light fluffy orbs are made to serve for breakfast. Aebleskiver, or Danish pancakes, are a treat.

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Wild About Rhubarb

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion hosts an annual Rhubarb Day festival on the first Sunday in June. A historical museum is a fitting place to celebrate a plant with deep midwestern roots.

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Asparagus Season

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Spring brings a greener landscape and an opportunity to add fresh greens to your dinner. Asparagus hunting is a popular pastime among South Dakotans.

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Science & Technology

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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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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Sports & Recreation

2018 South Dakota Media Preps High School Football Preseason Poll

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

​The South Dakota high school football season begins this week for four of the seven classes in the state (11B and all nine-man classes). Here is the preseason media preps high school football poll for the upcoming season.

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Gregory Staying Humble, Despite Back-To-Back State Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

For the last two-seasons, the Gregory Gorillas football program has ended their season hoisting the state championship trophy. After losing twelve seniors, Coach Brian Allmendinger is reminding his players to work hard and remain humble.

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Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Coming To South Dakota

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Next month, the Minnehaha County Country Club in Sioux Falls will host the first ever PGA Tour Champions event in state history with the Sanford Invitational. Along with the PGA event, there will also be a Legends exhibition round of golf that will include two-time US Open Champion Andy North and World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus.

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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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