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Arts & Culture

The Atmospheric Art of Cristen J. Roghair

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The Jones County photographer/rancher discusses the prairie-as-muse and capturing the elements for posterity.

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Jack Parks Forges a Bridge Between Blacksmithing's Future and Past

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A visit to Fire Steel Forge in Piedmont.

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2017 Winter Academic Achievement Team Awards

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

All varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive an SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Award. Please see below for this year's award recipients.

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Children & Education

Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives: Lessons for Memorial Day

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Celebrate this special holiday with activities, music and Web-based ideas.

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PBS KIDS Announces PBS KIDS PLUG & PLAY™

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The First Kids’ Television and Playtime Streaming Stick

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Neighborhood Geoboard

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What is a geoboard, you might be asking! It’s a simple math tool (piece of wood with pegs in it) on which to explore geometric shapes, scaling, perimeters, polygons, etc.

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It’s a Wonderful Month in the Neighborhood!

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Twitch Announces Marathon of PBS KIDS’ Iconic Series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Augustana University Grad CJ Ham Gets New Role With Minnesota Vikings

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Augustana University grad CJ Ham is getting a position change with the Minnesota Vikings for the 2017 season. The team (and Ham) announced earlier this week that Ham is officially making the move from running back to fullback.

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2017 Winter Academic Achievement Team Awards

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

All varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive an SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Award. Please see below for this year's award recipients.

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South Dakota Native and Sioux Falls Washington Grad Nate Gerry Gets Drafted By Philadelphia

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The Philadelphia Eagles drafted South Dakota native Nate Gerry on Saturday in the fifth round of the 2017 National Football League draft.

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