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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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Brandon Valley To Host 2018 State Cheer and Dance Competition

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Brandon Valley High School is the site for the twelfth annual state competition for cheer and dance. Competition for Class A will be held on Friday, October 19th, with opening ceremonies beginning at 5:00 pm CT. Action will resume on Saturday with Class AA at 11:00 am CT.

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Landmarks: A Fish Story That Almost Got Away from Spearfish

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A unique sculpture from the New Deal era.

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Children & Education

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

Display what you're thankful for with this Thanksgiving turkey craft!

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James Bridle: What Do Kids' Videos on YouTube Reveal About the Internet's Dark Side?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Children's YouTube is full of addicting content for kids, which can lead users to disturbing and inappropriate videos. James Bridle explains how the Internet's profit structure drives this phenomenon.

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NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Home

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

We're inviting students around the country to create a podcast, then — with the help of a teacher — compete for a chance to have you work appear on NPR.

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Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators

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Guidance on planning classroom instruction.

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Savor Dakota

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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Savor Dakota: Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Keya Cafe serves chocolate zucchini cake to their patrons and kindly share their recipe.

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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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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

Brandon Valley Tops Washington, Wins First Title Since 1998

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Brandon Valley defeated Sioux Falls Washington 28-22 on Saturday night to win the Class 11AAA state football championship.

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2018 South Dakota Football Championships, Friday Results

Posted by Nate Wek on

Day two of the state football championships consisted of three more games. Colome in Class 9B, Sioux Falls Christian in Class 11B, and Pierre in Class 11AA all won state titles. Here are recaps of all three of the games...

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Pierre Claims Second Straight Title, Defeats Huron

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Pierre defeated Huron 38-20 on Friday to win the Class 11AA state football championship. This is the second straight title for the Governors football program and the third overall.

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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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