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Living

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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SDHSAA Will Allow Boys To Participate In High School Competitive Dance

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Tuesday, the South Dakota High School Activities Association voted unanimously to allow boys to participate with girls on competitive cheer and dance teams in the state.

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2018 Winter SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Awards

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All varsity fine arts groups and athletic teams that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive the SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Award. For the 2017-18 winter season of athletics and fine arts, 658 teams were given awards.

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Children & Education

Pay Attention!

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

In one of NPR's upcoming How to Raise a Human reports Michaleen Doucleff travels to rural Mexico to discover a group of Mayan children with extraordinary abilities to pay attention. SDPB is bringing How to Raise a Human home to South Dakota. Shane Hamilton, an Integrated Health Therapist with Sanford Health, expands on the subject.

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South Dakota in World War One - An Airman's Story

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

After the war, bomber pilot Fred Christopherson worked for 33 years as the managing editor of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

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The 1972 Rapid City Flood

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The second most deadly flood in U.S. history killed 238, injured thousands, and changed the landscape in the heart of Rapid City.

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America’s 100 Favorite Novels

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Summer Reading on Your Mind? Check out this list!

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Savor Dakota

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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Keeping Bees

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There are many reasons to keep bees... to help maintain and support the species and perhaps use some of their honey. Marla Bull Bear discusses both.

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Science & Technology

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

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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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Sports & Recreation

Chamberlain's Hutmacher Is Receiving College Offers For Football

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Some big time colleges are already recruiting Chamberlain heavyweight wrestling stand out Nash Hutmacher. However, right now, they want him to play football. Along with being a top high school wrestler in South Dakota, Hutmacher is also an elite high school offensive lineman for the Cubs football team.

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Former USD Coyote Chris Streveler Has Solid Showing In CFL Debut

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Former University of South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler made his Canadian Football League debut on Thursday night with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Edmonton Eskimos snuck out a 33-30 win over Winnipeg, but Streveler put up solid numbers in his first regular season game with the team.

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Sioux Falls To Host Nebraska vs Oklahoma State in Men's Hoops This December

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The Sanford Pentagon will host Nebraska and Oklahoma State in a regular-season men’s college basketball game Dec. 16. A start time for the game is TBD.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

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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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