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Living

A Lost Monument and the Pierre Origins of the Geographical Center Saga

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Is the geographical center of North America at Rugby, Robinson, or Center, North Dakota? Or across the state line in Pierre?

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Throwing Pots at a Home for Cracked Crocks: Dakota Stoneware's Dave Huebner

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The Bushnell ceramic artist's work is inspired by historic American pottery traditions.

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In Aberdeen: The Rustic Art of Log Furniture Making

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Keith A. Miller of K&A Log Furniture channels wood's inner beauty.

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Children & Education

PHOTOS: Students Make Their Stand At D.C.'s 'March For Our Lives'

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For many students, Saturday was their first demonstration for a cause. They bundled in the U.S. capital, delivering a defiant message: stricter gun regulation. NPR photographers captured the scene.

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Holy White Man

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

Frontier doctor Valentine McGillycuddy had a positive relationship with the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

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PBS Presents Earth Day Themed Programming This April

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In conjunction with Earth Day on April 22, PBS stations will offer a selection of themed programming with topics ranging from agriculture to meteorology to climate change.

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Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

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Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in this country. But it is widely misunderstood, and schools often do a poor job of helping students learn to read.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Stuffin Muffin

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Sabrina Swee is a student at Beresford High School and accomplished in the kitchen. Sabrina shares a new take on stuffing and mashed potatoes.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Sweet Potato Pie

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Sam Heikes of Heikes Family Farm uses the winter months to take a breath after the prior growing season. Its a time to be with family and cook!! The Heikes crew enjoys creating items with the produce that they grow and exchanging ideas with their customers. Sam kindly shared a favorite recipe for sweet potato pie, a holiday favorite.

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Savor Dakota Extra: Farm to Table Field Corn

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Field corn is found in abundance in South Dakota but it isn't something that typically shows up on a "farm to table" menu. That didn't stop SDPB's Heather Benson from giving it a try.

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Science & Technology

Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

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These days, there seems to be an app for everything. Voice-enabled pizza ordering? Check. An app that says “Yo?” Check. As of today, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are home to over 1.4 million apps, each!

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Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

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For many years, people have discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the universe. Scientists such as Stephen Hawking have stated the probability of life existing on another planet, other than earth, is favorable... especially when considering the size of the universe.

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How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

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Michael McDonnell has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He has a physics degree. He’s worked in hazardous environments. He hopes these qualifications will convince a selection committee that he’s the perfect candidate for the first human voyage to Mars.

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Sports & Recreation

2018 Winter SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Awards

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

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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South Dakota State's Mike Daum Declares for 2018 NBA Draft

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Mike Daum, junior basketball star from South Dakota State University, has filed paperwork declaring for the 2018 National Basketball Association draft. On Friday, Daum announced his intentions.

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Six-Man Football In South Dakota Could Soon Be A Reality

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South Dakota’s smallest high schools are close to another option for fielding football teams. The South Dakota High School Activities Association’s Board of Directors has given initial approval to offer a six-man football class.

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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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