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Living

The Atmospheric Art of Cristen J. Roghair

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

Posted by Michael Zimny on

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

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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Thanksgiving Crafts

Last Updated by Samantha Dlugosh on

Here’s a list of crafts from around the web that we’re oh, so thankful for!

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PBS KIDS Announces “Early Learning Champions” Program, Recognizing Passionate Educators of Young Children

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The PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions cohort is made up of various early learning caregivers – including certified Pre-K, Head Start and early elementary teachers, childcare providers as well as family, friends and neighbors in early learning settings – representing, celebrating, and supporting the diverse teaching community impacting young learners.

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Savor Dakota

Four Super Bowl Party Snacks You HAVE To Try

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

With the "big game" on Sunday, it's time to plan out what to serve at the party. Here are four fun recipes to try during the Super Bowl.

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Savor Dakota in Pierre: Senate Bill 7, Taxes on Land Used for Agriculture

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Senate Bill 7 reworks the definition of agricultural land for taxation purposes. The idea is to allow small acreages to make use of the code. Presented by Senator Cammack, members of the Senate heard the measure on Tuesday, January 24.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Potato Sausage

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Potato Sausage is a time honored recipe that generations have made in the Kennedy family of Beresford. Katie Kennedy Westra shares a tradition that she enjoys, passed down from her grandmother.

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Science & Technology

Building your next computer

Posted by Kent Osborne on

Some tips if you've considered building your own pc for fun or to save money.

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How Arson Investigation Has Changed

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Little Hope Was Arson premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 6, 2015.

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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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Sports & Recreation

Colome Edges Past Sully Buttes In Overtime Thriller

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Colome defeated Sully Buttes 48-42 in an overtime thriller on Friday to win the Class 9B state football championship.

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Tea Area Dominates Dell Rapids, Wins First State Title

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The Tea Area Titans won their first ever state football championship on Thursday night with a 39-7 victory over Dell Rapids.

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Bon Homme Erases Slow Start To Beat Kimball/White Lake

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Bon Homme defeated Kimball/White Lake 35-20 on Thursday afternoon in Vermillion to win the Class 9AA state football championship. This is the first state title for the Cavaliers football program since 1995.

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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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