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Living

Aloha from Sioux Falls: Luthier Josh Rieck on the Art of Hand-Made Ukuleles and Other Stringed Things

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

SDPB catches up with Sioux Falls luthier Josh Rieck as he prepares for a ukulele expo in the Aloha State.

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An Eery Silence Comes to Brookings with "Night Hunter"

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Artist Stacey Speers lets silent star Lillian Gish get lost in a creatural otherworld with Night Hunter, the film and complete project at the South Dakota Art Museum.

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State Cheer and Dance Video Recap

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

The 2016 South Dakota State Cheer and Dance championships were held October 20-23. SDPB brings a video recap of the top teams.

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Children & Education

Duct Tape Alphabet Magnets

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Take learning to the fridge! Create you own alphabet magnets with some duct tape and cardboard.

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Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval.

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Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

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Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.

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Kids Learn What It Takes To Be An Astronaut

Posted by Laura Dimock on

As summer winds to a close, we've been highlighting interesting camps for kids. For decades, a favorite has been Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

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Savor Dakota

SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Visit SDPB's booth at the South Dakota Peach Festival June 25 & 26

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Science & Technology

Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

2017 State Soccer Championship Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The State Soccer Championships invaded Swisher Field in Aberdeen, SD on Saturday October 7, 2017. Sioux Falls Lincoln, Pierre, Tea Area, and West Central all took home state titles.

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How to Hike the Badlands South Unit Corner-to-Corner

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

What "the other Badlands" lacks in trails and signs it makes up for in beauty, solitude.

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Thunder Valley Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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Thunder Valley dragway near Parker celebrated its 50th year of racing this year. We caught up with the man who created this little track on the prairie, Glen Rapp.

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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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