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Lee Ann Roripaugh Reads Her Poem "Badlands"

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

South Dakota Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh read her poem "Badlands" for us as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Park Service.

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World Champion Hoop Dancer Jasmine Pickner-Bell on Breaking Barriers

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Pickner-Bell talked to SDPB about integrating a formerly all-male art form & an upcoming movie about her life.

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See Bryan Akipa's Performance at the Lighting Ceremony for "Dignity of Earth and Sky"

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The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate-raised artist provided the perfect soundtrack for the lighting of the monument.

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Children & Education

The Buzz About Bees

Posted by Heather Benson on

During our summer events, SDPB will be buzzing about bees and other pollinators with our new, interactive booth. Learn more about the how pollination occurs and how you can help pollinators in your backyard!

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South Dakota's "Superwolves"

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

Some of the last wolves to roam freely in South Dakota were notorious for their aggressiveness and cunning.

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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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Presidential Visits to South Dakota - Calvin Coolidge

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

President Coolidge and his wife Grace spent most of the summer of 1927 in the Black Hills.

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Savor Dakota

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta is the first featured recipe as highlighted in Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring. Chef MJ Adams contributes the recipe for our archive.

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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

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

Lucky Sevens at the State Basketball Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Something happened on Thursday that was a bit out of the ordinary. Upsets happen at tournament events all the time, but it’s the sort of upsets that happened, which made Thursday’s first round games stand out.

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2017 Boys State Basketball (and Girls Class AA) Tournament Brackets

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The boys state basketball tournaments begin Thursday March 16 in South Dakota. Class AA is in Rapid City, Class A in Sioux Falls, and Class B sticks with tradition in Aberdeen. Much like last year, the Class AA girls tournament will also be this week. That tournament too is in Rapid City.

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2017 Girls State Basketball (Class A and Class B) Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

St. Thomas More and Sully Buttes have won girls state basketball championships for 2017. Here are all of the result pictures from the event.

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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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