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2017-18 SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The following individuals are the 2017-18 SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award recipients...

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Dakota Drag

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Go behind the scenes with drag performers at Club David in Sioux Falls.

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Lemmon Shows it has the Stones

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

At the First Annual Lemmon Ranch Rodeo, Testicle Festival and Dance

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Children & Education

10 PBS KIDS Apps to Download in 2019

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Check out these 10 apps the PBS KIDS team recommends to download for all your kids’ interests.

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In 'Never Too Late,' Finally, A Guide For Adults Going To College

Posted by Laura Dimock on

There are hundreds of books about picking the best college. But let's face it: Most of them are written for high schoolers. A new book offers a roadmap for older students.

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The Most Viral Teaching Moments Of 2018

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

Teachers used social media this year to let the world into their classrooms. What did we see? A lot of crying, hugging and learning.

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Magic Love! How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years

Posted by Laura Dimock on

In the 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released in the U.S., educators of all levels have used J.K. Rowling's series to bring magic to their own classrooms.

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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

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

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

Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

Posted by Nate Wek, NPR on

Verizon has said it plans to launch a video service focused on mobile devices this summer. The company has offered few details, but last month Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said the service will offer a mix of paid, free and ad-supported content and won't try to replicate traditional TV.

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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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Sports & Recreation

South Dakota Media Preps High School Basketball Poll (January 21-26)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota media preps high school basketball poll for the week of January 21-26, 2019. Teams are listed by overall record, total votes, and previous ranking. First place votes are shown in parenthesis.

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Board Agrees, No Six Man Football Right Now

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Board of Directors of the South Dakota High School Activities Association approved a recommendation on Wednesday from its executive staff, who last week released a statement urging the postponement of a six-man high school football class in the Mt. Rushmore state until the year 2021.

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A Century of South Dakota State Parks

Posted by Brian Gevik on

This 30-minute documentary looks at the founding of South Dakota's State Park system and outlines some of the major milestones in the past 100 years.

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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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