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Living

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

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

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Animal Mementos of a Missouri River Atlantis

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In downtown Chamberlain, six animal sculptures created by WPA artists are reminders of a submerged island Shangri-la.

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Children & Education

What 'A Nation At Risk' Got Wrong, And Right, About U.S. Schools

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Thirty-five years after the landmark report warned of a "rising tide of mediocrity" in U.S. education, the statistics have been questioned, but the concerns still feel urgent.

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Students Give Couplets A Try (And You Should Too!)

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Scores of students submitted their poems about teamwork to an NPR callout. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Jack Hale: Black Hills Pioneer

Last Updated by Text by Carolyn Weber - Executive Director - Deadwood History Inc. on

Wagon freighter, State Senator, Rancher... Jack Hale accomplished a lot in the early days of Black Hills settlement.

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The Double Christening of the Battleship South Dakota, 1941

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Why South Dakota's namesake WWII battleship was christened twice.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota Extra: Farm to Table Field Corn

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

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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Savor Dakota: The Legend of Star Boy

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Everything is connected in Lakota lore. Timpsila is a prairie root that is revered by the culture and even plays a role in connecting this world with that of the stars. Jhon Goes in Center tells the Legend of Star Boy.

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Savor Dakota: Winter Vegetable Soup with Timpsila Recipe

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Timpisila is a root plant that has wound itself through Lakota history, lore and family recipes. Chef MJ Adams creates a vegetable soup that showcases the breadroot.

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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

Chamberlain's Hutmacher Is Receiving College Offers For Football

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Some big time colleges are already recruiting Chamberlain heavyweight wrestling stand out Nash Hutmacher. However, right now, they want him to play football. Along with being a top high school wrestler in South Dakota, Hutmacher is also an elite high school offensive lineman for the Cubs football team.

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Former USD Coyote Chris Streveler Has Solid Showing In CFL Debut

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Former University of South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler made his Canadian Football League debut on Thursday night with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Edmonton Eskimos snuck out a 33-30 win over Winnipeg, but Streveler put up solid numbers in his first regular season game with the team.

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Sioux Falls To Host Nebraska vs Oklahoma State in Men's Hoops This December

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The Sanford Pentagon will host Nebraska and Oklahoma State in a regular-season men’s college basketball game Dec. 16. A start time for the game is TBD.

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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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