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Living

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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The Atmospheric Art of Cristen J. Roghair

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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

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A visit to Fire Steel Forge in Piedmont.

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Children & Education

One Reason Rural Students Don't Go To College: Colleges Don't Go To Them

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"People tend to overlook the rural areas," says David Hochstetler, a high school senior in rural Michigan. "I think it's kind of disappointing because some able students could get looked over."

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Celebrate Earth Day and the Arrival of Spring with Themed Programming on PBS and PBS.org

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Throughout April and beyond, PBS will celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring with programs that explore topics from the change of seasons in North America to the way scientists and politicians came together to fix the hole in the ozone layer.

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Taking Care: The Cost Of Child Care In 2019

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More than 60 percent of parents said it was difficult to find affordable, high-quality child care in their community in a 2015 survey.

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When The News Is Scary, What To Say To Kids

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Bad news tips

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota Extra: Farm to Table Field Corn

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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

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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Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

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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

It’s Official, Brookings Will Host 2019 State Football Championships

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The Board of the South Dakota High School Activities Association approved the final reading on Thursday, officially signing off to move the High School State Football Championships to Dana J Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings for the fall of 2019.

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Billy Mills | South Dakota Almanac

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Billy Mills grew up in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, became a Kansas Jayhawk, enlisted in the marines, and became an Olympic Legend. An all-star track athlete, with many record breaking feats, and a lifetime of achievements.

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Vindication For Payson Birkeland, State Champ Again

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Aberdeen played host to the Girls Class A tournament, which witnessed a familiar individual standing atop the podium at the end of the event – Payson Birkeland of Belle Fourche. Birkeland technically placed second last year, but a technicality bumped her up to first. This year, she was out to prove that she truly is deserving of such an achievement

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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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