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2017 Winter Academic Achievement Team Awards

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

All varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive an SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Award. Please see below for this year's award recipients.

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What I learned from McDonald's "Pollock to Pollock" ads.

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Reflections on a Lenten Filet-O-Fish ad partially shot in Pollock, South Dakota.

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The Hosmer Phone Booth

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A local telephone man preserved a piece of communications history for Hosmer.

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Children & Education

'I Need A Degree In Order To Move Forward': Why Some Adults Choose College

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About 7.6 million adults 25 and over attended college in 2018. Among them are a mother of four, a Navy vet and a grandmother finishing what she started more than four decades ago.

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How Admissions Really Work: If The College Admissions Scandal Shocked You, Read This

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There are lots of legal ways that wealthy students get into America's top schools.

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Why The College Admissions Scandal Hurts Students With Disabilities

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"Stories like this are why we continue to see backlash to disability rights laws," one expert said.

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Do You Think The College Application Process Is Fair? Tell Us Your Experience

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NPR wants to talk to college students and recent graduates about their college admissions experience.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota: Fry Bread Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Mavis Two Bulls makes fry bread to share with friends, family and to sell at a Spearfish Farmer's Market stand. Two Bulls graciously shares with us how she makes fry bread and shares a small recipe that a family might enjoy and a large recipe that might be made for a party.

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SAVOR DAKOTA: Herbs, Frybread & Timpsila Soup

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Savor Dakota explores wintertime cuisine in South Dakota.

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Savor Dakota: Wojapi Recipe

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Wojapi is a fruit pudding and a favored item to eat with fry bread. Mavis Two Bulls and her sister Rachel Nava share their family recipe.

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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

Vindication For Payson Birkeland, State Champ Again

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

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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2019 Spring High School Golf Championships, Final Results

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​Sioux Falls O'Gorman, West Central, Burke, and James Valley Christian claimed state championships in golf on Tuesday. Here are the final results, which includes the team standings for each class, along with all of the individual results.

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Josh Heupel Makes 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

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Aberdeen native and former Oklahoma Sooner star quarterback Josh Heupel is a candidate for the college football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Monday that Heupel, along with 176 other players and 38 coaches, will appear on the 2020 hall of fame ballot.

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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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