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The Border Monuments

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

The South Dakota-North Dakota border is the only state line in the nation "marked by conspicuous monuments of the most durable material."

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A Lost Monument and the Pierre Origins of the Geographical Center Saga

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Is the geographical center of North America at Rugby, Robinson, or Center, North Dakota? Or across the state line in Pierre?

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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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Children & Education

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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Alexa Can Help Kids With Homework, But Don't Forget Problem-Solving Skills

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How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children's learning experiences? Some experts say easy answers delivered by technology can hurt the development of problem-solving skills in kids.

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PBS KIDS Debuts New Movie As Season Finale of Family-Favorite Series ODD SQUAD

Posted by Laura Dimock on

On Monday, January 21, PBS KIDS will premiere a brand new one-hour movie from multiple Emmy Award-winning series, ODD SQUAD.In ODD SQUAD: ODDS AND ENDS, agents Olympia, Otis, Ms. O and Oona are on the case to solve a string of break-ins at headquarters. When Olympia accidentally exposes a deep secret about Otis’ past, it sets off a series of events with the potential to unravel the entire agency.

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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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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

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Savor Dakota explores wintertime cuisine in South Dakota.

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Savor Dakota: Wojapi Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

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?

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

SD Senate Bill Would Void SD High School Sports Transgender Policy

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Senate Bill 49…what is it? What does it mean? Why is it necessary? Is this discrimination? These are questions South Dakotans are asking themselves. On Thursday, the Senate Education committee in Pierre will take up SB 49. This bill voids the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s procedure/policy, as it pertains to transgender student athletes.

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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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"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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