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Living

The Art of Christmas: Wakonda

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

The stained glass Nativity scene at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

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Finding the Silent Guide on Stoneman Hill

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A buoy beckons in Haakon County's sea of grass.

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The World Inside Andrew Kosten's Brookings Basement

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Intaglio printmaker Andrew Kosten conjures up an alternate world of strange, oddly familiar creatures.

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Children & Education

A Degree With Zero Student Debt. Does It Work?

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The four-year results are in on Tennessee's free college initiative. Is this new data significant enough to sway the future of these free college programs?

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How To Raise A Human: The Perils Of Pushing Too Hard

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From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried. NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Kids' TV, Then And Now

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Meet the woman in charge of PBS Kids.

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National Historic Places of Custer County

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Images courtesy 1881 Courthouse Museum unless otherwise noted. on

The western South Dakota county boasts some 50 sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Savor Dakota

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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What does the word 'Savor' mean to you?

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Savor can mean to take time to enjoy an experience or, perhaps, the food that you're eating. Sometimes it could be both. What does it mean to you?

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Savor Dakota Fall: Braised Lamb Shanks

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Braising lamb is an easy and delicious way to serve up a hearty meal to share with family and friends.

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Science & Technology

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

Ghost Towns of South Dakota: Tinton

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The snowshoe tour.

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Canyon Lake Wins State Little League Title

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The Canyon Lake All-Stars defeated the I-90 All-Stars 4-1 on Monday night in the South Dakota Little League title game.

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East vs West, A New South Dakota College Basketball Extravaganza

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For the next four seasons of men’s college basketball, the state of South Dakota will host an East vs West challenge between Augustana University, Northern State, Black Hills State, and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

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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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