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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

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

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Inspired by an Ancestor's Vision, Anthony Horse Road Is Resurrecting a Lakota Tradition

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

The artist spoke to SDPB about reading porcupine quill work, discovering artistic methods through ceremony, and saving lives through art.

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Children & Education

The Friendship Tower / Mount Roosevelt

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Hannah Marshall Bawden - Archivist - Deadwood History Inc. on

A tower atop Mount Roosevelt near Deadwood memorializes the great friendship between Seth Bullock and Teddy Roosevelt.

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Snowflake Match

Last Updated by Samantha Dlugosh on

Explore symmetry and match snowflakes with Sid the Science Kid!

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Make Your Own Drum with Buddy

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

Making your own instrument has never been easier!

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Starting your podcast: a guide for students

Posted by Laura Dimock on

New to podcasting? Don't panic.

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Savor Dakota

What does the word 'Savor' mean to you?

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

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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Savor Dakota Fall: SD Bison Filet au Poivre

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Sizzling steak is a sound that makes many people salivate. Imagine adding a four pepper cracked crust to your cut of choice. Michael Johnson, manager and chef at The Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge offers this recipe as the weather cools this fall. Bison is used in this presentation, but another hearty cut of deer or elk would also be appropriate.

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Science & Technology

Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

Posted by PBS Idea Lab on

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

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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Putting The Brakes On Six-Man Football in South Dakota

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The future of six-man football in South Dakota is unclear as the executive staff of the South Dakota High School Activities Association is now recommending it be postponed for both the 2019 and 2020 seasons. This recommendation is being sent to the SDHSAA Board of Directors, who will vote on the issue next week.

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South Dakota Media Preps High School Basketball Poll (January 7-12)

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The South Dakota media preps high school basketball poll for the week of January 7-12. Teams are listed by overall record, total votes, and previous ranking. A parenthesis shows the first place votes...

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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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