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Living

Can South Dakota Crowd-Solve an Art Mystery?

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A pitch for audience participation in answering the question: Who is Fred Hill?

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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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Children & Education

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.

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Taxidermy, Natural History Education, and Bennie the Bison

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Corey Christianson - Exhibits and Curations Coordinator - Journey Museum and Learning Center - Rapid City on

The Journey Museum and Learning Center is home to a historically significant taxidermy collection.

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Big Bird Basketball

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

Score some points with Big Bird while counting and matching numbers. Help our Sesame Street friend step up his game.

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Martha Bullock

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Rachel Lovelace-Portal - Curator of Collections - Deadwood History Inc. on

The wife of Seth Bullock brought a degree of sophistication and a sense of civic pride to early Deadwood.

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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

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

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?

Posted by PBS NewsHour on

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

2019 Spring High School Golf Championships, Day One Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota high school spring golf championships got underway on Monday with Yankton, Aberdeen, and Watertown hosting tournaments. Here are the team standings and individual placements through the first day of competition.

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Lennox Tops Dakota Valley, Orioles Win 'B' Baseball Title

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Lennox high school defeated Dakota Valley on Tuesday evening in Sioux Falls 6-1 to win their first ever state high school baseball championship in Class B. Earlier in the day, Lennox took down Redfield Area, while Dakota Valley knocked off Madison – leading to the evenings championship game.

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Augustana Vikings Win DII National Championship In Softball

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Augustana University claimed its second ever DII National Championship in softball over Memorial Day weekend, with a pair of wins coming on Monday in Denver, Colorado.

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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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