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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

5 Proven Benefits Of Play

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The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

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Beauty and the Beast and Almost, Maine topped the list of most popular high school plays and musicals, according to Dramatics magazine's rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

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PBS LearningMedia Unveils New Design and User Experience for Pre-K Through 12th Grade Educators and Students

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Just in time for the new school year, PBS and WGBH today unveiled the new PBS LearningMedia website, making thousands of digital resources more accessible to educators and students across the country. New features include simple browsing by curriculum area, state/national standards and grade; improved search functionality; a refreshed look and easier access to local PBS station resources.

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PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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PBS Programs, Including the 31ST ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS, and Special Episodes from POV, GREAT PERFORMANCES and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Highlight Latinx Culture and Influence

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Savor Dakota

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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Savor Dakota Fall: SD Bison Filet au Poivre

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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

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

South Dakota High School Football Playoffs, Quarterfinal Scores

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Playoff football took over the Mt. Rushmore state on Thursday night as all seven classes competed in the quarterfinal round. Check out all of the scores from all of the games.

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2018 South Dakota High School Football Quarterfinal Round Schedule

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All seven classes of high school football in South Dakota are now in the post-season. Last week, all three 9-man classes and Class 11B had the first round of the playoffs, but this week every team is competing in the quarterfinal round.

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South Dakota High School Soccer All-State Teams Announced

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On Monday, the South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Association announced their all-state selections for boys and girls soccer.

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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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