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Unearthing SDPB's Oscar Howe Archives

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SDPB went digging in the basement archives to come up with two video treasures about one of South Dakota's greatest artists.

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A Focus on Photography in the Dakotas

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A traveling exhibit highlighting work by photographers of the Dakotas arrives at the Cultural Heritage Museum in Pierre.

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What's so interesting about "That's Interesting"?

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

An exhibit at Sioux Falls' Ipso Gallery looks at the stuff that becomes ideas that become stuff.

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Children & Education

Hope, Agency, Mastery, And Other Terms Educators Are Redefining

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Here are some of the latest key words driving teachers in their work.

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Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt

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Americans over 60 are increasingly taking out student loans for kids and grandkids.

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Teachers Turn Lessons Into Instagram-Worthy Photos

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Teachers have formed something of a community on Instagram. Using hashtags like #teachersofinstagram, they post photos of meticulously crafted classroom decorations, lessons and even daily outfits.

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School District Apologizes For Teacher Who Allegedly Cut Native American Child's Hair

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Students say she cut part of one Native American classmate's braids and called another by a racial slur. It happened on Halloween and the teacher was in costume as a 19th century voodoo queen.

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Savor Dakota

Killian’s Tavern Strawberry Rhubarb Spring Fling

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Strawberries and rhubarb are plentiful in the spring. Try using them to make a cocktail to celebrate the season.

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Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

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Morel mushrooms are highly sought after. There are other wild mushroom varieties that can be added to dinner.

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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta is the first featured recipe as highlighted in Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring. Chef MJ Adams contributes the recipe for our archive.

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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?

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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

SDSU Attempts To Derail The NDSU Dynasty

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

For the fourth time in history, North Dakota State and South Dakota State will meet in the FCS playoffs. However, this is the first post-season matchup between the two that carries the weight of a trip to the National Championship. Both will clash on Friday night in the semi-final round of the FCS playoffs.

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South Dakota Media Preps High School Basketball Poll (Dec. 10-15)

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The South Dakota media preps high school basketball poll for the week of December 10-15. Teams are listed by overall record, total votes, and previous ranking. First place votes are labeled in parenthesis.

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2018 South Dakota High School Girls Basketball, Preseason Poll

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The South Dakota media preps high school girls basketball preseason poll for 2018 is here! First place votes are represented in parenthesis.

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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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