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Living

Finding the Silent Guide on Stoneman Hill

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

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The World Inside Andrew Kosten's Brookings Basement

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

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Unearthing SDPB's Oscar Howe Archives

Posted by Heather Benson on

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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Children & Education

Share a Recipe with a Friend!

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

What foods does your family eat when they get together to celebrate? Write down your favorite recipes here and share them with your friends and family. If you like a new food someone else made, ask for the recipe!

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How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn't Make Your Kids Hate Math

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A new study shows that creating an environment in which math is part of everyday life, can help kids do better in the subject.

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South Dakota: A River Runs Through It

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

A brief history of the Missouri River and it's importance to South Dakota's identity.

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Affies4Kids® Preschool Series

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The Affies4Kids® Preschool Series introduces parents and children to modern-day fables, told through charming 5-minute videos. The friendly characters teach positive affirmations crafted specifically for kids.

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Savor Dakota

SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

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Visit SDPB's booth at the South Dakota Peach Festival June 25 & 26

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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

Billy Mills | South Dakota Almanac

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Billy Mills grew up in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, became a Kansas Jayhawk, enlisted in the marines, and became an Olympic Legend. An all-star track athlete, with many record breaking feats, and a lifetime of achievements.

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Vindication For Payson Birkeland, State Champ Again

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Aberdeen played host to the Girls Class A tournament, which witnessed a familiar individual standing atop the podium at the end of the event – Payson Birkeland of Belle Fourche. Birkeland technically placed second last year, but a technicality bumped her up to first. This year, she was out to prove that she truly is deserving of such an achievement

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2019 Spring High School Golf Championships, Final Results

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​Sioux Falls O'Gorman, West Central, Burke, and James Valley Christian claimed state championships in golf on Tuesday. Here are the final results, which includes the team standings for each class, along with all of the individual results.

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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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