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Arts & Culture

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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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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Children & Education

The Missouri River Flood of 1881

Posted by Brian Gevik on

A devastating spring flood changed Yankton, Vermillion, and other river towns forever.

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The Lumber Industry in the Black Hills

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

The first business in the first town in the Black Hills was a sawmill.

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At 5, Girl Becomes Youngest To Qualify For National Spelling Bee

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The folks at Scripps are already calling Edith Fuller the latest "spellebrity." She beat eighth-graders and other students in Tulsa., Okla., to advance to the big bee.

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DACA, One Student's Story

Posted by Laura Dimock on

More than 750,000 young people have registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Many, like college senior Daisy Romero, worry about their future in the U.S.

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Midday Margins

Midday Margins Blog: The Reading Life of SD Chief Justice David Gilbertson

The first time I interviewed South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson, we were in Pierre, and I was still getting...

Midday Margins Blog: On Oil Leaks, Authenticity, And Occasionally Asking the Wrong Questions

Three words are posted above my desk at South Dakota Public Broadcasting. These are the core principals the Dakota...

Midday Margins Blog: The Reading Life Of Senator Tom Daschle

The way people read fascinates me. Most people don't think about it much, but there are as many different reading...

Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota in Pierre: Senate Bill 7, Taxes on Land Used for Agriculture

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Senate Bill 7 reworks the definition of agricultural land for taxation purposes. The idea is to allow small acreages to make use of the code. Presented by Senator Cammack, members of the Senate heard the measure on Tuesday, January 24.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Potato Sausage

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Potato Sausage is a time honored recipe that generations have made in the Kennedy family of Beresford. Katie Kennedy Westra shares a tradition that she enjoys, passed down from her grandmother.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Savory Tartlets

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Chef MJ Adams offers an alternative to sweet treats on your appetizer table with a savory tartlet.

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Science & Technology

Initiated Measure 22

Posted by Stephanie Rissler on

An Act to revise campaign finance and lobbying laws, creates an ethics commission and democracy credit program.

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Senator Thune Discusses Advancements In Technology At South Dakota Tech Conference

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

One of the priority topics during his speech was technology in rural South Dakota. He discussed the importance of technology advancements in all parts of the state, not just urban areas.

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Sowing Seeds of Discovery: NASA's Quest to Reach Mars by 2030

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Jason Crusan wants you to know today's NASA is not your grandparents' space program.

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Sports & Recreation

2017 Girls State Basketball (Class A and Class B) Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

St. Thomas More and Sully Buttes have won girls state basketball championships for 2017. Here are all of the result pictures from the event.

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2017 Girls State Basketball Friday Night Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The semi-final and consolation semi-finals are in the books. St. Thomas More and Lennox will play for the Class A title on Saturday, while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket and Sully Buttes will play for the Class B championship.

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Girls State Basketball Tournament Brackets

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The girls state basketball championships begin Thursday March 9 in South Dakota with Class A in Brookings and Class B in Huron.

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