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Quillwork - A Uniquely Native American Art

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

Contemporary artists continue an ancient Native American tradition but also bring innovation and new designs.

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Writers of the Iron Road

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Two South Dakota perspectives on freight train graffiti.

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Bullhead Remembers the Doughboy

Posted by Michael Zimny on

"The Spirit of the American Doughboy" was the most widely proliferated of the post-WWI "Doughboy" monuments. Bullhead still honors theirs a century after Armistice.

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Children & Education

Ralph L. Patty - Reviving Rammed Earth

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Gwen McCausland - Director - SD Agricultural Heritage Museum - Brookings on

Extension engineer Ralph Patty took an ancient construction method and studied its science for the benefit the farmers of South Dakota.

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Teacher Appreciation Activity Ideas for next week! Try one!

Posted by Laura Dimock on

How can you express appreciation for a teacher who has educated and inspired your child? Here the National PTA offers ideas for parents, students, and schools to say a meaningful "thank you." Teacher Appreciation week is May 6-May 10.

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The Collectors

Posted by Brian Gevik on

Most people have at least a few old photos but for some, collecting historical images is a passion.

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Room for Everyone: 10 Picture Books that Encourage Kindness

Posted by Laura Dimock on

There's room for everyone to be heard and to share! These ten books model listening, compassion and resilience to inspire all kids to make a kind and inclusive world!

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota: Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Keya Cafe serves chocolate zucchini cake to their patrons and kindly share their recipe.

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Savor Dakota: Aebleskiver

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Viborg, South Dakota was established primarily by Danes... and a few Norwegians. Heritage is celebrated each year during Danish Days. Prior to the event scores of light fluffy orbs are made to serve for breakfast. Aebleskiver, or Danish pancakes, are a treat.

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Wild About Rhubarb

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion hosts an annual Rhubarb Day festival on the first Sunday in June. A historical museum is a fitting place to celebrate a plant with deep midwestern roots.

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Science & Technology

Decoding South Dakota's Weather Machine

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

State Climatologist Laura Edwards discusses climate change in SD.

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vMVPDS are finally catching on

Posted by Kent Osborne on

YouTube TV had great ad placement in the Baseball World Series

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Here Comes the Sun

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Watching the solar eclipse in South Dakota with amateur astronomer Frank Belinskey.

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Sports & Recreation

2019 Spring High School Golf Championships, Final Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

​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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Josh Heupel Makes 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Posted by Nate Wek on

Aberdeen native and former Oklahoma Sooner star quarterback Josh Heupel is a candidate for the college football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Monday that Heupel, along with 176 other players and 38 coaches, will appear on the 2020 hall of fame ballot.

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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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"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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