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Winter Counts

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

First painted on buffalo hide and later on paper, winter counts provide a pictorial history of various Lakota bands.

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Landmarks: The Snake Butte Turtle Effigy

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A memorial to bravery on the Missouri.

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Big Night: The Moth in Sioux Falls

Posted by Fritz Miller on

The Moth is true stories, told live.

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Children & Education

PBS KIDS Kicks Off a Summer of Adventure

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

Fans of PBS KIDS will get a chance to see new episodes beginning Friday, June 6, through August 24, including READY JET GO!, the first-ever WILD KRATTS marathon and new specials from NATURE CAT and SPLASH AND BUBBLES, exploring themes such as the natural world and ocean animals’ migratory patterns.

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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.

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A Degree With Zero Student Debt. Does It Work?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The four-year results are in on Tennessee's free college initiative. Is this new data significant enough to sway the future of these free college programs?

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How To Raise A Human: The Perils Of Pushing Too Hard

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried. NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota: Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

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

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Savor Dakota: Flax Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Wanda Bethke of Purity Seeds shares her recipe for chocolate chip cookies, including flax seed.

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Savor Dakota Full Episodes: Complete Viewing Here!

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Love Savor Dakota? Want to catch up on all episodes? You are in luck--we have them all online here.

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Science & Technology

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 Preview

Posted by Mark Diischer on

Within a few days, the Electronic Entertainment Expo will kick off in Los Angeles, California, and all of the tech world will be shifting their gaze to the L.A. Convention Center for the largest trade show in the industry. The 2017 “E3” Conference is shaping up to be one of the most influential and ground-breaking conferences in it’s brief history.

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Life, Liberty, and CyberEthics

Last Updated by Kent Osborne on

Joseph Bottum leads the new CLASSICS Institute at Dakota State University in Madison.

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The DSU Pumpkin Project - Part One

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The contents of an old jar might lead to a cure for cancer and better understanding of humanity's impact on climate change. Or not.

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Sports & Recreation

A True Act of Sportsmanship

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Last week, baseball fans in Minnesota witnessed a high school game that displayed an act of kindness that is rare in sports today.

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Little League Baseball Complex Being Renamed To Honor Craig Tieszen

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Rushmore Little League Minors Field in Rapid City, SD is being renamed to honor the late Craig Tieszen. Tieszen is a former Rapid City Police Chief and a South Dakota state lawmaker, who died in a tragic accident this past Thanksgiving.

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SDHSAA Plans In Rapid City Won't Change During Construction of New Events Center

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Rapid City will soon have a new events center. On Tuesday, 64 percent of voters approved the proposal. While construction is underway, the SDHSAA doesn't foresee any changes with events planned at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

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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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