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Arts & Culture

What I learned from McDonald's "Pollock to Pollock" ads.

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Reflections on a Lenten Filet-O-Fish ad partially shot in Pollock, South Dakota.

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The Hosmer Phone Booth

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A local telephone man preserved a piece of communications history for Hosmer.

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Can South Dakota Crowd-Solve an Art Mystery?

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A pitch for audience participation in answering the question: Who is Fred Hill?

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Children & Education

PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer Announce New Class of Students Selected for the Emperor Science Awards

Posted by Laura Dimock on

100 high school students awarded for their passionate essays detailing the need to find a cure for cancer.

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The Buzz About Bees

Posted by Heather Benson on

During our summer events, SDPB will be buzzing about bees and other pollinators with our new, interactive booth. Learn more about the how pollination occurs and how you can help pollinators in your backyard!

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South Dakota's "Superwolves"

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

Some of the last wolves to roam freely in South Dakota were notorious for their aggressiveness and cunning.

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South Dakota in World War One - An Airman's Story

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

After the war, bomber pilot Fred Christopherson worked for 33 years as the managing editor of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

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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

Four Super Bowl Party Snacks You HAVE To Try

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

With the "big game" on Sunday, it's time to plan out what to serve at the party. Here are four fun recipes to try during the Super Bowl.

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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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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

Looking Back: I Remember Watching Nate Gerry At Nine-Years Old

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Saturday in the fifth round of the 2017 National Football League draft, the Philadelphia Eagles called the name of Sioux Falls native Nate Gerry. SDPB's Nate Wek tells a story about growing up in Sioux Falls and watching Nate Gerry.

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Sioux Falls To Host Three Future NCAA Post-Season Events

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The city of Sioux Falls has been awarded three bids for future championship/regional National Collegiate Athletic Association events.

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Sweet-16 Playoff Format In South Dakota High School Basketball/Volleyball Takes Big Step

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Sweet-16 format is one step closer to becoming ‘the law of the land’ for all classes of high school basketball in South Dakota.

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