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Arts & Culture

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

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The stained glass Nativity scene at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

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Finding the Silent Guide on Stoneman Hill

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

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Children & Education

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

We all know the sweet nursery rhyme about twinkling little stars -- but why do they twinkle? Hint: It has more to do with the Earth than the stars!

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Deadwood Doctor Frank S. Howe

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

Dr. Frank Howe served the Deadwood community for nearly 60 years.

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South Dakota on Film

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A look at movies shot in or set in South Dakota.

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3 Easy Dance Moves

Posted by Nate Wek on

You can dance if you want to, you can leave your shoes behind! You don't need a rocket, track, or garden to do the Moonwalk, Running Man and Cabbage Patch dance moves. You just need socks, energy and a little guidance from Mya, the Full-Time Kid!

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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 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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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Stuffin Muffin

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Sabrina Swee is a student at Beresford High School and accomplished in the kitchen. Sabrina shares a new take on stuffing and mashed potatoes.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Sweet Potato Pie

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Sam Heikes of Heikes Family Farm uses the winter months to take a breath after the prior growing season. Its a time to be with family and cook!! The Heikes crew enjoys creating items with the produce that they grow and exchanging ideas with their customers. Sam kindly shared a favorite recipe for sweet potato pie, a holiday favorite.

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Science & Technology

Initiated Measure 22

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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

Sioux Falls O'Gorman Coach Ryan Beier is a National High School Soccer Coach of the Year Finalist

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Sioux Falls O’Gorman Girls Soccer Coach Ryan Beier is a finalist for national high school soccer coach of the year. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced Wednesday that Coach Beier is one of eight finalists for the award.

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Familiar Faces Hope To Lead USA World Junior Team To Gold Medal Win Over Canada

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The United States of America and Canada will face off Thursday night for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. Two members of this years USA Junior team are former members of the Sioux Falls Stampede. One is Head Coach Bob Motzko and the other is forward Kieffer Bellows.

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Zenner Scores Twice Against The Cowboys

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Eagen, Minnesota native and South Dakota State University alum Zach Zenner had his best game as a professional football player on Monday Night Football when the Detroit Lions faced the Dallas Cowboys.

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