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Living

Landmarks : Holy Spirit Chapel, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The Holy Spirit Chapel, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Corson County, is a rare example of stone, late 19th century, Gothic Revival architecture in South Dakota.

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Landmarks : Trinity Church in Kimball

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The historic Holy Trinity Church, just south of Kimball, is a landmark beloved by I-90 travelers and exemplary of the Bohemian religious architecture Czech immigrants brought to Brule County.

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Jami Lynn Set to Release New Album, Fall Is a Good Time to Die

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The South Dakota singer-songwriter will celebrate the release with live shows in Spearfish, Sioux Falls, and a live radio performance on Dakota Midday. 

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Children & Education

Hartford Student Researches Gene Expression & Substance Addiction

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Emperor Science Award winner encourages South Dakota students to pursue real-world science research opportunity.

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New Survey, New Elevation for SD's Highest Mountain

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Additional text by Paul Horsted, Photos courtesy Paul Horsted and Jerry Penry on

A 2016 survey revealed that the long-accepted elevation of Black Elk Peak was not accurate.

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PBS KIDS Premieres SPLASH AND BUBBLES “One Big Ocean” Movie, January 16

Posted by Laura Dimock on

PBS KIDS’ newest series invites children to “Dive in!” to the fascinating world of ocean science while building important social-emotional skills

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The South Dakota Stock Market Game Program spring trading session begins February 13

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Teachers may now register for the Spring session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game Program (SDSMG) operated by the Black Hills State University Center for Economic Education.

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Savor Dakota

SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Visit SDPB's booth at the South Dakota Peach Festival June 25 & 26

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Science & Technology

Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

Posted by Nate Wek on

For many years, people have discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the universe. Scientists such as Stephen Hawking have stated the probability of life existing on another planet, other than earth, is favorable... especially when considering the size of the universe.

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How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

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Michael McDonnell has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He has a physics degree. He’s worked in hazardous environments. He hopes these qualifications will convince a selection committee that he’s the perfect candidate for the first human voyage to Mars.

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Sports & Recreation

A Few Basic Rules of Six-Man Football

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

South Dakota could very well experience the addition of six-man football, starting in the year 2019. Here are a few basic rules you need to know about six-man football.

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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

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

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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"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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