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Living

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

Posted by Michael Zimny on

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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Landscapes : Custer National Forest

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Located in one of the most sparsely populated areas of the American West, the Custer National Forest is one of South Dakota's (and Montana's) best kept secrets 

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Lemmon-Based Artist John Lopez to Unveil New Monument to Hugh Glass

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Artist John Lopez is creating a monument to Hugh Glass, the legendary adventurer best known for surviving a mauling by a grizzly bear. 

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Children & Education

Trace The Remarkable History Of The Humble Pencil

Posted by Laura Dimock on

That quest to find out how pencil lead is made.

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West River Children's Hospital & Polio Center - 1949

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

A film shot just after the 1948 polio epidemic shows what was done to help South Dakota kids afflicted with the disease.

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DIVE INTO A DEEP-SEA ADVENTURE WITH PBS KIDS

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This Thanksgiving week, PBS KIDS is diving into the deep sea with the premiere of a new movie from everyone’s favorite adventure-seeking brothers, Martin and Chris Kratt. WILD KRATTS: CREATURES OF THE DEEP SEA will premiere on Wednesday, November 23, followed by the world premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest series, SPLASH AND BUBBLES.

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Tablecloth Mission - Your Kids will LOVE IT!

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Try this awesome activity at home!

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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

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 Brazilian Bird Playing With A Golf Ball

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Humans aren't the only ones who enjoy the game of golf. This Brazilian Siriema is playing with a golf ball by bouncing it up and down on a cart path. As you can see in the video, this bird looks like it's having way too much fun!

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Langford Area Football Standout Commits To North Dakota State

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Lincoln Gibbs, a football standout from Langford Area, has committed to play college football for the North Dakota State Bison. Gibbs has gained a reputation for being one of the best running backs in the state, and he’ll hope to continue that trend during his senior season this fall.

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Results: 2016 Boys Class B Golf Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Aberdeen Christian has won the 2016 Class B boys state golf championship. Click to see complete team standings and full individual results from the tournament.

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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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