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The South Dakota High School Debate & IE Tournament Will Take Place in Harrisburg Over the Weekend

Posted by Nate Wek on

South Dakota's top high school speech and debate competitors are busy preparing for the season concluding SDHSAA Annual State Debate & Individual Events Tournament.  The 2015 State Debate & Individual Events Tournament will be held at Harrisburg High School on Friday & Saturday March 6-7. 

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One Act Play: Selfie Wall

Posted by Nate Wek on

Student's from around the state gathered in front of the SDPB Selfie Wall throughout the 2015 One Act Play Festival at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls this past weekend. 

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The South Dakota One-Act Play Festival Took Place In Sioux Falls Over The Weekend

Posted by Nate Wek on

The 59th annual One-Act Play Festival was held at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls over the weekend. This one-of-a-kind theater event hosted 45 schools from around the state. 

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Children & Education

The Haas Plesiosaur Fossil

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text provided by Darrel Nelson - Deadwood History Inc.Exhibits Director on

A ninety-five million year old fossil found in a pasture near Belle Fourche turned out to be a major scientific discovery.

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Sioux Falls Area Snowstorm of 1909

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text provided by Siouxland Heritage Museums on

Photos of one of the heaviest snowfall events ever to hit Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

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Ellsworth Air Force Base, 1942-1957

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

How Rapid City's small airport became a key facility in the Strategic Air Command.

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Ellsworth AFB - 44th Missile Wing, 1962-1982

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The activation and growth of the 44th over 20 years. (The 44th was deactivated in 1994.)

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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 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

Friday Scoreboard: Girls State Basketball Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Consolation Round and Semi-Final Round results from the 2016 Girls State Basketball Championships (Class A and B). Here are the full scores from the games on Friday, as well as a schedule of the games on Saturday.

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Thursday Scoreboard: 2016 Girls State Basketball Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the quarterfinal results from the Girls Class A and Girls Class B State Basketball Tournaments. Also, the Friday schedules of both tournaments are also included. Click here...

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State Basketball: Who Will Win Girls Class A and B?

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

See if you can successfully guess who will get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both the girls Class A and girls Class B tournaments - both of which begin on Thursday.

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