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Living

Watertown Unveils a New Artwalk

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Watertown Artwalk installed ten sculptures today — nine in the heart of the Uptown district, and one outside the Redlin Art Center. 

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Landmarks : Nicollet Tower

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The Joseph N. Nicollet Tower in Sisseton climbs 75 feet above the Coteau des Prairies and offers expansive views of three states. 

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International Jazz Day on SDPB Radio's Jazz Nightly

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Today music lovers from Paris to New York to Sioux Falls celebrate International Jazz Day. Host Uncle Jimmo brings the celebration to the airwaves tonight on SDPB Radio's Jazz Nightly.

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Children & Education

Curious George: Apple Picking

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Fall is here and George loves to go apple picking! He needs your help counting his apples. This is a great activity for children who are learning how to count!

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DIY Addition Game

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Here is a great way to make math fun! As an added bonus, it's super easy to make. Start doing math!

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Duct Tape Alphabet Magnets

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Take learning to the fridge! Create you own alphabet magnets with some duct tape and cardboard.

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Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval.

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Savor Dakota

Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Morel mushrooms are highly sought after. There are other wild mushroom varieties that can be added to dinner.

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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta is the first featured recipe as highlighted in Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring. Chef MJ Adams contributes the recipe for our archive.

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SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

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

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Science & Technology

Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

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These days, there seems to be an app for everything. Voice-enabled pizza ordering? Check. An app that says “Yo?” Check. As of today, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are home to over 1.4 million apps, each!

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Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

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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

2017 South Dakota High School Football Championships Schedule

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota high school football championships begin on Thursday of this week, and will conclude on Saturday with all seven classes of competition ready to crown a state champion.

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2017 South Dakota High School Football Semi-Final Round Results

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All of the final scores from all fourteen South Dakota high school football semi-final games.

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2017 South Dakota High School Semi-Final Playoff Match-Ups

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The semi-final playoff match-ups for the 2017 South Dakota high school football playoffs.

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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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