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Landmarks : The Pickler Mansion in Faulkton

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The Pickler Mansion aka the "Pink Castle" — historic home of Major John A. and Alice Pickler — has been a Faulk County landmark for well over 130 years.

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Landmarks : The Selby Opera House

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The Selby Opera house has been a fixture at the heart of Selby, and Walworth County, for over a century. 

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Last Days in Vietnam : Free Screening in Rapid City

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SDPB invites you to a free screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, premiering April 28 on SDPB TV. 

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Children & Education

Presidential Visits to South Dakota - Calvin Coolidge

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer on

President Coolidge and his wife Grace spent most of the summer of 1927 in the Black Hills.

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The Cane of John Blair Smith Todd

Posted by Brian Gevik, Photos Courtesy Dakota Territorial Museum unless otherwise noted., Text provided by Dakota Territorial Museum - Yankton on

This cane was owned by one of the most influential men in early Dakota Territory and witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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April Activities from the SD Game Fish and Parks

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

SD Game Fish and Parks

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Make a Difference on Earth Day April 22, 2017!

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Help your students discover ways they can use science and engineering to protect our planet.

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Savor Dakota

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

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

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

South Dakota High School Receives National Rank In Baseball

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

A South Dakota high school has received a national ranking in the sport of baseball by USA Today.

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The Odd Couple, Craig and Mike

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

You’ve heard them announce state tournaments and championship games together for the past sixteen years on South Dakota Public Broadcasting. It’s the team of Craig Mattick and Mike Henriksen, pioneers in the state for sports broadcasting.

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Sweet-16 Playoff Format, Law of the Land in South Dakota

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors passed two proposals on Thursday changing the current playoff format in two of its sports for Class AA and Class B.

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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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