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Living

Landmarks: A Fish Story That Almost Got Away from Spearfish

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A unique sculpture from the New Deal era.

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SDPB at the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books

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Celebrate reading and writing with SDPB and the South Dakota Humanities Council.

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New Faulkton Mural Brings History to Life

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Jonathan Imafidor and Dotun Popoola's recently completed Faulkton mural tells the story of the last wild buffalo hunt in the area.

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Children & Education

How Admissions Really Work: If The College Admissions Scandal Shocked You, Read This

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

There are lots of legal ways that wealthy students get into America's top schools.

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Why The College Admissions Scandal Hurts Students With Disabilities

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"Stories like this are why we continue to see backlash to disability rights laws," one expert said.

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Do You Think The College Application Process Is Fair? Tell Us Your Experience

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NPR wants to talk to college students and recent graduates about their college admissions experience.

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Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

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We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.

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Savor Dakota

Asparagus Season

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Spring brings a greener landscape and an opportunity to add fresh greens to your dinner. Asparagus hunting is a popular pastime among South Dakotans.

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Keeping Bees

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There are many reasons to keep bees... to help maintain and support the species and perhaps use some of their honey. Marla Bull Bear discusses both.

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Savor Dakota: Flax Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Wanda Bethke of Purity Seeds shares her recipe for chocolate chip cookies, including flax seed.

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Science & Technology

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 Preview

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Within a few days, the Electronic Entertainment Expo will kick off in Los Angeles, California, and all of the tech world will be shifting their gaze to the L.A. Convention Center for the largest trade show in the industry. The 2017 “E3” Conference is shaping up to be one of the most influential and ground-breaking conferences in it’s brief history.

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Life, Liberty, and CyberEthics

Last Updated by Kent Osborne on

Joseph Bottum leads the new CLASSICS Institute at Dakota State University in Madison.

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The DSU Pumpkin Project - Part One

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The contents of an old jar might lead to a cure for cancer and better understanding of humanity's impact on climate change. Or not.

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Sports & Recreation

Both SDSU and USD Receive Bids to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

For the first time in Summit League history, two teams from the conference are going dancing in women’s basketball. As expected for most of the year, both South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota are bound for the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament.

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Five New Champions Crowned In High School Hoops, Full Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Week two of the State Basketball Championships concluded on Saturday night from three locations throughout the state. Here are the full results of all of the games...

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Championship Tickets Are Punched, Friday Results and Saturday Schedule

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Great games all around on Friday night in South Dakota with ten teams punching their ticket to state championship games. Here are the full results from Friday and schedule for Saturday.

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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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