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The Atmospheric Art of Cristen J. Roghair

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

The Jones County photographer/rancher discusses the prairie-as-muse and capturing the elements for posterity.

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Jack Parks Forges a Bridge Between Blacksmithing's Future and Past

Posted by Michael Zimny on

A visit to Fire Steel Forge in Piedmont.

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2017 Winter Academic Achievement Team Awards

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

All varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive an SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Award. Please see below for this year's award recipients.

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Children & Education

Technology Can Be A Tool, A Teacher, A Trickster

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Shaping technology to some form of learning could depart pretty radically from the more familiar aim of shaping technology to the way we are now, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

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Tyler DeWitt: How Do We Get Kids Hooked On Science?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

When a student complained that science textbooks were boring, teacher Tyler DeWitt got thinking about how he can make his lessons fun. DeWitt recounts his quest to make kids care about science.

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'Schoolifying' Minecraft Without Ruining It

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Microsoft is trying to help more teachers use the hugely popular game in the classroom without alienating the initial enthusiasts.

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Curious George: Bug Catcher

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Red Bugs. Yellow Bugs. Blue Bugs. Oh my! Come catch bugs and play along with Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat. Collect stickers for you scrapbook by playing different games with George!

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Savor Dakota

Four Super Bowl Party Snacks You HAVE To Try

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

With the "big game" on Sunday, it's time to plan out what to serve at the party. Here are four fun recipes to try during the Super Bowl.

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Savor Dakota in Pierre: Senate Bill 7, Taxes on Land Used for Agriculture

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Senate Bill 7 reworks the definition of agricultural land for taxation purposes. The idea is to allow small acreages to make use of the code. Presented by Senator Cammack, members of the Senate heard the measure on Tuesday, January 24.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Potato Sausage

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Potato Sausage is a time honored recipe that generations have made in the Kennedy family of Beresford. Katie Kennedy Westra shares a tradition that she enjoys, passed down from her grandmother.

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Science & Technology

Initiated Measure 22

Posted by Stephanie Rissler on

An Act to revise campaign finance and lobbying laws, creates an ethics commission and democracy credit program.

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Senator Thune Discusses Advancements In Technology At South Dakota Tech Conference

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

One of the priority topics during his speech was technology in rural South Dakota. He discussed the importance of technology advancements in all parts of the state, not just urban areas.

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Sowing Seeds of Discovery: NASA's Quest to Reach Mars by 2030

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Jason Crusan wants you to know today's NASA is not your grandparents' space program.

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Sports & Recreation

South Dakota High School Football Media Poll (August 28 - September 2)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota Media Preps high school poll for theh week of August 28 - September 2.

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Sioux Falls Christian Football Impresses Early

Last Updated by Gary Ellenbolt on

All seven classes of South Dakota High School football are in action this week. Games started with Class 11B and all three nine-man categories last weekend. One of the games from the first weekend brought what many people are calling an upset.

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South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll (August 22)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota high school football media prep poll for the week of August 21-26. Check it out now to see who moved up and who moved down through the first week of high school football action.

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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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