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Arts & Culture

Finding the Silent Guide on Stoneman Hill

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A buoy beckons in Haakon County's sea of grass.

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The World Inside Andrew Kosten's Brookings Basement

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Intaglio printmaker Andrew Kosten conjures up an alternate world of strange, oddly familiar creatures.

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Unearthing SDPB's Oscar Howe Archives

Posted by Heather Benson on

SDPB went digging in the basement archives to come up with two video treasures about one of South Dakota's greatest artists.

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Children & Education

Henry Frawley: Pioneer Lawyer and Rancher

Posted by Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

How a Deadwood lawyer became a successful rancher, succeeding where many others had failed.

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PBS Kids Family Night

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Beginning Friday, April 21, 2017, the SDPB/PBS Kids 24/7 will debut PBS KIDS Family Night. Watch weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming every Friday at 6pm Central, 5pm Mountain, and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the same time.

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Beyond DeVos, What 5 Key Trump Appointees Could Mean For Schools

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

A look at the records of some of President Trump's key appointees to see how they might affect education in the years to come.

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Paper Clip Bookmarks

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Nothing’s better than a good read, and I’ve got just the craft to keep your kid’s nose in a book! All you need are a few simple supplies, a little bit of time, and you and your child can create paper clip page markers.

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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 Holiday Recipes: Stuffin Muffin

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Sabrina Swee is a student at Beresford High School and accomplished in the kitchen. Sabrina shares a new take on stuffing and mashed potatoes.

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Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Sweet Potato Pie

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Sam Heikes of Heikes Family Farm uses the winter months to take a breath after the prior growing season. Its a time to be with family and cook!! The Heikes crew enjoys creating items with the produce that they grow and exchanging ideas with their customers. Sam kindly shared a favorite recipe for sweet potato pie, a holiday favorite.

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Savor Dakota Extra: Farm to Table Field Corn

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Field corn is found in abundance in South Dakota but it isn't something that typically shows up on a "farm to table" menu. That didn't stop SDPB's Heather Benson from giving it a try.

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Science & Technology

IMAGES OF THE PAST Trails, Rails & Roads of the Black Hills

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

The history of blazing byways and bridges through tricky topography.

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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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Just hand up when scammers make the call

Posted by Kent Osborne on

Just Hang Up - or don’t even answer the phone is the best advice when persist and aggressive scammers call. And call. And call.

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Sports & Recreation

Chloe Lamb, Small Town to the Big Time

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Chloe Lamb is a senior guard for the Sully Buttes Chargers girls’ basketball team. Last year, her team won the Class B state title, and they're looking to repeat in 2017.

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National Spotlight Being Shown On Mike Miller Classic

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

South Dakota native Mike Miller recently sat down with the Denver Nuggets organization to talk about his legacy of basketball in his hometown state. One of the top points of dicussion was the Mike Miller Classic...

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Four Classes Of High School Basketball In South Dakota? It's Possible...

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota High School Basketball Advisory committee met this week to discuss the possibility of adding a fourth class of high school basketball in the state.

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