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Arts & Culture

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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A Focus on Photography in the Dakotas

Posted by Michael Zimny on

A traveling exhibit highlighting work by photographers of the Dakotas arrives at the Cultural Heritage Museum in Pierre.

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Children & Education

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?

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Hartford Student Researches Gene Expression & Substance Addiction

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Emperor Science Award winner encourages South Dakota students to pursue real-world science research opportunity.

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New Survey, New Elevation for SD's Highest Mountain

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Additional text by Paul Horsted, Photos courtesy Paul Horsted and Jerry Penry on

A 2016 survey revealed that the long-accepted elevation of Black Elk Peak was not accurate.

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PBS KIDS Premieres SPLASH AND BUBBLES “One Big Ocean” Movie, January 16

Posted by Laura Dimock on

PBS KIDS’ newest series invites children to “Dive in!” to the fascinating world of ocean science while building important social-emotional skills

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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 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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Savor Dakota: The Legend of Star Boy

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Everything is connected in Lakota lore. Timpsila is a prairie root that is revered by the culture and even plays a role in connecting this world with that of the stars. Jhon Goes in Center tells the Legend of Star Boy.

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Savor Dakota: Winter Vegetable Soup with Timpsila Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Timpisila is a root plant that has wound itself through Lakota history, lore and family recipes. Chef MJ Adams creates a vegetable soup that showcases the breadroot.

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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

2016 Lakota Nation Invitational Basketball Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the basketball tournament results from the 2016 Lakota Nations Invitational, which took place in Rapid City, SD over the weekend.

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Sioux Falls Skyforce To Hold Fundraiser For Family Of Building Collapse Victim

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that they are offering a ticket fundraiser for the family of a man who lost is life in last Friday’s building collapse in downtown Sioux Falls.

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Brandon Valley Student Section, Moses Parts The Red Sea

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The 2016 State Football Championships experienced some loud, exciting, and creative student sections for the participating high school students. Brandon Valley quite possibly had the best segment of the weekend when one student, dressed as Moses, parted the red student section...aka the Red Sea.

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