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Living

Landscapes : Custer National Forest

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Located in one of the most sparsely populated areas of the American West, the Custer National Forest is one of South Dakota's (and Montana's) best kept secrets 

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Lemmon-Based Artist John Lopez to Unveil New Monument to Hugh Glass

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Artist John Lopez is creating a monument to Hugh Glass, the legendary adventurer best known for surviving a mauling by a grizzly bear. 

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Freeman Celebrates the 57th Annual Schmeckfest

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Freeman, South Dakota recently held the 57th annual Schmeckfest, a celebration of the traditional cuisines and cultures of the Mennonite communities who settled in the region.

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Children & Education

At 5, Girl Becomes Youngest To Qualify For National Spelling Bee

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The folks at Scripps are already calling Edith Fuller the latest "spellebrity." She beat eighth-graders and other students in Tulsa., Okla., to advance to the big bee.

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DACA, One Student's Story

Posted by Laura Dimock on

More than 750,000 young people have registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Many, like college senior Daisy Romero, worry about their future in the U.S.

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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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Savor Dakota

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?

Posted by PBS NewsHour on

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

2017 Boys State Basketball (and Girls Class AA) Tournament Brackets

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The boys state basketball tournaments begin Thursday March 16 in South Dakota. Class AA is in Rapid City, Class A in Sioux Falls, and Class B sticks with tradition in Aberdeen. Much like last year, the Class AA girls tournament will also be this week. That tournament too is in Rapid City.

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2017 Girls State Basketball (Class A and Class B) Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

St. Thomas More and Sully Buttes have won girls state basketball championships for 2017. Here are all of the result pictures from the event.

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2017 Girls State Basketball Friday Night Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The semi-final and consolation semi-finals are in the books. St. Thomas More and Lennox will play for the Class A title on Saturday, while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket and Sully Buttes will play for the Class B championship.

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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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