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Landmarks : Holy Spirit Chapel, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The Holy Spirit Chapel, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Corson County, is a rare example of stone, late 19th century, Gothic Revival architecture in South Dakota.

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Landmarks : Trinity Church in Kimball

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The historic Holy Trinity Church, just south of Kimball, is a landmark beloved by I-90 travelers and exemplary of the Bohemian religious architecture Czech immigrants brought to Brule County.

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Jami Lynn Set to Release New Album, Fall Is a Good Time to Die

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The South Dakota singer-songwriter will celebrate the release with live shows in Spearfish, Sioux Falls, and a live radio performance on Dakota Midday. 

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Children & Education

Presidential Visits to South Dakota - Calvin Coolidge

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer on

President Coolidge and his wife Grace spent most of the summer of 1927 in the Black Hills.

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The Cane of John Blair Smith Todd

Posted by Brian Gevik, Photos Courtesy Dakota Territorial Museum unless otherwise noted., Text provided by Dakota Territorial Museum - Yankton on

This cane was owned by one of the most influential men in early Dakota Territory and witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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April Activities from the SD Game Fish and Parks

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

SD Game Fish and Parks

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Make a Difference on Earth Day April 22, 2017!

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Help your students discover ways they can use science and engineering to protect our planet.

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Savor Dakota

Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Morel mushrooms are highly sought after. There are other wild mushroom varieties that can be added to dinner.

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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta is the first featured recipe as highlighted in Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring. Chef MJ Adams contributes the recipe for our archive.

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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?

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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

ITMO Sports: Sioux Falls Little League Manager Talks with Chris Laughery

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

The Sioux Falls Little League Team prepares for the Little League World Series. The kids who say they like everything from “eating waffles” to “hitting dingers” celebrated their win over Webb City, Missouri. SDPB's Chris Laughery caught up with team manager Jeff Riley this morning to congratulate the team on the big win.

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Preseason South Dakota High School Football Media Poll

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The preseason edition of the inaugural South Dakota Prep Media football poll is listed below, with the top-five teams in each class ranked by points received, along with the teams receiving votes. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.

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Pierre Legion Baseball Has a Shot at Regional Title

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Entering day four of the Central Plains Regional Legion Baseball Tournament in Dickinson, North Dakota Pierre's Post 8 looks to come back from the losers bracket to make the final.

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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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