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The South Dakota High School Debate & IE Tournament Will Take Place in Harrisburg Over the Weekend

Posted by Nate Wek on

South Dakota's top high school speech and debate competitors are busy preparing for the season concluding SDHSAA Annual State Debate & Individual Events Tournament.  The 2015 State Debate & Individual Events Tournament will be held at Harrisburg High School on Friday & Saturday March 6-7. 

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One Act Play: Selfie Wall

Posted by Nate Wek on

Student's from around the state gathered in front of the SDPB Selfie Wall throughout the 2015 One Act Play Festival at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls this past weekend. 

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The South Dakota One-Act Play Festival Took Place In Sioux Falls Over The Weekend

Posted by Nate Wek on

The 59th annual One-Act Play Festival was held at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls over the weekend. This one-of-a-kind theater event hosted 45 schools from around the state. 

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Children & Education

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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The South Dakota Stock Market Game Program spring trading session begins February 13

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Teachers may now register for the Spring session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game Program (SDSMG) operated by the Black Hills State University Center for Economic Education.

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A Lifetime of Inspiration

Last Updated by Brad VanOsdel on

Beth Kaltsulas, a math teacher at Yankton Middle School, has been selected as the 2017 South Dakota Teacher of the Year.

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The Big Springs Train Robbery

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

An 1887 holdup turned out to be more than the robbers bargained for.

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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?

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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

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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"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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