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A Downton Abbey Season Five Reading List

Posted by Michael Zimny on

“What's on the Bookshelves at Downton Abbey?” The New York Public Library offered some potential answers. We threw in a few of our own.

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The Creation of Santa Claus

Posted by Nate Wek on

Do you know where the real story of Santa Claus came from, and how it became what it is today?

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Jami Lynn To Perform At SDPB

Posted by Nate Wek on

South Dakota native and folk, jazz, and blues songwriter Jami Lynn will be in Vermillion, SD on Tuesday Dec. 9 to give a concert performance for the series No Cover No Minimum. The show will begin at 8 pm CT at the Al Neuharth Media Center.

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Children & Education

DIY: Handmade Bird Feeder

Posted by Nate Wek on

Kids can craft a handmade bird feeder by recycling a milk carton and using a few other household supplies. Hang your feeder then wait and watch to see if you spot any birds.

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Arthur Bookmarks

Posted by Nate Wek on

A great way to save your place in your favorite book is to put a bookmark there. It's easy - just choose your bookmark, print it out, and read.

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Skunk Bear: How Old Is Your Body, Really?

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Do all of your cells get switched out for new ones every seven years or so? Does anything remain with you throughout your entire life? NPR's Skunk Bear examines the human body.

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Rails, Trails, and Roads of the Black Hills

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

A 30-minute documentary about how transportation has evolved in the Black Hills and surrounding area.

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Savor Dakota

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

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

TJ Otzelberger Named New Men's Basketball Coach For South Dakota State University

Last Updated by Gary Ellenbolt on

South Dakota State University has a new Men’s Basketball Coach. The school has introduced Iowa State University Assistant TJ Otzelberger as the new head of the Jackrabbits’ program. The 38-year-old Otzelberger grew up in Milwaukee, and played at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He says he is already setting high expectations in Brookings.

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Kobe Bryant, One Final Hurrah For A Basketball Legend

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Los Angeles Lakers will conclude their NBA season on Wednesday night when they host the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center. You may be asking, why should South Dakotans care? It's simple - in a way, this is the end of an era.

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Adam Vinatieri Returns Home To Talk About Football And Medicine

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Indianapolis Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri has built a reputation as one of the best clutch kickers in NFL history. To many South Dakotans, Vinatieri is known as a local boy who made the big leagues. He has been on four Super Bowl winning teams.

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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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