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For Harper Lee fans, great excitement for the book that came before ‘Mockingbird’

Posted by Nate Wek on

After publishing her classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960, Pulitzer Prize-winner Harper Lee has never published another one. Now, more than a half-century later, a book she wrote in the 1950s will see the light of day. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Mary Murphy and novelist Wally Lamb about the reclusive author and their reaction to the news.

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South Dakota Native January Jones Shares Photo Prior to SAG Awards

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South Dakota native and Hollywood actress January Jones, from the AMC television series Mad Men, got the public talking over the weekend. She posted a photo of herself from a Miss Teen South Dakota Pageant in the 1980’s.

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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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Children & Education

West River Children's Hospital & Polio Center - 1949

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

A film shot just after the 1948 polio epidemic shows what was done to help South Dakota kids afflicted with the disease.

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DIVE INTO A DEEP-SEA ADVENTURE WITH PBS KIDS

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This Thanksgiving week, PBS KIDS is diving into the deep sea with the premiere of a new movie from everyone’s favorite adventure-seeking brothers, Martin and Chris Kratt. WILD KRATTS: CREATURES OF THE DEEP SEA will premiere on Wednesday, November 23, followed by the world premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest series, SPLASH AND BUBBLES.

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Tablecloth Mission - Your Kids will LOVE IT!

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Try this awesome activity at home!

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PBS KIDS Launches First Tablet Featuring Educational Content and Parental Controls

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PBS KIDS, a leader in connected learning for children, today announced the launch of its first tablet: the Playtime Pad. Produced by Ematic, the 16 GB kids’ tablet provides a one-stop destination for PBS KIDS’ educational content, with more than 25 games and 120 video clips and music videos pre-loaded, along with 100+ hours of video on the PBS KIDS Video App.

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Savor Dakota

SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

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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

Sioux Falls Lincoln Head Football Coach Aaron Beavers Resigns

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Aaron Beavers of the Lincoln High School football program has resigned as the teams head coach. According to multiple reports in Sioux Falls area, the players were made aware of the change on Thursday before practice.

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Sportsmanship In Football, It's More Than Wins And Losses

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High school football in South Dakota is approaching its midway mark. While wins and losses get most of the attention with the sport, it’s nowhere near the most important aspect of the game. Here's a story about sportsmanship, respect, and love.

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Tales of the Gridiron "Crane-Youngworth Field"

Last Updated by Brad Van Osdel on

Crane-Youngworth Field has become a place of history, tradition and victory for Yankton High School Football.

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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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