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Landmarks : Round Barns in South Dakota

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The round or polygonal barn was always an oddity on the American farmscape. How many remain in the state of South Dakota?

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Landmarks : Holy Spirit Chapel, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

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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

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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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Children & Education

My Son Is In Special Education And I Want Him To Be Challenged

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Increasing standards in Special Education

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Full Time Kid: S'Mores Solar Cooker

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

It's the middle of summer and the hot, sunny weather is finally upon us! It's a perfect time to start talking about the sun, and the solar system. With just a few household items, see how solar energy creates enough heat to make a delicious melted snack.

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How To Earn Six Figures Without A Four-Year Degree

Posted by Laura Dimock on

An age-old practice with origins in medieval times, is now gaining traction again in the United States.

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A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

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A developmental framework for building 21st century skills — no technology or money required.

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Savor Dakota

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

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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

Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

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These days, there seems to be an app for everything. Voice-enabled pizza ordering? Check. An app that says “Yo?” Check. As of today, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are home to over 1.4 million apps, each!

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Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

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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

The 20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek - Part Two

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Larry Rohrer on

Notes, photos, and observations from Day Two of the 2017 Mickelson Trail Trek.

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The 20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek - Part Three

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Notes, photos, and observations from the 2017 Mickelson Trail Trek.

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South Dakota High School Football Media Poll (September 25-30)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota high school football media prep poll for the week of Sept. 25-30.

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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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