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Living

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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Landscapes : Custer National Forest

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Located in one of the most sparsely populated areas of the American West, the Custer National Forest is one of South Dakota's (and Montana's) best kept secrets 

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Lemmon-Based Artist John Lopez to Unveil New Monument to Hugh Glass

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Artist John Lopez is creating a monument to Hugh Glass, the legendary adventurer best known for surviving a mauling by a grizzly bear. 

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Children & Education

How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Screen time can be more than a distraction if you follow these principles.

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How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

Posted by Laura Dimock on

A nonprofit called Turnaround for Children helps schools meet the needs of children facing poverty and adversity.

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Summer Reading For The College-Bound

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Lots of colleges have common reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. What are college kids reading this summer? Here's a sampling.

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To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The journalist who thought up this game says she saw the need before "fake news" was even in the vernacular.

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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

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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?

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

SDSU And USD Are Both Ranked In Top-10 Of Recent FCS Coaches Poll

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Both South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota are ranked in the top-10 of the recent FCS Top-25 Coaches Poll.

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2017 South Dakota High School Soccer Playoff Brackets

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the 2017 playoff brackets for South Dakota high school soccer. All championship games will be played on Saturday October 7th in Aberdeen, SD.

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Rare Air, A Near Record Field Goal

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Rapid City Stevens Kicker Corben Mahaffy made a 55-yard field goal in the loss to Sioux Falls Washington over the weekend. It's tied for the third longest field goal in South Dakota 11-man high school football history.

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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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