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Living

Landmarks : The Selby Opera House

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The Selby Opera house has been a fixture at the heart of Selby, and Walworth County, for over a century. 

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Last Days in Vietnam : Free Screening in Rapid City

Posted by SDPB on

SDPB invites you to a free screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, premiering April 28 on SDPB TV. 

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Tavis Smiley Interviews Actor Isaiah Washington

Posted by Nate Wek on

The NAACP Image and SAG Award winning actor, producer, activist and author talks about his role in the new film "Blackbird."

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Children & Education

The Glendoris (Latchstring) Inn

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The story of a landmark resort in the Black Hills - still in business after more than a century.

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Sioux Falls Theaters "From Stage to Screen"

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Adam Nelson - Marketing Coordinator - Siouxland Heritage Museums - Sioux Falls on

Sioux Falls' live-production theaters of the 1880s changed with the times.

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“Wild Blue Yonder” – Celebrating 75 Years of Ellsworth Air Force Base

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Corey Christianson - Exhibits and Curations Coordinator - Journey Museum and Learning Center - Rapid City on

Ellsworth Air Force Base east of Rapid City has been a part of America's defense strategy since 1942.

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Simple Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Traditions

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Begin your own family tradition to give Thanksgiving its well-deserved and special meaning.

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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

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?

Posted by PBS NewsHour on

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

Yankton Freshman Matthew Mors Scores 1,000th Career Point

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Matthew Mors of Yankton scored his 1,000th career point on Saturday night in a road battle against the Watertown Arrows. While numerous players in South Dakota have had high school careers of 1,000 points or more, this one stands out because Mors is only a freshman.

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South Dakota Postcards: Skiing Nature

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

South Dakota has over 60 state parks and 349 miles of trails, many of which are open year-round for activities like cross-country skiiing.

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South Dakota Media Preps High School Basketball Poll (February 12 - 17)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota Prep Media basketball poll for the week of Feb. 12 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team’s record, and points received. First-place votes are indicated in parentheses.

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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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