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Living

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

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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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Huron Hosts 2014 State Oral Interpretation Festival

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The 105th State Oral Interpretation event took place in Huron, SD over the weekend, and for many, this event was an opportunity to showcase acting and theater skills. 

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Children & Education

SDPB's Education Week: September 12-17, 2016

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

A special week of primetime programs highlighting gripping reports from today's classrooms.

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Hey Arthur Fans! Theme Song Challenge

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Hey Arthur fans! The Arthur Team is challenging you to post your creative covers of the Arthur theme song using #ArthurCover.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15-October 15

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NEW SDPB Children’s TV Schedule!

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A change in the seasons coincides with changes to the SDPB Children’s lineup on SDPB TV.

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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

SDHSAA Spring Golf Championships: Good Weather Rewards Later Date

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

For the first time, State High School Golfers are playing in June instead of May.

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14 Rules Of Golf That You're Probably Breaking

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Millions of Americans golf, and some are no doubt better than others in terms of skill. However, everyone has a tendency of breaking rules when they’re on a golf course. According to Golf Digest, here are 14 golf etiquette rules that you’re probably breaking when playing golf.

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The Top-5 Golf Courses In South Dakota

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With the days becoming longer and the weather getting warmer, more and more South Dakotans are dusting off their golf clubs and hitting the course. According to Golf Digest, here are the top-five golf courses in South Dakota.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

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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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