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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

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“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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The Creation of Santa Claus

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Do you know where the real story of Santa Claus came from, and how it became what it is today?

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Children & Education

Winter Wonderland Terrarium

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Make a magical winter wonderland terrarium using an old empty glass jar with a lid. Use this craft to talk with your kids about the weather. You can make a terrarium for any season! What kinds of things would belong in a winter wonderland terrarium?

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PBS Offers A Bounty Of Family-Friendly Holiday Fare

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Programs Feature Anne of Green Gables, Nuns and Nurses of Nonnatus House, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis, Lidia Bastianich and Military Veterans, Joyce DiDonato, Bonnie Raitt and More

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Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson... as Stick Man?

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Watch Stick Man on SDPB TV!

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Yankton's Mead Building

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The former centerpiece of the Human Services Center will one day be a museum.

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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

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

Schedule for South Dakota High School Football Championships

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

The South Dakota High School Football Championships will be televised live on SDPB November 10-12. Here is the complete rundown of the schedule with matchup and kickoff times.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Small Town Prospects

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In the northeast portion of the state, in the small town of Langford, South Dakota - you’ll find the Langford Area Lions. The community is small, but don’t take it for granted – this 9B school has a football team that can flat out play ball.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Everyone Starts Somewhere

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The state high school football playoffs are underway. Teams from around South Dakota are pushing ahead with dreams of playing for a state title. With every team, there is a story, and with every story - there's a beginning.

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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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