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South Dakota Native January Jones Shares Photo Prior to SAG Awards

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

Posted by Michael Zimny on

“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

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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Children & Education

3 Easy Dance Moves

Posted by Nate Wek on

You can dance if you want to, you can leave your shoes behind! You don't need a rocket, track, or garden to do the Moonwalk, Running Man and Cabbage Patch dance moves. You just need socks, energy and a little guidance from Mya, the Full-Time Kid!

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Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?

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Hartford Student Researches Gene Expression & Substance Addiction

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Emperor Science Award winner encourages South Dakota students to pursue real-world science research opportunity.

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New Survey, New Elevation for SD's Highest Mountain

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Additional text by Paul Horsted, Photos courtesy Paul Horsted and Jerry Penry on

A 2016 survey revealed that the long-accepted elevation of Black Elk Peak was not accurate.

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Savor Dakota

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?

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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

Familiar Faces Hope To Lead USA World Junior Team To Gold Medal Win Over Canada

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The United States of America and Canada will face off Thursday night for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. Two members of this years USA Junior team are former members of the Sioux Falls Stampede. One is Head Coach Bob Motzko and the other is forward Kieffer Bellows.

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Zenner Scores Twice Against The Cowboys

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Eagen, Minnesota native and South Dakota State University alum Zach Zenner had his best game as a professional football player on Monday Night Football when the Detroit Lions faced the Dallas Cowboys.

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2016 Lakota Nation Invitational Basketball Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the basketball tournament results from the 2016 Lakota Nations Invitational, which took place in Rapid City, SD over the weekend.

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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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