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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

Posted by Michael Zimny on

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

Posted by Michael Zimny on

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

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is right around the corner! If you are in the holiday spirit, here is a fun Christmas craft for you and your kiddos to do together. And the best part? You can use things that you can find around your house!

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DIY Turkey Wings

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft? Well look no further with these colorful DIY Turkey wings. Here is how you can make your own colorful wings for all of the little turkeys in your life!

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A Look Into the South Dakota State Archives

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

An ever-increasing number of historical photos, documents, and records can be accessed online.

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Building Big Bend Dam - 1959-1964

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The last-built of the big Missouri River dams has a unique feature.

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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?

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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

South Dakota Media Preps High School Basketball Poll (January 29 - February 3)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota Prep Media basketball poll for the week of Jan. 29 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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Coach Rozy's Performance Training Academy

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Mark Roozen operates the Coach Rozy Performance Training Academy in Yankton. Throughout his career, Coach Rozy has worked with NFL, College, and Olympic Athletes. Now, he’s working with a variety of people from all ages.

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South Dakota Media Preps High School Basketball Poll (January 22-27)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota Prep Media basketball poll for the week of Jan. 22 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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