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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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Jami Lynn To Perform At SDPB

Posted by Nate Wek on

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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Children & Education

Henry Frawley: Pioneer Lawyer and Rancher

Posted by Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

How a Deadwood lawyer became a successful rancher, succeeding where many others had failed.

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PBS Kids Family Night

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Beginning Friday, April 21, 2017, the SDPB/PBS Kids 24/7 will debut PBS KIDS Family Night. Watch weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming every Friday at 6pm Central, 5pm Mountain, and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the same time.

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Beyond DeVos, What 5 Key Trump Appointees Could Mean For Schools

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

A look at the records of some of President Trump's key appointees to see how they might affect education in the years to come.

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Paper Clip Bookmarks

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Nothing’s better than a good read, and I’ve got just the craft to keep your kid’s nose in a book! All you need are a few simple supplies, a little bit of time, and you and your child can create paper clip page markers.

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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

2017 Girls State Basketball Friday Night Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The semi-final and consolation semi-finals are in the books. St. Thomas More and Lennox will play for the Class A title on Saturday, while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket and Sully Buttes will play for the Class B championship.

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Girls State Basketball Tournament Brackets

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The girls state basketball championships begin Thursday March 9 in South Dakota with Class A in Brookings and Class B in Huron.

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Chloe Lamb, Small Town to the Big Time

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Chloe Lamb is a senior guard for the Sully Buttes Chargers girls’ basketball team. Last year, her team won the Class B state title, and they're looking to repeat in 2017.

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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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