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Living

Justin Hayward: Spirits… Live

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The legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues performs classic hits and songs from his latest solo album SPIRITS OF THE WESTERN SKY.

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The South Dakota High School Debate & IE Tournament Will Take Place in Harrisburg Over the Weekend

Posted by Nate Wek on

South Dakota's top high school speech and debate competitors are busy preparing for the season concluding SDHSAA Annual State Debate & Individual Events Tournament.  The 2015 State Debate & Individual Events Tournament will be held at Harrisburg High School on Friday & Saturday March 6-7. 

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One Act Play: Selfie Wall

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Student's from around the state gathered in front of the SDPB Selfie Wall throughout the 2015 One Act Play Festival at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls this past weekend. 

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Children & Education

Paper Bag Wreaths

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Do you have a plethora of brown paper bags in your closet or stashed under your sink? Here is a fun festive craft for you and your children to do this Thanksgiving season!

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Corn Maze Craze Game

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PBS Kids Cat in the Hat is into the fall spirit, and wants to go through some corn mazes! The only problem is, he can't find his way through. Can you help Cat find his way through the corn mazes?

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Dangling Spider Webs

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Calling all Ghosts and Goblins! Halloween is right around the corner! If you're looking for a Spook-tacular activity for you and your child to do, this would be terror-ific!

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DIY Leaf Card

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If you're heading out to the pumpkin patch anytime soon, or taking a walk outside, stop and collect some leaves for your next fun fall project!

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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

Corn Palace To Dedicate Basketball Court In Honor of Gary Munsen

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The Corn Palace plans to honor the late Gary Munsen in late December by dedicating the basketball court in his honor.

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Washington Holds Off Roosevelt In A Thriller, Warriors Win Third Straight Title

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Sioux Falls Washington defeated Sioux Falls Roosevelt 20-19 in what was a thrilling championship game on Saturday night in Vermillion.

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Madison Wins Third Championship In A Row, Takes Down Dakota Valley

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Madison defeated Dakota Valley 42-20 on Saturday afternoon in the Class 11A championship game. This is the third championship in a row for the Bulldogs football program.

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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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