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The South Dakota One-Act Play Festival Took Place In Sioux Falls Over The Weekend

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The 59th annual One-Act Play Festival was held at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls over the weekend. This one-of-a-kind theater event hosted 45 schools from around the state. 

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For Harper Lee fans, great excitement for the book that came before ‘Mockingbird’

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After publishing her classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960, Pulitzer Prize-winner Harper Lee has never published another one. Now, more than a half-century later, a book she wrote in the 1950s will see the light of day. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Mary Murphy and novelist Wally Lamb about the reclusive author and their reaction to the news.

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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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Children & Education

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

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A nonprofit called Turnaround for Children helps schools meet the needs of children facing poverty and adversity.

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Summer Reading For The College-Bound

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Lots of colleges have common reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. What are college kids reading this summer? Here's a sampling.

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To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

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The journalist who thought up this game says she saw the need before "fake news" was even in the vernacular.

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Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay

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Facing the costs of college

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Savor Dakota

Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

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Morel mushrooms are highly sought after. There are other wild mushroom varieties that can be added to dinner.

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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

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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

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Visit SDPB's booth at the South Dakota Peach Festival June 25 & 26

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Science & Technology

Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

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These days, there seems to be an app for everything. Voice-enabled pizza ordering? Check. An app that says “Yo?” Check. As of today, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are home to over 1.4 million apps, each!

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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

2017 Class AA State Boys Golf Tournament, Day One Results

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The Class AA Boys Golf Championships began on Monday in Pierre, SD. Here are the full team results and individual performance results after the first day of competition.

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The 20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek - Part One

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Notes, photos, and a few observation on a 109-mile bike ride through the Black Hills.

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The 20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek - Part Two

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Notes, photos, and observations from Day Two of the 2017 Mickelson Trail Trek.

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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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