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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

To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

Posted by Laura Dimock on

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

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Facing the costs of college

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Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

A list of books that frame big issues through a lens children can understand.

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Design Squad Nation: Camping

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

If you are planning on hitting the outdoors anytime soon, here are a few camping hacks that will make your life easier!

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Savor Dakota

Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

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

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

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?

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

The 20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek - Part Two

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Larry Rohrer on

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

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The 20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek - Part Three

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Larry Rohrer on

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

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South Dakota High School Football Media Poll (September 25-30)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota high school football media prep poll for the week of Sept. 25-30.

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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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