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2014 All-State Chorus and Orchestra Oct. 31 - Nov. 1

Posted by Brian Gevik on

The 62nd annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra event features the state's best high school musicians. See the Grand Concert live on SDPB TV or online at SDPB.org

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Children & Education

A Lifetime of Inspiration

Last Updated by Brad VanOsdel on

Beth Kaltsulas, a math teacher at Yankton Middle School, has been selected as the 2017 South Dakota Teacher of the Year.

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The Big Springs Train Robbery

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer on

An 1887 holdup turned out to be more than the robbers bargained for.

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Lollipop Flower Valentines

Posted by Laura Dimock on

For an easy and inexpensive DIY Valentine project, make these flower lollipops for your child’s classmates and friends!

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Leprechaun Water Bottle Bowling Pins

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Go “green” and play a lucky bowling game with these do-it-yourself Leprechaun Bowling Pins made from recycled plastic bottles!

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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

2016 11AA Championship: Mitchell Wins First State Title

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Mitchell Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 on Friday night in Vermillion, SD for the 11AA state football championship. This is the first state football title for Mitchell and their first visit to the dome since 1993.

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2016 11B Championship: Winner Defends Title Against Groton In Dominating Fashion

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Winner defeated Groton Area 54-0 on Friday afternoon for the 11B state football championship. This is the seventh overall title for the Warriors football program.

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2016 9B Championship: Colome Dethrones Langford Area

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Colome Cowboys defeated the Langford Area Lions 42-23 in the 9B state football championship on Thursday evening from the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, SD.

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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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