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Living

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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Huron Hosts 2014 State Oral Interpretation Festival

Posted by Nate Wek on

The 105th State Oral Interpretation event took place in Huron, SD over the weekend, and for many, this event was an opportunity to showcase acting and theater skills. 

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Oral Interp Comes To Huron This Weekend

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The 105th annual Oral Interpretation festival will take place this weekend in Huron, SD. The event begins on Friday Oct. 5 and will finish up on the evening of Oct. 6. 

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Children & Education

Corn Maze Craze Game

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

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

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

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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Lakota Berenstain Bears

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Do you want to learn Lakota? Here is a whole Berenstain Bears episode in Lakota.

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Savor Dakota

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

South Dakota Native Josh Heupel Gets Head Coaching Job for UCF Knights

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Aberdeen, South Dakota native Josh Heupel has been named the new head football coach for the University of Central Florida. UCF announced the decision to hire Heupel on Tuesday. The head coaching job position opened last week when Scott Frost signed on to be the new head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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South Dakota High School Girls Basketball Media Preps Preseason Poll

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The preseason South Dakota Prep Media girls basketball poll is listed below, with the top five teams in each class ranked by points received, along with the teams receiving votes. First-place votes are indicated in parentheses.

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2017 South Dakota High School Boys Basketball Media Preps Preseason Poll

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The preseason South Dakota Prep Media basketball poll is listed below, with the top five teams in each class ranked by points received, along with the teams receiving votes. First-place votes are indicated in parentheses.

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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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