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Living

James Baldwin, Hubert Humphrey and the American Dream

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro on SDPB

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The Black War Bonnet - Artist Herman Red Elk

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

A 20th-century artwork exemplifies traditional Lakota symbols and their meaning.

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"Ka-Chunk" Dispenses Encapsulated Whimsy from Vending Machines

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Ipso Gallery presents an interactive art vending experience.

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Children & Education

National Historic Places of Custer County

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Images courtesy 1881 Courthouse Museum unless otherwise noted. on

The western South Dakota county boasts some 50 sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Yay Moms! SD Children in Nature

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May Game Fish & Parks

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What 'A Nation At Risk' Got Wrong, And Right, About U.S. Schools

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Thirty-five years after the landmark report warned of a "rising tide of mediocrity" in U.S. education, the statistics have been questioned, but the concerns still feel urgent.

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Students Give Couplets A Try (And You Should Too!)

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

Scores of students submitted their poems about teamwork to an NPR callout. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota Season 2 Links

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Links to the folks interviewed during season two can be found here.

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Savor Dakota at the Legislature: SB 96, Make Chislic the State Nosh

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Chislic is a love it or leave it type of dish with a significant following. The meat treat is typically served using lamb or mutton, occasionally other proteins might be offered instead. Senate Bill 96 would make the skewered meat the official nosh of South Dakota.

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Salad Dressing by Chef MJ Adams

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Preparing your own salad dressing is easy. Chef MJ Adams shares one recipe.

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Science & Technology

Senator Thune Discusses Advancements In Technology At South Dakota Tech Conference

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

One of the priority topics during his speech was technology in rural South Dakota. He discussed the importance of technology advancements in all parts of the state, not just urban areas.

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Sowing Seeds of Discovery: NASA's Quest to Reach Mars by 2030

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Jason Crusan wants you to know today's NASA is not your grandparents' space program.

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IMAGES OF THE PAST Trails, Rails & Roads of the Black Hills

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The history of blazing byways and bridges through tricky topography.

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Sports & Recreation

Player DQ Costs Sioux Falls Christian State Golf Title

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Sioux Falls Christian was all set to win the Class A Girls’ State golf championship on Tuesday. Even after the event concluded – they were ranked as the top team. However, one of the Chargers golfers, senior Kate Wynja, who was also the top performer in the tournament, was disqualified from the second round of the event.

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2018 Spring State Golf Championships, Final Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Burke/South Central, Great Plains Lutheran, Belle Fourche, and Sioux Falls O'Gorman won state golf championships on Tuesday. Here are the full results, both team and individual, for all four tournaments.

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2018 Spring State Golf Championships, Day One Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The 2018 Spring State Golf Championships began on Monday June 4th from Aberdeen, Watertown, and Dell Rapids. Here are the team standings and individual results from the first day of the event.

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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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