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Landmarks: Ken Bell's Conversation Pieces on US HWY 212

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Just west of Clark on US HWY 212, Ken Bell’s work in progress is a sure conversation starter, even if you're only talking to yourself.

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Justin Hayward: Spirits… Live

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The legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues performs classic hits and songs from his latest solo album SPIRITS OF THE WESTERN SKY.

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The South Dakota High School Debate & IE Tournament Will Take Place in Harrisburg Over the Weekend

Posted by Nate Wek on

South Dakota's top high school speech and debate competitors are busy preparing for the season concluding SDHSAA Annual State Debate & Individual Events Tournament.  The 2015 State Debate & Individual Events Tournament will be held at Harrisburg High School on Friday & Saturday March 6-7. 

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Children & Education

For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

Posted by Laura Dimock on

A growing number of schools are offering training for emotional and social skills that can benefit kids in school and throughout their life.

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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

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There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.

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A Degree With Zero Student Debt. Does It Work?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The four-year results are in on Tennessee's free college initiative. Is this new data significant enough to sway the future of these free college programs?

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How To Raise A Human: The Perils Of Pushing Too Hard

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried. NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

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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

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

State High School Football Players To Wear Special Decal On Helmets

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Football teams who make it to the Dakota Dome in November for the state football championships will each wear a special decal on the backs of their helmets.

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2018 High School Football Playoff Brackets (Class 11B, 9AA, 9A, and 9B)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Thursday, the high school football playoffs begin in Class 11B and all three 9-man classes. After the first round of the post-season teams will be re-seeded before quarterfinal action.

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2018 State Soccer Championships, Final Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Sioux Park in Rapid City, SD played host to the 2018 State Soccer Championships on Saturday October 13th. Wind, snow, and cold weather made it memorable, but the action on the field is what players will remember for years to come.

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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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