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South Dakota Native January Jones Shares Photo Prior to SAG Awards

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South Dakota native and Hollywood actress January Jones, from the AMC television series Mad Men, got the public talking over the weekend. She posted a photo of herself from a Miss Teen South Dakota Pageant in the 1980’s.

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A Downton Abbey Season Five Reading List

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“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

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Do you know where the real story of Santa Claus came from, and how it became what it is today?

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Children & Education

Dr. Seuss Craft Roundup

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

March 2nd is Read Across America Day and is also the birthday of Theodor Geisel, also know as Dr. Seuss! Here are some of the most wonderfully wacky and seuss-iest crafts from around the web in honor of the beloved author:

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Paper Lanterns for the Chinese New Year

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Families come together to enjoy great food and watch lion dances during the 15th day of the first lunar month. This celebration is know as the Lantern Festival. Here is a fun activity where your child can create their own lantern!

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7 Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Valentines day is right around the corner! Here are several different options to consider when you sit down to write your Valentine's Day cards. These cards are so cute, Cupid himself wouldn't be able to resist making one or two of them!

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Cardboard Guitars

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Listening to music is fun, and playing an instrument is even better! But what if you could create your own instrument and then play some catchy tunes? Now you can, and it is super easy to make! In no time, you will have your on band and be jamming to your own tunes! The best part is that it's super easy to make, and you will find all of the materials around your house!

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Savor Dakota

SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

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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?

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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

Sioux Falls Chosen To Host 2019-2020 American Legion Baseball Regional Tournaments

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Thursday, the American Legion announced regional site locations for the National American Legion Baseball Tournament. Sioux Falls, SD was chosen to host the Region 6 tournament in back-to-back years, starting in 2019.

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Outdoor Activities For The Younger Generation In South Dakota

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South Dakota has had tourism slogans that encourage people to come experience the state – and great places. There’s a tradition in many families of outdoor activities from snowmobiling in the Hills to hunting pheasants. The trick for state agencies is how to keep the next generation active outdoors.

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The Origin of the Estelline Redmen Mascot

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The Estelline Redmen name wasn’t always connected to a Native American themed mascot. It was actually the furthest thing from it when the ‘Redmen’ name was originally adopted.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

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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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