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For Harper Lee fans, great excitement for the book that came before ‘Mockingbird’

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After publishing her classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960, Pulitzer Prize-winner Harper Lee has never published another one. Now, more than a half-century later, a book she wrote in the 1950s will see the light of day. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Mary Murphy and novelist Wally Lamb about the reclusive author and their reaction to the news.

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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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Children & Education

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

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We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.

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Would College Students Retain More If Professors Dialed Back The Pace?

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Why do we forget so much of what we read? Anthropologist Barbara J. King suggests that the answer might point toward benefits of a slower pace of teaching in the college classroom.

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Teach Students To Use Social Media (The Right Way) And The Possibilities Are Endless

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Social media can be a big part of students' lives, and teachers across the country are finding ways to use popular platforms as teaching tools.

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What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out

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Are you strict, pushover or right down the middle? These nine questions could help you find the right balance when it comes to your kids and digital devices.

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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

U.S., Mexico And Canada Win Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

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The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, with a united bid from North America winning the right to host soccer's showcase event, the sport's world governing body decided on Wednesday.

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A True Act of Sportsmanship

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Last week, baseball fans in Minnesota witnessed a high school game that displayed an act of kindness that is rare in sports today.

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Little League Baseball Complex Being Renamed To Honor Craig Tieszen

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The Rushmore Little League Minors Field in Rapid City, SD is being renamed to honor the late Craig Tieszen. Tieszen is a former Rapid City Police Chief and a South Dakota state lawmaker, who died in a tragic accident this past Thanksgiving.

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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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