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Living

The Creation of Santa Claus

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

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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

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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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Children & Education

DIY Snow Globe

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

If you are going to have multiple children running around your house today, keep them entertained with this fun winter craft!

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DIY Car Tracks Wrapping Paper

Last Updated by Krystal Schoenbauer on

If your holiday shopping is done, then it's time to move onto the fun task of wrapping presents. This year, involve your child by having them make their own wrapping paper!

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SDPB Staff Reading Night Before Christmas

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Merry Christmas to you and your family, from everyone here at SDPB! Our staff read an old Christmas classic story, Twas The Night Before Christmas. Please enjoy our reading and Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

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Gluten Free Holiday Cookies

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Gluten-free author and expert, Jeanne Sauvage, just released a new cookbook titled, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays: 60 Recipes for Traditional Festive Treats (October 2012, Chronicle Books) where she shares fabulous recipes the whole family can enjoy during this time of year including the Cutout Cookies recipe as pictured above.

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Savor Dakota

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta is the first featured recipe as highlighted in Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring. Chef MJ Adams contributes the recipe for our archive.

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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

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

St. Thomas More, A Historical Era of Basketball

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

St. Thomas More made history over the weekend, winning their fifth straight state girls basketball championship. They defeated Madison on Saturday night with a final score of 54-41 to win the Class A title. Cavaliers Head Coach Brandon Kandolin said the feeling of winning five-in-a-row is "indescribable."

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2018 State Girls Basketball Championship Results (Class A and Class B)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

St. Thomas More and Castlewood took home state titles on Saturday night from Watertown and Aberdeen as the first week of the state basketball championships came to an end. Here are the final results from all of the games on Saturday.

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Girls State Basketball Friday Championship Results (Class A and Class B)

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Action continued on Friday in Aberdeen and Watertown for the Class A and Class B girls state basketball championships. Here are the full results and schedule for Saturday

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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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