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One Act Play: Selfie Wall

Posted by Nate Wek on

Student's from around the state gathered in front of the SDPB Selfie Wall throughout the 2015 One Act Play Festival at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls this past weekend. 

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The South Dakota One-Act Play Festival Took Place In Sioux Falls Over The Weekend

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The 59th annual One-Act Play Festival was held at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls over the weekend. This one-of-a-kind theater event hosted 45 schools from around the state. 

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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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Children & Education

Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Kids' TV, Then And Now

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Meet the woman in charge of PBS Kids.

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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

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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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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

2018 State Soccer Championships Schedule

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The 2018 State Soccer Championships will take place at Sioux Park in Rapid City on Saturday October 13th.

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South Dakota Media Preps High School Football Poll (October 8-13)

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The South Dakota media preps high school football poll for the week of October 8-13. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, season record, overall votes, and previous ranking.

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2018 Boys State Golf Championships, Final Results

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The 2018 boys state golf championships concluded on Tuesday from Brookings (Class AA) and Dell Rapids (Class A) with Sioux Falls Lincoln and Tea Area winning state titles. Here are the full results from both tournaments.

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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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