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2014 All-State Chorus and Orchestra Oct. 31 - Nov. 1

Posted by Brian Gevik on

The 62nd annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra event features the state's best high school musicians. See the Grand Concert live on SDPB TV or online at

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Children & Education

The Palace Plunge & Evans Plunge, Hot Springs

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Naturally warmed water in and around Hot Springs has attracted health-conscious visitors since the 1880s.

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The J.B. Haggin: First Locomotive in the Black Hills?

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

The five-ton "J.B. Haggin" locomotive on permanent display on the main floor of the Adams Museum in Deadwood began hauling gold ore in 1879.

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The Haas Plesiosaur Fossil

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text provided by Darrel Nelson - Deadwood History Inc.Exhibits Director on

A ninety-five million year old fossil found in a pasture near Belle Fourche turned out to be a major scientific discovery.

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Sioux Falls Area Snowstorm of 1909

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text provided by Siouxland Heritage Museums on

Photos of one of the heaviest snowfall events ever to hit Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

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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

How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

Posted by PBS NewsHour on

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

TJ Otzelberger Named New Men's Basketball Coach For South Dakota State University

Last Updated by Gary Ellenbolt on

South Dakota State University has a new Men’s Basketball Coach. The school has introduced Iowa State University Assistant TJ Otzelberger as the new head of the Jackrabbits’ program. The 38-year-old Otzelberger grew up in Milwaukee, and played at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He says he is already setting high expectations in Brookings.

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Kobe Bryant, One Final Hurrah For A Basketball Legend

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Los Angeles Lakers will conclude their NBA season on Wednesday night when they host the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center. You may be asking, why should South Dakotans care? It's simple - in a way, this is the end of an era.

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Adam Vinatieri Returns Home To Talk About Football And Medicine

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Indianapolis Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri has built a reputation as one of the best clutch kickers in NFL history. To many South Dakotans, Vinatieri is known as a local boy who made the big leagues. He has been on four Super Bowl winning teams.

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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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