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Top-20 Christmas Movies

Posted by Nate Wek on

Here's a list of the top-20 holiday Christmas movies to watch this season, according to the American Movie Channel.

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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

Henry and Charles Robinson, Mount Moriah’s Caretakers

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Rachel-Lovelace Portal - Curator of Collections - Deadwood History Inc. on

Father and son undertakers looked after Deadwood's famous cemetery from the 1880s through the 1930s.

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Beyond The Pail: NPR Unpacks The History Of The Lunch Box

Posted by Laura Dimock on

From re-purposed lard pails to bento boxes, the way students carry lunch to school has changed almost as much as the classrooms they learn in.

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PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market Unveil Holiday Toy Line

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PBS KIDS’ partnership with Whole Foods Market encourages kids to learn through play, helping us achieve a shared goal of supporting children’s development.

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The Belle Fourche Sugar Plant

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Belle Fourche, South Dakota was once at the center of a thriving sugar industry.

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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

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

2016 Boys AA Golf Championships: Day One Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The first round of the boys class AA golf tournament has come to an end with Sioux Falls Washington currently sitting in first place. Day two begins tomorrow at 9 am CT.

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Sioux Falls Lincoln Head Football Coach Aaron Beavers Resigns

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Aaron Beavers of the Lincoln High School football program has resigned as the teams head coach. According to multiple reports in Sioux Falls area, the players were made aware of the change on Thursday before practice.

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Sportsmanship In Football, It's More Than Wins And Losses

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

High school football in South Dakota is approaching its midway mark. While wins and losses get most of the attention with the sport, it’s nowhere near the most important aspect of the game. Here's a story about sportsmanship, respect, and love.

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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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