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Living

James Baldwin, Hubert Humphrey and the American Dream

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro on SDPB

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The Black War Bonnet - Artist Herman Red Elk

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

A 20th-century artwork exemplifies traditional Lakota symbols and their meaning.

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"Ka-Chunk" Dispenses Encapsulated Whimsy from Vending Machines

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Ipso Gallery presents an interactive art vending experience.

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Children & Education

Buddy & SDPB Friends at Storybook Land

Last Updated by Samantha Dlugosh on

Come see Buddy and his SDPB friends at the 13th Annual Storybook Land Festival on July 20th and 21st. You won’t want to miss this free and fun-packed weekend!

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Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Many experts on kids and technology are also parents — and they don't necessarily hold themselves up as paragons for parenting in a time when screens are everywhere.

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Your Turn: When Parents Push Too Hard ... Or Not Enough

Posted by Laura Dimock on

As a parent, did you ever push your child in ways you now regret – or not push enough? Or when you were a child, did you ever feel pushed too hard or not enough? These were the questions we posed to you, our audience. Read the responses.

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From the Great Plains to the Great War

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Full documentary detailing South Dakota's role in World War One.

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Savor Dakota

Salad Dressing by Chef MJ Adams

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Preparing your own salad dressing is easy. Chef MJ Adams shares one recipe.

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Savor Dakota: Master Gardener

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Mary Trykoski is a master gardener and says there is room for more people in the program.

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Savor Dakota: Wagner School Ranch Dressing Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Wagner school makes their own ranch dressing to serve to students, creating a healthier option.

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Science & Technology

IMAGES OF THE PAST Trails, Rails & Roads of the Black Hills

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

The history of blazing byways and bridges through tricky topography.

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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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Just hand up when scammers make the call

Posted by Kent Osborne on

Just Hang Up - or don’t even answer the phone is the best advice when persist and aggressive scammers call. And call. And call.

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Sports & Recreation

Yankton's Matthew Mors Receives Another D1 College Basketball Offer

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Yankton Bucks Sophomore Matthew Mors has picked up another Division One offer to play college basketball, this time from the Wisconsin Badgers.

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South Dakota Media Preps High School Football Poll (August 20-25)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Aug. 20 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. (The poll in the 11AAA, 11AA and 11A classes was unchanged from the preseason edition.)

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2018 South Dakota Media Preps High School Football Preseason Poll

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

​The South Dakota high school football season begins this week for four of the seven classes in the state (11B and all nine-man classes). Here is the preseason media preps high school football poll for the upcoming season.

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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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