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Living

Landmarks: A Fish Story That Almost Got Away from Spearfish

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A unique sculpture from the New Deal era.

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SDPB at the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books

Last Updated by Fritz Miller on

Celebrate reading and writing with SDPB and the South Dakota Humanities Council.

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New Faulkton Mural Brings History to Life

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Jonathan Imafidor and Dotun Popoola's recently completed Faulkton mural tells the story of the last wild buffalo hunt in the area.

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Children & Education

Student Debt Forgiveness Sounds Good. What Might Happen If The Government Did It?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

It could boost the economy, but experts say that not all plans to wipe out student debt increase racial and economic equity.

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Will Your Job Still Exist In 2030?

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New research finds automation widening the gap between urban and rural areas and dramatically affecting people who didn't go to college or didn't finish high school.

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Smithsonian Museum Considers Collecting Drawings Made By Detained Migrant Children

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

The National Museum of American History said it has a long commitment to documenting "history as it unfolds." It reached out to pediatricians who shared images made by children after their release.

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Pool Noodle Horse Stick!

Posted by Steven Rokusek on

Turn summer break into summer fun with this one-of-a-kind pool noodle horse.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota Entrees: An Extended Conversation with Chef Sanaa Abourezk

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Chef Sanaa Abourezk shares mediterranean dishes from Syria with guests at a restaurant that bears her name. Much can be shared with a community simply by passing a plate.

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Savor Dakota Season 2 Links

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Links to the folks interviewed during season two can be found here.

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Savor Dakota at the Legislature: SB 96, Make Chislic the State Nosh

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Chislic is a love it or leave it type of dish with a significant following. The meat treat is typically served using lamb or mutton, occasionally other proteins might be offered instead. Senate Bill 96 would make the skewered meat the official nosh of South Dakota.

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Science & Technology

Senator Thune Discusses Advancements In Technology At South Dakota Tech Conference

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

One of the priority topics during his speech was technology in rural South Dakota. He discussed the importance of technology advancements in all parts of the state, not just urban areas.

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Sowing Seeds of Discovery: NASA's Quest to Reach Mars by 2030

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Jason Crusan wants you to know today's NASA is not your grandparents' space program.

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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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Sports & Recreation

Midnight Madness, Tea Area Lady Titans

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Tea Area has created a special tradition, as it pertains to their girls' soccer program. Each year, the Lady Titans 'kick off' their season at midnight on the first eligible day of practice.

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South Dakota's Original Girl Gridiron Gang

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

They were pioneers of the era, role models to the community, and their stamp on history spread rapidly throughout the region. With numbers lacking, a group of thirty girls came together - putting the small town of Cavour, SD 'on the map.'

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Four Classes Of High School Football Started Practice Monday

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Four of South Dakota’s seven high school football classes started practice on Monday, all three nine-man classes and Class 11B.

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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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