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Living

What I learned from McDonald's "Pollock to Pollock" ads.

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Reflections on a Lenten Filet-O-Fish ad partially shot in Pollock, South Dakota.

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The Hosmer Phone Booth

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A local telephone man preserved a piece of communications history for Hosmer.

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Can South Dakota Crowd-Solve an Art Mystery?

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A pitch for audience participation in answering the question: Who is Fred Hill?

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Children & Education

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

Posted by Laura Dimock on

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

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Warm Up Together: Encouraging Outdoor Activity During the Winter

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Get everyone excited about time outside together even on the coldest of winter days with these tips and ideas.

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PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Launch New Digital Series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, Hosted by Science Writer Ed Yong

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios announced today the premiere of a new digital series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, hosted by science writer Ed Yong, exploring the world of microbes.

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Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota Extra: Farm to Table Field Corn

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Field corn is found in abundance in South Dakota but it isn't something that typically shows up on a "farm to table" menu. That didn't stop SDPB's Heather Benson from giving it a try.

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Savor Dakota: The Legend of Star Boy

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Everything is connected in Lakota lore. Timpsila is a prairie root that is revered by the culture and even plays a role in connecting this world with that of the stars. Jhon Goes in Center tells the Legend of Star Boy.

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Savor Dakota: Winter Vegetable Soup with Timpsila Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Timpisila is a root plant that has wound itself through Lakota history, lore and family recipes. Chef MJ Adams creates a vegetable soup that showcases the breadroot.

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Science & Technology

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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Five 'Back To The Future 2' Predictions That Came True

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Back to the Future 2 premiered in 1989, and the movie attempted to visualize what the world might in fact look like in the year 2015. Predictions like flying cars being the norm, and the ability to cook a pizza in seconds using a Rehydrator are yet to come true. Even though the movie displayed plenty of inaccuracies, it did get a few things right.

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GoPro Captures Video of Weather Balloon Traveling to the Stratosphere

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

A GoPro camera captured the journey of a weather balloon traveling to the Stratosphere, an altitude of 98,664 feet, and back again. The balloon was in the air for over an hour and a half, and the footage shot during the flight was truly remarkable.

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Sports & Recreation

Colman-Egan Knocks Off Sully Buttes, Completes Quest For Back-To-Back Titles

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Colman-Egan completed their quest for back-to-back state football championships on Thursday afternoon when they defeated Sully Buttes 42-28 for the Class 9B title.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Small Town Champions

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Colman-Egan is heading back to the Dakota Dome as they look to make it back-to-back state championships in football. While the Hawks have proven to be successful on the field, it's the support from the community that has helped shape the program.

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2017 South Dakota High School Football Championships Schedule

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota high school football championships begin on Thursday of this week, and will conclude on Saturday with all seven classes of competition ready to crown a state champion.

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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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