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Living

Oral Interp Comes To Huron This Weekend

Posted by Nate Wek on

The 105th annual Oral Interpretation festival will take place this weekend in Huron, SD. The event begins on Friday Oct. 5 and will finish up on the evening of Oct. 6. 

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Top-20 Christmas Movies

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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

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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 SDPB.org

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Children & Education

Seth Bullock - 1849-1919

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Seth Bullock was perhaps the most influential man of his time in the Black Hills and western South Dakota.

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Huron’s Lori Keleher Selected as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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After a nationwide search, Lori Keleher of Huron has been selected as one of 100 educators nationwide to join the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.

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The 4th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

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First Lady Michelle Obama invites you to enter the 4th annual Healthy Lunchtime Recipe Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner.”

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DIY Kinetic Carousel Engineering Toy

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Want to make a fun DIY toy that moves? This kinetic carousel spins wildly and demonstrates potential and kinetic energy.

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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

Sportsmanship and High School Parents: Ten Tips To Remember When Attending Games

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

It’s no secret that sometimes fans take their actions too far when attending high school sporting events, whether it’s yelling at the coach, screaming at an official, or giving negative criticism to an athlete.

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Class 11AAA All-State Football Team

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Here is the 11AAA All-State Football team, as announced by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association.

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Class 11AA All-State Football Team

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Here is the 11AA All-State Football team, as announced by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association.

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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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