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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

Clement Moore's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

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The Creator of "Clifford: The Big Red Dog" Dies At 86

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Norman Bridwell, the creator the Clifford the Big Red Dog, has passed away at the age of 86.

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Disney's Cinderella Is Coming In March of 2015

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A new Cinderella movie is being released by Disney this coming spring, and the first trailer for the movie is now available.

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Three Sioux Falls Schools - 1928

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Film shot in 1928 features buildings and students at Augustana College, Washington High School, and Columbus College on the grounds of what is now the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital.

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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?

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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

Final South Dakota Sportswriters High School Football Poll: Oct. 27

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here is the South Dakota Sportswriters high school football poll for October 27, 2015. Due to the regular season ending, this will be the last high school football poll.

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2015 High School Football First Round Playoff Pairings

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The regular season for the 2015 high school football season is over, which means it's time for post season play. All of the competiting teams have one goal, to compete for a state football title in three weeks at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion.

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South Dakota Sportswriters High School Football Poll: Oct. 20

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Here is the South Dakota high school football poll for the week of October 20th, courtesy of the South Dakota Sportswriters 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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