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Top-20 Christmas Movies

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

Posted by Brian Gevik on

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

The Palace Plunge & Evans Plunge, Hot Springs

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Naturally warmed water in and around Hot Springs has attracted health-conscious visitors since the 1880s.

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The J.B. Haggin: First Locomotive in the Black Hills?

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

The five-ton "J.B. Haggin" locomotive on permanent display on the main floor of the Adams Museum in Deadwood began hauling gold ore in 1879.

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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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Sioux Falls Area Snowstorm of 1909

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text provided by Siouxland Heritage Museums on

Photos of one of the heaviest snowfall events ever to hit Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

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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

How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

Posted by PBS NewsHour on

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

The Minnesota Twins Induct Legendary Broadcaster John Gordon Into Hall Of Fame

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Legendary radio sportscaster John Gordon was inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon. Gordon, who is now 76-years old, spent 25 seasons doing Twins games on the radio.

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Becky Hammon Has No. 25 Retired By San Antonio Stars

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

South Dakota native Becky Hammon is already considered one of the best professional women’s basketball players of all-time, but San Antonio is doing their part to prove how great she was during her time with them.

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A Brazilian Bird Playing With A Golf Ball

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Humans aren't the only ones who enjoy the game of golf. This Brazilian Siriema is playing with a golf ball by bouncing it up and down on a cart path. As you can see in the video, this bird looks like it's having way too much fun!

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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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