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Aloha from Sioux Falls: Luthier Josh Rieck on the Art of Hand-Made Ukuleles and Other Stringed Things

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

SDPB catches up with Sioux Falls luthier Josh Rieck as he prepares for a ukulele expo in the Aloha State.

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An Eery Silence Comes to Brookings with "Night Hunter"

Posted by Michael Zimny on

Artist Stacey Speers lets silent star Lillian Gish get lost in a creatural otherworld with Night Hunter, the film and complete project at the South Dakota Art Museum.

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State Cheer and Dance Video Recap

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

The 2016 South Dakota State Cheer and Dance championships were held October 20-23. SDPB brings a video recap of the top teams.

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Children & Education

Presidential Visits to South Dakota - Calvin Coolidge

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer on

President Coolidge and his wife Grace spent most of the summer of 1927 in the Black Hills.

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The Cane of John Blair Smith Todd

Posted by Brian Gevik, Photos Courtesy Dakota Territorial Museum unless otherwise noted., Text provided by Dakota Territorial Museum - Yankton on

This cane was owned by one of the most influential men in early Dakota Territory and witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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April Activities from the SD Game Fish and Parks

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

SD Game Fish and Parks

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Make a Difference on Earth Day April 22, 2017!

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Help your students discover ways they can use science and engineering to protect our planet.

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Savor Dakota

Meet the Makers of Savor Dakota

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Chef MJ Adams and SDPB's Melissa Hamersma Sievers explore the culinary landscape of South Dakota.

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Killian’s Tavern Strawberry Rhubarb Spring Fling

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Strawberries and rhubarb are plentiful in the spring. Try using them to make a cocktail to celebrate the season.

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Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Morel mushrooms are highly sought after. There are other wild mushroom varieties that can be added to dinner.

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Science & Technology

Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

Posted by Nate Wek, NPR on

Verizon has said it plans to launch a video service focused on mobile devices this summer. The company has offered few details, but last month Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said the service will offer a mix of paid, free and ad-supported content and won't try to replicate traditional TV.

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Building your next computer

Posted by Kent Osborne on

Some tips if you've considered building your own pc for fun or to save money.

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How Arson Investigation Has Changed

Posted by PBS Independent Lens on

Little Hope Was Arson premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 6, 2015.

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Sports & Recreation

Sioux Falls To Host Three Future NCAA Post-Season Events

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The city of Sioux Falls has been awarded three bids for future championship/regional National Collegiate Athletic Association events.

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Sweet-16 Playoff Format In South Dakota High School Basketball/Volleyball Takes Big Step

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Sweet-16 format is one step closer to becoming ‘the law of the land’ for all classes of high school basketball in South Dakota.

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Bridgewater-Emery Seeks Perfect End To A Perfect Season

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Bridgewater-Emery is the only team capable of a completing a perfect season in boys high school basketball this spring. The Huskies are 23-0 and will play an opponent they haven’t seen yet this year in the championship game, Wolsey-Wessington.

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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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