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Living

Finding the Silent Guide on Stoneman Hill

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A buoy beckons in Haakon County's sea of grass.

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The World Inside Andrew Kosten's Brookings Basement

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Intaglio printmaker Andrew Kosten conjures up an alternate world of strange, oddly familiar creatures.

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Unearthing SDPB's Oscar Howe Archives

Posted by Heather Benson on

SDPB went digging in the basement archives to come up with two video treasures about one of South Dakota's greatest artists.

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Children & Education

Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.

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Kids Learn What It Takes To Be An Astronaut

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As summer winds to a close, we've been highlighting interesting camps for kids. For decades, a favorite has been Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

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How To Counter Back-To-School Anxiety

Posted by Laura Dimock on

What parents can do to ease the transition — plus, what to watch out for if there's a more serious problem.

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What You Should Know About The New Summer SAT

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

For the first time since the 1970s, the SAT will be offered in the summer. As students get ready to sit for the test this Saturday, we ask: What does this new date mean for students?

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Savor Dakota

Caponata: A Sicilian Style Eggplant Dish by Chef MJ Adams

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Caponata is a Sicilian style dish that showcases some of the best produce that summer can offer.

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Pan Fried Walleye, Tomato and Olive Relish with Lemon Thyme Potatoes and Asparagus

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Michael Haskett prepares pan fried walleye with a tomato and olive relish, plus lemon thyme Potatoes and Asparagus. This recipe is featured in episode 102 of Savor Dakota.

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Meet the Makers of Savor Dakota

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

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Science & Technology

Here's What Happens When Pandas Have Twins

Posted by Nate Wek on

WATCH: When pandas have twin cubs the mother will chose just one to look after; the other will be abandoned. At the Wolong Giant Panda Base in southwest China, vets use human neo-natal techniques to keep these rejected cubs alive.

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"The Brain Scoop" Star Returns to the Black Hills for Neutrino Day

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Science sensation and Rapid City native Emily Graslie returns to her native South Dakota for Neutrino Day.

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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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Sports & Recreation

Sully Buttes Football Set New Yards Record In Recent Win

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Sully Buttes defeated Langford Area 66-28 last Friday night in Langford, SD. In the game, the Chargers recorded the most offensive yards EVER in a South Dakota 9-man high school football game.

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2017 State Soccer Championship Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The State Soccer Championships invaded Swisher Field in Aberdeen, SD on Saturday October 7, 2017. Sioux Falls Lincoln, Pierre, Tea Area, and West Central all took home state titles.

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How to Hike the Badlands South Unit Corner-to-Corner

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

What "the other Badlands" lacks in trails and signs it makes up for in beauty, solitude.

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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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