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Jack Parks Forges a Bridge Between Blacksmithing's Future and Past

Posted by Michael Zimny on

A visit to Fire Steel Forge in Piedmont.

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2017 Winter Academic Achievement Team Awards

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

All varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive an SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Award. Please see below for this year's award recipients.

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What I learned from McDonald's "Pollock to Pollock" ads.

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Reflections on a Lenten Filet-O-Fish ad partially shot in Pollock, South Dakota.

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Children & Education

The Double Christening of the Battleship South Dakota, 1941

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Why South Dakota's namesake WWII battleship was christened twice.

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Growing Egg Carton Seeds

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Encourage your kids to get their hands dirty for once! Growing seedlings in egg cartons is a simple activity that connects young children to nature and is a great way to inspire a lifelong interest in gardening and plants.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

With care, services and support, children with autism and other developmental disabilities can overcome many challenges and thrive! This Autism Awareness Month, take a moment to read some simple steps that parents of young children can take to be sure autism is identified early, giving all children the chance for success.

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Books for Young Poets

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Celebrate National Poetry Month this April with a lyrical selection of readings for kids ages 0 to 9. You’ll find classic Mother Goose, alphabet poems in both Spanish and English, an ode to Harlem — and even a rhyming dog.

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Savor Dakota

Student Growth in Wagner

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Students in Wagner have unique access to aquaponic tables and a geodome greenhouse, both of which allow the cultivation of produce all year.

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Helping Neighbors in Need: Beneficial Bales

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South Dakota farmers rally to help cattle producers in need, sending hay to help supply the feed lost in the recent wild fires across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.

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At Dakota Brick House, Chef Jim Waters and Team Aren't Holding Anything Back

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The Café Brulé team are reinvigorating Vermillion's Main Street with a new gastropub in historic digs.

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Science & Technology

Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart

Posted by Brian Gevik on

Repost from "The Moth Radio Hour"

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Dakota Midday: Techradio hears about planned SQL Saturday event

Last Updated by Kent Osborne on

(605)SQL user group leader Josua Warne talks to Dakota Midday:Techradio's panel about SQL Saturday planned for Sioux Falls July 18th.

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Here's What Happens When Pandas Have Twins

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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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Sports & Recreation

Little League Baseball Complex Being Renamed To Honor Craig Tieszen

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Rushmore Little League Minors Field in Rapid City, SD is being renamed to honor the late Craig Tieszen. Tieszen is a former Rapid City Police Chief and a South Dakota state lawmaker, who died in a tragic accident this past Thanksgiving.

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SDHSAA Plans In Rapid City Won't Change During Construction of New Events Center

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Rapid City will soon have a new events center. On Tuesday, 64 percent of voters approved the proposal. While construction is underway, the SDHSAA doesn't foresee any changes with events planned at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

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Six-Man Football Is Coming To South Dakota In 2019

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Six-man football is now a reality for high schools in South Dakota. On Thursday, the board of directors for the South Dakota High School Activities Association approved the proposal in its final reading with a 6-1 vote.

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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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