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Living

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"

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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

Full Time Kid: Wind Chime

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Gather up some string, a plastic lid, and a collection of objects from the house or outdoors, and transform these objects into a beautiful wind chime!

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Free Community College

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The First State To Offer Free Community College To Nearly Every Adult

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Handmade Bird Feeder

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Kids can craft a handmade bird feeder by recycling a milk carton and using a few other household supplies. Hang your feeder then wait and watch to see if you spot any birds. This activity is a great way to encourage bird watching plus a summer boredom buster rolled into one! What kind of birds will feed from the bird feeder?

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PBS Summer Activities

Last Updated by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Are you looking for some fun activities to do this summer? Come explore with PBS KIDS! We have a whole bunch of different games, crafts and activities for your children to enjoy.

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Savor Dakota

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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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

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Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta is the first featured recipe as highlighted in Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring. Chef MJ Adams contributes the recipe for our archive.

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Science & Technology

How Arson Investigation Has Changed

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

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Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

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These days, there seems to be an app for everything. Voice-enabled pizza ordering? Check. An app that says “Yo?” Check. As of today, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are home to over 1.4 million apps, each!

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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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Sports & Recreation

Sweet-16 Playoff Format, Law of the Land in South Dakota

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors passed two proposals on Thursday changing the current playoff format in two of its sports for Class AA and Class B.

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Decision Coming On Sweet-16 Playoff Format For Class AA and Class B

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Thursday, the Board of Directors for the South Dakota High School Activities Association will vote on a Sweet-16 playoff format in basketball and volleyball for Class B and Class AA.

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2017 South Dakota Spring Golf Championships, Final Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The 2017 Spring Golf Championships concluded on Tuesday afternoon from Huron (AA), Hartford (A), Sioux Falls (B Girls), and Harrisburg (B Boys). Here are the final team standings and individual results from all four tournaments.

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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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