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Living

The Atmospheric Art of Cristen J. Roghair

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

The Jones County photographer/rancher discusses the prairie-as-muse and capturing the elements for posterity.

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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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Children & Education

Your Turn: When Parents Push Too Hard ... Or Not Enough

Posted by Laura Dimock on

As a parent, did you ever push your child in ways you now regret – or not push enough? Or when you were a child, did you ever feel pushed too hard or not enough? These were the questions we posed to you, our audience. Read the responses.

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From the Great Plains to the Great War

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Full documentary detailing South Dakota's role in World War One.

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Pay Attention!

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

In one of NPR's upcoming How to Raise a Human reports Michaleen Doucleff travels to rural Mexico to discover a group of Mayan children with extraordinary abilities to pay attention. SDPB is bringing How to Raise a Human home to South Dakota. Shane Hamilton, an Integrated Health Therapist with Sanford Health, expands on the subject.

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Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Alexandra Lange's new book has insights on the influence of school and classroom design on children's learning throughout history.

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Savor Dakota

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

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

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Four Super Bowl Party Snacks You HAVE To Try

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

With the "big game" on Sunday, it's time to plan out what to serve at the party. Here are four fun recipes to try during the Super Bowl.

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Savor Dakota in Pierre: Senate Bill 7, Taxes on Land Used for Agriculture

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Senate Bill 7 reworks the definition of agricultural land for taxation purposes. The idea is to allow small acreages to make use of the code. Presented by Senator Cammack, members of the Senate heard the measure on Tuesday, January 24.

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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

Yankton Ready For Season As They Embrace Change

Last Updated by Gary Ellenbolt on

Four of South Dakota’s seven high school football classes started playing last week. Tonight, the three largest classes will get their seasons going.

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Colome Flirts With A Record In Opening Season Game

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Last Friday night, high school football season kicked off in South Dakota for all three nine-man classes and class 11B. It’s always said that records are meant to be broken, and that nearly happened opening night when Colome hosted Centerville.

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Yankton's Matthew Mors Receives Another D1 College Basketball Offer

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Yankton Bucks Sophomore Matthew Mors has picked up another Division One offer to play college basketball, this time from the Wisconsin Badgers.

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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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