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2016 South Dakota Class AA Cheer and Dance Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The results from the 2016 Class AA cheer and dance competition from Aberdeen, SD. Brandon Valley won the championship in Cheer and Sioux Falls Washington took home the title in Dance.

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2016 South Dakota Class A Cheer and Dance Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The results from the 2016 Class A cheer and dance competition from Aberdeen, SD. Sioux Valley wins the championship in Cheer and Dakota Valley wins the championship in Dance.

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Lee Ann Roripaugh Reads Her Poem "Badlands"

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

South Dakota Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh read her poem "Badlands" for us as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Park Service.

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Children & Education

Mini Easter Baskets

Posted by Nate Wek on

An adorable Easter craft the kids can make as favors for friends, or for their dolls. Have fun!!

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W. H. Illingworth - 1874 Custer Expedition Photographer

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

Photographer William H. Illingworth documented Custer's historic 1874 foray into the Black Hills.

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Launching the Battleship South Dakota, 1941

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

A recently-restored audio recording captures the essence of the historic event.

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Nell Perrigoue - Women in Local History

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

Nell Perrigoue was an active and accomplished Deadwood leader for many years.

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Savor Dakota

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

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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SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Visit SDPB's booth at the South Dakota Peach Festival June 25 & 26

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Science & Technology

Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

Posted by PBS Idea Lab on

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?

Posted by Nate Wek on

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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How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

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Michael McDonnell has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He has a physics degree. He’s worked in hazardous environments. He hopes these qualifications will convince a selection committee that he’s the perfect candidate for the first human voyage to Mars.

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Sports & Recreation

Lucky Sevens at the State Basketball Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Something happened on Thursday that was a bit out of the ordinary. Upsets happen at tournament events all the time, but it’s the sort of upsets that happened, which made Thursday’s first round games stand out.

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2017 Boys State Basketball (and Girls Class AA) Tournament Brackets

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The boys state basketball tournaments begin Thursday March 16 in South Dakota. Class AA is in Rapid City, Class A in Sioux Falls, and Class B sticks with tradition in Aberdeen. Much like last year, the Class AA girls tournament will also be this week. That tournament too is in Rapid City.

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2017 Girls State Basketball (Class A and Class B) Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

St. Thomas More and Sully Buttes have won girls state basketball championships for 2017. Here are all of the result pictures from the event.

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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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