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Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
December 29, 2015
OPINION: Remembering the simplest thing
Because my parents had a deep appreciation for the power of books and the value of reading, my mom let me join several book-of-the-month clubs...
December 29, 2015 - 4:24pm
September 2, 2015
Youth reading program coming to Cheyenne River
EAGLE BUTTE (AP) — A series of youth reading initiatives will soon kick off at the Cheyenne Indian Reservation thanks to a grant from a national nonprofit. The group Cheyenne River Youth Project has received a $24,000 grant from the Virginia-based Child Fund International to...
September 2, 2015 - 2:46pm
April 27, 2015
GRAVES: Coloring our own decline
Sometime ago, I was flipping channels on the television and came upon a teaser for a new series, "The Last Man on Earth." What a great premise, I thought. Not to mention what a great way to produce a relatively inexpensive television show, since there would be but one cast member. Of...
April 27, 2015 - 5:15pm
May 9, 2014
SD first lady makes 250th stop on reading tour
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's first lady will make her 250th stop on a book tour she began three years ago. Linda Daugaard will read to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Beresford Elementary School Friday. She says that reading is important for child development and learning....
May 9, 2014 - 10:12am
September 19, 2013
South Dakota Festival of Books coming to Deadwood
DEADWOOD (AP) -- The 2013 South Dakota Festival of Books comes to Deadwood this weekend. The event running Thursday through Sunday will allow thousands of book lovers and readers to meet authors, poets, playwrights, book reviewers and media personalities in the historic Black Hills...
September 19, 2013 - 8:51am
September 17, 2013
YOUNG READING: 'Sophie's Squash'
"Sophie's Squash," by Pat Zietlow Miller, is about love and vegetables. It all begins when Sophie chooses a squash at the farmers market. Her...
September 17, 2013 - 5:30pm
May 13, 2013
YOUNG READING: Book tells story of snail who just wants to wake up his family
Snippet draws on sidewalks, chews leaves and plays soccer. In other words, he's a typical snail. However, he doesn't quite fit in with the rest...
May 13, 2013 - 9:41am
May 22, 2012
New e-book service starts at area library
Hanson McCook Regional Library has started a new service to provide free access to downloadable ebooks and audio books to residents of Hanson and McCook counties. When eligible residents register at the library, they will be provided with a login ID to access the South Dakota...
May 22, 2012 - 12:10pm
May 11, 2012
SD first lady encourages Howard students to read
HOWARD (AP) -- South Dakota's first lady read to third, fourth and fifth graders Thursday at Howard Elementary School. The governor's office...
May 11, 2012 - 10:48am
February 13, 2012
Reading Recovery rescues SD children's literacy levels
DEADWOOD -- Sometimes all it takes is for someone to believe in you.
February 13, 2012 - 3:21pm
November 1, 2011
SD test results called 'call to action'
PIERRE (AP) -- A state education official says new test results showing student performance plateauing in South Dakota is a call to action for the state. Education Secretary Melody Schopp says South Dakota was one of only two states to see its scores for reading at the fourth grade...
November 1, 2011 - 3:40pm
October 8, 2011
LETTER: Read, then engage in discussion to learn
To the Editor: As an educator by training, and librarian of many years, reading is a passion of mine. Reading keeps the mind active and helps us learn new words. It captivates the imagination and teaches us about others. Reading is fun and reading is for everyone. It is...
October 8, 2011 - 8:40am