Sioux Falls School District

Kindergarten enrollment in the Sioux Falls School District is currently below projections for the coming school year. While spring informational events were cancelled because of COVID-19, the district is working to reach parents in other ways.

DeeAnn Konrad is the Community Relations Supervisor for the Sioux Falls School District. She says this year the district is anticipating just over two thousand kindergarteners.

“We’re currently at 1,550," she says. "So about 450 kiddos out there potentially who have not yet registered.”

Sioux Falls Development Foundation

Sioux Falls is abuzz with rumors about one of the world’s biggest companies possibly coming to town, but the company itself isn't talking. 

Dakota Political Junkies

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In The Moment … August 5, 2020 Show 874 Hour 1

Back to school, masks, and "in-artfully crafted campaign e-mails" are part of today's Dakota Political Junkies round table.  Plus, Kennedy Noem leaves the governor's staff and we remember former Attorney General Mark Meierhenry. We're joined by Michael Card, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota.  Also with us is Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. 

The "REFLECTIONS" Outdoor Show In Sioux Falls

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LiRa Dance Theatre Company

In The Moment … August 5, 2020 Show 874 Hour 1

The art of dance continues during the pandemic. And for people longing for artistic expression, the LiRa Dance Theatre Company presents the REFLECTIONS outdoor show this weekend in Sioux Falls. Joining us today we have co-artistic directors Lisa Conlin and Raena Rasmussen, along with dancer Thomas Nguyen.

South Dakota Home Garden: Shade Trees

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In The Moment … August 5, 2020 Show 874 Hour 1

The last few weeks have brought plenty of sunshine urging us to find the cover from a good shade tree. South Dakota Home Garden is a series from SDPB that gets us closer to nature by focusing on various gardening topics. Today we talk about Shade Trees. Erik Helland is owner & president of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls, he joins us today with more.

Rapid City Area Schools

After a five-hour special meeting Tuesday night, the Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education has not yet approved a back to school plan. Board members disagreed on requiring masks and others desire more detailed safety measures from administration. 

SDPB News: Aug 5

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How will the Cheyenne River Housing Authority plan to use a million-dollar grant to address overcrowding and homelessness on the reservation?

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Cheyenne River Housing Authority

The Cheyenne River Housing Authority is receiving just over $1 million for the construction of rental units on the reservation.

This is to address overcrowding and homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds are being given by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the CARES Act.

COVID, Caring, & Conservation

Aug 4, 2020
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In The Moment … August 4, 2020 Show 873 Hour 1

The Presentation Sisters

Aug 4, 2020
The Presentation Sisters

In The Moment … August 4, 2020 Show 873 Hour 1

During this centennial year of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which assured that women in the United States have a right to vote, SDPB has embarked on a project to tell the history of suffrage in South Dakota.

Woven in with the stories you've been hearing all summer about the original vanguards of suffrage, we've also been bringing you profiles of women who have changed (and are changing) South Dakota history. Today we highlight the Presentation Sisters. Sister Lynn Marie Welbig joins us with more.

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