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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - SD: Arts & Culture

George Floyd murals, such as this one in Milwaukee, have surfaced across the globe following protests over his killing by Minneapolis police. (Graham Kilmer)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- From middle America to Europe, murals have popped up in honor of George Floyd amid the renewed fight for racial justice. In South Dakota, there are parallels to other works that call attention to the issues of systemic racism. Jim Speirs, executive director of the group Arts So

The first Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota was held on August 14, 1938. (sdpb.org)

RAPID CITY, S.D. – This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people will pour into the Black Hills – most on two wheels – for the 79th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And the state's military veterans will benefit. Lindsey Holmquest, associate state director of community outreach w

Tourism in South Dakota, including tourist visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial, has risen to record levels in each of the last nine years.(nockewell/pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a nod to how much the world has changed in the past century. The agency designed scavenger hunts at 29 parks and recreation areas that require a selfie be taken there in order to win prizes suc

The apatosaurus, such as this concrete replica at Dinosaur National Park near Rapid City, roamed the state during the Mesozoic Era, 150 million years ago. (Wikimedia Commons)

PIERRE, S.D. — Most people associate South Dakota with the nearly 80-year-old Mount Rushmore National Monument, not with dinosaurs that roamed here more than 80 million years ago. But one reporter would like to change that. Every week in the Pierre Capital Journal, David Byrnes pens "Great M

South Dakota has more than sixty PTA chapters throughout the state, with nearly 4,000 members. (ccccptas.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The National Parent Teacher Association is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its student art awards program, known as Reflections, and South Dakota's PTA is encouraging students to participate. Children in preschool through grade 12 are eligible, and they can enter in t

In South Dakota, 51 percent say they participate in some form of creative or artistic endeavor. (speedmuseum.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Key players in South Dakota's creative community will gather in downtown Sioux Falls this weekend for the first statewide arts conference in nearly six years. Jim Speirs, executive director of Arts South Dakota, says many people don't know that the downtown Sioux Falls Sc

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The South Dakota American Heart Association is stepping up the pace this week with another in their series of "Go Red for Women" events. Spokeswoman Addie Graham-Kramer says they will be holding their first-ever Red Hot Zumba-thon. "Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance, but it's high

OACOMA, S.D. - While the arts contribute to the human condition, those who create and sponsor the arts want to show that they can also make a solid contribution to a tough economy. Pat Boyd, executive director of South Dakotans for the Arts says that will be a theme of their annual gathering, Arts E

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