South Dakota native Tom Lawrence, a former Pioneer executive editor, has written about the state, its politics and people since 1978. Read his blog Prairie Perspective and follow him on Twitter at @TLCF26.
It’s clear that the city of Gettysburg, S.D., just does not understand how deeply offensive its police officer patch — of all things! — is, with an image of a Confederate flag alongside an American flag and a cannon.
Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken built a successful digital marketing company that helped companies forge an effective online brand.
I did a lot of music stories when I was living in and around Houston in the 1980s. Some of the musicians I met, covered and befriended knew Kenny Rogers, a Houston native, when he was getting started in the early 1960s.
Sen. Bernie Sanders might seem an odd choice as a potential president — a self-proclaimed democratic socialist in his late 70s with a recent heart attack, a man not blessed with great charisma or oratorical skills.
Most of the great horror movie stars came from rather exotic locations, with Bela Lugosi, the definitive Dracula, hailing from what is now Romania. Boris Karloff, the unmatched Frankenstein monster, Claude Rains, the dulcet-toned actor who was memorable as The Invisible Man and as the Wolf M…