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.