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Quality of Life stinks unless have monry - 1/29/2016
South Dakota is not a place for young or old poor people. Only the rich can enjoy this state The state does not care about the poor,kids,or elderly.Fine example cut education by 800,000 dollars and now cutting teachers and ones that are left will get a little more in pay. Lowest paying salary in nation here for teachers. Right to work state this is a joke. Cost of living lower because you get paid sub wages. Women are treated like second hand citizens,especially since gel moms. Elderly who need work because they don't have enough to live don't get jobs and no programs here. Government does nothing for the poorer class of people. Soon when they get done with pipeline and mining this state will be like of America, contaminated water,dirty air and in shambles all because of their greed. If you have a nice car forget it that car is doomed. We got raised 6 cents for roads and roads are never fixed. They tried to tax vehicles for each wheel that was turned down but believe me they will get Read More

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Heart of America - 10/30/2013
I've lived in South Dakota most of my life. I love this place I call home. There was a time when I hated it here, but now I can't imagine living anywhere else. Some people say the winters are bad or the summers are too humid. I used to think this, too, but I decided to look for the good in South Dakota rather than the bad. Now, I can't wait for winter so I can dance in the snow, make snow angels and snowmen, and catch the snowflakes as they fall from the sky! I can't wait until winter so I can listen to the tinkle of the snowflakes as they fall through the air and then to catch them on my eyelashes! I can't wait until winter so I can go ice skating with my friends, invite friends over for a cup of hot chocolate and a game! Winter used to be my worst nightmare, now it is my dream! Some people say there is nothing to do here or you can't make a living here. If you are used to making $20 an hour and having the mall 10 feet from your back door, then that is true. But for me, I Read More

Great place to live - 10/9/2011
I am a person who has been around the world (Navy) and have lived everywhere from South Dakota to California, Hawaii, Florida, Virginia, Overseas in Naples, Spain, more...
Of all the places the one that sticks out the most is South Dakota. I have been fortunate to live in a small town (Ree Heights) and larger places like Huron and Spearfish as well as Mitchell. The areas are very different. You can find your type of people somewhere in South Dakota. It is a very diverse state. Many younger people will not like it of course... Have you ever met a teen who didn't want to live anywhere but where they are now?
Anyway, I am a Democrat and as you know the majority in S.D. are republican. It is a normal thing in cattle and farm country but I still have hope for all of you :-) Actually I disagree with much on both party lines so will not get into that here. I am Christian and can respect the different ideals of both sides. Both have good points and both have very bad points.Read More

South Dakota - 8/31/2011
low crime, low unemployment, low taxes, a great place to work and Read More

South Dakota is best-kept secret - 8/2/2011
I am from the Chicago area and have been going to South Dakota for the past 15 years on vacation. I actually go at least twice a year and it feels more like home than a tourist destination. There is so much to love about South Dakota, but especially about the Black Hills area and Rapid City. If you're looking for culture, go check out Praire Edge, which has a great bookstore, better than the typical Barnes and Noble. There are many art galleries, especially in Hill City. Crazy Horse has some great art, too, particularly if you have an interest in Lakota culture. The natural beauty of the area, added to the clear, clean skies and the absence of urban sprawl, makes it a great place to be. Rapid City is growing more diverse every time I visit, and the people everywhere I've visited throughout the state are friendly and decent, even if most of them are Republican. You really can't expect a Democratic majority in a state that is based on ranching. But that doesn't mean the people Read More

I have 5 reasons why you should stay away! - 7/29/2011
I'm from South Dakota and it is AWFUL!
1.-They resent democrats. I'm a democrat and they think that I'm terrible because of it.n If you aren't a republican they won't accept you.
2.-Nothing happens. Unless you enjoy literally doing nothing you'll be bored out of your mind.
3.-All they talk about is agriculture and hunting. It's really either corn or what they did with their new shotgun.
4.-Their too slow-paced! If you want to get somewhere today, be warned! Some people will actually get out of their cars just to talk to someone and not care if they hold up traffic.
5.-They're a little too friendly. One time a random person walked up to me and started talking about the news and when I didn't respond he asked me what my eReader was.
Please avoid this state at all costs, I would know I live there and can't wait until old enough to Read More

Do not move here. - 12/28/2010
My husband and I moved from Seattle to SD about 5 years ago to start a family.We thought small town would be better then big city to start a family, boy were we wrong. I wish we never left. It has been horrible from day one, yes the summers are nice and sturgis rally can be quite interesting, but the winters are cold and depressing.The job market is horrible if you like working in a mill or a gravel pit and like making a bit over min wage 8.00 per hr is the average here. Thank god for my husband who is a surgeon or we would never have been able to survive. Forget about diversity If you are a republican, right to lifer who hates the "happy people" or anyone of color and who likes to drink then you will love it here since there is nothing to do in a small town then go to a bar or casino. So my advice even if you don't currently like where you live give it a chance because things will always be worse in SD. So glad we are moving back to Seattle!!!!!! Good Riddence Read More

not a place for my liberal tendencies - 7/5/2010
its rare to find friends with similar beliefs Read More

everything - 10/3/2009
i would like to know eveything about there but in the las dos Read More

A family, not just neighbors - 5/22/2009
The state of South Dakota is like one large family. Wherever you go, people are friendly and helpful. The general attitude seems to be, "If you're here, you belong. I'm glad you're Read More

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