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Support the Madville Times Statewide Blog Tour: Spearfish, Rickstock, and More!

I can't tell you how excited I am to be on the road to South Dakota.

Wait—yes, I can! I'm extremely excited! I'm squinting into that morning sun with an enormous smile on my face. I am happier right now than I have been at any moment in the last twelve months.

And to celebrate my happiness at heading home, as well as twelve months of pretty good South Dakota blogging, I'm taking a tour of South Dakota. From August 14 to August 23, I'll be touring the state in the Madville Times mobile unit, taking pictures and video, interviewing fellow South Dakotans, and chatting with however many blog fans have time to drop by and say hi.

The first official stop of the Madville Times South Dakota tour will be in Spearfish Thursday. After I've taken my morning run up Lookout Mountain, I'll be blogging and chatting from the Green Bean Coffeehouse in Spearfish from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come sit on the porch with me, and let's talk South Dakota! I'll have my camera handy to shoot quick one-minute "Sound Off!" videos for any readers who care to share their thoughts with South Dakota.

The next big stop will be Rickstock, the super-duper musical extravanganza to raise money for Rick Weiland's Senate campaign. That party starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16, at Kevin Weiland's place, 5045 Lofty Pines Road, Piedmont. Madville Times readers, wear a yellow flower to show your blog love... and to help us recognize each other!

If you've enjoyed the blog coverage I've been able to bring you over the past year (EB-5, the Bosworth petition challenge, Legislative and campaign coverage...), or if you'd like to support the blog tour and the quality alternative journalism that will come from it (when I'm not interviewing, driving, or jogging, I will be writing!), please ring the tip jar. Click on that jar in the right sidebar, shoot some green electrons at me via Paypal, and I'll put that contribution to good use bringing you even more news from our great home state, South Dakota.

Thank you readers, for sticking with me during my absence from the state. In a way, thanks yo all of your comments and e-mails and phone calls, it feels like I was never gone. But I'm still eager to get on the highway keep trucking east to the state where I belong. See you Thursday at the Green Bean, Saturday at Rickstock, and through the following week all over South Dakota!


  1. mike from iowa 2014.08.12

    You are such a teaser. Thought you was doing an intro for this-

    Golden Earring and Radar Love

  2. Steve Kant 2014.08.12

    Welcome home. Keep us posted when your Madison SD visit will take place.

  3. Lee Schoenbeck 2014.08.12

    Cory -
    I'm sure jake would like to see you - we will be driving by the coffee shop around 3 -- I'll try to remember to call

  4. larry kurtz 2014.08.12

    Spokane and entire Northwest are under a red flag warning, forecasts are of another long, brutally frigid winter in the Hills: you poor saps.

  5. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.08.12

    Come to Rickstock! Wear a yellow flower! See you there!

  6. lesliengland 2014.08.12

    fond thoughts of the Idaho panhandle, u of I law, Spokane and seattle to see king tut w/ my 1st born. very mild, pacific northwest climate all the way to the great divide!

  7. Tim 2014.08.12

    I am stuck in the state toilet until Thursday evening, see you all at Rickstock!

  8. Dana P 2014.08.12

    going to do what I can to make it to the Green Bean on Thursday. It would be great to meet you in person and shake your hand, Cory.

  9. grudznick 2014.08.12

    Mr. H is yet another success of
    It is especially encouraging that we are attracting young, good teachers back to the state. This is great news for everybody.

  10. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.08.12

    Dana, Lee, Jake, Tim, everyone else, I look forward to lots of face-to-face chats!

    grudz, now you're just being a jerk. You know darn well I do not need and have not received any government incentive to come back to South Dakota. It's been our plan all along.

    Larry, I found Spokane's weather boring.

  11. Mike Henriksen 2014.08.13

    My wife and I are planning on attending Rickstock. Look forward to seeing you! But I doubt we will be wearing yellow flowers!

  12. Bill Fleming 2014.08.13

    I met Michael one time in Nashville with Gordy Pratt and my son Nathan. He is a wonderful person (really funny) and a brilliant musician.

  13. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.08.13

    Coming from MN via highway 14, the scenic route. I saw Howie signs in Lake Preston and Huron. I didn't see any other election signs of any kind.

  14. larry kurtz 2014.08.14

    Heading to the Hills tomorrow, Cory, Deb.

  15. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.08.15

    Got to RC today. My friend was at a Democratic gathering. Said she talked about me with Mr. England. How nice!

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