A company representative told WNAX the state's attractions, road conditions, nightlife options, scenic byways, tourist attractions, cost of traveling, hotel affordability, gas prices and camping all suck.
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Democratic former legislator, Kathy Tyler had this assessment of the Republican education task force:
Will something come of this taskforce to help our education system in South Dakota? The optimist in me says ‘yes,’ but there are a lot of people who have been around the block who aren’t putting a lot of faith in the process. To be a bit catty, it’s an election year next year, and any change would look good on campaign postcards. The governor doesn’t need to worry about re-election, so a tax increase might be in the works. [Kathy's Corner]South Dakota is struggling to recruit teachers, too. Little wonder why.