All's fair in Rock Rapids
1/6: Registered Texas Longhorns from the DK LongHorn Ranch -- owned by Darwyn and Renee Kiarenbeek of Rock Rapids, Iowa -- are shown Tuesday at the Lyon County Fair. (Tim Middagh/Daily Globe)
2/6: Brynn Ladd of Rock Rapids demonstrates throwing a pot Tuesday at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. (Tim Middagh/Daily Globe)
3/6: Jenna Leuthold wins the Intermediate Horsemanship championship ribbon Tuesday at the Lyon County Fair in Rock Rapids, Iowa. (Tim Middagh/Daily Globe)
4/6: Wisconsin resident Bob Bohm entertains the children at the Lyon County Fair on Tuesday with a parody of "Family Feud." Ambria Knobloch, representing the young ladies' team, faces off against Landon Leuthold of Ellsworth, representing the young men. (Tim Middagh/Daily Globe)
5/6: Lyon County fair attendees move through the commercial building exhibits Tuesday in Rock Rapids, Iowa. (Tim Middagh/Daily Globe)
6/6: Balloon artist Paul Kammarmeyer makes animals for the kids Tuesday at the Lyon County Fair. (Tim Middagh/Daily Globe)
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.
“This is sensationalism at its finest, and it does not deserve to be heard in our state capitol,” Rep. Erin Healy, a Democrat and one of 10 votes against the bill in the 70-person chamber, said.
Trial-of-the-session in South Dakota comes to close with suspended Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller reinstated
“Let’s put this in the rearview mirror,” Sen. Michael Diedrich, a Rapid City Republican said.