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BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD

September 11, 2018

AP-South Dakota stories for September 15 and September 17. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 605-332-3111.

For use Saturday, September 15, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-CUSTER BREWERY

CUSTER, S.D. — A South Dakota couple has reopened their brewery after 20 years. Brian and Janet Boyer were at the forefront of the fledgling craft-beer movement when they opened the Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company in Hill City in 1997. Brian Boyer said that venture may have been ahead of its time. They eventually sold the brewery to another couple who operated it for a year or two, before they also shut it down. The Boyers recently decided to revive the brewery. By Jim Holland, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 887 words.

EXCHANGE-BESIEGED BUSINESS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota business is fighting for customers as it deals with road construction. Mark Gillespie co-owns Kaladi’s Bistro in Sioux Falls. He says road construction just outside the cafe’s main entrance has been hurting business. Crews have already been busy for months upgrading the road surface and underground utilities along Minnesota Avenue. The $3 million upgrade started in May and is scheduled to last until November. By Patrick Anderson, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 574 words.

For use Monday, September 17, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-INTERACTIVE HATCHERY

SPEARFISH, S.D. — A South Dakota fish hatchery has a new interactive, educational technology platform that encourages visitors to explore and learn. Visitors to the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish can now become “agents of discovery.” The free app is up and running and can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet. Users assume the roles of secret “agents” on a “mission” as they complete challenges specific to the location. By Kaija Swisher, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 651 words.

EXCHANGE-WEST COAST CUISINE

MITCHELL, S.D. — It hasn’t been a full year since Gilbert Luis moved from his Los Angeles home to be with his girlfriend in South Dakota, but his West Coast style tacos have already made their presence known. Just within a few weekends of being open, Luis’ window restaurant known as West Coast Tacos sold out with an hour left before closing time at 3 a.m. By Sam Fosness, The Daily Republic. SENT IN ADVANCE: 732 words.

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