BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD
Here are the South Dakota AP Member Exchange Features for Feb. 2-4:
EXCHANGE-SUPER BOWL-SNACK STADIUM
ABERDEEN, S.D. _ A South Dakota family is continuing with their Super Bowl tradition of creating a snack stadium. No one will go hungry at the Hoffman house on Super Bowl Sunday. No one will go hungry at their house for the whole week after, either. Since 2012, Jody and Bill Hoffman have hosted a Super Bowl party, regardless of who’s playing. The crowning jewel of their party is their double-decker snack stadium. By Katherine Grandstrand, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 645 words.
RAPID CITY, S.D. _ A South Dakota college student has become interested in policing thanks to a mentorship program. Sydney Word decided this past fall to sign up for the criminal justice program at Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City. Soon WDT and the Akicita program _ a mentorship program for Native American students taking criminal justice classes _ helped her develop a passion for the field. She’s set her sights on becoming a police officer and maybe a detective someday. By Arielle Zionts, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1033 words, photos.
EXCHANGE-HELPING STUDENTS COPE
YANKTON, S.D. _ A University of South Dakota organization seeks to help college students with mental health needs and suicide prevention. The Lost & Found Association provides outreach and connects students with resources. In addition, the organization raised funds to cover the cost of medication and counseling for college students. Lost & Found focuses on campus mental health in three key areas: student engagement, campus counseling center support and resources, and training and advocacy. By Randy Dockendorf, Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1770 words, photo.
EXCHANGE-SIOUX FALLS BREWERY
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ Fernson Brewing Co. may be the largest brewer in Sioux Falls, distributing their locally made beer all over the city and to five states, but don’t mistake it as a beer behemoth set on world conquest. The heart of Fernson’s plans for the future skew close to home. The company recently announced it is buying Bros Brasserie Americano in the heart of downtown. Fernson plans to focus on making new and better beer, diving into new collaborations, and taking on more opportunities in Sioux Falls. By Jeremy Fugleberg, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1398 words, photos.