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14 Things South Dakotans Hate About South Dakota

If you're a west-river resident you may turn your nose up at east-river life. And east-river folks may look down their noses at their western brothers and sisters. 

But, in the end, we are all South Dakotans.

Bound by our unique place in the world. We are the mountains (kinda) and the plains, urban and rural, and often hot and cold; all at the same time. This is our weird state and we love it.

But, even though we all love our state, there is room to complain. Here is a list of 19 things that real South Dakotans say they hate about South Dakota (it's all just for fun).

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Life on a Cattle Ranch in Western South Dakota

Life is different out in the country. One look at the photo from Robin Bickel and you quickly realize that a workday is quite different as well, after all, she lives out west in South Dakota Cattle Country.

Robin Bickel took time to tell KIKN Country a little bit about her life out west and life as a woman, working outdoors with animals and nature in God's Country. Bickel lives and works on a cattle ranch operated by herself, her father, Jack, and his brother Keith. How far out in the country is she? How does 50 miles west of Mobridge, South Dakota sound? Yep, mountain time out there.

Life is so different in Sioux Falls, South Dakota compared to what our friends on the farm and ranches deal with. It's a half-mile to the grocery store for our family. For Robin, it's 17 miles. However, it's a quick step out her door and she's right in the middle of where a lot of the groceries come from.


 

If you're a west-river resident you may turn your nose up at east-river life. And east-river folks may look down their noses at their western brothers and sisters.

But, in the end, we are all South Dakotans. Bound by our unique place in the world. We are the mountains (kinda) and the plains, urban and rural, and often hot and cold; all at the same time. This is our weird state and we love it.

But, even though we all love our state, there is room to complain. Here is a list of things that real South Dakotans say they hate about South Dakota.

 

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