Lee Strubinger is SDPB’s Rapid City-based news and political reporter. A former reporter for Fort Lupton Press (CO) and Colorado Public Radio, Lee holds a master’s in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
An opponent and a promoter of the August motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., talk about the event's aftermath. The rally is being blamed for hundreds of coronavirus cases and at least one death.
Despite the pandemic, Sturgis, South Dakota, is expecting hundreds of thousands of people this week for its annual motorcycle rally. We hear from those enjoying the event, and those worried about it.
City leaders in South Dakota are asking Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, to reconsider her stance not to issue a statewide stay-at-home order. She says she wants to take each situation as it comes.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, says she won't issue a statewide stay-at-home order because it would need to last until October. Health researchers say that may be dangerous logic.