This is coming to you from South Dakota where an unfortunately large percentage of our population think that "Rush Hour" refers to Rush Limbaugh. And where consultants from Denver used to refer to the rush hour in Pierre, SD as the 5-Minute Rush hour.
More seriously, many of you have probably read about kids from other states being graduated from college and then moving back to Mom and Dad's basement to survive on the low wages in relation to the high costs.
South Dakota has a couple of similar problems not exactly like that. Children of South Dakota families borrow a lot of money to get through college or university here and then move away for ever.
A new trend here in Winner, SD is hearing of the parents of the children retiring and then moving out of here to live in the community their children moved to years ago out of South Dakota.
Minimum wages, and farm programs that benefit very large farms, have reduced the population here from around 4,000 people to about 3,200. From 140 kids graduating from high school to something like 24. And with the ages of the rest of us still around here, Winner is disappearing 6 feet into the ground too.
Lots of relatively low-priced houses here not more than a few blocks from the hospital and clinics and no more than a mile to hardware stores and Shopko. Consider selling your expensive house in Sioux Falls and go west old man.
*** Stay tuned, hearing aids not usually needed here--- Doug Wiken