Video of the ‘Texas Kid’ at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo

Part of the entertainment at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo in Mitchell this year is Rodney Hayes, the "Texas Kid." Here’s a video of him from my Blackberry. He was riding a bull like a horse and jumping it through a goalpost-shaped fire. Riding along with him is a companion (I think he said she was 8 years old) on a little pony.

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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