User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


50° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Muenster: McGovern Stood By His Beliefs

October 21, 2012, 9:47 PM by Hailey Higgins

Muenster: McGovern Stood By His Beliefs
VERMILLION, SD -

Over the years, George McGovern made a lot of good friends, including Ted Muenster. He first met the former senator in 1962.

"I think as history goes on, he will be regarded as perhaps the most prominent political public leader ever produced in the state," Muenster said.

Fellow democrat and former Governor Chief of Staff, Muenster was a friend of George McGovern's for nearly 50 years, so news of the former Senator's death was difficult to hear.

"I think most people, including myself, were prepared for it," Muenster said. "But there was a little grimace."

The announcement brought back a flood of memories, including their time together at the 1972 Democratic Convention where the former Senator accepted his party's nomination for president.

"He was controversial at times, but he was a person that had certain core beliefs and stood by those beliefs regardless of the political whims of the moment. I think his stature in history will rise as time goes on," Muenster said.

The last time Muenster spent time with McGovern was at a Sioux Falls Pheasants game, just a couple of guys watching a ballgame. He says his long-time friend will be greatly missed.

"It is better to have known someone like that and have lost them in the end then to have never known them at all," Muenster said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Homeowner, Firefighter Dead After Overnight House Fire

4/13/2015 7:34 AM

According to Brandon Police Chief David Kull, 47-year-old homeowner David Smith was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital where he was pronounced dead...

Full Story
Procession Held For Fallen Volunteer Firefighter

4/13/2015 10:49 AM

Several law enforcement agencies assisted in a procession to transport a firefighter who died in a Brandon house fire.

Full Story
6 Arrested In Sex Trafficking Investigations

4/13/2015 10:15 AM

The arrests were made following investigations into sex trafficking in Sioux Falls by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Internet...

Full Story
Man Arrested For 1989 Minnehaha County Homicide

4/17/2015 9:47 AM

57-year-old Kim Leroy Aune was arrested by authorities in Lee County, Florida in connection with the 1989 death of Kimberly Eidsness.

Full Story
11 Year Old SF Student Faces Drug & Assault Charges

4/16/2015 12:12 PM

An 11-year-old Patrick Henry Middle School student is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon after bringing a BB gun to school.

Full Story


Events