At a Thanksgiving ceremony, 849 empty chairs symbolize the toll of COVID-19 on South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — There was a lonely chill to the overcast morning as Pastor Matthew Spoden began his prayer shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday before row upon row of seats with no one to fill them. Eight hundred, forty nine empty chairs, to be exact — the number of South Dakotans who had died, … Continue reading At a Thanksgiving ceremony, 849 empty chairs symbolize the toll of COVID-19 on South Dakota