This is even a bigger week than normal in Sturgis, where the annual motorcycle rally is underway. It’s the 75th anniversary of the first event in the South Dakota city.
Officials are guessing up to 1 million people will be in town this week.
A little under 7,000 people call the city “home.”
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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