Author Archives: PRACC

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Ivan Sorbel elected President for SD Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2018
CONTACT: Katlyn Richter, Global Media & Public Relations Director, South Dakota Department of Tourism, (605) 773-3301

Officers Elected for Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board

PIERRE, S.D. –The Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board has selected its officers for 2018.

Ivan Sorbel* of Kyle was elected the board president during a meeting today in Pierre. Kristi Wagner of Whitewood was elected vice president.

“The guidance and support the tourism board provides the South Dakota Department of Tourism is critical to the success of the tourism industry in the state,” said Jim Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism. “We are fortunate to have leaders to look to for expertise and needs of their respective geographic and business areas.”

The Tourism Advisory Board is appointed by the Governor and includes members of the tourism industry and citizen representatives from across the state. Board members serve as liaisons and advocates for businesses in their area and the South Dakota Department of Tourism. The board also offers input about marketing strategies for the department.

Current Tourism Advisory Board members include Stan Anderson, Wall; Tom Biegler*, Sioux Falls; John Brockelsby*, Rapid City; Ted Hustead*, Wall; Ann Lesch*, De Smet; Julie Ranum*, Watertown; Carmen Schramm*, Yankton; Frank Smith, Gettysburg; Ivan Sorbel, Kyle; Steve Westra*, Sioux Falls; and Kristi Wagner, Whitewood.

The South Dakota Department of Tourism is comprised of Tourism and the South Dakota Arts Council. The department is led by Secretary James D. Hagen.


For a high resolution photos of the Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board and elected officers, follow this link:

Photo of board:
Front row, L. to R.: John Brockelsby, Rapid City; Ted Hustead, Wall; Julie Ranum, Watertown; Ivan Sorbel, Kyle; Kristi Wagner, Whitewood; Ann Lesch, De Smet.

Back row, L. to R.: Steve Westra, Sioux Falls; Frank Smith, Gettysburg; Stan Anderson, Wall; Tom Biegler, Sioux Falls; Carmen Schramm, Yankton.

Photo of officers:
L. to R.: Ivan Sorbel, president; Kristi Wagner, vice president.

*Biegler (BEE’-glur)

*Brockelsby (BRAHK’-uhlz-bee)

*Hustead (HYOO’-sted)

*Lesch (LEH’-sh)

*Ranum (RAN’-uhm)
*Schramm (sh-RAM’)

*Sorbel (SOR’-bull)

*Westra (weh-STRAH’)





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Beauty and the Beast Finals

The Finals are about to start! Come out to 3 Mile Creek to see the action or check our Twitter feed on the links below:

Beauty and the Beast Finals! Getting ready!

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Beauty and the Beast Finals August 23rd!

‪Tomorrow is our FINALS! If you didn’t make it out yet come! Going to be a good one!! Hope to see you there! Call 455-2685 for more info.‬

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Beauty and the Beast Rodeo 

July 19, 2017

Tonight’s Rodeo kicked off with a round of Bouncy Bulls.

  • Bubbalicious was the featured Bouncy Bull tonight along Riggin “the Bouncy Bull Fighter” keeping our Bouncy Bullriders safe!

  • Some of our Bouncy Bull contestants.


  • Bouncy Bull Riding action!

Next on the schedule was some Jr. Barrel Racing.

Quickly followed by the Open Barrel Racing.

​The final event of the evening was Bull Riding!

Jr Bulls was up first with some wild Action!

Rounding out the evening we showcased the Open Bull Riding!

For more Action visit our YouTube page at PRACC YouTube Channel!

The Beauty and the Beast Rodeo runs every Wednesday this summer until August 23rd!

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Poker Run

PRACC Poker Run August 10, 2017 

Rapid City, SD to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

On site registration 9:00am at the Journey Museum 222 New York Street Rapid City, SD 57701.

40.00 ride fee includes poker run. 

Drive through the Badlands, Wounded Knee Memorial, Cultural Centers and Cultural Presentations. 

Meal and Entertainment at the end of the ride. Please call 605-455-2685 for more information. 

Please share thank you! 😁

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Zephier Memorial Rod Run

7th Annual Zephier Memorial Rod Run.

Sunday August 13, 2017.

Location: Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort, Kyle, SD.

Direction:7 Miles West of Kyle on BIA 2.

Registration: 12:00 noon-2:00pm.

Contact: Perry 605-407-1521 or PRACC 605-455-2685 for more information.

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Lakota Story Telling

Come Join us for Traditional Lakota Story Telling. 


July: 13, 20, 27.

August: 3,10,17,24, 31.

Show time is 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Location: Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center 7900 Lakota Prairie Drive, Kyle, SD 


$5.00 for Adults.

$3.00 Children – 6 & under free Please feel free to share!

For more information please call 605-455-2685.

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2017 Beauty and the Beast Bull Riding and Barrel Racing

2017 Beauty & the Beast Bull Riding and Barrel Racing starts today, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  Come out and have a good time!Future Entrees can call 455-2650 to register!

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Work Force Development Training

2017 Work Force Development Training/Camp is set to go May 30th – June 2nd, 2017.  PRACC will be taking 20 Youth to Outlaw Ranch in Custer, SD.

This training is to help Empower our youth with the skills to be ready for the world! It will be a fun and great learning experience for your child and will help prepare them for their future.

Youth will also receive a Certificate upon their Completion of the Work Force Development Training.

If you would like to sign your child up our age limit is 13-18 please call 605-455-2685 for an Application or for any questions. Thank you!

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