Kevin Woster

SDPB Contributor – On the Other Hand blog

Kevin Woster has reached the age where he ought to know better. He married for a former reporter, Mary Garrigan and between them have six kids and 15 grandkids. Kevin grew up on a farm northeast of Reliance, where his respect for farmers and ranchers and love for hunting and fishing were born and fed. Kevin wrote his first newspaper story for the Chamberlain Register in 1973 and touched off a career in journalism that took him to the Brookings Register, Sioux Falls Argus Leader and KELO TV, as well as freelancing for outdoors and ag magazines. He’s covered agriculture, national and state politics, natural resources and the outdoors and worked 15 or 16 legislative sessions — including stints for both Journal and the Argus as capital bureau reporter. Kevin began blogging in 2004, beginning with Bill Harlan and Denise Ross on Mount Blogmore at the Rapid City Journal. “At their best, blogs can bring important topics into a social-media discussion that informs, connects, entertains and even inspires. At their worst they degenerate into mosh pits of mean-spirited attacks and counter-attacks that damage public discourse and diminish the issues and the people involved. Obviously, I hope and work for the best on my blogs.”