The state legislature lost an influential deliberative voice on Thanksgiving this year.
State Representative Craig Tieszen died during a kayaking incident, along with his brother-in-law.
They were in the Cook Islands, near New Zealand, attending Tieszen’s daughter’s wedding.
He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery on Monday.
SDPB’s Lee Strubinger attended Tieszen’s funeral at the Rushmore Civic Center yesterday and brought this audio postcard…