One of two Palace debates canceled
Published 08/26/2010, The Daily Republic
One of the two debates scheduled for Saturday in Mitchell has been canceled.
Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has dropped out of the debate following the death of his friend, Steven Hainje. Hainje died Monday of a heart attack at the age of 57.
A funeral service and burial is scheduled for Saturday morning in Dell Rapids. Daugaard plans to attend the service and burial and therefore will not be able to attend a gubernatorial debate Saturday morning with Democratic state Sen. Scott Heidepriem.