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  Could Rapid City's Stan Adelstein still run for governor?
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Last EditedRBH  Feb 26, 2013 01:50pm
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News DateSunday, February 24, 2013 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionOn frigid winter days in the wind-blown city of Pierre, state Sen. Stan Adelstein has been known to skip into the South Dakota Capitol.

That's how happy he is to be serving in the state Legislature.

The 81-year-old multimillionaire businessman and philanthropist from Rapid City has the resources to be anywhere else during January and February, including his place in sunny St. Petersburg, Fla.

So why spend the worst of the winter on the cold prairies of central South Dakota?

"Because I can," Adelstein said. "Because I'm a free man. I have no obligations beyond those to my constituents. And in this environment I am free to speak my mind, not always successfully, but in a way that's always intended to move the state forward."
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