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South Dakotans Gearing Up for Potato Ole Day

The South Dakota State Society will continue its mission of taking carb-loading to new heights by whipping up another monumental batch of Taco John’s favorites on May 16.  

“We’ve held this feed now for seven years due to the high demand from our membership and other displaced Midwesterners who long for a taste of home,” our tipster said of the annual tradition .  

As per usual, the star attraction of the staff-prepared feast should be the signature spuds known as Potato Oles.  


In addition to the all-you-can-eat fried potato patties, organizers are planning to provide a make-your-own taco bar (with soft and hard shells) as well as keg beer.  

It’s all expected to go down at the US-Asia Institute (232 East Capitol St. NE) from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free for current SDSS members; newcomers can plunk down $10 ahead of time to see what all the fuss is about, or fork over $15 at the door.  

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