The Rapid City Public Library was one stop on Tim Bjorkman's journey that he hopes will end with him as South Dakota's lone representative. Representative Kristi Noem will not run in 2018, instead aiming for governor. In a town hall meeting on Tuesday, the Rapid City Journal reports that Bjorkman spoke on income equality, resulting in a huge divide in results for between the poorest and the most well-off high school graduates. He also spoke in favor of increasing the minimum wage and the need for universal health care.
Bjorkman will likely face Chris Martian in the Democratic Primary. The winner will likely face Shantel Kreb or Dusty Johnson for the seat. Stories for the upcoming election are linked in the Black Hills Knowledge Network's online news archive.