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Tupper: Stuck without an identity in flyover country


I’ve always cringed whenever somebody labels me a Midwesterner.

The Midwest is flyover country. It lacks cultural and political significance. It’s the last to join national trends, if it joins at all. Or so goes the thinking in much of the rest of the country. To be Midwestern is to be dull, unimportant and irrelevant, at least in the minds of many who inhabit hipper regions.

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Seth Tupper
Seth Tupper grew up in Wessington Springs and Kimball and earned a journalism degree from South Dakota State University. He has worked for The Daily Republic in various capacities since 2003, including region reporter, city hall reporter, assistant editor and editor. He was promoted to publisher in March 2014.