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Kid Rock performs at the Buffalo Chip in 2018 during the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Rock will return to the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage Aug. 8, 2021, for the 81st annual Rally and the 40th anniversary of the campground.




As part of its 40th annual celebration, Kid Rock will perform Aug. 8, 2021, at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the campground announced Friday.

To celebrate the anniversary, The Buffalo Chip will give away a $30,000 grand prize package to one winner and three of their friends in partnership with Black Hills Harley-Davidson and Liv Hospitality.

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The “King of Sturgis” prize package registration is open and includes four Black Hills Harley-Davidson gift cards valued at $2,500 each, a four week-long hotel stay at a Liv Hospitality property, $500 in free gaming

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CDC Reveals Wild Spread of COVID-19 Cases From Sturgis Rally

Michael Ciaglo/Getty
Michael Ciaglo/Getty

Scientists have used genomic testing to show how COVID-19 spread from a notorious weeklong motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, over the summer to dozens of Minnesota residents who didn’t even attend.

The question of how much virus was spread by the August event has been the subject of controversy, with one group of economists using cellphone data estimating 266,000 cases could be linked to the rally and others calling that fiction.

But a new study released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employed genomic sequencing in virus samples to find similarities among patients and prove the cases were linked.

The results: It identified 51 Minnesotans who got coronavirus from attending the rally—and 35 more residents of that state who contracted it from the original group or from a secondary patient. Four were hospitalized and one died.

Fellow Governor Blasts Kristi Noem for

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Responsible for at Least 86 COVID Cases, 1 Death in Minnesota, CDC Says

In a weekly report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this past summer’s Sturgis motorcycle rally was responsible for at least 86 COVID-19 cases and one death in Minnesota.

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Friday said that after investigating all outbreaks associated with the rally among Minnesotans, the Minnesota Department of Health found 51 primary event-associated cases and identified another 35 among their close contacts, or “secondary or tertiary cases”.

Among the 86 related cases in the state, four patients were hospitalized and one died.

Over a 10-day period in August, nearly half a million people attended the motorcycle rally in South Dakota with no mask requirements or social distancing. The event was supported by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who continues to refuse to implement a statewide mask mandate as the state faces one of the nation’s deadliest outbreaks.

Although the rally did

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A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen.’

Mayor Mark Carstensen in Sturgis, S.D., a town that hosts a popular annual motorcycle rally late in the summer, Oct. 24, 2020. (Benjamin Rasmussen/The New York Times)
Mayor Mark Carstensen in Sturgis, S.D., a town that hosts a popular annual motorcycle rally late in the summer, Oct. 24, 2020. (Benjamin Rasmussen/The New York Times)

STURGIS, S.D. — Albert Aguirre was amped as he and a buddy skimmed across the South Dakota plains, heading to join 460,000 bikers for a motorcycle rally shaping up to be a Woodstock of unmasked, uninhibited coronavirus defiance.

“Sit tight Sturgis,” Aguirre, 40, posted on Facebook on Aug. 7 as he snapped a photo of the sun sifting through the clouds. “We’re almost there!”

A month later, back home in the college town of Vermillion, South Dakota, Aguirre was so sick he could barely take a shower. He had not been tested but told friends that it had to be COVID-19.

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Infectious-disease experts had warned about the dangers of cramming thousands of

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