Hi Everyone: We are coming to SD next week, flying into Rapid City on 10/17. Among other things, we are planning to drive across the state to DeSmet to see the Laura Ingalls Wilder homes, etc. We will drive from Rapid City to Pierre, spend the night, then drive to DeSmet and will be staying overnight in Brookings, then back to Rapid City. What's the weather been like? Also, I was reading an article on the Huffington Post today that there are tons of dead cattle all over the place from the recent snow storm - is that true? I know the federal parks are closed, but I think we'll still be able to see Deadwood, Custer, etc? Thanks for your help!