Words and photos by Kali Kotoski

Editor’s Note: With Sturgis being such a wild and expansive event, it is impossible to cover it in one coherent story. So, Thunder Press approached the rally by interviewing numerous individuals to get their stories. Look for a series of vignettes published online throughout September!

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Mike Yarusso from St. Paul spent most of his time handing out crosses and proselytizing to bikers as they roared past on Lazelle Street. As a long-time Thunder Press reader, he asked what happened to the contributor who went by the name Preacher. If you have any information (before my time) let us know at Tpress@thunderpress.net. Mike is wondering if he is still alive. Anyways, Mike helps run Yarusso Bros. Italian Restaurant in St. Paul, a family-owned eatery that first opened in 1933. Hopefully, the magazine editors will warm up to a biker-owned restaurant review soon! And God bless your spirit, Mike. Show them the light!

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