With the help of a cartoon character named “Piney,” the Rapid City (S.D.) Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping to attract more people to the destination for conventions and meetings — namely, kids. Piney the Pinecone was created by the CVB to generate excitement among children of convention delegates so they would ask their parents to take them to Rapid City to see the area attractions. Piney resides at the CVB's Web site (www.rapidcitycvb.com), where he is the star of his own game, ...

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