Governor Kristi Noem has sent a letter to the Biden administration in an effort to hold a Fourth of July fireworks show at Mount Rushmore, after the National Park Service declined to issue permits for the event.
Today, in an bid for freedom from the confines of COVID-19 and a return to normalcy, Governor Kristi Noem sent President Joe Biden a letter advocating for South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on the Forth of July.
Despite having one of the most successful vaccine rollouts in the country thus far, South Dakota health officials say the work is set to become more difficult as they move into the latter stages of allocation.
A little more than 20 percent of the U.S. is vaccinated, keeping on track to return to normal by this summer And South Dakota ranks second in terms of vaccination rates, trailing just behind New Mexico.
Recently, unemployment numbers for the final week of March were released by the South Dakota Department for Labor and Regulation, and more people seem to be making their way back to work or finding it.
South Dakota is making an effort to expand on its tourism market with more Native American attractions. One thing that's new and to come this is summer sits just north of Badlands National Park, the Oglala Lakota Living History Village.
South Dakota continues to do well with its vaccination efforts, with just under 50 percent of the state’s population having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Now, the state moves onto Phase Two.
This week the South Dakota Board of Regents approved tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. These costs, at an average increase of $104.98, or 1.1 percent, will impact students in the State’s public university system.
Governor Kristi Noem has found herself in a Twitter-tangle with rapper Lil Nas X over his recently-released limited-edition Nike “Satan Shoes.” Noem took to Twitter to blast the sneakers as adversaries to the integrity of the “eternal human soul” and the “soul of our nation.”
Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Rapid City man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, was sentenced on March, 22, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, of U.S. District Court.
Gov. Kristi Noem has laid out her case for her proposed changes to a law limiting how transgender athletes can compete in South Dakota, saying they are necessary to defend the state against potential legal challenges.