Tag Archives: Kristi Noem

GOP SD Gov: Biden Benefited From “Illegal Activities”

The Hill reports: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pressed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Sunday when she suggested that President-elect Joe Biden was the beneficiary of “illegal activities” in the election. Noem during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” said “people have signed legal documents stating that they saw illegal activities” and cited New York Times reports of “clerical errors.” …

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SD Gov Blames Soaring Cases On Increased Testing

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday blamed South Dakota’s recent surge in coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, even as the state saw a new high in the number of people hospitalized by the virus. There are currently no open general-care hospital beds in the southeastern part of the state, which contains the two …

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South Dakota AG’s Fatal Crash Story Keeps Evolving

The Rapid City Journal reports: The attorney general said in a statement today that he and the local sheriff searched a crash scene after he thought he hit a deer Saturday night but they both missed spotting the pedestrian he had hit and killed. Jason Ravnsborg said he used Hyde County Sheriff Mike Volek’s personal vehicle to drive home to …

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GOP South Dakota AG Involved In Fatal Car Crash

The Daily Beast reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem called a surprise press conference on Sunday evening to announce that the state attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, had been involved in a fatal car crash the night before. Details were scant but Ravnsborg released a statement saying, “I am shocked and filled with sorrow following the events of last night. As …

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Kristi Noem Compares Trump To Lincoln In RNC Speech

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports: Gov. Kristi Noem told the nation Wednesday night that President Donald Trump is fighting for the United States’ liberty, security and Constitution against “Democrats and their radical supporters” in cities “overrun by violent mobs.” In a defining moment of her political career, Noem capped off months of rising national interest when she addressed the …

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SD Gov. Kristi Noem Hails Melania’s RNC Speech: No Mother Wants To Raise Kids In “Democrat-Led Cities”

ABC News reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Wednesday lauded first lady Melania Trump’s keynote speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC), adding “no mother in this country” wants to raise children in Democratic-led cities. Noem told Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” host Sandra Smith that the president’s wife delivered a “powerful” speech showcasing “her mother’s heart” Tuesday night …

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WH Asked GOP South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem About The Process For Having Trump Added To Mt. Rushmore

The New York Times reports: Since the first days after she was elected governor of South Dakota in 2018, Kristi Noem had been working to ensure that President Trump would come to Mount Rushmore for a fireworks-filled July 4 extravaganza. After all, the president had told her in the Oval Office that he aspired to have his image etched on …

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SD Gov: No Social Distancing At Mt. Rushmore Event

NBC News reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says the thousands of people who attend the July 3 celebration for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore with President Donald Trump will not be required to practice social distancing despite an increase in coronavirus cases across the country. “We will have a large event at July 3rd. We told those folks that …

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SD Gov Warns Sioux Tribes To End COVID Checkpoints

CNN reports: The governor of South Dakota has given an ultimatum to two Sioux tribes: Remove checkpoints on state and US highways within 48 hours or risk legal action. Gov. Kristi Noem sent letters Friday to the leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe demanding that checkpoints designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus on …

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South Dakota Cases Soar As Gov Refuses Lockdown

The New York Post reports: South Dakota’s coronavirus cases have begun to soar after its governor steadfastly refused to mandate a quarantine. The number of confirmed cases in the state has risen from 129 to 988 since April 1 — when Gov. Kristi Noem criticized the “draconian measures” of social distancing to stop the spread of the virus in her …

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South Dakota Welcomes Meth Campaign Ridicule

The Hill reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is defending the state’s launch of an anti-drug campaign with the slogan “Meth, we’re on it.” The tagline drew a mix of criticism and ridicule across Twitter on Monday, but Noem cited the backlash as proof that efforts to raise awareness around South Dakota’s methamphetamine crisis was, in fact, working. “Meth …

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This Is South Dakota’s Actual Anti-Meth Slogan

The Argus Leader reports: Gov. Kristi Noem has a message for South Dakota: “Meth. We’re On It.” Noem launched her new anti-meth campaign on Monday to bring awareness to the meth epidemic in South Dakota that will include a new TV ad, billboards, posters and website. The campaign’s motto features the phrase, “Meth. We’re on it,” over an outline of …

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