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Strong Contender Emerges to Be Trump's VP Pick

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem enters the conversation

(Newser) - Former President Trump is headed to South Dakota for a GOP fundraiser on Friday, and sources say that Gov. Kristi Noem is expected to offer her endorsement then for Trump's reelection run— a move that "most other Republican governors have been reluctant to make so far," per...

South Dakota's Kristi Noem Is in a Ben & Jerry's Feud

Ice cream makers say Mount Rushmore should go back to Indigenous people, but governor disagrees

(Newser) - One political fight emerged over the July 4th holiday, and it's still percolating. After ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's called for the return of Mount Rushmore to Indigenous people, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem fired back on Fox News . "I'm not going to listen to...

Guilty Plea in Prank Call Case Using SD Governor's Number

Ex-reporter Austin Goss made a phone call from Gov. Kristi Noem's cell phone

(Newser) - Austin Goss, a 26-year-old former reporter with Dakota News Now, pleaded guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct, reports the Argus Leader . In doing so, he copped to using South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's personal cell number to make a prank call to South Dakota's former Republican Party chair, Dan...

SD Governor Bans TikTok From State Devices

Kristi Noem's office cites 'growing national security threat' posed by Chinese-owned app

(Newser) - TikTok is now an app non grata on state-owned and state-leased devices in South Dakota. Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order Tuesday blocking use of the popular social media app, the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reports. TikTok downloads and use of the app or the TikTok website are now...

Ethics Board: Noem May Have 'Engaged in Misconduct’

Complaint has been referred to South Dakota AG's office

(Newser) - A South Dakota ethics board said Monday it found sufficient information that Gov. Kristi Noem may have "engaged in misconduct" when she intervened in her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license that it could take action against her. The three retired judges on the Government Accountability...

Official: Noem's Daughter Received Special Treatment

She says Noem's daughter was given a third chance to obtain a real estate license

(Newser) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s daughter received unusual treatment in an application for her real estate license, including an extra opportunity to obtain it after failing to meet federal requirements, the former director of a state appraiser agency told lawmakers Tuesday. Sherry Bren's testimony before a legislative panel...

GOP Governors on Mandates: We'll Fight 'to the Gates of Hell'

Republican National Committee also vows to sue over vaccine mandates

(Newser) - Republican leaders had a strong reaction to President Biden's announcement of coronavirus vaccine mandates to affect two-thirds of the US workforce: "See you in court," tweeted South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, one of several Republican governors threatening to fight back. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted "...

South Dakota Tries to Follow Texas' Lead on Abortion

Gov. Kristi Noem issues executive order with new restrictions

(Newser) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is tightening the state's abortion laws, starting with an executive order. An order issued by the Republican governor states that abortion-inducing medication can only be prescribed by a physician licensed in South Dakota after an in-person examination; further, the medication must be collected in...

Virus-Defying Bikers Roar Into Sturgis

Rally begins, possibly drawing more people taking fewer virus precautions than last year

(Newser) - The South Dakota city of Sturgis, host of the famed annual motorcycle rally, is offering coronavirus tests, masks, and hand sanitizer to the hundreds of thousands of bikers rolling into town. But none of that is a conversation starter. "People here don't want to talk about COVID,"...

South Dakota Is Sending Troops to Mexico Border
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Donor Pays for State to Send Troops to Border

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announces National Guard deployment

(Newser) - South Dakota National Guard troops are being sent to Texas to help "secure" the border with Mexico, says Gov. Kristi Noem, the latest GOP governor to announce a border deployment. Florida, Iowa, and Nebraska are sending law enforcement officers, but Noem, a potential 2024 White House contender, says the...

SD Governor to Sue Feds Over Rushmore Fireworks

National Parks Service rejected Rushmore request

(Newser) - Last year, then-President Trump was the guest of honor at the first Independence Day fireworks display at Mount Rushmore since 2009. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem wants the display to happen again this year—and she's planning to sue the Biden administration to get it. The Republican governor told...

Wildfires Force Closing of Mount Rushmore

High winds complicate crews' efforts in South Dakota

(Newser) - Three separate wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota have forced evacuations of more than 400 homes northwest of Rapid City and shut down Mount Rushmore, authorities said Monday. A fire that started near Schroeder Road in the Nemo area, about 15 miles northwest of Rapid City, had burned...

SD Governor Issues 'Temporary Fix' on Transgender Sports Issue

Kristi Noem signs 2 executive orders banning transgender girls playing at high school, college levels

(Newser) - South Dakota's governor rolled out a "temporary fix" to what she deems unfairness in sports Monday night, issuing two executive orders that ban transgender girls and women from playing in sports designated for girls. Per the Argus Leader , Kristi Noem had at first vetoed a measure that would'...

If Trump Runs in 2024, Expect One Big Change
Report Hints at Big Change
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Report Hints at Big Change if Trump Runs in 2024

Bloomberg reports former president is talking about ditching Mike Pence

(Newser) - Donald Trump is dropping hints about a possible run in 2024, but he's not saying for sure. Now Bloomberg reports that while the president is "strongly considering" the possibility, he's also talking privately about finding a replacement for Mike Pence. The story is based on anonymous insiders...

Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll
Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Former president gets 55% of the vote

(Newser) - Who does CPAC want to win the presidential election in 2024? The same person who won it in 2016. Former President Trump on Sunday won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, with 55% of respondents saying that if the election were held today, they'd vote for him. Coming...

Pedestrian's Glasses Found in State AG's Car After Fatal Crash

Jason Ravnsborg now facing possible impeachment in South Dakota

(Newser) - "His face was in your windshield, Jason." That was among the commentary that South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg had to contend with during two interviews with law enforcement days after the Sept. 12 crash in which he struck and killed a pedestrian. Gov. Kristi Noem released videos...

Lawmaker Leaves His Vaccination Up to Constituents

Saying both sides have good points, Rep. Dusty Johnson posts a poll online

(Newser) - Mike Pence has already had his coronavirus vaccination. Gov. Kristi Noem won't get the shot until sometime next year. US Rep. Dusty Johnson, another South Dakota Republican, is undecided, the Argus Leader reports. So he's asking the people of his district—which is the entire state—to help...

He Says He Thought He Hit a Deer, but a Body Was Found

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's collision is under investigation

(Newser) - South Dakota's attorney general called 911 Saturday night to say that he'd struck a deer on a local highway, per his office. As it turns out, AG Jason Ravnsborg fatally struck a 55-year-old pedestrian whose body wasn't found until the following morning, reports the Rapid City Journal ...

WH Aide: How Do We Add Trump to Mt. Rushmore?

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem knew Trump wanted to be up there

(Newser) - Little question: How exactly does one get a face added to Mount Rushmore? That was a White House aide's query to the office of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem last year, a Republican official tells the New York Times . The question wasn't new—Trump had asked Noem about...

Governor: 'We Will Not Be Social Distancing' at Mt. Rushmore

Masks will be optional at July 3 event

(Newser) - Masks and other measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus will be completely optional at the July 3 Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore, and those who have concerns have the option of staying home, South Dakota's Republican governor says. "Those who want to come and join...

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