In Budget Address, South Dakota's Noem Defends Handling Of Pandemic South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem defended her coronavirus response Tuesday in a budget address to lawmakers, laying out proposals to spend millions in excess funds after federal aid bolstered the state's budget.
Noem Builds Profile In Texas, Georgia As COVID Surges In South DakotaSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem spent the weekend traveling out of state to appearances in Texas and Georgia, as she continued to build a national profile among Republicans even as her state deals with one of the nation's worst outbreak of the coronavirus.
86 COVID Cases In Minnesota Tied To Attendance At Sturgis Motorcycle RallyOf those 51 cases traced back to Sturgis, three were hospitalized and one person died of the virus.
Gov. Walz Criticizes S.D. Counterpart On COVID Response, Calls Sturgis Rally ‘Absolutely Unnecessary’Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he wishes the neighboring Dakotas would take more aggressive steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus, singling out South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem for criticism.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Blames Surge In Cases On Testing As Hospitals FillSouth 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.
Republican, Democratic Minnesota Candidates Hit The Road Saturday To CampaignDemocrats held metro-wide campaign events Saturday morning, and a Republican rally was scheduled in Rush City Saturday evening.
MDH Confirms 15 COVID-19 Cases Tied To Sturgis RallyOn Friday, Minnesota health officials confirmed 15 COVID-19 cases tied to people who visited the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota.
Crowds Of Bikers Gather At Sturgis Rally, With Little Signs Of COVID-19 PrecautionsThe coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at a small city along Interstate 90 in western South Dakota.
South Dakota Governor, Exposed To COVID-19, Joined Trump On JetShortly after fireworks above Mount Rushmore disappeared into the night sky on Friday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem accompanied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One despite having had close contact with Trump’s son’s girlfriend, who had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Says He Is Worried About Lack Of Stay-At-Home Orders In Iowa, North Dakota And South DakotaWalz added that he has communicated with officials in the three states that border Minnesota to the west and south.
Swapping Chili For Votes? SD Democrats Deny Charge The South Dakota GOP accused Democrats on Thursday of trying to buy votes by serving food at a series of get-out-the-vote rallies, but event organizers insisted their chili was legit.