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.
Trump To Push Forward On Fireworks Display At Mount Rushmore, Drawing Sharp CriticismThe event is slated to include fighter jets thundering over the 79-year-old stone monument in South Dakota's Black Hills and the first fireworks display at the site since 2009.
'Faces Of The Conquerors': Trump's Planned Mount Rushmore Trip Draws FirePresident Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people.
Meatpackers Cautiously Reopen Plants Amid Coronavirus FearsA South Dakota pork processing plant took its first steps toward reopening Monday after being shuttered for over two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak that infected more than 800 employees.
Coronavirus In South Dakota: COVID-19 Cases Top 1,100; Meat Plant Worker DiesThe number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in South Dakota has surpassed 1,100, and more than half of those cases have some connection to the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls.
Coronavirus Update: Smithfield Closes South Dakota Pork Plant Due To COVID-19 OutbreakVirginia-based Smithfield Foods announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux Falls until further notice after hundreds of employees tested positive for the coronavirus — a step the head of the company warned could hurt the nation's meat supply.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Meatpacking Plants Taking Precautions After Sioux Falls OutbreakThe South Dakota Department of Health confirmed more than 80 employees inside Smithfield Foods tested positive for COVID-19. They are now shutting down operations for three days.
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.
Polaris To Close Spearfish Plant, Moves Work To IowaPolaris Industries plans to close its plant in western South Dakota and move the work to Iowa.
South Dakotans To Vote On Legalizing Recreational MarijuanaSouth Dakotans will vote this year on whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 years and older.
Winter Storm Closes Much Of Interstate 90 In South DakotaSouth Dakota officials closed much of Interstate 90 as a winter storm pushes across the state.
South Dakota Tribes Seek Repeal Of Law That Bans Them From MinnesotaTribes in South Dakota are trying again to gain state legislative support to repeal an archaic law that bans them from Minnesota.
Authorities: 9 Killed, 3 Injured In South Dakota Plane CrashAuthorities say nine people have been killed after a plane crashed in South Dakota.
'Meth: We're On It': South Dakota Group Upset Minneapolis Agency Won Campaign BidAdd South Dakota ad agencies to the chorus unhappy with a state anti-meth campaign that included the provocative tagline, “Meth: We’re on it.”
South Dakota Governor Defends 'Meth, We're On It' CampaignSouth Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working.