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Kristi Noem

Governor of South Dakota

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Kristi Noem: Governor of South Dakota
Kristi Lynn Noem is an American politician serving as the 33rd and current governor of South Dakota since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, she was the U.S. Representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district from 2011 to 2019 and a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. Noem was elected governor in 2018 and is South Dakota's first female governor.

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'We won't be social distancing' at Mount Rushmore celebration with Trump, says SD Gov. Noem

"We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home," Gov. Kristi Noem told Fox News. "But we won't be social distancing."
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South Dakota governor on taking down Mount Rushmore: 'Not on my watch'

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, has a simple response to those that question whether Mount Rushmore will be torn down: "Not on my watch."
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Noem, tribes in standoff over virus checkpoints

Two Native American tribes in South Dakota continue to defy orders from Gov. Kristi Noem to take down road checkpoints the tribes had set up to stop coronavirus infections from spreading. (May 12)  
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Clash between Governor Noem, tribes escalates over checkpoints: How we got here and what's next

While Gov. Kristi Noem threatens legal action against the tribes, 17 state legislators urge her to find a resolution outside of federal court.  
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South Dakota governor threatens tribes with legal action on checkpoints

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on Monday threatened to take legal action against two Native American tribes who have set up vehicle checkpoints in an attempt to contain the coronavirus that has..
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Trump plans to attend Mount Rushmore fireworks July 3

Trump told Gov. Kristi Noem in January that he would try to attend the fireworks, which will be held this year for the first time since 2009.
USATODAY.com - Published

S.D. governor says she hopes Smithfield plant can reopen in days

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on Monday said she believes that Smithfield's Sioux Falls pork processing plant can reopen "really quickly" as soon as employees can safely be accommodated, hopefully..
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“Meth. We're on it.": Mixed reactions to South Dakota campaign

South Dakota is out with a new campaign to address the state's meth problem, but the slogan has a lot of people scratching their heads. Gov. Kristi Noem came up with the slogan, “Meth. We're on it."..
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