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Noem Appeals Mt. Rushmore Fireworks Denial

SD Department of Tourism

In early June, a federal judge upheld the denial of a permit for a state fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on the Fourth of July. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is now challenging that order.

To pave the way for an appeal to the Eighth Circuit, Noem asked Federal Judge Roberto Lange to convert his ruling on a preliminary injunction to a final judgment. Lange did that earlier this week, and the next day Noem filed notice of intent to appeal.

Victoria Wicks has more on this case for SDPB.

For Seth Tupper's coverage of Judge Roberto Lange's order, click on this link: