South Dakota's COVID-19 cases rise to over 10,000 | Jan 04
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Active cases of COVID-19 are above 10,000 in South Dakota. The last time cases reached that level was the end of 2020. About 30 percent of adult intensive-care beds are occupied by COVID patients.
Oral arguments have been set in South Dakota ’s fight to get a federal permit to shoot off fireworks at Mount Rushmore . The National Park Service denied the state’s application for a permit in 2021. Governor Kristi Noem is now trying to get a permit for Independence Day observances in 2022.
South Dakota political candidates are revving into full campaign mode this week, with one big exception — Republican Sen. John Thune. He has delayed a reelection announcement as he considers retirement.
The director of a South Dakota agency has resigned amid scrutiny over Gov. Kristi Noem’s hands-on role in the agency prior to his arrival and as it evaluates her daughter’s real estate appraiser license in 2020.