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South Dakota's COVID-19 cases rise to over 10,000 | Jan 04

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On today's update

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.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.