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Conservative group names Noem No. 1 for economic freedom

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Gov. Kristi Noem, center, ranks No. 1 in the American Legislative Exchange Council's new economic-freedom rankings for governors.

An organization for conservative lawmakers is giving Gov. Kristi Noem the top grade in the nation for economic freedom.

The American Legislative Exchange Council is awarding the ranking to the Republican South Dakota governor.

The organization announced the rankings recently at a national summit in San Diego.