Posts Tagged ‘South Dakota’

September 28th, 2021 - 8:11 pm § in Politics

To South Dakota’s GOP governor, blood is thicker than ethics

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (photo, left), who wants to be president, is embroiled in a corruption scandal. “Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state employe[...]

September 17th, 2021 - 11:58 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Update: South Dakota’s AG problem

One Saturday night in September 2020, texting-while-driving on his way home from a fundraiser, South Dakota’s attorney general veered off the highway and killed a pedestrian. He drove off, and the next day reported to police he’d hit a deer. (See details here.) There was a big hole in hi[...]

August 25th, 2021 - 8:25 am § in Politics

GOP attorney general killed a man and reported hitting a deer

Update (8/25/21): Ravnsborg will plead guilty to misdemeanor traffic violations, NBC News reports (story here). South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, a Republican (of course), killed a man walking on a road Saturday night, September 12, 2020, while returning home from a fundraiser. He calle[...]

August 12th, 2021 - 2:12 pm § in Health, Politics

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem isn’t as stupid as she looks

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is a staunch defender of the right-to-die from Covid-19. On the surface, this looks bad. But when you take some time to think about it, her policies make perfect sense from her state’s point of view: South Dakotans don’t need to wear masks. Their houses are 5 mi[...]

November 18th, 2020 - 12:24 pm § in Health, Politics

America’s FreeDUMBest states

… are, hands down, the Dakotas — America’s most intransigent mask and social distancing holdouts. (Source of charts here; mask mandate map here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 3rd, 2020 - 1:42 am § in Health, Politics

Coronavirus? What Coronavirus?

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, is the most aggressive of all governors at keeping her state’s economy open. “The Republican governor has disparaged restrictions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, emphasizing personal responsibility,” CBS News says. That’s why she sowe[...]