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  • The Deeply American Reason The Oldest Saloon West Of The Mississippi Won’t Have To Shut Down Forever

    05/24/2020 7:05:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Starting life before there was a town as four walls and some dry goods for fur trappers, it served its first beer just 19 years after the town was founded and near-half a century before it was incorporated.The story below is the third in a series on America’s small businesses, their struggles under the shutdowns, and what they’re doing to survive. Over two weeks, The Federalist is traveling the country to tell more stories like this one.HUNTSVILLE, UTAH — Across the Wasatch mountains from the county seat of Ogden, in a tony country neighborhood by the Pineview Reservoir, and around...
  • A Tribute to Strong Women

    05/10/2020 7:43:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 10, 2020 | Gil Gutknecht
    Throughout history, strong women have challenged the status quo by standing firm and refusing to be bullied. On this Mother’s Day, permit us to pay tribute to three of them. When Rosa Parks boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus the afternoon of December 1, 1955, she didn’t expect to become a national figure. She had finished work as a seamstress at a Montgomery department store and just wanted to get home. As required by local ordinance, she first entered the bus in the front to pay her fare, then exited, going to the back (Negro) entrance to re-board the bus. She...
  • Sioux tribe rejects South Dakota governor request to remove Covid-19 checkpoints

    05/09/2020 5:46:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2020 | Chris Boyette and Deanna Hackney
    Gov. Kristi Noem sent letters Friday to the leaders of both the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe demanding that checkpoints designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus on tribal land be removed, the governor's office said in a statement. According to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe checkpoint policies posted on its social media, its reservation residents may travel within South Dakota to areas the state has not deemed a Covid-19 "hotspot" if it's for an essential activity such as medical appointments or to get supplies unavailable on the reservation. But they must complete a health questionnaire when...
  • South Dakot Gov. Kristi Noem to speak with Smithfield workers; hydroxychloroquine trial continues

    05/08/2020 7:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 05/08/2020 | Morgan Matzen
    Gov. Kristi Noem said Thursday that she plans to speak with Smithfield Food workers by phone Thursday night and Friday morning. Her comments come one week after more than 50 organizations and individuals, including Smithfield workers, asked to meet with her to discuss conditions at the plant in Sioux Falls. Noem said she worked with the human resources staff at Smithfield to set up the phone calls. “We’ve lined up a call that will facilitate interpreters so that we can have questions and answers and get them all the information they may be wanting,” Noem said at her daily coronavirus...
  • South Dakota Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial off to slow start with just 270 patients

    05/06/2020 5:35:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    KOTA TV ^ | 05/06/2020
    PIERRE S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - Remember the South Dakota clinical trial of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine? It's off to a slow start, with just an estimated 270 COVID-19 patients signed up. The trial, lead by Sanford Health and involving all healthcare systems in the state, was supposed to initially include 2,000 patients. Gov. Kristi Noem touted it as a "first-in-the-nation clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine sponsored by a state." The drug, heavily promoted by President Donald Trump, has come under fire by many in the medical community due to side effects. April 24, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning...
  • Media Attack Gov. Kristi Noem For Not Panicking And Destroying Her State

    05/05/2020 1:42:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 5, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    The South Dakota governor rejected the mandatory government-forced shutdown. Now, the media claim her decisions were made out of emotion and naked ambition, not courage. As the Coronavirus spread from Wuhan, China, to the United States, most governors quickly acquiesced to the media’s demand that they force a governmental shutdown of their states in order to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. The media continue to be heavily invested in the shutdown model, even as the country realizes that hospitals are nowhere close to being overwhelmed and, in fact, many hospital systems are furloughing doctors and nurses due to the mandatory...
  • Is a "constitutionalist" only a constitutionalist over 1 constitution? Or over all 51 constitutions?

    05/03/2020 4:10:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 27 replies
    In the past few weeks, I have heard two or perhaps three interviews with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and I think the most impressive thing I have heard her say(she has said many impressive things) repeatedly is not just that she swore an oath to defend and uphold the United States Constitution, but also her State constitution. I find this to be extremely impressive, since I find that far too often some people are willing to let themselves forget that America has more than one Constitution. As an example, here is a past article from something Noem said: ""I...
  • Gov Noem Announces South Dakota will Be First State with a Hydroxychloroquine Statewide Clinical Trial to Help Fight COVID-19

    05/03/2020 6:07:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 75 replies ^ | 5-3-20 |
    Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that South Dakota, with Sanford Health leading the effort, will be the first state with a comprehensive, statewide clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating and preventing COVID-19. “From day one, I’ve said we’re going to let the science, facts, and data drive our decision-making in South Dakota,” said Noem. “Throughout last week, I communicated with White House officials to let them know that South Dakota’s medical community was ready to step up and lead the way on research efforts. I made direct requests to President Trump and Vice President Pence to...
  • Trump to Visit Mount Rushmore July 3 for Fireworks

    05/01/2020 6:18:43 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/1/20 | Steve Nelson
    President Trump will travel to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on July 3 to watch a fireworks display. Trump confirmed the visit during a radio interview Friday with Dan Bongino.
  • Residents throw parade for governor who refused to issue stay-at-home order

    04/30/2020 8:38:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 4/28/2020 | Erin Coates
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who did not issue a stay-at-home order for her state, was surprised with a parade in her honor as residents praised the Republican's leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. Video footage posted on the governor's Twitter account shows fire trucks blaring their sirens and people honking from their cars as Noem walks out of what appears to be the governor's mansion in Pierre. The woman filming her tells the governor, "It's a parade for you! Wave to them!" and Noem waves as she appears to get a little emotional. "I am so blessed to serve the...
  • Another Dishonest Smear by Washington Post Against South Dakota's Governor

    04/23/2020 9:34:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | 04/23/2020 | John Hinderaker, Paul Mirengoff
    Yesterday’s Washington Post carried an attack on South Dakota and its governor, Kristi Noem, under the headline South Dakota’s Governor resisted ordering people to stay home. Now it has one of the nation’s largest coronavirus hot spots. The Post’s article is popular on Twitter, as liberal “blue checks” use it to express their hope that lots of South Dakotans die as punishment for their temerity in electing a Republican governor. As governors across the country fell into line in recent weeks, South Dakota’s top elected leader stood firm: There would be no statewide order to stay home.Such edicts to...
  • Exclusive — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Beating Coronavirus Without Lockdown: ‘We’re Much Better on Offense’

    04/23/2020 6:53:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Apr 2020 | Matthew Boyle
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican and the governor of one of just a handful of states that has not issued a statewide lockdown order, told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday her state is winning the war against the coronavirus without the extreme and draconian measures some other states have implemented. Noem said that despite earlier projections of a surge on the hospitals in South Dakota and nationwide, “no, we haven’t” seen such a surge. In fact, South Dakota has—again, without a lockdown—cut that number down by 75 percent of the projections, with much less than a hundred people...
  • South Dakota’s Republican Governor Kristi Noem Is Beating Coronavirus Without Strict Shutdown Policies

    04/23/2020 8:35:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/23/2020 | Matthew Boyle
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican and the governor of one of just a handful of states that has not issued a statewide lockdown order, told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday her state is winning the war against the coronavirus without the extreme and draconian measures some other states have implemented. Noem said that despite earlier projections of a surge on the hospitals in South Dakota and nationwide, “no, we haven’t” seen such a surge. In fact, South Dakota has—again, without a lockdown—cut that number down by 75 percent of the projections, with much less than a hundred people...
  • Gov. Noem encouraging people not to attend dirt track race in Jefferson, S.D. on Saturday...

    04/22/2020 8:11:24 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 12 replies
    KELOLAND.COM ^ | April 21, 2020 | Staff
    PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — In response to plans for a dirt-track event on Saturday, Governor Kristi Noem recommends people not attend. Noem reminded South Dakotans of the state guidance to not gather in groups of more than 10 people. Organizers of the event in Jefferson, South Dakota, have said they would limit ticket sales but it is still expected to draw hundreds of people. Noem says we are still many weeks away from peak hospitalization and infection rates. She says it is incredibly important people continue to social distance so we don’t overwhelm the health care system with COVID-19 cases.
  • Active cases of Covid-19 went down today in SD

    04/20/2020 9:16:03 AM PDT · by DadOfFive · 17 replies
    See active cases in top graph. 983 cases yesterday, 982 today.
  • SD Gov. Noem Drops a Truth Bomb on Critics Demanding She Issue a Stay-at-Home Order [w/Video]

    04/18/2020 9:05:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies ^ | April 18, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is one of the few governors that decided not to issue a stay-at-home order during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Her decision was based on the fact that her state had very few cases and she did not want to trample on South Dakotans' civil liberties. Critics are now citing an outbreak at the Sioux Falls Smithfield Foods, which had 438 employees test positive for the virus, as a reason to issue a lockdown. Another 107 people who came into contact with the processing plant also tested positive. As of now, the state has 1,311...
  • Pork Plant at Center of South Dakota’s Virus Outbreak Had Visit From CCP-Tied Owners

    04/16/2020 8:25:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/16/2020 | BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    A Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was visited by representatives from its Chinese Communist Party-tied parent company one month before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed at the facility, according to three employees. After the first illness was confirmed at the plant on March 26, the facility quickly became the epicenter of the state’s outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem wrote in an April 11 letter that 238 plant employees had contracted the virus, accounting for 38 percent of the state’s confirmed...
  • South Dakota’s Herd Immunity Plan Is Looking Dubious Thus Far… Or Is It?

    04/16/2020 9:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s a lot of public pressure being put on South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem this week. She’s one of only five governors in the country to not issue a mandatory shutdown, lockdown or quarantine order. Until quite recently, that didn’t seem to be much of an issue, but in the past couple of weeks, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has begun to exhibit that steep curve that we’ve come to know all too well in New York City and New Orleans. The state’s Medical Association has already issued a public statement calling on the Governor...
  • One Governor Has Risen Above The Coronavirus Hysteria And Is Defending The Constitution

    04/16/2020 8:43:52 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 16 April 20 | Charlie Kirk
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is one of a few state governors who have not yet placed citizens under a stay-at-home order in response to the current outbreak. Not only has she not placed the order, she has been outspoken in her contention that doing so would stand against everything America is supposed to stand for. She sees her decision as empowering individuals to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families. She is also taking an aggressive position on the use of hydroxychloroquine in treating the virus, placing her ahead of many other state governors. As...
  • Due to travel restrictions, there are currently no abortions in South Dakota

    04/15/2020 8:52:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action News ^ | April 14, 2020 | Nancy Flanders
    Abortion has come to a halt in South Dakota. As the COVID-19 pandemic imposes travel restrictions, the state’s only abortionist will be unable to travel from Minnesota to South Dakota’s only abortion business for the time being. Non-essential businesses in South Dakota have not yet been shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak and the state has just one abortion business — a Planned Parenthood facility located in Sioux Falls. However, due to the virus, the Planned Parenthood abortionist is currently unable to travel to the facility as usual on Mondays and Thursdays, according to the state’s 40 Days for...