Why Kristi Noem Is Rising Quickly as a Republican Prospect for 2024

Ms. Noem, the governor of South Dakota, has defied coronavirus restrictions and eagerly projects a rugged Great Plainswoman image. But some of her political moves prompt eye rolls.

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South Dakota Wildfires Prompt Mount Rushmore to Close

Gov. Kristi Noem said the monument was not under threat but that gusting winds could cause conditions to change quickly.

#fires-and-firefighters, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #mount-rushmore-national-memorial-sd, #noem-kristi, #rapid-city-sd, #south-dakota, #wildfires, #wind

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College Athletes Ask the N.C.A.A. to Protest Bills That Would Bar Transgender Competitors

There have been 25 state bills introduced this year that would prohibit transgender athletes, mainly women, from competing on teams matching their gender identity. Here’s what we know.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #athletics-and-sports, #gender, #house-of-representatives, #mississippi, #mosier-chris, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #politics-and-government, #south-dakota, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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South Dakota Attorney General Faces Calls to Resign and Impeachment Over Crash

State officials released videos that show investigators confronting the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, with descriptions of his car hitting a man: “His face came through your windshield.”

#impeachment, #noem-kristi, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #state-legislatures, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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South Dakota Attorney General Charged With Careless Driving in Man’s Death

Jason Ravnsborg avoided felony charges, including manslaughter, after he struck and killed a pedestrian with his car last September.

#boever-joe-1964-2020, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ravnsborg-jason, #roads-and-traffic, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Is South Dakota’s Kristi Noem the Worst Pandemic Governor?

South Dakota’s public health isn’t a matter of “personal responsibility.” It’s her job.

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How Covid-19 Threatens Native Languages

The average age of Lakota and Dakota speakers is 70. We are running out of time to save them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #lakota, #language-and-languages, #native-americans, #north-dakota, #south-dakota, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Covid-19 Came for the Dakotas

In terms of the coronavirus, they’re a theater of American disgrace.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #north-dakota, #south-dakota

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Debra White Plume, Defender of Her Tribe, Is Dead at 66

She championed the rights of the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota and was a leader in protests at Wounded Knee and oil pipeline sites.

#american-indian-movement, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #keystone-pipeline-system, #native-americans, #pine-ridge-indian-reservation-sd, #south-dakota, #standing-rock-sioux-reservation-nd-sd, #white-plume-debra-1954-2020, #wounded-knee-sd

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1 America, 1 Pandemic, 2 Realities

Journeys through two states found Americans leading starkly different lives in the pandemic. New Mexico feels at a standstill. In South Dakota, life is going right on.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #south-dakota

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What Places Are Hardest Hit by the Coronavirus? It Depends on the Measure

By different metrics, all sorts of locations in the United States are deeply troubling, from Minot, N.D., to New York City.

#avenal-state-prison, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #los-angeles-county-calif, #minot-nd, #navajo-indians, #new-york-city, #norton-county-kan, #sioux-city-iowa, #south-dakota, #texas, #wisconsin

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A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen.’

Infectious-disease experts warned about the risk of cramming revelers into the Black Hills of South Dakota. But it was the annual Sturgis rally, and bikers were coming no matter what.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #festivals, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #noem-kristi, #south-dakota, #sturgis-sd, #trump-donald-j

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Friends Since Eighth Grade, Married With a New Urgency

David Rhoades and Nicole Weiss have been a couple since high school. A diagnosis brought them even closer together.

#south-dakota, #weddings-and-engagements

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‘It Has Hit Us With a Vengeance’: Coronavirus Surges Again Across the United States

Unlike earlier outbreaks concentrated in the Northeast and South, the virus is simmering at a worrisome level in most regions.

#ann-arbor-mich, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illinois, #kansas, #kentucky, #michigan, #montana, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-dakota

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Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s Attorney General, on Crash: ‘I Discovered the Body’

Jason Ravnsborg, the attorney general, elaborated on what happened after his car struck something on a dark highway, saying he returned in the morning to find the dead man, Joe Boever, 55, nearby.

#attorneys-general, #boever-joe-1964-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s Attorney General, Investigated in Fatal Crash

Gov. Kristi Noem said that the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, was in a car crash on Saturday night that left one person dead. Mr. Ravnsborg said he was “fully cooperating with the investigation.”

#deaths-fatalities, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Father Michel J. Mulloy Resigns Weeks Before Becoming Bishop of Duluth

Father Michel J. Mulloy was chosen by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., but then an allegation from the 1980s surfaced, church officials said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #duluth-minn, #francis, #michel-j-mulloy, #minnesota, #priests, #rapid-city-sd, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sioux-falls-sd, #south-dakota

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How Kristi Noem, Mt. Rushmore and Trump Fueled Speculation About Pence’s Job

After Ms. Noem, the South Dakota governor, flew to Washington on Air Force One, rumors about her ambitions ensued. She made a second trip to smooth things over with Mike Pence.

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One Meat Plant, One Thousand Infections: Revisiting Achut Deng

After surviving civil war in Sudan, one of America’s most vulnerable workers faced the coronavirus. How has she been doing since?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #quarantines, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #south-dakota, #sudan

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Kimberly Guilfoyle, Top Fund-Raising Official for Trump Campaign, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

She is the third person in proximity of President Trump known to have contracted the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #guilfoyle-kimberly, #mount-rushmore-national-memorial-sd, #quarantines, #south-dakota, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tribe in South Dakota Seeks Court Ruling Over Standoff on Blocking Virus

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe set up checkpoints to limit the spread of the coronavirus. After the state objected, the White House got involved. Now the tribe has asked a federal judge to intervene.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indian-health-service, #interior-department, #native-americans, #noem-kristi, #south-dakota, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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One Meat Plant. One Thousand Infections.

“I came to America thinking I could never go through hell.” After surviving civil war in Sudan, one of America’s most vulnerable workers faces the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #immigration-and-emigration, #meat-packers-and-butchers, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #slaughterhouses, #smithfield-foods-inc, #south-dakota, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Shortage of Steak? Yes, and Ranchers Knew It Was Coming

The pandemic has laid bare the instability of the industrialized food chain.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #cattle, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #food, #grass, #livestock, #sheep, #sioux-falls-sd, #south-dakota

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Prisoner With Coronavirus Dies After Giving Birth While on Ventilator

Andrea Circle Bear, the first female federal prisoner to die after getting the coronavirus, had just started serving a two-year drug sentence for selling methamphetamine.

#circle-bear-andrea, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #fort-worth-tex, #prisons-and-prisoners, #south-dakota

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Mutineers, Raise Your Hands

Almost every movie reminds Trump of … something it’s not.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #noem-kristi, #quarantines, #south-dakota, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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