Noem:”Minnesota government is choking the life out of their businesses and families”  (Audio)

August 5, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—State by state restrictions to guard against the spread of COVID-19 vary widely.

A good example is the differences between the border states of South Dakota and Minnesota.

Governor Tim Walz has mandated face masks be worn in public spaces, and just yesterday, he announced the Governor’s Pheasant Opener won’t be held this year.

It’s a much different story in South Dakota, where there’s no face mask mandate, and where large events like the Sturgis Bike Rally and State Fair will be held as scheduled.

Governor Kristi Noem sees the restrictions in Minnesota as an opportunity for her state, and she’s prominently featured in television ads sharing the news that South Dakota is, “open for business”…..

Noem says targeting Minnesota businesses only makes sense….

Noem believes South Dakota has handled the pandemic, “extremely well,” but is frustrated by what she sees and hears from the media…

South Dakota’s death toll from COVID-19 stands at 136.