Governor Kristi Noem tweeted out the announcement on Monday.
Noem’s administration was looking into the possibility after public safety officials recommended reviewing the residence’s security needs. The Governor says that research is completed and no fence [Mark Russo, “Noem: No Fence in Pierre,” KELO Radio, 2019.06.10].
Yesterday’s backtrack offers a little hope that we can get Governor Noem to back away from some bad ideas. Now let’s see if we can get her to reprioritize the $400K she budgeted for her fence toward something more productive.