Meanwhile, outside Kristi Noem’s shuttered windows, change abounds in Pierre, where big government investments will improve the quality of life for all those anti-government immigrants the Governor wants to recruit:
South Dakota’s capital city is undergoing a number of changes, at a time where the state as a whole continues to grow rapidly. Pierre is hoping to drive up growth in the area by working a number of major public works projects.
These projects range from simple street repairs, to building a brand new bridge over the Missouri River.
“If you add on the water park that we are building, the Boys and Girls Club that we just finished building, the new city hall, and the wastewater treatment plant we are refurbishing, the Missouri River Bridge the state is building,” listed Pierre Mayor Steve Harding. “That is over one hundred million dollars in projects that are being invested in the capital city of Pierre.”
In addition, Pierre has also done extensive remodeling to the Pierre Regional Airport, and a new drinking water treatment plant, which was the biggest capital investment in the city’s history [Austin Goss, “City of Pierre Booming with Public Works Projects,” KOTA-TV,2021.04.27].
Kristi can’t even recruit all those conformist refugees she wants to shore up her re-election chances without big government infrastructure investments in our capital city. Ah, change….