In a radio address to the nation on Jan. 1, 1983, President Reagan said that “New Year’s Day was an especially American tradition, full of the optimism and hope we’re famous for in our daily lives-an energy and confidence we call the American spirit.” Now, as we ring in 2023, I reflect not only on Reagan’s words, but also on South Dakota’s growth over the past year.

South Dakota is thriving. We have the strongest economy in America. We are the best state in the nation for personal income growth. We are the best state in the nation for veterans. And we are the best state in the nation for freedom.

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Larry Skow

Sorry Gov Noem but South Dakota is not #1 in Veteran Benefits. That would be Texas then Florida! You're not even in top 5! Why do Politicians of both party's struggle to get simple facts straight and tell truth?

Larry Skow

Speaking of politicians and "Errors of Omissions"--that is legal term for lies. How about the mighty Joe Biden now caught with Classified documents removed from White House? Also, how about old Uncle Joe telling Salvation Army in El Paseo he was "under cover" in Poland and Ukraine? Living out his secret agent dream one guesses. Get the money presses cranked up there will be a lot of money going to Mexico to "pay" for border security. It going to happen.

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