December 17, 2010 at 1:59 am in The Daily Republic
PIERRE Outgoing Republican Gov. Mike Rounds said Thursday that he hopes historians remember his eight years in the office as a time South Dakota successfully dealt with tough problems.
South Dakota farmers and ranchers faced a severe drought during Rounds’ first years as governor, while during the last years, the state’s economy has performed better than the national average in the wake of the recession. And the nation was at war during the entire time Rounds was in office, meaning like other states, South Dakota was consistently sending military personnel to Afghanistan and Iraq. Continue Reading