South Dakota governor slams media after probe into daughter’s real estate certification

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Kristi Noem has lashed out at the press, claiming “media is trying to destroy my children” after allegations emerged about her potential involvement in her daughter’s business affairs.

The actions of South Dakota’s governor were called into question in a report by The Associated Press, after she met with officials from an agency responsible for denying her daughter’s application to become a real estate appraiser. Weeks later, her daughter’s application was approved.

Ms Noem summoned officials from the state Department of Labor and Regulation involved with the Appraiser Certification Program in July of 2020, the Associated Press reported on Monday. Those officials included her daughter’s direct supervisor.

At the meeting, Ms Noem presented the director of the Appraiser Certification Program with a letter authored by a certified state residential appraiser who was supervising Ms Noem’s daughter as she undertook a bid to become an appraiser…

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