Noem to Sue NPS for Mount Rushmore Fireworks

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will take her effort to see fireworks shot over Mount Rushmore on Independence Day to federal court in a lawsuit against the National Park Service.  The Republican Governor planes to sue after the Park Service declined to continue holding a fireworks display at the monument, citing safety concerns and objections from local Native American tribes.

Governor Noem pushed last year to return fireworks to Mount Rushmore after a decade-long hiatus, and President Trump attended the festivities.