Is Governor Hoodwink treating the Copper Lounge Collapse like 9/11?


Governor Dennis Daugaard, right, takes a tour of A&M Market with owner Art Winsky while on tour of businesses in downtown Kimball on Wednesday. Kimball was selected as South DakotaÂ’s Capital for a Day by the Governor's office on Wednesday. (Matt Gade/Republic)

(Image: Mitchell Daily Republican)

Thursday, the Governor had a simple message: shop local.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 12.22.16 at 10:59 am

Giving the Copper Lounge follow up subtle remorse is welcomed by the governor. Buying something downtown was a good gesture. Fortunately, Huether stayed out of the way for the disaster and cleanup. I suspect it’s because city inspections were inferior.

#2 moses on 12.22.16 at 11:11 am

Commander are you running for Gov or the house.We will back you against the the man named Mike.

#3 The Blogger Formerly Known as "Winston" on 12.23.16 at 12:55 am

Will he run for the US House? Is Dusty merely a placeholder? How do you run against someone, whom you said that you liked and voted for last time even though they were a member of the other political party at the time? Is this merely a 9/11 play or a turf play?….. Time will tell……

#4 Frankie on 12.23.16 at 6:35 am

Good point Dan. Wonder why we didn’t see the Mayor at Copper Lounge collapse at large and in charge?

#5 My Mistake Mike on 12.23.16 at 11:35 am

I suspect the real reason MMM has avoid the Copper Lounge collapse is because he is likely a Legacy investor.

#6 anonymous on 12.24.16 at 12:59 pm

Frankie, I wondered the same thing. Where was MMM, who loves the spotlight.

Our mayor (or perhaps his wife) as a Legacy investor.

Won’t that be interesting.

If so, wonder how he will try to keep the results of the OSHA investigation QUIET!?

#7 scott on 12.24.16 at 5:51 pm

agree that mmm has to be involved somehow with legacy. he loves the spot light, and has called press conferences to announce his bowel movements.

#8 LJL on 12.26.16 at 5:38 pm

WOW… The mayor and councilors were MIA during a obvious opportunity for grand standing. This is an astute observation.