Former South Dakotans may soon be receiving a phone call from a surprising source: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
A new online feature at the website for the worker recruitment program Dakota Roots allows family and friends to send a recorded message from the governor to out-of-state loved ones, urging them to return to South Dakota.
The recorded messages from Daugaard focus on job openings, quality of life, recreational opportunities and the state's tax structure.
Daugaard says he is excited to personally invite friends and family members to move back to South Dakota.
Dakota Roots is a program to grow the South Dakota workforce by connecting out-of-state individuals with in-state jobs.
Family members can request a message by visiting www.DakotaRoots.com.