Gov. Noem’s Mount Rushmore fireworks appeal set for oral arguments

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Governor Kristi Noem’s fight to bring fireworks back to Mount Rushmore goes before the U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday.

A three-judge panel in St. Louis will hear arguments on both sides of the case.

Gov. Noem filed a federal lawsuit after the Biden administration refused to issue the state a permit to shoot off fireworks at Mount Rushmore to celebrate Independence Day this past July.

A federal judge rejected her arguments in June, prompting an appeal to the 8th Circuit.

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