Inviting more stoners to town, as the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe intends to do with its pot lounge, would be tourism.
That is, until the federal government sends in bulldozers, as happened Oct. 23 at the hemp farm of the Menominee Tribe in Wisconsin.
Meanwhile the governor's Blue Ribbon task force on K-12 schools wants the state sales tax increased, so South Dakota can pay teachers more and get out of last place nationally.
At the same time, essential businesses throughout much of South Dakota struggle to find qualified employees to fill vacancies.
Several places where I've eaten many times have recently closed because good help couldn't be hired.
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