Storm Delays Debate on Black Hills Cemeteries Bill-Congresswoman Noem Delayed in SD by Weather

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Among the hundreds of passengers trapped by the ice storm Tuesday at the Sioux Falls airport was Rep. Kristi Noem, who was supposed to get back to Washington D.C. for a vote on the Black Hills Cemeteries Act.
Instead, she was stranded at the airport for eight hours and counting. She told the Argus Leader she’d been deplaned twice as airport workers tried to de-ice the airplane.
The Black Hills Cemeteries Act would transfer ownership of some Black Hills cemeteries from the Forest Service to the local communities that have been operating them. With Noem trapped, the House postponed the debate on her bill.

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