To the Editor:

Us folks here in South Dakota are so fortunate to have a governor that is apparently more knowledgeable about COVID-19 and wearing face masks than all the doctors, health professionals, scientists etc. She not only doesn’t feel the need to mandate the use of masking … she has also appeared to not even promote or encourage the use of face masking.

Do you reckon she spent so much time on the campaign trail out east in that fancy covered wagon that she done forgot the growing pandemic situation back here in her home state?

LaMoine Torgerson

Mitchell