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South Dakota Gov. Noem sues Biden administration to have fireworks at Mount Rushmore on July 4

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South Dakota is suing President Joe Biden's administration for the right to host an Independence Day fireworks display at Mount Rushmore this year after the National Park Service rejected the state's application for a permit to do so.

Gov. Kristi Noem (R) filed the lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota Central Division. In a Twitter thread, the governor said Biden's administration departed from precedent "without any meaningful explanation."

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