South Dakota governor, exposed to virus, joined Trump on jet

Shortly after fireworks above Mount Rushmore disappeared into the night sky on Friday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem accompanied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One despite having had close contact with Trump's son's girlfriend, who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

South Dakota's COVID-19 hotbed, Huron reveals anxiety and resolve

Huron was one of the first places in South Dakota with community spread — when it’s unclear how an infected person contracted the virus. Beadle County, which includes Huron, led the state in the number of cases until Wednesday when officials announced the more populous Minnehaha County and Beadle County both had 13.