A security fence will not be built around the governor’s mansion in Pierre.
Governor Kristi Noem tweeted out the announcement on Monday:
“There are no plans to build a fence.”
Noem’s administration was looking into the possibility after public safety officials recommended reviewing the residence’s security needs. The Governor says that research is completed and no fence is needed.
$400,000 had been budgeted for design and construction of the official mansion’s first ever fence.