Senator John Thune is working the town hall circuit hard this week. He is taking questions at open public meetings today in Madison, Brookings, and Watertown. Tomorrow he hits Yankton and Mitchell. Over the following days he takes questions in Aberdeen, Rapid City, North Sioux City, and Sioux Falls. Thank you, Senator Thune! Well done! Folks, get out and wear out your Senator's ears.

Meanwhile, where's Rep. Kristi Noem?

For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea McCarthy
January 8, 2013

Rep. Noem in Sioux Falls Wednesday

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Kristi Noem will be in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, January 9 to visit Feeding South Dakota and to address the South Dakota Pork Producer's 44th Annual Pork Congress. Rep. Noem will meet with Feeding South Dakota staff, tour the facility and will celebrate Land O'Lakes's donation of 38,500 pounds of macaroni and cheese. Launched in 2009 by Lank O'Lakes, First Run is part of a larger Feeding Our Communities initiative that delivers fresh product to food banks each quarter.

WHAT: Feeding South Dakota Tour/Land O'Lakes First Run Food Donation
WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 3:00 p.m. CT
WHERE: Feeding South Dakota, 3511 N. 1st Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

WHAT: 44th Annual Pork Congress Address
WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 7:00 p.m. CT
WHERE: Sioux Falls Ramkota, 3200 West Maple Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

As of this morning, those closed events today are the only items on Congresswoman Noem's sparse public calendar. Rep. Noem loves her special little invitation-only events. She loves to talk to certain South Dakotans, but not with us.