Hey, Mitchell voters! Are you eager to talk to Rep. Kristi Noem about her job performance so far? Well boy, howdy, she's looking forward to talking to you Thursday! Not eager enough, however, to tell you exactly where you can catch her:
The [press] release said Noem, who is up for re-election this year, will visit "Mitchell coffee shops" beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, and will tour the Boyds' Gunstock plant near Mitchell at 1:45 p.m. Thursday [staff, "Noem to Visit Mitchell on Thursday," Mitchell Daily Republic, 2012.01.04].
I guess you can try to stake Noem out at the gunstock plant, though heaven knows if you're hanging around private property like that, someone might mistake you for Occupy Mitchell and start singing Lee Greenwood at you. So instead, you should do the sensible thing and drive around all the places that sell coffee in Mitchell from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. hoping to spot a lady with cowboy boots getting out of an SUV with Hamlin County (#32!) license plates.
But we should be grateful for even this much notice from our incumbent Princess. She hasn't posted any notice of a public meeting on her official website since August 30. It's almost as if she doesn't want to have people show up to ask her questions about her vote to raise your taxes by $1000....