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Unintentional Hilarity: Governor Daugaard Declares October Archives Month

Governor Dennis Daugaard has declared October "Archives Month" in South Dakota:

“Archival institutions have a responsibility to collect, organize, preserve and make available records that document the history of the state of South Dakota and the plains region for the education and appreciation of present and future generations,” Gov. Daugaard noted in the proclamation.

“October is a chance for South Dakotans to recognize the importance of archives and historical records,” noted Chelle Somsen, state archivist for the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. “There are county, municipal, university and private archives as well as the State Archives and each of these organizations contain historical records that document the rich history of our state” [State of South Dakota, press release, 2014.10.01].

However, the state will delete all record of Archives Month 30 days after its conclusion.


  1. mike from iowa 2014.10.02

    ......and each of these organizations contain historical records that document the rich,extremely rich(see Joop Bollen and bank accounts),extremely recent history of our state.

    I fixed it for you,Cory. :)

  2. lesliengland 2014.10.02

    omg. omg. omg. omg.

  3. ronald fuchs 2014.10.02

    He doesn't care about history or historical preservation, we would have stricter- tighter laws in place if he really did- and there is little if any public funding availabe either !!!

  4. Roger Cornelius 2014.10.02

    There is a difference between preservation of historical documents and destruction of evidence.

  5. lesliengland 2014.10.02

    can you imagine how stupid this state is going to look if joop can't be prosecuted for destruction of evidence? Jackley, Daugaard and Rounds, Tidemann and the Regents, and more have had a role in keeping this quiet. Montgomery says "recently democrats focused on joop" but cory has been snarking about him for the last year.

  6. larry kurtz 2014.10.02

    Joop could be Pope.

  7. mikeyc, that's me! 2014.10.03

    That's hilarious.

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