(Sioux Falls, SD) -- The South Dakota Department of Transportation says it has followed the direction of Governor Kristi Noem and submitted an application for a special use permit for a fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore next year.
The application was submitted to the National Park Service. Noem says she wants people to get "the celebration they deserve" in 2023.
NPS rejected permits for fireworks celebrations in 2021 and 2022. Noem was able to host a fireworks celebration at the national monument in July 2020 with the help of then President Trump.