Noem’s win in House race voted top story by S.D. journalists
Published 12/27/2010, The Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS — Republican Kristi Noem’s November defeat of Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was voted the year’s top South Dakota story by the state’s Associated Press member newspaper editors and broadcast news.
A year earlier, Noem was a little-known state lawmaker and Herseth Sandlin was considered a safe bet to win re-election. But Herseth Sandlin got caught up in a wave of frustration with Washington to become the first South Dakota House member to lose a re-election bid in nearly three decades.