A while ago there was coverage of an effort to urge Minnesotans to join South Dakota (“Minnesota Rep. Jeremy Munson hopes 'secession' amendment starts a conversation,” March 27). And, of course, there were those who criticized the idea.

Well, I have the solution. Whether one is upset with the state of Minnesota’s taxes, business environment (or lack of), political stances, or other matters, the answer is not to move elsewhere. That'd be such a hassle. The answer is simply to contract with South Dakota for governance of the state of Minnesota. Why didn't we think of this earlier?

Gov. Tim Walz and his fine staff could retain their titles, but in name only. Minnesota then would actually be governed by Kristi Noem of South Dakota, a real governor!

Judd Johnston


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