Noem’s daughter says she’s quitting real estate business

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s daughter says she will quit the real estate appraiser business following scrutiny over whether her mother used her influence to aid her application for an appraiser license.

Noem’s daughter, Kassidy Peters, slammed a legislative inquiry in a letter that was obtained by the Associated Press.

Also, a document setting up a plan to give Peters another chance at her license has been released. That document was subpoenaed by a legislative committee. Lawmakers had requested the document to confirm that a plan to give Peters another chance to win her appraiser certification was “in place” prior to a meeting in the governor’s office that included Peters and Department of Labor officials.

But the signed agreement is dated the week after that July 27, 2020 meeting.  Some familiar with the meeting say the agreement was in the works before it was signed and before the meeting.


November 17, 2021