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South Dakota's governor pokes fun at Branstad's speeding incident


Iowa's Governor has received a lot of attention lately for having his trooper-driven car, clocked for speeding.

Friday, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard took a shot at Terry Branstad, but it was all in good fun.

Both governors were in Sioux Falls to dedicate South Dakota's newest state park.

Daugaard told the audience that as the event's start time neared, he asked a staff member to contact Branstad's staff to inquire about his whereabouts.

"Ask if he's still on his way and if he could please talk to his trooper, say don't speed to get there but please come if you can.  And I'm so glad to see you arrived." said Governor Daugaard.

The comment was followed by a lot of laughter from the crowd.

In April, an Iowa law enforcement officer clocked Branstad's SUV going 84 mph, but the car was not stopped after it was determined it was Branstad inside.

A trooper who complained about the incident was fired on Thursday.  Officials say the firing wasn't related to the speeding.

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