South Dakota courts Minnesota businesses with looser coronavirus restrictions

South Dakota is trying to lure Minnesota businesses to relocate by promoting its looser coronavirus restrictions, but Minnesota’s governor predicted businesses would stay put.

South Dakota is spending $369,500 on an advertising campaign in Minnesota now through Labor Day. Ads will air on TV, radio, social media, and in print, according to a news release.

The ads are aimed at business owners who were frustrated by forced closures imposed by Gov. Tim Walz to control the spread of coronavirus.