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Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

09/29/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff statewide effective immediately until sunset on the day of interment, in honor of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Read more . . .

The Buffalo Roundup: The Heart of the Wild West

09/29/2023
Teddy Roosevelt is one of my favorite presidents. He embodied the spirit of Freedom. He cared about stewarding the land. And he appreciated the beauty of this nation. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Invites California Gun Manufacturers to Move to SD 

09/28/2023
Governor Kristi Noem invited California gun manufacturers and law-abiding gun owners to move to South Dakota to escape California's gun and ammunition tax . Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Inspects Southern Border Warzone with South Dakota National Guard Troops 

09/26/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem inspected the warzone at the Southern border and received a briefing from the South Dakota National Guard. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Oppose NEPA Rule

09/26/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 16 of her fellow Republican governors sent a letter to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory. Read more . . .

Cybersecurity: South Dakota's Next Big Industry

09/22/2023
When I first ran for governor, I promised the people of South Dakota that I would bring the next big industry to our state. Read more . . .

SD Communities are Embracing Gov. Noem's Freedom Works Here

09/21/2023
Governor Kristi Noem's "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign is creating a lasting impact. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol in Honor of Former State Legislator Barry M. Jensen

09/20/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Oppose Biden's Border Policies

09/19/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 24 of her fellow Republican governors urged President Biden to address the crisis happening at the U.S. southern border. Read more . . .

Shall Not be Infringed

09/15/2023
South Dakota has been setting the standard as the most Second-Amendment-friendly state in the nation for years. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem's Freedom Works Here Continues to Bring People to South Dakota

09/14/2023
Governor Kristi Noem's "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign is still telling South Dakota's story to the rest of the nation. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of the Lives Lost on September 11th, 2001

09/11/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset on Monday, September 11th, 2023. Read more . . .

Freedom Really Does Work Here

09/08/2023
I launched the "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign in June to tell South Dakota's story to America. Read more . . .

Gov Noem Signs EO Protecting Against Flood Damage and Loss

09/06/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2023-14, which states that South Dakota will comply with National Flooding Insurance Program (NFIP) practices when constructing state buildings. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Appoints Bob Perry as Secretary of Public Safety

09/06/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem appointed Robert (Bob) Perry as Secretary of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Read more . . .

Governor Noem Launches "Room for More" Ad

09/05/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem launched the latest ad of the "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign: "Room for More." Read more . . .

The Fight for Our Country

09/01/2023
I was recently at the edge of "the Land of the Free" – the Southern border. Read more . . .

Gov Noem's Freedom Works Here is Bringing People to South Dakota

09/01/2023
Governor Kristi Noem's "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign has 1,289 applicants in the final stages of moving to South Dakota. Read more . . .

Lt. Gov. Rhoden Opens Dakota Events CompleX

08/31/2023
Today, Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources opened the Dakota Events CompleX (DEX) at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Leads Governors Urging Congress to Address Nationwide Prescription Drug Shortage

08/29/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem led ten of her fellow Republican governors in urging Congress to address the nationwide shortage of prescription drugs. Read more . . .

The World's Best Hope

08/25/2023
The Great Seal of the Unites States contains a phrase – "E Pluribus Unum," "out of many, one." Read more . . .

 Freedom Works Here Ad Airs during Republican Presidential Debate

08/24/2023
On Wednesday night, the "Bright Side" ad aired during the first Republican presidential primary debate on Fox News. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Announces $27 Million in High-Speed Broadband Grants

08/22/2023
Governor Kristi Noem and the Governor's Office of Economic Development announced the final round of funding that will award up to $27 million to connect rural South Dakota to high-speed broadband. Read more . . .

FOOTAGE: Governor Noem Highlights Breakdown of Rule of Law at Southern Border

08/22/2023
Yesterday, Governor Noem highlighted the breakdown of rule of law at the United States' southern border under the Biden Administration. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Joins Border Security Press Conference

08/21/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and four of her Republican Governor colleagues highlighted the total breakdown of the rule of law at America's southern border. Read more . . .

A Note to Self: Called to Love

08/18/2023
In the Gospel of John, shortly before Jesus is arrested, He says "my command is this: love each other a I have loved you" (John 15:12). Read more . . .

Lt. Gov. Rhoden Elected to NLGA Executive Committee

08/18/2023
Today, the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) announced that Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden will serve as an At-Large Member of the NLGA Executive Committee. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues to Join Border Security Press Conference in Eagle Pass, TX

08/18/2023
On Monday, Governor Kristi Noem will join a press conference in Eagle Pass, Texas. Read more . . .

State Senator Castleberry Announces Resignation, Noem Seeks Public Input on Replacement

08/18/2023
Senator Jessica Castleberry announced that she will resign her seat in the State Senate. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Launches Bright Side Ad

08/18/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem launched a new ad as part of the "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign. Read more . . .

The Unsung Heroes of Sturgis

08/11/2023
I didn't think I'd find so much Jesus at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Advances Freedom Works Here in Sturgis

08/11/2023
Governor Noem advanced the "Freedom Works Here" national workforce recruitment campaign this week during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs EO Guarding Against Conflicts of Interest

08/11/2023
Today, Governor Noem signed Executive Order 2023-13 to guard against conflicts of interest in state government. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs EO for Spring Flood Relief in Edmunds and Spink Counties

08/08/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2023-12, which declares a disaster in Edmunds and Spink Counties, allowing them to receive Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding. Read more . . .

Sturgis: The Fastest and Freest

08/04/2023
South Dakotans are a proud people. We are proud of our upbringings, our small-town values, and our old-fashioned work ethic. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem's Freedom Works Here Surpasses 4,000 Applicants

08/03/2023
Governor Noem's "Freedom Works Here" national workforce recruitment campaign has surpassed 4,000 applicants. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Pushes Vanguard for Anti-China Emerging Markets Fund

08/02/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem urged Vanguard to finalize creating an emerging markets fund that excludes any investments in China. Read more . . .

Still No Explanation for Leak of Gov. Noem's Social Security Number

07/31/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued a statement on the lack of response or action from the Biden Administration or Democrats in Congress regarding the leak of her Social Security number. Read more . . .

Telling a Story of Hope

07/28/2023
The United States of America was created because of a sense of hope. Our founders had the hope that one day we would be a nation of greatness, of self-governance, and of Freedom. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem, AG Jackley Respond to State Senator's Use of COVID Funds

07/27/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Marty Jackley released two letters referencing the inappropriate use of COVID relief dollars by state Senator Jessica Castleberry of Rapid City. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Announces "Freedom Works Here" NASCAR Stock Car

07/27/2023
Today, Governor Noem announced that the "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign is partnering with Live Fast Motorsports to sponsor a NASCAR stock car. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem's "Freedom Works Here" Surpasses 3,500 Applicants

07/25/2023
Governor Noem's "Freedom Works Here" national workforce recruitment campaign has surpassed 3,500 applicants. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem to Make a Special Announcement

07/25/2023
Governor Noem will make a special announcement about a new effort in the "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Appoints Chas Olson as Director of South Dakota Housing

07/21/2023
Today, Governor Krisi Noem announced that Chas Olson will be the new Executive Director of the South Dakota Housing. Read more . . .

South Dakota Breaks U.S Record for Lowest Unemployment Rate

07/21/2023
South Dakota has officially broken the record for the lowest unemployment rate in United States history with a June unemployment rate of 1.8%. Read more . . .

South Dakota Dreams: A "Freedom Works Here" Story

07/21/2023
Alex moved to the United States from South Africa in 1995. He had lived in Seattle ever since – until the COVID pandemic and violent riots changed the city. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol in Honor of Former State Legislator Edwin W. Olson Jr.

07/19/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sunset on Friday, July 21st, 2023, in honor of former state legislator Edwin W. Olson, Jr Read more . . .

Governor Noem Launches New "Freedom Works Here" Ad

07/19/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem launched a new ad as part of the "Freedom Works Here" nationwide workforce recruitment campaign. Read more . . .

South Dakota Ends Fiscal Year with $96.8 Million Surplus

07/17/2023
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that South Dakota closed the 2023 budget year with a surplus of $96.8 million. Read more . . .

Too Close to Home: Combating the Prescription Drug Shortage

07/14/2023
"Kristi, he's turning blue!" Those were the words of my mom when my son, Booker, was just four years old. Read more . . .
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• FIGHTING GOVERNMENT INTRUSION • KEEPING GOVERNMENT OPEN AND HONEST