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Gov. Noem Holds Press Conference on Border Security and Cartel Presence on Tribal Reservations

05/17/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem held a press conference on border security and cartel presence on tribal reservation. Read more . . .

Combatting the Cartel Crisis: at Home and at the Border

05/17/2024
The State of South Dakota lacks criminal jurisdiction over Indian Country crimes; thus, in reality, the sole provider of law enforcement services to the Oglala Sioux Tribe is the federal government. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Sees South Dakota National Guard Building Wall at Southern Border Warzone

05/17/2024
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem went to the warzone at our Southern Border. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem to Hold Press Conference on Border Security and Cartel Presence on Tribal Reservations

05/15/2024
Governor Noem will be going to the warzone at our Southern Border tomorrow, Thursday May 16, to meet with South Dakota National Guard soldiers who are helping to build the border wall. Read more . . .

South Dakota Joins Lawsuit Challenging Biden's Radical Gender Ideology

05/14/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that South Dakota has joined 17 other states in challenging yet another example of overreach by the Biden Administration. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Names Algin Young Tribal Law Enforcement Liaison

05/14/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Algin Young will serve as the new Tribal Law Enforcement Liaison for the Noem Administration. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff Statewide in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

05/13/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Read more . . .

Celebrating Mothers

05/10/2024
Being a mom and a grandma has been the biggest blessing of my life. My kids and my grandkids are motivation to get up every single day and fight for a better future for all South Dakotans.  Read more . . .

South Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Education over Egregious Title IX Revisions

05/08/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that South Dakota has joined five other states in challenging President Biden's attempt to dismantle Title IX. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Day

05/03/2024
Today, Governor Noem recognizes May 5th as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Day in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Appreciating Teachers

05/03/2024
May 6th – 10th is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to celebrate our educators and thank them for everything they do for our students. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Updates Hazard Mitigation Executive Order

05/02/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2024-03, which updates agency names for the South Dakota Hazard Mitigation Team.  Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

05/01/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 26 of her Republican colleagues issued a joint statement celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Defend Governors' Role as Commanders in Chief

04/30/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 52 of her fellow governors oppose legislation that disregards gubernatorial authority over the National Guard, Legislative Proposal 480. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Celebrates South Dakota's Reaffirmed AAA Credit Rating 

04/30/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem celebrated S&P's reaffirmation of South Dakota's AAA credit rating. Read more . . .

South Dakota Rejects Biden's Dismantling of Title IX

04/29/2024
Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that South Dakota will not stand for President Joe Biden's dangerous dismantling of Title IX. Read more . . .

As Dumb as it is Dangerous: Why Dismantling Title IX is an All-Out Assault on Women

04/26/2024
With the stroke of a single pen, President Joe Biden has given mediocre men the right to steal opportunities from exceptional women. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Oppose Biden's Pause on Liquified Natural Gas Exports

04/23/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 24 of her Republican colleagues issued a joint statement opposing the Biden Administration's ban on approving applications to export liquified natural gas. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Responds to Attorney General Jackley

04/23/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jackley's investigation. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol in Honor of Former State Legislator Jim Burg

04/19/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sunset on Monday, April 22nd, 2024. Read more . . .

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

04/19/2024
From a young age, my mom and dad taught me that the Bible teaches us to pray for the Holy Land of Israel. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Appoints Roetzel & Kelderman to the 7th Judicial Circuit Court

04/17/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced the appointment of Scott Roetzel and Eric Kelderman to the 7th Circuit court. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Supports Israel against Iranian Attack

04/13/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem voiced her support for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people in the wake of Iran launching an attack towards Israeli soil. Read more . . .

I Like My Freedom

04/12/2024
We recently launched round three of the most successful workforce recruitment campaign in South Dakota history – Freedom Works Here. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and AG Jackley Offer Law Enforcement Training to Tribes

04/11/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Marty Jackley offered South Dakota's nine Native American tribes a historic opportunity to train tribal law enforcement officers. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Oppose Biden and EPA's Air Quality Standards

04/11/2024
 Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 21 of her fellow Republican governors urged the Environmental Protection Agency under the Biden Administration to pause implementation of the PM2.5 rule. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Celebrates South Dakota's Continued AAA Credit Rating

04/10/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem celebrated Fitch Ratings' affirmation of South Dakota's AAA credit rating. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Launches Round Three of Freedom Works Here

04/08/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and the Governor's Office of Economic Development launched round three of Freedom Works Here, the most successful workforce recruitment campaign in South Dakota history. Read more . . .

Banish the Cartels

04/05/2024
There is an invasion happening at our Southern Border. It is a warzone. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem's Freedom Works Here Ad Wins National Award

04/03/2024
Governor Kristi Noem's Freedom Works Here Ad, "Bright Side," won a national award for Best TV Ad at this year's Reed Awards. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem to Tribes: "Banish the Cartels."

04/02/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued a statement regarding cartel presence on South Dakota Native American tribal reservations. Read more . . .

Growing in Faith: Celebrating Easter

03/29/2024
"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." -Matthew 28:6 Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Requests Meeting with Oglala Sioux Tribe President Frank Star Comes Out and Tribal Members

03/28/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem wrote to Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) President Frank Star Comes Out and requested a meeting with him, tribal councilmembers, and his people. She requested the meeting to discu Read more . . .

Governor Noem Invites Families to Attend Easter Egg Hunt

03/27/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem invited families to attend the 71st annual Pierre Elks Lodge Easter Egg Hunt. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Calls for Audit of Federal Funding to SD Tribes

03/26/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem called for the Biden Administration to conduct public and comprehensive single audits of all federal funds that have been given to South Dakota's Native American tribes. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol in Honor of Former State Legislator Kenneth Stofferahn

03/22/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024. Read more . . .

Evil Foreign Governments Should Not be our Neighbors

03/22/2024
When you think of South Dakota, you might think about rolling fields of corn and soybeans and hills full of cattle, the Black Hills, or Mount Rushmore. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol in Honor of Former State Legislator Claire B. Konold

03/21/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sunset on Monday, March 25th, 2024. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem to Host Town Hall in Mobridge

03/21/2024
On Friday, Governor Kristi Noem will host a town hall in Mobridge. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Budget into Law

03/20/2024
Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1259 and SB 52 into law, which make up the budget for the State of South Dakota for the remainder of fiscal year 2024 and fiscal year 2025. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Testifies on Chinese Ownership of Ag Land to U.S. House Ag Committee

03/20/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture regarding "The Danger China Poses to American Agriculture." Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Opposes Biden Admin.'s Rule Change for Registered Apprenticeship Programs

03/19/2024
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su opposing the Biden Administration's rule change for Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Indigent Legal Commission into Law

03/19/2024
Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1057, which creates the Commission on Indigent Legal Services and Office of Indigent Legal Services, into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Public Safety Bills

03/19/2024
Governor Noem signed 14 public safety bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills to Take Care of People

03/18/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1224. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills into Law

03/15/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed 22 bills into law Read more . . .

Looking Back on Legislative Session

03/15/2024
Back in December, when I gave my annual Budget Address to the state legislature, I told them that we had to remember our core function as the state governments. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Ag and Natural Resources Bills into Law

03/14/2024
Today, Governor Noem signed four agriculture and natural resources bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Water and Infrastructure Bills into Law

03/14/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 53 and SB 66, which fund water and wastewater projects, into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Teacher Compensation and Literacy Bills into Law

03/13/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 127, which establishes a minimum teacher salary and revises the requirements pertaining to average teacher compensation... Read more . . .
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