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Gov. Noem Signs Bill to Create a Habitat Conservation License Plate into Law

03/01/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1119, which creates a habitat conservation specialty license plate and emblem, into law. Read more . . .

Preserving Our Outdoor Heritage

03/01/2024
Almost every memory I have from my childhood is outdoors. Read more . . .

Governor Noem to Sign Foreign-Owned Ag Land Bill into Law

03/01/2024
On Monday, Governor Kristi Noem will sign HB 1231 into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills into Law

02/29/2024
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed seven bills into law. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol in Honor of Former State Legislator Burton "Burt" Elliot

02/29/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, in honor of former state legislator Burton Elliot. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Urges U.S. Senate to Enhance Public Safety on Tribal Reservations

02/28/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem urged the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to address public safety on Native American reservations across the United States. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Public Safety and Criminal Justice Bills into Law

02/28/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed four public safety and criminal justice bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills into Law

02/27/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed nine bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills Blocking Central Bank Digital Currency

02/27/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two bills that block a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) from being utilized in South Dakota. Read more . . .

The Freedom to Be Secure – and How to Keep it

02/23/2024
In my State of the State Address, I talked about the Freedom to be secure. We are so fortunate to live in a nation where we have many Freedoms. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills into Law

02/22/2024
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed nine bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Appoints Travis Theel to Game, Fish and Parks Commission

02/22/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Travis Theel to serve on the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills into Law

02/21/2024
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed six bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Announces National Guard Deployment to Southern Border

02/20/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will deploy South Dakota National Guard troops to the southern border later this spring. Read more . . .

The Freedom to Work

02/16/2024
In South Dakota, we respect the Freedom to Work. That is what America was built on. We each have the Freedom to get up every morning and to provide for ourselves and our families. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs E15 Fuel Tax Refund into Law

02/15/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem held a bill signing ceremony for SB 78, which provides for an E15 fuel tax refund. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Now Accepting Applications for Summer Interns

02/15/2024
Governor Kristi Noem and her office are now accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Internship Program. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills into Law

02/14/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Launches "33 in a 65" Ad for Freedom Works Here

02/14/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem launched the "33 in a 65"ad as part of the Freedom Works Here nationwide workforce recruitment campaign. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills to Promote Public Health into Law

02/13/2024
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed five bills to promote public health into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills into Law

02/12/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed 12 bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Announces District 35 Legislative Appointment

02/12/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem appointed Mike Walsh to represent District 35 in the South Dakota Senate, effective immediately. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Announces District 32 Legislative Appointment

02/10/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem appointed Kristin (Kris) Conzet to represent District 32 in the South Dakota House of Representatives, effective February 10, 2024. Read more . . .

Supporting Second Chances

02/09/2024
As I travel the state, the biggest challenge that I hear about is a shortage of workers. We've been taking action to fill open jobs. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Thanks Supreme Court for Swift Decision

02/09/2024
Today, the South Dakota Supreme Court released its advisory opinion on state legislators' interest in state or county contracts in response to Governor Noem's request. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Second-Chance Licensing Bill into Law

02/07/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 57 to provide second-chance professional licensing opportunities into law Read more . . .

Governor Noem to Sign Second-Chance Licensing Legislation

02/06/2024
Tomorrow, Governor Kristi Noem will sign SB 57 to provide second-chance professional licensing opportunities. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff Statewide in Honor of Chief Deputy Ken Prorok

02/06/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset on Thursday February 8, 2024, in honor of Chief Deputy Ken Prorok. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Oppose Biden's Amendments to the National Forest System

02/06/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and five of her fellow Republican governors sent a letter to President Biden and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack... Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills to Streamline State Government into Law

02/05/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed the following 29 bills to streamline state government into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Pro-2A Bills into Law

02/05/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two pro-Second Amendment bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Compact Bills into Law

02/05/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two compact bills into law. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Responds to President Star Comes Out

02/03/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to Oglala Sioux Tribe President Frank Star Comes Out's comments. Read more . . .

Matters of State: Why the Invasion at the Southern Border is a Threat to States' Rights

02/02/2024
For almost 250 years America has been the standard of a government of, by, and for the people. But today, the American people are not secure. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Signs Bills Prioritizing Tribal Relations into Law

01/31/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed the first bills of the 2024 legislative session into law. The first two bills she signed into law prioritize tribal relations. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem's Border Address to Joint Session of SD Legislature

01/31/2024
Thank you for calling this joint session of the legislative body today so I may address both chambers on a matter of grave importance to the people of South Dakota and the United States of America. It Read more . . .

SD Legislature Supports Securing Southern Border

01/31/2024
Today, the South Dakota Legislature passed HCR 6010 acknowledging the need to protect our borders and affirming South Dakota's support of the defense of the Southern Border. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem to Address Joint Session of SD Legislature on Border Warzone

01/29/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem requested a joint session of the South Dakota Legislature to provide a briefing on the warzone at America's Southern Border. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem: From the Warzone at Southern Border

01/26/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem went to the warzone at the southern border. She conducted a boat tour with the Texas Department of Public Safety, met with the Texas National Guard and state troopers, and Read more . . .

Keeping and Bearing Arms for Generations

01/26/2024
Growing up in rural South Dakota, shooting sports and hunting were a big part of how I was raised. Some of my favorite memories with my family are of our time hunting and shooting guns. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Going to Warzone at Southern Border

01/25/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will be going to the warzone at the southern border to stand with Texas and the National Guard and tell them that the nation is with them. She made the a Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Support Gov. Abbott's Efforts to Secure the Southern Border

01/25/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 24 of her fellow Republican governors sent the following statement supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott's efforts to secure the U.S. Southern Border. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem and Colleagues Oppose Biden's Electric Vehicle Mandates

01/22/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 15 of her fellow Republican governors sent a letter to President Biden opposing his mandates on electric vehicles. Read more . . .

Freedom to Be Healthy: A Story of Heroism

01/19/2024
In South Dakota, we value living a healthy life, no matter where you live. Every South Dakotan should have the Freedom to live where they want... Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Announces District 34 Legislative Appointment

01/16/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem appointed Becky Drury to represent District 34 in the South Dakota House of Representatives, effective January 16, 2024. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Gives Flexibility for Fuel Delivery

01/12/2024
Today, in response to the winter weather across South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2024-02. Read more . . .

Freedom for Life: Why a Crying Baby is a Good Thing

01/12/2024
I recently delivered my State of the State Address to a joint session of our State Legislature. Towards the end of my speech, a small kiddo started crying up in the gallery. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Proclaims 2024 as "Freedom for Life Year"

01/11/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem proclaimed 2024 as "Freedom for Life Year" in the state of South Dakota. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Holds Ceremonies During State-Tribal Relations Day

01/10/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem held a signing ceremony for the Gaming Compact between the State of South Dakota and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during State-Tribal Relations Day at the Capitol. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Streamlines State Government

01/09/2024
Today, Governor Kristi Noem streamlined state government by signing Executive Reorganization Order 2024-01, which creates the Bureau of Human Resources and Administration (BHRA). Read more . . .
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