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Governor Noem Announces ConnectSD Broadband Development Program

Feb 25, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that $25 million in CARES Act funding is now available for eligible broadband projects. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law

Feb 24, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed five bills into law: Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Born-Alive Legislation

Feb 24, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1051, which requires medical professionals to offer any baby born alive the same medical care they would offer for any other child – regardless of the circumstances of the child’s birth. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Flexibility for Healthcare Professionals to Live and Work into Law

Feb 23, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1077 into law, which makes it easier for healthcare professionals to live and work in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Issues Statement on Attorney General Ravnsborg

Feb 23, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to the conclusion of the investigation into the fatal crash involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and Joseph Boever: Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law

Feb 22, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed fourteen bills into law: Read more . . .

Empowering Parents

Feb 19, 2021
Good education starts in the home. It starts with strong parents and strong families. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs SB 87 into Law

Feb 18, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 87 into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law

Feb 17, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed eighteen bills into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Issues Statement on Consequences of Biden Administration’s Energy Policies

Feb 17, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to the dangerously cold temperatures threatening lives across more than a dozen states right now Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law

Feb 12, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed fourteen bills into law. Read more . . .

Safe and Effective Medicinal Marijuana

Feb 12, 2021
Whenever our state faces a major policy change, it’s the role of the state government to ensure that it is implemented and regulated in a way that best benefits the people of South Dakota. Read more . . .

Governor Noem and Legislative Leaders Announce Plan for Implementation of IM 26

Feb 10, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and leadership in both chambers of the South Dakota state legislature announced a plan to implement Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26). Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Twenty-Six Bills into Law

Feb 09, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed twenty-six bills into law: Read more . . .

Special Address: Update on Revenue Numbers

Feb 09, 2021
I am here today because South Dakota is in a historic position. I stood before you two months ago and said, South Dakota is entering 2021 in one of the strongest financial positions in the country. Read more . . .

The Sad Story of Keystone XL

Feb 05, 2021
It may seem cliche, but energy independence is a matter of national security. The United States is a net exporter of energy, which means that we can guarantee our ability to provide for our own energy needs, no matter what situation that the world may throw at us. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation on Price Transparency in Healthcare

Feb 01, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced legislation to empower South Dakota consumers by providing them transparent healthcare costs. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Two Bills into Law

Feb 01, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two bills into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Two Bills into Law

Feb 01, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two bills into law. Read more . . .

Life and Down Syndrome

Jan 29, 2021
Anyone who has met a child or a person with Down syndrome knows that they are a gift from God. Their beautiful smiles and unique personalities bring such joy and warmth into our lives. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Enhance Law Enforcement Training Requirements

Jan 27, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced legislation to enhance training requirements for law enforcement officers in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Defend Property Rights

Jan 26, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced two property rights bills related to the Department of Game, Fish & Parks (GFP). Read more . . .

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions

Jan 25, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced a bill to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Read more . . .

Flexibility and Innovation in Healthcare

Jan 22, 2021
We’ve learned all kinds of lessons over the past year due to COVID-19. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Simplify City Zoning Regulations

Jan 22, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will introduce a bill to simplify city zoning regulations and ease the permitting process for homebuilders and homeowners in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Thanks President Trump for Pardons of South Dakotans

Jan 20, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem thanked President Donald J. Trump for three pardons issued to South Dakotans. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Codify Healthcare Flexibilities

Jan 20, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will introduce two pieces of legislation to codify executive orders that originally provided flexibility to healthcare providers in response to COVID-19. The two pieces of legislation cover telehealth and recognition of out-of-state healthcare licenses. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order on DANR Merger

Jan 19, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-03 to merge the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, forming a new Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR). Read more . . .

Civic Education for the Next Generation

Jan 15, 2021
Across America these last several months, we have witnessed a very troubling situation where violent actors are trying to do an end-run around public discourse. Read more . . .

2021 State of the State (as prepared)

Jan 12, 2021
Lieutenant Governor Rhoden, Mr. Speaker, members of the Legislature, Chief Justice Jensen, Justices of the Supreme Court, constitutional officers, and fellow South Dakotans, it is my privilege to stand before you today to discuss the state of our state. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order

Jan 08, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order pertaining to the Amendment A litigation. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order

Jan 07, 2021
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give flexibility as South Dakota fights the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Protecting and Preserving South Dakota’s Agriculture and Natural Resources

Jan 04, 2021
South Dakota’s values and beliefs are rooted in our agricultural heritage and our boundless natural resources. Read more . . .

Governor Kristi Noem and BFM Release Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Jan 04, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and the Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) released the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2020. Read more . . .

Foster and Lynn Friess Donate $100,000 to Love INC on Behalf of Booker Noem

Dec 23, 2020
This week, Foster and Lynn Friess donated $100,000 to Love INC in Rapid City on behalf of Booker Noem. This is part of a $500,000 charitable donation on behalf of the entire Noem family. Read more . . .

Foster and Lynn Friess Donate $100,000 to Teen Challenge on Behalf of Kennedy Noem

Dec 23, 2020
This week, Foster and Lynn Friess donated $100,000 to Teen Challenge of the Dakotas in Brookings on behalf of Kennedy Noem. This is part of a $500,000 charitable donation on behalf of the entire Noem family. Read more . . .

Foster and Lynn Friess Donate $100,000 to McCrossan Boys Ranch on Behalf of Kyle and Kassidy Peters

Dec 23, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – This week, Foster and Lynn Friess donated $100,000 to McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls on behalf of Kyle and Kassidy Peters. This is part of a $500,000 charitable donation on behalf of the entire Noem family. Read more . . .

Foster and Lynn Friess Donate $100,000 to Dakota Sonshine on Behalf of First Gentleman Bryon Noem

Dec 23, 2020
This week, Foster and Lynn Friess donated $100,000 to Dakota Sonshine in Sisseton on behalf of First Gentleman Bryon Noem. This is part of a $500,000 charitable donation on behalf of the entire Noem family. Read more . . .

Foster and Lynn Friess Donate $100,000 to Compassion Child Care on Behalf of Governor Noem

Dec 23, 2020
This week, Foster and Lynn Friess donated $100,000 to Compassion Child Care in Sioux Falls on behalf of Governor Kristi Noem. This is part of a $500,000 charitable donation on behalf of the entire Noem family. Read more . . .

Foster and Lynn Friess Donate $500,000 to Charity on Behalf of Noem Family

Dec 23, 2020
This week, Foster and Lynn Friess donated $500,000 to charity on behalf of the Noem family. The donation includes $100,000 on behalf of each individual member of the Noem family. Read more . . .

Challenges and Opportunities: A Look Back on 2020

Dec 23, 2020
2020 has been a year to remember, seemingly for all the wrong reasons. COVID-19 devastated families across our country. Read more . . .

The Christmas Tree’s Promise

Dec 18, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. As I write this, it’s the last day of Hanukkah, Christmas is right around the corner, and the New Year comes shortly thereafter. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order

Dec 18, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to continue to give flexibility as South Dakota fights the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Investing in South Dakota’s Future

Dec 11, 2020
After yet another incredible year, South Dakota is entering 2021 in one of the strongest financial positions in the country. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Announces Additional Small Business & Healthcare Grants

Dec 11, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced up to $345 million in additional grants for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order

Dec 10, 2020
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give flexibility as South Dakota continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Files Brief at U.S. Supreme Court in Important Election Integrity Case

Dec 10, 2020
This week, Governor Kristi Noem submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in support of the petitioners in the case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and in defense of fair, neutrally-applicable election laws that work to prevent voter fraud. Read more . . .

South Dakota 2020 Budget Address (as prepared for delivery)

Dec 08, 2020
We meet today with yet another incredible year behind us. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Legislator

Dec 04, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has ordered flags at the South Dakota State Capitol to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Monday, December 7, 2020, to honor the life of former State Senator Theresa Two Bulls. Read more . . .

Taking inspiration from the women who secured our right to vote

Dec 04, 2020
Today, December 4th, marks the 101st anniversary of the day South Dakota ratified the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which recognized that women have the right to vote. Read more . . .
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