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County Zoning and Development Reforms to Take Effect on July 1st

Jun 30, 2020
On July 1, 2020, reforms to the county zoning and appeals process will take effect in South Dakota. Read more . . .

State Paid Family Leave to Take Effect on July 1st

Jun 30, 2020
On July 1, 2020, Paid Family Leave for state employees will take effect. Read more . . .

Occupational Licensing Reforms to Take Effect on July 1st

Jun 30, 2020
On July 1, 2020, several reforms to occupational licensing will take effect in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Legislation to Protect and Help Victims of Human Trafficking to Take Effect on July 1st

Jun 30, 2020
On July 1, 2020, legislation to better protect and help victims of human trafficking in South Dakota will take effect. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Rebukes SCOTUS Decision on June Medical

Jun 29, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem rebuked the United States Supreme Court’s decision on the June Medical case, which rejected a common-sense requirement that abortionists hold admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Two Executive Orders

Jun 26, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two executive orders to give flexibility as South Dakota continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Not on My Watch.

Jun 26, 2020
For weeks now, we have been witnessing a troubling turning point in our nation’s history. Read more . . .

Update on Mine Draw Fire

Jun 25, 2020
The Mine Draw Fire is currently active in Custer State Park between Hwy 16A and Center Lake. Read more . . .

South Dakota to Replenish Unemployment Trust Fund with CRF Dollars

Jun 25, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that South Dakota is utilizing Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars to replenish the South Dakota Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. Read more . . .

A Message to South Dakota Dads: Happy Father’s Day

Jun 19, 2020
Strong families are often built around strong dads. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Appoints Crabtree to State Senate

Jun 19, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem announced today that she will appoint Casey Crabtree of Madison to the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 8. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff on Friday, June 19, to Honor Sioux Falls Fire Captain Kendall Ward

Jun 18, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today ordered that flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sundown on Friday, June 19, 2020, in honor of Sioux Falls Fire Captain Kendall Ward Read more . . .

South Dakota Maintains AAA Credit Rating

Jun 18, 2020
Moody’s Investors Service announced they have reaffirmed South Dakota’s AAA Issuer Credit Rating, the highest rating available, with a stable outlook. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Proclaims June 19th “Juneteenth Day” in South Dakota

Jun 18, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem proclaimed June 19th, 2020, as “Juneteenth Day,” in South Dakota in memory of the 155th anniversary of the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Holds Discussion with Key Law Enforcement Officials

Jun 17, 2020
Yesterday, Governor Noem sat down with key members of the law enforcement community from across South Dakota. Read more . . .

Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Jun 12, 2020
COVID-19 has given us many unique challenges. As I’ve repeatedly said, this situation is historic in the worst way. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Recognizes Move Over Awareness Month

Jun 10, 2020
June is Move Over Awareness Month in South Dakota, and today Governor Kristi Noem reminded all South Dakotans to drive safely and move over when passing stopped vehicles, especially emergency vehicles. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Outlines Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Jun 08, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem outlined some of the lessons that South Dakota has learned from our fight against COVID-19. Read more . . .

The Protests Served Their Purpose—Now It’s Time to Problem Solve

Jun 05, 2020
Protests have a purpose. People protest when they feel like they’re not being heard. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Congratulates Justice Jensen on Selection as Next Chief Justice

Jun 02, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today issued the following statement congratulating Justice Steven Jensen on his selection as the next Chief Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Activates National Guard to Assist in Sioux Falls

May 31, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem has activated the National Guard to immediately assist with violent riots in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Emergency Declaration for Day County

May 29, 2020
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an emergency declaration for Day County, South Dakota. Read more . . .

South Dakota: Beautiful and Free

May 29, 2020
I may be biased, but I think South Dakota is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Orders to Fight COVID-19

May 26, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two executive orders to help in South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Thanking the Fallen

May 22, 2020
This Memorial Day we once again have an opportunity to say “thank you” to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that the United States remains the greatest country in the world. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Give Flexibility in Fight against COVID-19

May 18, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give flexibility in South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Our Plan to Ramp Up Testing

May 15, 2020
As communities work their way back to normal, one of the tools in our fight against COVID-19 that we will continue to ramp up is mass testing. Read more . . .

Flags at Half-Staff on Friday for Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 13, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day from sunrise until sundown on Friday, May 15, 2020. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Give Flexibility in Fight against COVID-19

May 11, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give flexibility in South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Announces House District 22 Legislative Appointment

May 08, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today announced that she is appointing Lynn Schneider of Huron to represent District 22 in the South Dakota State House of Representatives. Read more . . .

Governor Noem to Tribes: Remove All Checkpoints

May 08, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today sent letters to Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and President Bear Runner of the Oglala Sioux Tribe demanding that checkpoints be removed from State and US Highways. Read more . . .

A Message and a Thank You

May 08, 2020
I have two things that I’d like to share with you this week: a message about South Dakota tourism, and a personal thanks to a dear friend of mine. Read more . . .

Secretary Vanneman Announces Retirement. Lieutenant Governor Rhoden to Step In as Interim Secretary

May 05, 2020
Secretary Kim Vanneman, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, publicly announced her retirement today. Read more . . .

Getting Back to Normal

May 01, 2020
I know everyone is eager to get back to their daily routines and dive back into what they love doing. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Give Updated Guidance for State Employees

May 01, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give updated guidance to state employees and agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more . . .

President Trump Announces He Will Join Us at Mt. Rushmore for Fireworks

May 01, 2020
Today, President Donald J. Trump announced he plans to join Governor Kristi Noem on July 3rd for the fireworks at Mount Rushmore in honor of Independence Day. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Give Flexibility in Fight against COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give flexibility in South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Announces ‘Back to Normal’ Plan

Apr 28, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced her plan to help South Dakotans get “Back to Normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more . . .

Looking Out for Each Other

Apr 24, 2020
COVID-19 is challenging our state and our people in ways that we’ve never seen before. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Releases Finalized CDC Report Pertaining to Smithfield Foods

Apr 23, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem released the finalized report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) regarding Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls. Read more . . .

Blair Brothers Angus Ranch to Receive South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award

Apr 22, 2020
Today, in conjunction with Earth Day, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Blair Brothers Angus has been selected for the South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award®. Read more . . .

Governor Noem and GOED Announce Small Business Relief Fund Loans

Apr 21, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced the first 94 loan recipients of Governor Noem’s Small Business Relief Fund. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Help South Dakota Pork Producers

Apr 20, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to help South Dakota’s pork producers as the industry faces the impact of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Going on Offense against COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020
For many weeks, I have said that South Dakota is going to let the science, facts, and data drive our decision-making in the fight against COVID-19. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Announces National Guard Site Locations to Fight COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that the South Dakota National Guard had selected locations in Sioux Falls and Rapid City to assist in the COVID-19 response. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Fight COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to continue South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Late Rep. Bob Glanzer

Apr 16, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the late State Representative Bob Glanzer from sunrise until sundown on Monday, April 20, 2020. Read more . . .

Gov Noem Announces South Dakota will Be First State with a Hydroxychloroquine Statewide Clinical Trial to Help Fight COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that South Dakota, with Sanford Health leading the effort, will be the first state with a comprehensive, statewide clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating and preventing COVID-19. Read more . . .

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: South Dakota’s Fight against COVID-19

Apr 10, 2020
South Dakotans are stepping up. They are taking personal responsibility to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their fellow citizens safe. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Extend COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Apr 09, 2020
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an extension of her previous executive orders to continue South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19. Read more . . .
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