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South Dakota:
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speeches & Columns

Our South Dakota Way of Life

July 17, 2020
I came home to South Dakota after eight years serving in Congress because I love our state. I missed working with cows and horses. I missed our beautiful wide-open spaces. But more than anything else, I missed spending time with my family and our South Dakota way of life. Read more . . .

A Historic Day at Mount Rushmore

July 10, 2020
On July 3rd, South Dakota got to showcase our state to not only the rest of the nation but also the world. For the first time in more than a decade, we celebrated America's birthday with fireworks at Mount Rushmore. Read more . . .

Braving the Dangers of the Arena

July 3, 2020
Whether you're visiting one of our largest cities or smallest towns, South Dakota is a state that prides itself on the close-knit nature of our communities. Read more . . .

Lessons Learned from COVID-19

June 12, 2020
COVID-19 has given us many unique challenges. As I've repeatedly said, this situation is historic in the worst way. But with every challenge comes the opportunity to learn, to adapt, and to improve. Today, I'd like to outline some of the lessons we've learned. Read more . . .

Gov. Noem Outlines Lessons Learned from COVID-19

June 8, 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

June 5, 2020
Protests have a purpose. People protest when they feel like they're not being heard. 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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Getting Back to Normal

May 1, 2020
I know everyone is eager to get back to their daily routines and dive back into what they love doing. Read more . . .

Looking Out for Each Other

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

Going on Offense against COVID-19

April 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 . . .