News By Agency : Governor Kristi Noem

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Governor Noem Issues Statement on Appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement on President Trump’s appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court:


Reaching Out to Our Neighbors
I recently had a chance to visit with a single mom, the mother of two young girls, from another state.

Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants $4 Million For Custer State Park Bison Center
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded a $4 million grant to the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation to construct the Custer State Park Bison Center.


Governor Noem and Mayor TenHaken Announce Planned Completion of Veterans Parkway
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken announced plans to complete construction on the Veterans Parkway on the south side of Sioux Falls. The Transportation Commission approved plans for the final completion of the project earlier today.


Governor Noem Announces Special Legislative Session
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will be calling a special session of the state legislature.


Governor Noem Outlines Framework for $100 Million in CARES Act Funding for Community-Based Healthcare Providers
Today, Governor Kristi Noem laid out a framework for up to $100 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to assist South Dakota’s community-based healthcare providers in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Good News for Ethanol
For years, I’ve been working to advance ethanol to benefit South Dakota farmers.


Custer State Park to Host Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host the 55th annual Buffalo Roundup and 27th annual Arts Festival in Custer State Park later this month.


Celebrating and Commemorating
This past week started with a holiday celebrating America’s workers and ended with the commemoration of 9/11, one of the most tragic days in American history.


Governor Noem Outlines Framework for $400 Million in CARES Act Funding for South Dakota Small Businesses
Today, Governor Kristi Noem laid out a framework for up to $400 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to assist South Dakota’s small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Governor Noem: Modeling Isn’t Reality
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement on the grossly misleading San Diego State CHEPS study regarding COVID-19 cases following the Sturgis rally:


Governor Noem Announces $75 Million in CARES Act Funding for K-12 Schools
Governor Kristi Noem today announced that public and private schools in South Dakota will receive an additional $75 million, or $500 per student, in new funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).

The Consequences of Lockdowns
You’ve heard me say many times that South Dakota never closed. We allowed South Dakotans to make the best decisions for themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities.


Governor Noem Congratulates Build Dakota Scholarship Winners
Governor Kristi Noem today congratulated 313 students who have been awarded the Build Dakota Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year.


The Duty of Leaders
Today, the rule of law is under attack in America. In cities across the country, violent mobs are running rampant.


Governor Noem Announces Merging of Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources Departments
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced the South Dakota Departments of Agriculture and Environment & Natural Resources will merge to form the streamlined South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Governor Noem Signs Executive Order for Educational Flexibility
Last Friday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to provide flexibility for South Dakota high school graduates pursuing South Dakota Opportunity Scholarships.


By the Numbers: South Dakota’s COVID-19 Response
We’re coming up on six months since South Dakota started our fight against COVID-19.


Parents Agree: Let’s Get Our Kids Back to School
Over the last few weeks, I had several opportunities to meet with parents across our beautiful state to discuss getting our kids back into school buildings this fall.

Governor Noem Grateful for President Trump’s Continued Leadership on COVID-19 Recovery
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement on President Trump’s “Lost Wages Assistance” Presidential Memo:


An Optimistic Outlook
Last week, when I was in Sioux Falls to discuss reopening schools with parents and superintendents, I saw a great bulletin board in a 4th grade classroom.


Getting Our Kids Back to School
As the calendar turns to August, we are getting closer to that time of year when kids go back to school. In South Dakota, our kids will be in classrooms this fall

Governor Noem Announces Chris Young Coming to Sioux Falls for Inaugural Sportsmen’s Showcase and Concert
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that award-winning country music superstar Chris Young will headline the concert at this year’s inaugural Governor Noem’s Sportsmen’s Showcase and Concert.


Governor Noem Announces UpSkill
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced the launch of UpSkill, a program to support workers dislocated by COVID-19.

Gov. Noem Rebukes SCOTUS’ Failure to Protect People’s First Amendment Right to Worship
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s failure to grant an emergency injunction in a case out of Nevada, Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Steve Sisolak.


South Dakota’s Future Remains Bright
Since my time in Congress, I’ve had a good relationship with President Trump and his administration.


Governor Noem Thanks U.S. Department of Commerce for Economic Development Grants
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced two CARES Act grants targeted at responding to the coronavirus pandemic in South Dakota.


Our South Dakota Way of Life
I came home to South Dakota after eight years serving in Congress because I love our state.


South Dakota Closes the 2020 Budget Year with a $19 Million Surplus
South Dakota closed the 2020 budget year on June 30 with a surplus of $19.1 million, Governor Kristi Noem announced today.


A Historic Day at Mount Rushmore
On July 3rd, South Dakota got to showcase our state to not only the rest of the nation but also the world.


Noem Accepting Applications for Fall Interns
Governor Kristi Noem is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Office fall internship program.


Governor Noem Signs Executive Order
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to adapt as South Dakota continues to get “Back to Normal” in the fight against COVID-19.

South Dakota Economy Second Least Impacted by COVID-19 in First Quarter
Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced state gross domestic product (GDP) decreases for all 50 states.


Braving the Dangers of the Arena
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.


Legislation to Protect and Help Victims of Human Trafficking to Take Effect on July 1st
On July 1, 2020, legislation to better protect and help victims of human trafficking in South Dakota will take effect.

Occupational Licensing Reforms to Take Effect on July 1st
On July 1, 2020, several reforms to occupational licensing will take effect in South Dakota.

State Paid Family Leave to Take Effect on July 1st
On July 1, 2020, Paid Family Leave for state employees will take effect.

County Zoning and Development Reforms to Take Effect on July 1st
On July 1, 2020, reforms to the county zoning and appeals process will take effect in South Dakota.