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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.


Gov. Noem Rebukes SCOTUS Decision on June Medical
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.


Not on My Watch.
For weeks now, we have been witnessing a troubling turning point in our nation’s history.

Governor Noem Signs Two Executive Orders
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two executive orders to give flexibility as South Dakota continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.


South Dakota to Replenish Unemployment Trust Fund with CRF Dollars
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that South Dakota is utilizing Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars to replenish the South Dakota Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.

Update on Mine Draw Fire
The Mine Draw Fire is currently active in Custer State Park between Hwy 16A and Center Lake.


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

A Message to South Dakota Dads: Happy Father’s Day
Strong families are often built around strong dads.


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

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

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


Gov. Noem Holds Discussion with Key Law Enforcement Officials
Yesterday, Governor Noem sat down with key members of the law enforcement community from across South Dakota.


Lessons Learned from COVID-19
COVID-19 has given us many unique challenges. As I’ve repeatedly said, this situation is historic in the worst way.


Gov. Noem Recognizes Move Over Awareness Month
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.


Gov. Noem Outlines Lessons Learned from COVID-19
Today, Governor Kristi Noem outlined some of the lessons that South Dakota has learned from our fight against COVID-19.


The Protests Served Their Purpose—Now It’s Time to Problem Solve
Protests have a purpose. People protest when they feel like they’re not being heard.


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


Gov. Noem Activates National Guard to Assist in Sioux Falls
Governor Kristi Noem has activated the National Guard to immediately assist with violent riots in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


South Dakota: Beautiful and Free
I may be biased, but I think South Dakota is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Governor Noem Signs Emergency Declaration for Day County
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an emergency declaration for Day County, South Dakota.


Governor Noem Signs Executive Orders to Fight COVID-19
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two executive orders to help in South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.


Thanking the Fallen
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.


Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Give Flexibility in Fight against COVID-19
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give flexibility in South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.


Our Plan to Ramp Up Testing
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.


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


Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Give Flexibility in Fight against COVID-19
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give flexibility in South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.


A Message and a Thank You
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.

Governor Noem to Tribes: Remove All Checkpoints
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.

Governor Noem Announces House District 22 Legislative Appointment
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.


Secretary Vanneman Announces Retirement. Lieutenant Governor Rhoden to Step In as Interim Secretary
Secretary Kim Vanneman, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, publicly announced her retirement today.


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

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Give Updated Guidance for State Employees
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give updated guidance to state employees and agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting Back to Normal
I know everyone is eager to get back to their daily routines and dive back into what they love doing.


Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Give Flexibility in Fight against COVID-19
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to give flexibility in South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.


Governor Noem Announces ‘Back to Normal’ Plan
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced her plan to help South Dakotans get “Back to Normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic.


Looking Out for Each Other
COVID-19 is challenging our state and our people in ways that we’ve never seen before.


Governor Noem Releases Finalized CDC Report Pertaining to Smithfield Foods
Today, Governor Kristi Noem released the finalized report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) regarding Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls.


Blair Brothers Angus Ranch to Receive South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award
Today, in conjunction with Earth Day, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Blair Brothers Angus has been selected for the South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award®.


Governor Noem and GOED Announce Small Business Relief Fund Loans
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.


Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Help South Dakota Pork Producers
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to help South Dakota’s pork producers as the industry faces the impact of COVID-19.


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

Going on Offense against COVID-19
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.


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

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Fight COVID-19
PIERRE, S.D. - Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to continue South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.


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


A Marathon, Not a Sprint: South Dakota’s Fight against COVID-19
South Dakotans are stepping up. They are taking personal responsibility to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their fellow citizens safe.


Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Extend COVID-19 Emergency Declaration
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an extension of her previous executive orders to continue South Dakota’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.


ICYMI: Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Fight COVID-19
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to fight the spread of COVID-19 in South Dakota.

Gov. Noem Proclaims Wednesday, April 8, 2020, as Statewide Day of Prayer
Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed Wednesday April 8, 2020, as a Statewide Day of Prayer.