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Governor Noem Joins Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Abortion Case
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 240 women scholars, professionals, and pro-life feminist organizations filed an amicus brief in the most important pro-life case to be argued at the Supreme Court of the United States in at least a generation.

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Grants Tied to Critical Race Theory
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-11, which directs the South Dakota Department of Education to refrain from applying for any federal grants tied to critical race theory.


Governor Noem Meets with South Dakota National Guard Troops on the Southern Border
Today, Governor Kristi Noem heard from 48 South Dakota National Guard troops stationed on the southern border.


Great Places
In the past when Americans were planning their vacations, their top destinations were always beaches and big cities. For the first time in decades, that’s changing.


Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Legislator Wendell Hanson
Governor Kristi Noem has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sundown on Friday, July 30 in honor of former State Senator Wendell Hanson.


Governor Noem Praises SkyWest’s Continued Partnership in Pierre and Watertown Markets
Yesterday, during a phone call between Governor Kristi Noem and SkyWest CEO Chip Childs, both parties discussed their strong partnership and SkyWest’s continued commitment to service in the Pierre and Watertown markets.

Governor Noem Announces Results of Nest Predator Bounty Program
Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks (GFP) have announced the results of the 2021 Nest Predator Bounty Program. 53,642 total nest predator tails were turned in by 2,773 participants.


South Dakota Closes 2021 Budget Year with a $85.9 Million Surplus
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that South Dakota closed the 2021 budget year on June 30 with a surplus of $85.9 million. Total general fund revenue for fiscal year 2021 finished $62.0 million higher than adopted estimates, and the state general fund budget ended with expenditures approximately $23.9 million lower than budgeted.


Noem Waives Hours of Service Regulations to Deal with Fuel Shortage
Governor Kristi Noem has signed Executive Order 2021-10 granting extended hours of service for the commercial delivery of petroleum products in South Dakota.


Learning from Our Mistakes
One of the main reasons why we study history is to learn from both our triumphs and our mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are painful to admit, but we study them nonetheless so that we can ensure that they are never repeated.


Gov. Noem Makes Further Announcement Regarding State Penitentiary
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced additional personnel decisions regarding the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

Governor Noem Appoints Stephanie Rissler and Julie Bartling to Game, Fish & Parks Commission
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Stephanie Rissler and Julie Bartling to serve on the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (GFP) Commission.


Gov. Noem Makes Announcement Regarding South Dakota State Penitentiary
At approximately 7:00 pm Central time tonight, Governor Noem was briefed on a summary of an internal review conducted by the South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources that was prepared as part of an investigation following an anonymous whistleblower complaint.


Where’s the Beef?
America’s meat supply is a matter of national security. If we don’t control our own food supply, then we don’t control our own destiny.


Gov. Noem Approves Federal Request to Deploy Additional South Dakota National Guard to Southern Border
Today, Governor Kristi Noem approved the deployment of approximately 125 members of the South Dakota National Guard to the southern border between the United States and Mexico.


Independence
On July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers signed a transformational document full of beautiful principles that would come to define our great nation.


Pro-Life Laws Take Effect in South Dakota on July 1
Today, several pro-life laws promoted by Governor Kristi Noem will take effect in South Dakota. July 1 marks the start of the 2022 fiscal year and ushers in several changes to state law.

Healthcare Reforms Take Effect on July 1
Today, several healthcare reforms promoted by Governor Kristi Noem will take effect in South Dakota. July 1 marks the start of the 2022 fiscal year and ushers in several changes to state law.

Pro-Freedom Bills Take Effect on July 1
Today, pro-freedom reforms promoted by Governor Kristi Noem will take effect in South Dakota. July 1 marks the start of the 2022 fiscal year and ushers in several changes to state law.


Governor Noem Supports Highway Patrol Framework for Law Enforcement Implementation of Medical Cannabis
Today, Governor Kristi Noem welcomed the South Dakota Department of Public Safety’s framework for law enforcement implementation of the new medical cannabis law passed by the voters in IM-26, which goes into effect on July 1.


Governor Noem Deploys South Dakota National Guard to Texas for Border Security
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that up to fifty South Dakota National Guard troops are being deployed to Texas to help the secure the border between the United States and Mexico.

Governor Noem Signs Executive Order to Increase Producers’ Access to Hay
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order declaring a statewide state of emergency for drought conditions and allowing ditch mowing in Eastern South Dakota to begin effective immediately.


Biden’s Backdoor Death Tax
Over the past year, our farmers and ranchers went to work every day to feed this country during a time of great challenge and uncertainty for millions of Americans.


Happy Father’s Day to Our Founding Fathers
Father's Day is a time to celebrate all the great fathers in our lives. My kids have an awesome one in Bryon.


Governor Noem Announces Holiday for State Workers on Friday to Honor Juneteenth
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced a holiday for state workers on Friday, June 18, 2021, in honor of Juneteenth.

Governor Noem Launches Website for Medical Cannabis Program
Today, Governor Kristi Noem, along with the South Dakota Department of Health and the South Dakota Department of Education, launched medcannabis.sd.gov, a website to answer questions and provide information about the upcoming medical cannabis program set to take effect on July 1, 2021.


South Dakota Strong
South Dakota has the strongest economy in America. In fact, a recent study by Moody’s Analytics says that South Dakota is one of only 2 states to be in a stronger economic position than we were before the pandemic.


Governor Noem Announces New Opportunities for South Dakota Meat
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that certain South Dakota state-inspected meat processors will have the opportunity to ship their meat across state lines.


Arbitrary and Unlawful
There is no better place than Mount Rushmore to celebrate America’s birthday. Independence Day is the celebration of our nation and our founding principles of freedom, equality, and opportunity.


Governor Noem Responds to Decision on Mount Rushmore Fireworks
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to the District Court decision on her lawsuit against the Biden Administration over their cancellation of the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration


Remembering the Brave
As Americans, we are so blessed to live in the greatest country ever, but we are sometimes blind to the extent of those blessings.


Governors to DOJ: Continue Investigation into Anti-Competitive Practices in the Meatpacking Industry
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and five other governors wrote to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), asking them to continue their investigation into anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry.


Governor Noem Asks Board of Regents to Preserve Honest, Patriotic Education
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem asked the South Dakota Board of Regents to set policies that preserve honest, patriotic education throughout South Dakota’s institutions of higher learning.


Triumphs and Mistakes: Learning from Our History
The United States of America has a truly unique and wonderful history. Our nation was the first to be founded on an ideal: that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”


BFM Announces Website to Report Suspected Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Today, the Bureau of Finance and Management announced the availability of a website for the public to report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse involving the South Dakota Small Business and Healthcare Grants that were issued by the state using the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund.


Governor Noem Appoints Spencer Hawley to Commission on Gaming
This week, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Spencer Hawley to serve on the South Dakota Commission on Gaming.

Stronger Families Together
In South Dakota, we help our neighbors. It’s just part of who we are. My parents instilled that in me at a very young age.


Governor Noem Urges Secretary Buttigieg to Reconsider Essential Air Service Decision
Today, Governor Kristi Noem urged U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to reconsider his agency’s decision regarding Essential Air Service (EAS) at the Pierre and Watertown airports.


Governors Call on President Biden to End Border Crisis
Today, Governor Kristi Noem, along with 19 governors, called on President Biden and Vice President Harris to take immediate action on the crisis at the southern border. You can read the governors’ letter here.


State Departments Partner to Recruit Tourism Workers
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced the details of a new partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Tourism and Labor & Regulation (DLR) to recruit qualified candidates to fill employment vacancies within the state’s tourism industry.


Strengthening South Dakota’s Workforce
South Dakota’s jobs market is booming. Our unemployment rate is the lowest in America. Businesses are moving to our state in large numbers.