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Noem Signs 11 Bills

Mar 31, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem signs 11 bills today. Read more . . .

Noem Weekly Column: During This Time of Uncertainty, Remember to Reflect

Mar 27, 2020
For weeks, we’ve all been glued to the news searching for updates about COVID-19. Read more . . .

Noem Signs 15 Bills

Mar 27, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 15 bills today. Read more . . .

Noem Signs 13 Bills

Mar 26, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem signed another package of bills today, many relating to cutting the red tape of unnecessary regulation. Read more . . .

Noem Signs 13 Bills

Mar 25, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - The Governor signed 13 bills today and delivered two style and form vetoes on Senate Bills 20 and Senate Bill 75. Read more . . .

Noem Signs 17 Bills

Mar 24, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 17 bills. Read more . . .

Noem Signs 19 Bills

Mar 24, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 19 bills. Read more . . .

Noem Postpones the 2020 South Dakota Week of Work

Mar 23, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that the 2020 South Dakota Week of Work will be postponed until the fall. Read more . . .

Noem Issues Executive Order Regarding COVID-19 Guidelines

Mar 23, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - On March 23, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order outlining guidelines for all South Dakotans, for-profit and not-for-profit employers, enclosed retail businesses that promote public gatherings, local and municipal governments, and healthcare organizations as it relates to COVID-19 in the state of South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem Orders Capitol Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Legislator

Mar 23, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has ordered flags at the South Dakota State Capitol to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Thursday, March 26, 2020, to honor the life of former ​State Representative Patrick Kirschman. Read more . . .

Noem to Hold Media Availability Tomorrow Regarding Coronavirus in South Dakota

Mar 23, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem will hold a brief media availability tomorrow, March 24, to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem Weekly Column: South Dakotans Come Together to Respond to COVID-19

Mar 21, 2020
With the COVID-19 situation changing rapidly, it’s hard to predict what tomorrow may bring. Read more . . .

SBA Approves Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fund Program Access for South Dakota

Mar 20, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced today that small businesses and non-profit organizations in South Dakota that have been negatively impacted by the global COVID-19 virus are now eligible for economic assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Read more . . .

Noem Signs 15 Bills

Mar 20, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 15 bills today. Read more . . .

Noem to Hold Media Availability Today Regarding Coronavirus in South Dakota

Mar 19, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem will hold a brief media availability today, March 19, to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem to Hold Brief Media Availability in Rapid City to Discuss Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem will hold a brief media availability Wednesday, March 18, in Rapid City to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem Signs 17 Bills

Mar 18, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 17 bills today. Read more . . .

Noem to Hold Brief Media Availability Today in Sioux Falls to Discuss Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem will hold a brief media availability today, March 17, in Sioux Falls to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Works to Activate Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fund Program in South Dakota

Mar 16, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem and her team are working closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem Signs 10 Bills

Mar 16, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Noem signed 10 bills today, some taking effect immediately and others on July 1. Read more . . .

Noem Signs Seven Bills

Mar 12, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today signed the following pieces of legislation: Read more . . .

Noem Signs Seven Bills

Mar 11, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem signed the following legislation today: Read more . . .

Governor Noem Statement Regarding Coronavirus in South Dakota

Mar 10, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today issued the following statement regarding COVID-19: Read more . . .

Noem Signs 13 Bills

Mar 09, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today signed the following pieces of legislation: Read more . . .

Noem, DOH Continue Statewide Effort to Prepare for COVID-19

Mar 05, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH) today hosted a web discussion with more than 600 South Dakota health professionals to highlight statewide efforts to prepare for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. Read more . . .

Noem Bill to Streamline Economic Growth Receives Broad Support from South Dakota Organizations

Mar 04, 2020
The following organizations have expressed their support for SB157, Noem’s legislation to ensure economic progress is possible for all of South Dakota’s communities: Read more . . .

Noem Signs 16 Bills

Mar 04, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today signed the following pieces of legislation Read more . . .

Noem Names Venhuizen Chief of Staff

Mar 02, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem announced today that she will name Tony Venhuizen as her new chief of staff. Venhuizen, who has been working with the Governor’s Office on a temporary basis since January, will be leaving his private law practice to rejoin state government. Read more . . .

Noem Signs Six Bills

Mar 02, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem signed the following legislation today Read more . . .

Noem Signs Legislation to Protect and Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Feb 27, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today signed legislation to better protect and help victims of human trafficking in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem Signs Legislation to Protect South Dakota Waters from Invasive Species

Feb 26, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today signed legislation to protect South Dakota’s public waters and prevent the spread of invasive species. Read more . . .

Noem Appoints BIT Commissioner

Feb 26, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today announced that Jeffrey Clines will join her cabinet as Commissioner of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT). The appointment will be effective April 6. Read more . . .

Noem Signs Bill to Rename South Dakota’s Technical Institutes as "Technical Colleges"

Feb 25, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today signed legislation to change the names of South Dakota’s four postsecondary technical institutes to better align the schools with other institutes around the nation. Read more . . .

Noem Signs 14 Bills

Feb 24, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today signed the following pieces of legislation: Read more . . .

Noem Signs Legislation to Reduce Regulations, Make Business Easier for South Dakotans

Feb 21, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem this week signed five bills into law that reduce regulations and make business easier for South Dakotans. Read more . . .

Following Noem Testimony, Senate State Affairs Committee Strongly Supports SB 157

Feb 19, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today testified before the Senate State Affairs Committee in support of legislation that will ensure economic progress is possible for all of South Dakota’s communities (SB 157). This was the first time a governor has testified before a committee in more than a decade. Read more . . .

Noem, Flute, Ravnsborg Invite Tribes to Engage in MOUs for Expanded Law Enforcement Resources

Feb 14, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, and Secretary of Tribal Relations David Flute yesterday invited tribal leaders and members to engage in a partnership to combine state and tribal law enforcement resources to combat drug use on reservations. Read more . . .

Noem Signs Eight Bills

Feb 14, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem has signed the following bills during the 2020 legislative session: Read more . . .

Noem, Art Leaders Announce Inaugural Governor’s Student Art Competition

Feb 13, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem announced the South Dakota Governor’s Student Art Competition, a new program to promote visual art among students in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem Orders Capitol Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Legislator

Feb 07, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem has ordered flags at the South Dakota State Capitol to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Saturday, February 8, 2020, to honor the life of Bernie Christenson, a former state leader and legislator. Read more . . .

WTAS: Ag, Business, Community Leaders Support Noem’s Legislation to Streamline Rural Development

Feb 06, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem last week announced that she will introduce legislation that provides certainty and predictability for businesses and operations looking to open or expand in rural South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem, Federal Representatives Continue Working Toward July 3 Fireworks Celebration at Mount Rushmore

Feb 03, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem last week welcomed representatives from the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to South Dakota to continue working toward the July 3 fireworks celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Read more . . .

Noem Announces Legislation to Provide Certainty, Predictability for Rural Development

Jan 31, 2020
At the Black Hills Stock Show, Governor Kristi Noem today announced that she will introduce legislation that provides certainty and predictability for businesses and operations looking to open or expand in rural South Dakota. Read more . . .

Noem: USMCA a “Major Win” for South Dakota Producers

Jan 29, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Read more . . .

Noem Introduces Anti-Rioting Legislation to Keep South Dakotans and Their Property Safe

Jan 28, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today sent the final version of her anti-rioting legislation to legislators, tribal leaders, state’s attorneys, and other stakeholders. Read more . . .

ICYMI: Noem Takes Steps to Increase Housing Availability in South Dakota

Jan 23, 2020
This month, Governor Kristi Noem asked the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to begin utilizing the Revolving Economic Development & Initiative (REDI) Fund to support multi-family, workforce housing projects. Read more . . .

Noem Marks 47th Anniversary of Roe v Wade Ruling, Proclaims January Sanctity of Human Life Month

Jan 22, 2020
To mark the 47th anniversary since the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v Wade, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed January as Sanctity of Human Life Month. Read more . . .

Noem Recognizes Tribal Groups During State-Tribal Relations Day

Jan 17, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem this week attended the State-Tribal Relations Awards Ceremony where she presented certificates of commendation to two tribal groups who have done “extraordinary work” to combat the flow of drugs in their communities. Read more . . .

Noem Calls on Businesses to Register for South Dakota Week of Work

Jan 16, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem, in partnership with the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the South Dakota Retailers Association, today called on businesses to register for the South Dakota Week of Work April 20-24, 2020. Read more . . .

Noem Reaffirms Support of Israel, Condemns Anti-Semitism, Signs Executive Order Against BDS Campaign

Jan 14, 2020
Governor Kristi Noem today signed an executive order that joins 27 other states in condemning Anti-Semitism and standing against the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The Executive Order directs state entities not to contract with businesses supporting the BDS campaign. Read more . . .