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Governor Kristi Noem: Our Rural Way of Life

When I first ran for Governor, South Dakota needed new opportunities. For years, our economic growth had not kept up with the nation. Young South Dakotans were too often leaving our state to pursue college or a career. Cities like Sioux Falls were growing, but our rural communities were slowly falling behind. ... Continue Reading

Governor Noem Announces State Support for Indian Relay Championships

PIERRE, S.D. ? Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced state support for the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council?s 2022 Championship of Champions, which is taking place this afternoon in Fort Pierre. ... Continue Reading

State Railroad Board Seeking STC Grant Applications

In preparation for the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on the availability of Special Transportation Circumstance (STC) Grant funding, the State Railroad board is soliciting applications for the FY2022 funding allocation. ... Continue Reading

Construction Moves into Next Phase on U.S. Highway 212 Project in Watertown

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the contractor, J & J Earthworks, Inc., will switch traffic to begin phase two (part B) on the U.S. Highway 212 construction project, between 14th Street East and 19th Street East on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. ... Continue Reading

Gov. Noem & Attorney General Vargo Praise Ruling on Head Start Vaccine Mandate

PIERRE, S.D. ? Today, Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Mark Vargo praised a Louisiana federal judge?s permanent injunction that blocked President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for the Head Start program. The injunction was issued earlier this week. ... Continue Reading

Westbound Passing Lane Closure at I-90/I-29 Interchange Planned

The Mitchell Region Bridge Crew will be completing repairs on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, to the bridge deck on westbound Interstate 90 at the I-90/I-29 interchange, Exit 396. ... Continue Reading

September is Kinship Appreciation and Awareness Month

Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed September 2022 as Kinship Appreciation and Awareness Month in South Dakota. ... Continue Reading

DANR Accepting Applications for Urban and Community Forestry Grants

DANR Accepting Applications for Urban and Community Forestry Grants ... Continue Reading

Watertown receives certification of two parks

The Governor?s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced on Thursday, Sept. 22, that Pheasant Ridge Industrial Park and Mallard Pointe Business Park were both named Certified Sites in Watertown. ... Continue Reading

Lakota drum group helps usher in Attorney General?s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons office

South Dakota?s top law enforcement officials welcomed Rapid City?s Wambli Ska Society to Pierre on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, for song and ceremonies to help launch the Attorney General?s new position for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons. ... Continue Reading

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