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June 11, 2021

South Dakota Strong

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) Governor  Kristi Noem issued the following statement: 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.  That’s no small deal. ...

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June 4, 2021

South Dakota Governor: Arbitrary and Unlawful

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) Governor  Kristi Noem issued the following statement: 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.  Thomas Jefferson wrote the beautiful document that declared the United States of America...

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June 3, 2021

South Dakota Governor on Decision of Mount Rushmore Fireworks

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) 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: “The Biden Administration cancelled South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on completely arbitrary grounds.  I am disappointed that the...

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May 25, 2021

South Dakota Governor’s Letter to Board of Regents

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) 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.  You can read the her letter, which was sent to each individual member of the Board, here. “As governor, I have become increasingly concerned...

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May 21, 2021

South Dakota BFM: Website to Report Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) 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. “As part of the State of...

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May 14, 2021

South Dakota Governor: Stronger Families Together

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) Governor  Kristi Noem announced: 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.  We’d check on families in our community who were struggling.  In fact, when I was a little girl, my parents brought...

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May 10, 2021

South Dakota Departments Partner to Recruit Tourism Workers

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) 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. “The success of our tourism industry is a major factor in South Dakota’s economic...

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April 30, 2021

South Dakota Governor Noem Sues Biden Administration

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) Governor  Kristi Noem filed a lawsuit against officials in the Biden administration over their cancellation of the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration.  The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota Central Division. “Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s...

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April 21, 2021

South Dakota Governor Noem Bans Vaccine Passports

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) Governor  Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-08, which bans government-instituted vaccine passports in South Dakota. “Since the start of the COVID pandemic, we have provided the people of South Dakota with up-to-date science, facts, and data and then trusted them to exercise their personal responsibility to make the best...

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April 16, 2021

South Dakota Governor: A Safer South Dakota

PIERRE, SD (STL.News) Governor  Kristi Noem announced: One of my main responsibilities as Governor is to keep South Dakota safe. It’s something that I take very seriously.  After all, I love this state. I love the people who live here.  In a small state like ours, we’re all really neighbors.  We get...

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April 13, 2021

South Dakota Governor: Mount Rushmore Fireworks Agreement

Governor Noem Asks President Biden to Uphold Mount Rushmore Fireworks Agreement PIERRE, SD (STL.News) Today, on President Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, Governor Kristi Noem sent this letter to President Joseph R. Biden advocating for South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration. “This year, as we mark our independence from [COVID-19], Mount Rushmore would be...

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