Governor Kristi Noem

On the Other Hand: Gov Noem's Popularity

Jan 23, 2020
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 23, 2020 Show 739 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem's popularity with South Dakotans has been lagging, especially among Republican insiders. SDPB's Kevin Woster writes about the challenges on his blog On the Other Hand.

You can find it at sdpb.org/woster.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

News: Jan 11 - 17

Jan 17, 2020
SDPB

In this week's South Dakota news, Governor Kristi Noem delivered the State of the State. She highlighted expansion of high-speed internet services during the address Tuesday afternoon. She also outlined additional steps she wants to take this year to make South Dakota even more attractive to businesses.

Political Junkies: State Of The State

Jan 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 2

South Dakota is open for business! Governor Kristi Noem highlighted the state's business climate during her State of the State address yesterday in Pierre. She also touched on industrial hemp, meth treatment, and agriculture in her speech delivered in front of the South Dakota Legislature.

The Dakota Political Junkies are ready to discuss the governor's address. Joining us are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and former South Dakota State Senator, Tom Dempster, who represented District 9 for four terms.

Governor Kristi Noem says the state will not do business with entities that are involved in a campaign boycotting the state of Israel.

Noem’s executive order requires contractors and bidders to certify they are not participating that campaign when contracting with the state.

Noem wields a blue pen as she signs an executive order that condemns anti-Semitism and stands against the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions campaign—or BDS. The state becomes the 28th to pass a law or executive order

Governor Says South Dakota is Open for Business

Jan 14, 2020

Governor Kristi Noem says South Dakota is open for business. The governor highlighted expansion of high speed internet services during the state of the state address Tuesday afternoon. She also outlined additional steps she wants to take this year to make South Dakota even more attractive to businesses.

To illustrate the importance of high-speed internet to small businesses, Governor Noem points to the Linderman family. As owners of the only grocery store in Timber Lake—40 miles from the next grocery store—Noem explains they struggled without access to high speed internet.

Statehouse: Jan 14, 2020

Jan 14, 2020
SDPB

The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. 

In today's edition, you will hear all about the Governor's State of the State address, and more. 

 

Deb Soholt Talks 2020 Legislative Session

Jan 14, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem is set to deliver her State of the State address today, which marks the beginning of the 2020 legislative session. 

Deb Soholt is a state senator and represents district 14 which is Minnehaha County. This morning, she joined SDPB's Chris Laughery to discuss the session.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

On The Other Hand: State Of The Tribes

Jan 10, 2020
Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

SDPB blogger Kevin Woster discusses South Dakota's State of the Tribes address by taking a look at the origin of the event. Woster's SDPB blog is On the Other Hand.

Governor Kristi Noem is moving current State Representative Kyle Schoenfish to the senate to fill a vacancy left by Stace Nelson, who resigned in November of 2019.

Schoenfish has served in the legislature since 2013 and recently made known his intentions of running for State Senate.

Nelson has been a vocal critic of district-mate Schoenfish, who works for the firm that audited Mid-Central Educational Co-op and their handling of federal Gear-Up funds for the state.

News: Dec 14 - 20

Dec 20, 2019
SDPB

In this week’s South Dakota news, we'll learn about how Governor Kristi Noem wants lawmakers to approve more than three and a half million dollars for intensive meth treatment and enforcement. Her request comes just weeks after the state debuted a campaign called "Meth. We're On It." Some say treatment is not enough.

Noem Offers Meth Campaign Stats

Dec 20, 2019

Governor Kristi Noem is offering some initial stats a month after the launch of the state’s meth awareness campaign.

In addition to advertisements with the slogan “Meth. We’re on it” the campaign also includes a hotline for those seeking resources to call or text.

Noem says people are using it.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 19, 2019 Show 723 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster shares thoughts on getting the story straight, and why that's as important today as ever. Woster's SDPB blog is On the Other Hand.

News: Nov 30 - Dec 6

Dec 6, 2019
SDPB

This week’s South Dakota news features conversations about the budget address, which includes $9 million in reductions to state agencies, and how South Dakota Voices for Peace is working to bring social cohesion and coexistence amongst different groups to the state.

Statehouse: Dec 3, 2019

Dec 4, 2019
SDPB

The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. 

In today's edition, you will hear a recap and highlights of Governor Kristi Noem's budget address from a number of SDPB's political reporters.

Office of Governor Kristi Noem

Sixty-three of South Dakota’s 66 counties submitted disaster declarations after this year’s devastating blizzards, floods, and tornadoes. In Governor Kristi Noem’s budget address for fiscal year 2021, she outlines a plan to recover from this year’s disasters and mitigate future damages. 

The governor’s budget proposal includes a partnership between state and local governments to manage the high cost of this year’s natural disasters. The state already offers some assistance, but Noem says local governments have expressed concerns in the face of record-breaking damages.  

News: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019
SDPB

This week’s South Dakota news features a new generation of programs that pay landowners to plant for pheasants, a new team of social workers to help meet kid’s personal needs, and more. You can find all our “In the Moment” interviews and features by subscribing to the “In the Moment: Segments” podcast. We’ve rounded up some of the top stories for you in this week’s “In the Moment: News” podcast.

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 27, 2019
SDPB

In The Moment ... November 27, 2019 Show 709 Hour 2 Congress avoided another government shutdown, but South Dakota congressional delegates were not united in their support of the latest continuing resolution. South Dakota state senator Lyn DiSanto has resigned. We talk about her controversy and legacy. Plus, a look at Governor Kristi Noem's meth campaign and state government spending on a motivational conference.  Today we welcome Dakota Political Junkie Seth Tupper to In the Moment for a look at top political headlines. Seth Tupper is an enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal.

News: Nov 16 - 22

Nov 22, 2019
SDPB

This week’s South Dakota news features life-saving advances in stroke treatment, the surprise resignation of a prominent conservative state lawmaker, and an infusion of millions of dollars into South Dakota communities. You can find all our “In the Moment” interviews and features by subscribing to the “In the Moment: Segments” podcast. We’ve rounded up some of the top stories for you in this week’s “In the Moment: News” podcast.

Noem Still Opposes Hemp Despite Federal Guidance

Nov 5, 2019
State of South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem says she will continue to oppose industrial hemp, despite the USDA releasing a framework for states to follow.

She says legalizing hemp legalizes marijuana by default.

Governor Noem says she remains opposed to industrial hemp in South Dakota because of the impact it will have on public safety and law enforcement’s ability to enforce drug laws.

SD Department of Corrections

Death-row inmate Charles Rhines has exhausted his direct appeals in court and is scheduled to die sometime in the first week of November.

But his attorneys are still working on a couple of potential legal roadblocks.

Rhines goes to court on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Sioux Falls to challenge drug protocols.

And an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel says he can still plead for leniency from the governor.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

Victoria Wicks

The state has settled a lawsuit against its riot-boosting laws passed at the end of the 2019 legislative session. Those statutes are designed to hold activists and organizations civilly and criminally liable if protests turn violent.

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline was the catalyst for the legislative action.

Last month a federal judge placed a temporary injunction against unconstitutional portions of the laws. If the judge accepts the settlement, the injunction becomes permanent.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

Governor Kristi Noem says she’d like to see the criminal justice system work more toward providing addiction treatment as opposed to placing people in prison.

Before it was sold, some West River officials have suggested utilizing the former juvenile corrections facility in Custer as a treatment facility.  

Now the state has repossessed the property.

Noem says there have been a lot of proposals as to what to do with the STAR academy facility.

However, she says there’s a reality associated with the building.

Pennington Increases Addiction Treatment Beds

Oct 17, 2019

Pennington County officials are doubling the number of addiction treatment beds in Rapid City.

It’s part of an effort to stop the revolving door in the criminal justice system and meth addiction.

West River officials cut the ribbon for a 64-bed residential addiction treatment wing at the Pennington County Care Campus in downtown Rapid City.

The county received a $2.2 million donation to complete the treatment wing. Rapid City donated $900,000.

SDPB

In the Moment ... October 9, 2019 Show 676 Hour 2

South Dakota lawmakers have begun writing a bill that would legalize industrial hemp next year. An anti-uranium summit is taking place in Rapid City, and Senator Mike Rounds was in Sioux Falls yesterday where he discussed the bitter mood in Washington, D.C.

Dakota Political Junkies Mike Card, Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal, discuss the issues.

State of South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem says all options are on the table for the STAR academy complex.

The state resumed control of the former juvenile corrections facility after a check from SLIC-e Holdings bounced.

“I don’t have an answer for you on that,” Noem says. “But we are definitely looking at all the options and trying to make the best decision for the people of South Dakota.”

In the past, some lawmakers have expressed interest in turning the complex in Custer into a West River mental health facility.

Noem Appoints Shields As Chief Of Staff

Oct 1, 2019
Governor's Office

Governor Kristi Noem is appointing Joshua Shields as Chief of Staff to the governor’s office.

Shields served as Noem’s campaign manager for her first congressional run in 2010, and as Thune’s campaign manager for his re-election bid in 2016.

Shields will replace Herb Jones, who has held the position since January. Jones also served on Noem’s campaign and transition team.

SD Department of Corrections

The execution date for South Dakota inmate Charles Rhines is set for the week of Nov. 3. The warden will announce an exact day and time 48 hours ahead of time.

Rhines is seeking clemency from the governor and wants mental health experts to examine him to bolster his case. The prison warden has refused to allow it, and a federal circuit court upheld the warden's position.

Rhines took the issue to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Thursday, Sept. 26.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

State of South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem took to Facebook Live to address what she says were the most common questions she heard while touring recent storm and flood damage.

During her remarks on Tuesday night, Noem touched on use of the National Guard. She says the Guard is called when no other solutions are possible, and other resources like DOT trucks and inmate labor are often more affordable.

She adds some have asked about a special legislative session. Noem does not think that is necessary.

Office of Governor Kristi Noem

Governor Kristi Noem is encouraging South Dakota businesses to register for the state’s first Week of Work in April of 2020. The week is a chance for high schoolers to experience local job opportunities through job shadowing and industry tours. 

News: Aug 24 - 30

Aug 30, 2019
SDPB

Democratic State Representative Michael Saba discusses new ways to bring money into South Dakota. Rosebud and the Fort Belknap Indian Community have sued President Trump for violating treaties. South Dakota parents, educators and health officials are facing a four-year gap in data about risky youth. A Sanford Health researcher talks vaping. Hemp crop insurance is on the way despite Governor Noem’s opposition.

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