Kristi Noem

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 4, 2019

In The Moment ... December 4, 2019 Show 712

Governor Kristi Noem, in her budget address Tuesday, announced $9 million in reductions to state agencies. "Money is tight this year," prefaced Noem.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the governor's proposed 2021 budget. They also visit about the resignation of Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan. County Commissioners approved a $35,000 payment in exchange for his resignation.

Statehouse: Dec 3, 2019

Dec 4, 2019

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.

News: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019

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.


In The Moment ... July 24, 2019 Show 622 Hour 2

State finance leaders say South Dakota could face a revenue shortfall in fiscal year 2020. 

Congressman Dusty Johnson wants to see the U.S,/Mexico/Canada trade agreement come to the house floor for ratification before August.

A new poll shows Governor Kristi Noem's disapproval rating is up.

2019 Fiscal Year Surplus

Jul 18, 2019

In The Moment ... July 18, 2019 Show 618 Hour 2

The State of South Dakota is ending its 2019 fiscal year with a 19.4 million dollar surplus. That fiscal year ended on June 30th.

Governor Kristi Noem says the state did not spend as much as the legislature anticipated. However, revenue collections came in lower than anticipated.

The appropriations committee will meet next week to pour over the FY19 budget and get a sense of revenue forecasts going forward.

SDPB’s Lee Strubinger is with us to unpack some of FY19 and what the future holds for the state budget.

In The Moment ... March 20, 2019 Show 539 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem has toured the storm-and-flood-impacted regions of the state.

We caught up with Governor Noem on the phone yesterday afternoon. We talked about the opportunities for accessing federal funds, several pieces of legislation she recently signed, how might the state's budget be impacted by the introduction of the national motto in public schools and what's next in the conversation over the pipeline legislation designed to target the funding of violence at otherwise peaceful protests?


Two controversial bills addressing the cost of hosting pipelines have landed on the governor's desk ready for Kristi Noem's signature.

One law sets up a fund to pay for the pipeline-related costs incurred by state and local governments.

The other introduces the term "riot boosting" and links the actions of rioters to the organizations that support their causes.

In The Moment ... February 28, 2019 Show 525 Hour 1

Kevin Woster authors the blog On The Other Hand. Today Kevin joins us to discuss the Dakota Free Press Blog along with auctioning off of a bighorn sheep permit.


In The Moment ... January 2, 2019 Show 486 Hour 2

The upcoming legislative session doesn't convene until next week but there's already news coming out of the Capitol.

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle (Watertown Public Opinion) and Jonathan Ellis (Sioux Falls Argus Leader) talk about transparency in Pierre and they look back at some of the top stories of 2018.

Dakota Political Junkies: A New Farm Bill

Dec 13, 2018

In The Moment ... December 12, 2018 Show 478 Hour 2

U.S. Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds are rallying behind a new farm bill that passed yesterday in the Senate. Thune, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, says input from the state's farmers and ranchers helped craft the bill that passed by a vote of 87-13.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Roger Whittle discuss the new farm bill along with appointments to Governor-elect Kristi Noem's staff.

Gov-Elect Noem Announces New Secretaries

Nov 29, 2018
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Governor-elect Kristi Noem is announcing new cabinet appointments that she will make upon taking office early next year.

Eight of the ten appointments carry over from the outgoing Governor Dennis Daugaard administration.

State economist Jim Terwilliger will serve as the new Secretary of Revenue. Craig Price, the superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, will serve as the new Secretary of Public Safety.


In The Moment ... November 29, 2018 Show 469 Hour 1

A broken back becomes a blessing in disguise for Kennedy Noem, the 21 year old daughter of Governor-elect Kristi Noem - politically speaking.

SDPB blogger Kevin Woster explains this week on his blog, On the Other Hand.


In The Moment ... November 28, 2018 Show 468 Hour 2

Noel Hamiel and Jon Hunter discuss Governor-elect Kristi Noem's transition team during the weekly Dakota Political Junkies roundtable.

The political junkies look for several groups to re-try legislation that didn't pass or received a veto during Governor Daugaard's administration.

Dakota Political Junkies: Transition In Pierre

Nov 14, 2018

In The Moment ... November 14, 2018 Show 460 Hour 2

Governor-elect Kristi Noem's transition team, new Republican leadership in Pierre and a remembrance of former lawmaker Roger Hunt highlight this week's Dakota Political Junkies conversation.

Former State Representative and South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Famer Noel Hamiel joins Northern State University Professor of Political Science Jon Schaff.

Adria Botella

In the Moment brings you special post-election coverage with insight from SDPB's reporters, analysis from politial scientiests and the Dakota Political Junkies, and thoughts on lessons learned from state legislative and state party leaders.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger and Jackie Hendry recap Election Night in South Dakota.

Black Hills State University's Pam Carriveau discusses the statewide bollot questions and how South Dakotans spoke on citizen democracy.

Advertising And Motivating Voters

Oct 31, 2018

In The Moment ... October 31, 2018 Show 451 Hour 2

Julia Hellwege, assistant professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, says the focus during the final days of the gubernatorial campaign is having a good ground game.

In a conversation with SDPB political reporter Lee Strubinger, Hellwege also discusses the philosophy of political advertising.

In The Moment ... October 31, 2018 Show 451 Hour 2

With less than a week before the 2018 election, pundits continue to believe the gubernatorial race is razor-thin. Meanwhile, an influx of cash is aiding Kristi Noem and Billie Sutton in their push to the finish line.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University, share their thoughts as the November 6 vote nears.

Melissa Hamersma Sievers / SDPB

With an ageing producer population in the state, as well a high cost of land and inputs, both majority party candidates for South Dakota governor want to impact ag going forward.

Both candidates grew up on farms in rural South Dakota, and each has a vision for growing the state’s number one industry.

Chynna Lockett / SDPB

Kristi Noem says if she’s elected governor she’ll sign what’s become known as the Transgender bathroom bill.

Previous attempts to pass legislation that secures restrooms for opposite biological sexes determined at birth—have failed in the statehouse.

Supporters of the so-called transgender bathroom bill during previous legislative sessions say it protects student privacy. Language from those bills determines sex by anatomy.

Republican candidate for South Dakota governor Kristi Noem say’s she’ll work with sponsors of similar legislation, if the issue comes forward.

In The Moment ... October 4. 2018 Show 436 Hour 1

Democratic candidate for governor Billie Sutton is on the road seeking votes for the November election.

His campaign has released internal polling numbers that Republican candidate Kristi Noem's campaign says are meaningless.

SDPB's Kevin Woster is following the campaign on his blog "On the Other Hand."


In The Moment ... September 6, 2018 Show 416 Hour 1

President Donald Trump arrives in Sioux Falls tomorrow afternoon. He's here for a private fundraising event for Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Noem is the Republican candidate for South Dakota governor.

SDPB's Kevin Woster has his ear to the ground and writes about early reaction to the event on his blog.

New Poll Shows Tight Governor Race

Jul 31, 2018
Kevin Woster / SDPB

A new poll from the Billie Sutton Campaign shows a tight race for South Dakota governor.

The Sutton Campaign says it shows their message is resonating with South Dakotans. However, the Kristi Noem campaign points out the poll still shows the Democratic candidate losing.

The early polling results, announced by the Sutton campaign, show the Sutton campaign trailing by four points, with 13 percent still undecided.

In The Moment ... June 7, 2018 Show 353 Hour 1 

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins the program for a look at how South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard fares against President Donald Trump in the polls, the power of a packed ballot, and the residue of negative campaign tactics.

Primary Reaction From The Dakota Political Junkies

Jun 7, 2018

In The Moment ... June 6, 2018 Show 352 Hour 2

It's all about last night as Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal and Dana Ferguson of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader react to results of South Dakota's primary election.


In The Moment ... June 6, 2018 Show 352 Hour 2

Tuesday, South Dakota voters decided several key election questions, including which Republicans move on to the general election in November.

As Lee Strubinger reports, voters also amended a ballot question passed two years ago ... and Rapid City voters approved the city's attempt to build a new arena.

Noem, Johnson Win Big In Primary Elections

Jun 6, 2018
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

South Dakota Republicans are choosing U.S. Representative Kristi Noem as their candidate for the governor.

Noem edged out Attorney General Marty Jackley in Tuesday’s primary.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem beat the attorney general by over 12,000 votes. Polls indicated the race for governor would be close. The unofficial election night results ended up wider than anticipated by some.

During a watch-party at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls, Noem says she’s overwhelmed by the trust voters put in her.


Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor, Marty Jackley says his opponent is using Washington-style politics to smear his campaign.

Before a gubernatorial debate on SDPB last/Tuesday night, the Kristi Noem campaign drew connections between Jackley and a Sioux Falls businessman accused of wire and mail fraud.

In 2016, Global Aquaponics broke ground on a hydroponics farming facility just south of Brookings. The company planned on combining fish farming and growing plants in water.

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 1

Can Congress make a deal on the 2018 Farm Bill, or will partisanship derail the efforts? The 2018 Farm Bill legislation makes its debut in the U.S. House of Representatives. Yesterday, we spoke with Representative Kristi Noem in Washington for a look at the details.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins the program to discuss his latest online column from On the Other Hand.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

Argus Leader reporter and columnist Jonathan Ellis joins us for this week's Dakota Political Junkies. We talk about the Sioux Falls Mayor race, gubernatorial campaign wrangling, and the recent drowning at Falls Park.