Kristi Noem

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

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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

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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.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us to talk about faith and politics in the South Dakota gubernatorial election.

In the Moment ... February 14, 2018 Show 277 Hour 2

Seth Tupper and Jon Hunter join In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about the top political headlines in the state. Today we discuss the unusual life of Paul Erickson, the ongoing debate over open primaries, and new revenue projections coming out of Pierre.

It’s the first week of the new year, and visions of the campaign for South Dakota governor are taking shape.

Both primary candidates for the Republican nomination for governor appeared in Rapid City on Wednesday.

Both events give a glimpse into what’s ahead on the campaign trail…

Last year, 2018 candidate for South Dakota governor and current Attorney General Marty Jackley, called for a clean campaign pledge for his opponent, congresswoman Kristi Noem.

She declined.

In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 2

Congressional Republicans want to make one of the largest overhauls of the federal tax law in decades. The estate tax is on the chopping block. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger joins us to unpack how the debate is playing out in the state.

The Federal estate tax has been around since 1916.

In The Moment ... October 27, 2017 Show 208 Hour 1

U.S. Congresswoman Kristi Noem is running for South Dakota Governor. She joins us for a conversation about her vision for South Dakota. We discuss the opioid crisis, allegations of sexual harassment and assault in Pierre, and opportunities for state workforce development.

In The Moment ... October 3, 2017 Show 190 Hour 1

Last week Congressional Republicans released their blueprint for tax reform. Some lawmakers are calling the blueprint the largest tax reform in thirty years. Other observers say it's just a starting point, but desperately needed. Overall, South Dakotans stand to benefit from the reform.
SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us for more.


In The Moment ... August 30, 2017 Show 167 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies Tackle GEAR UP, South Dakota's e-commerce law, a new mayoral candidate in Sioux Falls and Trey Gowdy's endorsement of Kristi Noem for governor.

Representatives of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute detail OLLI's 10-year anniversary.

Erik Helland of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls joins for In The Moment's bi-weekly gardening and horticulture segment.

Former State Representative Hubbel Running For Governor

Jul 10, 2017

Former state representative Lora Hubbel says she’s running for the state’s highest office.

Hubbel served in the state legislature for one term from 2011 to 2012.

Hubbel says she’s running against the state’s Republican establishment. She says she’s opposes federal programs for healthcare and education, like the Affordable Care Act and Common Core standards. 

Hubbel says if the state were operating better, she wouldn’t be running for office.

Noem Speaks At Girls State

Jun 1, 2017
Levi Gutz

High schoolers are learning about the governmental process through those with real world experience. US Representative Kristi Noem spoke to South Dakota Girl State delegates in Vermillion.

A full auditorium welcomes the US Representative from Watertown. Students from hundreds of towns are gathered on the University of South Dakota campus to learn about state and local government. Girls State delegates learn from participating in mock elections and listening to speakers.

Kealey Bultena

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