Mustard Seed plants hope for homeless with tiny houses



The bitter cold winter months of the Dakota plains can be a harsh time for everyone. Most people have a warm home and shelter to keep them safe from the elements. For the homeless, winter can be a period of ultimate uncertainty and many questions. As fall approaches and winter soon to follow, homeless community members might be asking themselves: […]

There’s something about this time of year



It’s that time of the year again, football games, hot chocolate, hunting, and leaves changing color. This ash tree in downtown Eagle Butte burns a firey orange-yellow as the green chlorophyl in the leaves breakdown, producing the bright fall colors. 

Horsemen and women show off their skills for parents’ night



In the barn, the dust had was soft, giving under the heel of boots. A country song came to an abrupt end when the microphone was turned on, and people were invited to stand for the prayer.  Cole Waters, a mentor with the CRST Youth Horsemanship Program gave a short prayer of thanks as a few more horsemanship participants arrived […]

Governor seeking interns for spring term



PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two spring 2017 Governor’s Office Internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from early January through May 2017. Governor’s Office interns have the opportunity to work at the highest level of state government. During the legislative session, interns will work with members of the Governor’s staff […]

Rounds accepting spring 2017 internship applications



WASHINGTON– U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that he is currently accepting internship applications for spring 2017. The deadline to apply for internships in his Washington, D.C., Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls offices is October 14, 2016. College credit is available.  Duties in the Washington, D.C., office may include tracking legislation, researching bills, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading […]

Thune’s office now accepting spring internship applications  



WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking intelligent, hard-working college students to serve as spring interns in his Senate offices located in Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Washington, D.C. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students in the Washington, D.C., office will have the opportunity to witness […]

Public service announcement



On October 16, 2016, there will be free clothing given out to the public. Distribution of clothes will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Old Agency Community Building and continue until gone. 

Noem accepting applications for spring interns



WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Kristi Noem is accepting applications for spring internships in her Washington, DC; Sioux Falls; Rapid City; and Watertown offices. Student interns will work with staff on various constituent service and communications projects, as well as assist with legislative research. Both South Dakota and Washington, DC internships provide students with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and […]

Celebrating Family Day in South Dakota



By First Lady Linda Daugaard   On Monday, September 26, Dennis and I will celebrate Family Day. Family Day is a national initiative created by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse to promote family engagement as a way to help prevent substance abuse. It’s no secret that even in South Dakota we live in a time when our […]

Defending the United States



By Senator Mike Rounds When I was working as governor of South Dakota, one of the most difficult parts of my job was sending off our men and women in uniform as they deployed overseas. I promised them I would do everything I could to make sure they came home safe and sound, and to take care of their families while […]


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