Six children graduate from the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s award-winning Main University

EAGLE BUTTE, SD — On Tuesday, Feb. 26, six students celebrated their graduation from the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s award-winning Main University. The program’s winter session took place from Jan. 15 to Feb. 19, and it was open free to 4- to 12-year-olds who spend time at CRYP’s “The Main” youth center. Recipient of a “Champion for Children” award from […]

State & National News

State officials urge public to prepare now for major storm PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state government officials urge citizens to make preparations now, which includes adjusting travel plans, for a late-winter storm this week that will cover most of the state with several inches of snow, high winds and freezing rain. ( Learn about experiences of women on westward […]

Noem accepting applications for summer interns

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Office summer internship program. Student interns will work with staff on various projects depending on interests and strengths, but typical duties include aiding the governor’s general counsel, director of constituent services, and communications team; conducting policy research; preparing policy briefings; and staffing the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. […]

American Red Cross reminds people to prepare for fire safety

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Sunday, March 10, people people  set their clocks forward one hour, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to TEST their smoke alarms. Now is also a good time for everyone to take these lifesaving steps to help prepare households for home fires, the nation’s most frequent disaster: • Check smoke alarms and replace batteries if […]

Gov. Noem Introduces Pipeline Legislative Package

SD State News – Governor Kristi Noem today proposed two bills for pipeline construction “The legislative package introduced today will help ensure the Keystone XL pipeline and other future pipeline projects are built in a safe and efficient manner while protecting our state and counties from extraordinary law enforcement costs in the event of riots,” said Noem. “I’m a supporter […]

Official indigenous language bill progresses

PIERRE, SD — A bill to designate South Dakota’s official indigenous language is on its way to the House floor. SB126 says “The official indigenous language of the state is the language of the O’ceti Sakowin, Seven Council Fires, also known by treaty as the Great Sioux Nation, comprised of three dialects, Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota.” Testifying in favor of […]

Schweitzer, CNP, Horizon Health Care Provider of the Year

    HOWARD, SD – Horizon Health Care recently recognized Carla Schweitzer, CNP, as the Horizon Provider of the Year. This award is designed to recognize one medical or dental provider each year who embodies the spirit of care Horizon strives to provide its patients and communities. Selection is based on a number of items, including patient satisfaction, quality of […]

Keya Foundation welcomes Wendy Fischer

The Keya Foundation welcomes Wendy Fischer as the new Assistant Director.  Ms. Fischer will be assisting the organization with office services, implementing programs and projects, data collection, grant evaluation and reporting. Wendy also has experience with website creation, e-commerce, graphic design and marketing. She will be working with Artist Organizations in the area as well as implementing ways to support […]

Hemp legalization headed for SD Senate

PIERRE, SD — Despite objections from the governor, the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee endorsed a hemp legalization bill on Thursday. Earlier in the legislative session, shortly after the same bill passed unanimously through the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Noem announced her opposition to the bill and asked lawmakers to slow down. The House responded by endorsing […]

House backs country of origin labeling

PIERRE, SD — In farm country, a bill that endorses country of origin labeling on meat products would seem like a slam dunk. That wasn’t exactly the case Tuesday in the S.D. House of Representatives. House Concurrent Resolution 1007 expressed support for country of origin labeling and asked the U.S. Congress to re-institute the practice. The measure’s sponsor, Steve Livermont, […]

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