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Oren Lesmeister Representative District 28A   The bitter cold blowing through the Midwest did not slow down South Dakota this week as we passed more bills through the committees, the house, and as Governor Noem signed her first bill into South Dakota law on Thursday, Jan. 31. In the house we started the week by passing House Bill 1020 (HB1020) […]

USS South Dakota is Navy’s newest nuclear submarine


USS South Dakota (SSN 790) is the Navy’s newest nuclear submarine, commissioned on Feb. 2, 2019. It is the 17th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet. It was a true honor to be a part of the commissioning event. USS South Dakota will play an important role in the mission of our sailors, and it will also serve as […]

Political Voices…


Oren Lesmeister Representative District 28A   It was a big week for South Dakota as Governor Noem released her budget plan for the state. Governor Noem has a passion for protecting our natural resources, and she is asking for $1million for the South Dakota Habitat Foundation, a one-time expense of $225,000 towards controlling our states predator issue, and $500,000 one-time […]

Political Voices…


Nobody wins during a shutdown By Representative Dusty Johnson As Congress buckles down over the next three weeks to deal with the government shutdown and improve border security, I also want to keep our eye on this important fact: This should never happen again. We had a partial government shutdown for over a month. I truly believe the individuals who […]


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