PIERRE, S.D. — Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has requested federal disaster relief and an emergency declaration to help rebuild communities after blizzards and floods wreaked havoc on the state in March and April.
PIERRE, S.D. -- In their latest hang-up with Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's pheasant habitat conservation mission, legislators on Monday, May 6, rejected proposed rule changes to allow certain aspects of the governor's program.
PIERRE, S.D. -- Local, state and federal agents have begun preliminary assessments of property damage to determine whether South Dakota can receive federal disaster aid after two severe winter storms slammed the state within weeks of one another. According to a Friday, May 3, news release from the state Department of Public Safety, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials, as well as local and state officials, on Monday began assessing damage done to homes and businesses by Winter Storms Ulmer and Wesley in March and April.
PIERRE, S.D. -- Legislators are set to examine topics like hemp's potential impact on the state, the fiscal and human impact of South Dakota's drug laws and mental health treatment accessibility in this year's summer legislative studies.
As Winter Storm Wesley starts its third day of snow and wind gusts, thousands of South Dakotans have been left without power. According to the South Dakota Rural Electric Association , over 10,000 South Dakotans are without power as of Thursday, April 11 evening. The majority of these residents were in the southeastern portion of the state in Minnehaha and Lake Counties.
PIERRE, S.D. -- One day after Republican Gov. Kristi Noem issued her veto of a bill to legalize industrial hemp , the House has voted to override the veto.
PIERRE, S.D. - The fate of industrial hemp in South Dakota now lies in Republican Gov. Kristi Noem 's hands. The House on Monday, March 11 passed the amended version of House Bill 1191 , which would legalize the growth and production of hemp in the state, by a 58-8 vote.
PIERRE, S.D. — The week of March 4 may have been legislators’ last full week in session , but that didn’t mean activity in Pierre slowed down.
PIERRE, S.D. -- After some legislative finagling, a bill to legalize hemp in South Dakota is still alive .
PIERRE, S.D. — A bill to legalize the growth and production of hemp in South Dakota is hanging on by a thread.