Latest Kristi Noem News

Noem: State-inspected meat processors can sell out of state

Jun. 10, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced Wednesday that small state-licensed meat processors will be able to ship meat over state lines under a state agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. South Dakota and the USDA's Food Safety and...

Noem gets new rifle at GOP gathering in Arkansas

Jun. 10, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem traveled to Arkansas for a Republican gathering and came home with a new rifle. KELO radio reported Wednesday that Noem traveled to Arkansas on Friday to give the keynote address at the annual...

South Dakota lawmakers reject school rules for medical pot

Jun. 07, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Monday rejected rules proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem's administration that would have set parameters for students who need to use medical marijuana at school. A legislative committee sent the rules back to the Department...

Trump speaking at NC GOP meeting; Dems plan "Day of Action"

Jun. 05, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump is coming to the Republican Party's annual convention in North Carolina, a state whose electoral votes he won in 2016 and 2020. The former president was scheduled to address convention-goers Saturday in Greenville. The speech to...

South Dakota officials hope to avoid medical pot ID delays

Jun. 02, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon told lawmakers Wednesday she is trying to avoid missing a November deadline to start issuing medical marijuana ID cards by holding a series of meetings to head off any objections to its proposed rules. ...

Federal judge declines to order fireworks at Mount Rushmore

Jun. 02, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's efforts to force the National Park Service to grant the state permission to shoot fireworks from Mount Rushmore National Memorial to celebrate Independence Day this year. Noem...

West Virginia transgender athlete law challenged in court

May. 26, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday challenging West Virginia’s new ban on transgender athletes from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges. The American Civil Liberties Union and its West Virginia chapter filed...

Trial date set for attorney general in fatal crash

May. 26, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A trial date has been set for the South Dakota attorney general who struck and killed a man along a Hyde County highway. Jason Ravnsborg will go on trial Aug. 26 on three misdemeanor charges, including careless driving, operating a vehicle while on...

Noem's new PAC paves way to fundraise, spread influence

May. 25, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has formed a federal political action committee, indicating her growing fundraising prowess and national ambitions. The Republican has insisted she is focused on getting reelected as governor next year, but her...

Noem pushes to bar 'critical race theory' from universities

May. 25, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's public universities shouldn't be teaching certain concepts of race and racism, Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday, in line with a nationwide GOP movement to keep critical race theory out of classrooms. In a letter to the Board of...