Latest Kristi Noem News

Gov. Noem's head of finance announces resignation

Oct. 15, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's head of finance announced Friday that she is resigning. Liza Clark, who has been the Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management since 2016, will leave her post at the end of the year, the governor's...

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

Oct. 12, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued. The growing...

South Dakota lawmaker to challenge Johnson's US House seat

Oct. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota state Rep. Taffy Howard formally announced Tuesday that she is challenging Dusty Johnson, the state's lone U.S. congressman, in next year's Republican primary. Howard will try to capitalize on a shift within the Republican party...

Pot legalization advocates launch ballot initiative campaign

Oct. 12, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Advocates for legalizing recreational marijuana in South Dakota announced Tuesday they are trying for a second time to legalize cannabis possession and cultivation for adults through a ballot initiative. South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws...

South Dakota redistricting hits the road amid GOP infighting

Oct. 11, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers redrawing the state's political boundaries kicked off a three-day tour of public input meetings on Monday amid intra-party Republican bickering and competing proposals for new legislative districts. The House and Senate...

EXPLAINER: New ethics board thrust into Kristi Noem inquiry

Oct. 09, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The four retired judges who make up South Dakota's Government Accountability Board usually meet just a handful of times a year, almost entirely unnoticed by the public, and have never advanced a complaint to a public hearing. They're now...

Residents plagued by sinkhole call on Noem, others for help

Oct. 09, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Hideaway Hills residents are tired of waiting for answers and, in some cases, feel abandoned by politicians who received their votes in previous elections. “This was our nest egg,” Valerie Smith said this week. “We planned to sell and now...

South Dakota board to review Noem's meeting with daughter

Oct. 06, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general said Wednesday he has asked the state’s Government Accountability Board to review questions about whether Gov. Kristi Noem improperly interfered in a state agency's evaluation of her daughter's application for a real estate...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Oct. 06, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. October 4, 2021. ' Editorial: A Do-Over On Social Studies Standards Late last week, Gov. Kristi Noem hit the reset button on an effort to revise South Dakota’s social studies standards after the end product of the recent...

Guard members deploying to help at US southern border

Oct. 04, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dozens of National Guard members from South Dakota will answer a call from the Pentagon to help at the country's southern border. One-hundred-twenty-five members of the 1742nd Transportation Company are being deployed for 9 to 12 months. ...