Latest Kristi Noem News

Governor scales back Custer State Park campsite proposal

Jan. 26, 2022 16:49 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has scaled back plans to expand campsites at Custer State Park after her initial proposal hit resistance in the Republican-controlled Legislature. The Republican governor's office shared new plans on Wednesday with lawmakers that...

Dakota State announces $90M cybersecurity expansion, lab

Jan. 26, 2022 16:29 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dakota State University on Wednesday announced plans for a $90 million expansion of its cybersecurity program, including the construction of a lab in Sioux Falls. At an event to announce the program, Gov. Kristi Noem said it would help foster the...

South Dakota House committee approves trans athlete ban

Jan. 26, 2022 14:11 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Wednesday approved a proposal from Republican Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from competing in school sports leagues that match their gender identity. All 11 Republicans on the House State Affairs committee...

Noem names public land commissioner as policy advisor

Jan. 25, 2022 18:13 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday announced that the state's current commissioner of school and public lands will join her office as a senior policy advisor. Ryan Brunner, who was in his second term as commissioner of school and public lands, will move...

Senate and House pass medical pot bills, collision looms

Jan. 25, 2022 17:55 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Senate on Tuesday passed a spate of bills to put lawmakers' mark on the state's new voter-passed medical marijuana law. Several of the bills approved by the Senate would ease access to medical pot for some patients, but House Republican lawmakers...

Noem pressures House to release AG fatal crash investigation

Jan. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday pressured House lawmakers weighing impeachment charges against the state attorney general to release investigative files on his 2020 fatal car crash. The Republican governor last year delivered the crash investigation to...

SD House wants oversight of settlements after Noem probe

Jan. 24, 2022 18:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Republican-controlled House on Monday signaled its lawmakers want more power to look into settlement agreements after parts of a legislative probe last year were hampered as it examined Gov. Kristi Noem's alleged interference in a state agency that was...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 22, 2022 18:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Sen....

With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions

Jan. 22, 2022 09:42 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It didn't take long for abortion to re-emerge as a flashpoint in state legislatures. Less than a month into the 2022 legislative sessions, battles over the future of abortion already are setting up around the U.S. Republican lawmakers are proposing new...

$600M for water projects gains support, but senators pause

Jan. 21, 2022 17:13 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A proposal from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to use the bulk of federal coronavirus relief funding on water and sewage projects has so far met little opposition in the state Senate, but a powerful committee on Friday withheld its approval to vet the proposal further. ...