South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem News

South Dakota’s Noem Plans to Stall Legalization of Medical Pot

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem promised she will honor the will of voters to legalize pot for medical use, just not this year. The Republican governor announced a plan to delay legalization of medical marijuana until July 1, 2022, saying …

South Dakota Gov. Orders Legal Challenge to Recreational Pot Measure

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has issued an executive order to officially direct a lawsuit challenging a voter-approved constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana. The order ensures that Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Rick Miller has legal standing to sue in …

S.D. Governor Disputes Report Tying COVID-19 Case Surge to Motorcycle Rally

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has dismissed as “fiction” a recent study published by San Diego State University that ties the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August to a massive surge in COVID-19 cases and approximately $12.2 billion in public health …

South Dakota’s Noem Allows Businesses to Stay Open but Backs Limit on Group Size

As mayors, nurses and doctors across South Dakota urged Gov. Kristi Noem to take action to restrict daily activity, the Republican governor on April 6 dialed up the pressure on businesses and people to curb the spread of the coronavirus, …

South Dakota Governor Requests Disaster Declaration for Tornadoes, Floods

Gov. Kristi Noem is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for the damage caused by tornadoes and floods that struck southeastern South Dakota in September. Noem made her request in a letter to President Donald Trump. She wrote that storms, tornadoes …

Governor Signs South Dakota Law That Targets Labeling of ‘Fake Meat’

Gov. Kristi Noem has signed legislation that requires “fake meat” products to be correctly labeled, hoping to reduce the impact of lab-cultured products on the local beef market. A product is misbranded if it intentionally labels products in a false, …