Category: south dakota

South Dakota Governor: Legislation to Simplify City Zoning Regulations

PIERRE, South Dakota (STL.News) Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will introduce a bill to simplify city zoning regulations and ease the permitting process for homebuilders and homeowners in South Dakota. “South Dakota’s housing market is booming, and that’s tremendous news, but…

South Dakota Governor: Legislation to Codify Healthcare Flexibilities

PIERRE, South Dakota (STL.News) Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will introduce two pieces of legislation to codify executive orders that originally provided flexibility to healthcare providers in response to COVID-19.  The two pieces of legislation cover telehealth and recognition of…

South Dakota Governor Thanks President Trump for Pardons

PIERRE, South Dakota (STL.News) Today, Governor Kristi Noem thanked President Donald J. Trump for three pardons issued to South Dakotans.  President Trump issued pardons to John Nystrom; Gregory, Deborah, and Martin Jorgensen (posthumously);  and Jessica “Jessi” Frease. “I am tremendously thankful to…

South Dakota Governor: Executive Order on DANR Merge

PIERRE, South Dakota (STL.News) Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-03 to merge the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, forming a new Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR). “With this merger, we are fostering sustainable…

South Dakota AG Joins Second Multistate Lawsuit Against Google

PIERRE, South Dakota (STL.News) Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today joined with 37 other attorneys general in a bipartisan coalition suing Google LLC for anticompetitive conduct in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The states allege that Google illegally maintains its…

Francis Scott Sentenced for Transfer of Obscene Material

Enemy Swim Man, Francis Scott Cadotte Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Enemy Swim, South Dakota, man was sentenced in federal court…

Parmelee: Aaron Brian James Neck Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

Parmelee Man, Aaron Brian James Neck Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on November 30, 2020,…

Gabriel Orlando Ramirez Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

Sioux Falls, SD (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 9, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Gabriel Orlando…

South Dakota Governor Announces Secretary Hepler to Retire

PIERRE, South Dakota (STL.News) Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Kelly Hepler, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), will retire, effective December 15, 2020. “Kelly is an accomplished leader and has been a fierce advocate in the…

South Dakota: Mitchell Man John Willard Arcoren, III Sentenced for Assault

(STL.News) – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on November 5, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court. John Willard…

South Dakota: Anthony Story Indicted on Meth Trafficking Charge

(STL.News) – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Anthony Story, age 42, was indicted on August…

South Dakota Governor Noem Accepting Applications for Spring Interns

Noem Accepting Applications for Spring Interns During the 2021 Legislative Session PIERRE, South Dakota (STL.News) Governor Kristi Noem is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Office spring internship program. Student interns will work with staff on various projects depending on interests…