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Trappers & Expedition League Ready For New Season

Trappers & Expedition League Ready For New Season

June 25, 2020

Baseball's Expedition League is ready for its new season to start, albeit late due to the pandemic.  League President and Pierre Trappers Owner Steve Wagner talked with Dakota Radio Group Sports Director David Burrall about the challenges brought on by COVID-19 and what fans can expect this season at Hyde Stadium.

Gov. Noem extends school closure, remote work for state employees until May

Gov. Noem extends school closure, remote work for state employees until May

March 24, 2020

On March 24, 2020, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order extending remote work for state employees and closure of public schools into May. Gov. Noem and state Sec. of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon also provided more information about the inmate at the State Women's Prison in Pierre who tested positive for COVID-19 and about the nine inmates in the same unit who walked away the evening of March 23. One inmate is back in custody.

Noem signs executive order outlining what should be done in South Dakota; Final decisions remain under local control

Noem signs executive order outlining what should be done in South Dakota; Final decisions remain under local control

March 23, 2020

On March 23, 2020, Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order outlining guidelines for all South Dakotans, for-profit and not-for-profit employers, enclosed retail businesses that promote public gatherings, local and municipal governments and healthcare organizations as it relates to COVID-19 in the state of South Dakota. The order outlines what should be done. It is not a mandate. Final decisions remain under local control.

Noem and Department of Health Sec. Kim Malsam-Rysdon held a 2nd press conference March 23 to provide the latest information on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state. The case in Hughes County is in an inmate at the State Women's Prison. Because it is not travel related, the one case is considered community spread.

Hughes, Lyman counties see first positive cases of COVID-19; SD up to 28, with 6 recovered

Hughes, Lyman counties see first positive cases of COVID-19; SD up to 28, with 6 recovered

March 23, 2020

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Department of Health Sec. Kim Malsam-Rysdon held a press conference March 23, 2020, to provide the latest information on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state. Current data showed 28 cases had been confirmed in the state, including the first positive cases in Hughes and Lyman counties in central South Dakota. Beadle County has 12 cases so far and Gov. Noem is asking city and county leaders there to enforce stricter social distancing rules to try to stop the spread.

SD up to 21 cases of COVID-19; 6 people have recovered

SD up to 21 cases of COVID-19; 6 people have recovered

March 23, 2020

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Department of Health Sec. Kim Malsam-Rysdon held a press conference March 22, 2020, to provide the latest information on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state. Current data showed 21 cases had been confirmed in the state as of March 22.

SD up to 10 cases of COVID-19; Gov. Noem continues to urge proper hygiene, social distancing

SD up to 10 cases of COVID-19; Gov. Noem continues to urge proper hygiene, social distancing

March 16, 2020

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Department of Health Sec. Kim Malsam-Rysdon and State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton held a press conference this afternoon to provide the latest information on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state. Ten cases have been confirmed in the state so far out of the around 500 people that have been tested.

3 more cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed in South Dakota

3 more cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed in South Dakota

March 11, 2020

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Department of Health Sec. Kim Malsam-Rysdon and State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton held a press conference this afternoon to provide the latest information on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state. Three more cases have been confirmed, bringing the total (as of 4pm March 11, 2020) to eight. Eleven tests are pending and 27 have come back negative. 

South Dakota Perspective with Gov. Kristi Noem 022620

South Dakota Perspective with Gov. Kristi Noem 022620

February 28, 2020

In this South Dakota Perspective program, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra chatted about industrial hemp, her proposed zoning legislation, SB157, broadband, business recruitment and the state being “open for business.”

District 24 Legislative Coffee February 22, 2020

District 24 Legislative Coffee February 22, 2020

February 26, 2020

The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee and The League of Women Voters Pierre hosted a District 24 Legislative Coffee Feb. 22, 2020, at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room. District 24 legislators Senator Jeff Monroe and Representatives Mary Duvall and Tim Rounds answered questions about bills being discussed so far during the Legislative Session. Another District 24 Legislative Coffee will be held Feb. 29 in Highmore.

US Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River update Feb. 6, 2020

US Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River update Feb. 6, 2020

February 7, 2020

The US Army Corps of Engineers continues to prepare the Missouri River Mainstem System for the 2020 runoff season. Hear what various Corps and National Weather Service specialists had to say about current conditions during their Feb. 6, 2020, conference call with stakeholders.