South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra chatted about the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Sharpe, her concerns regarding legalizing the growing of industrial hemp in the state, the battle against the methamphetamine epidemic, human trafficking, the upcoming launch of the "Week of Work" program and more during this SD Perspective program.
If you want to keep your personal information safe from hackers, the head of the Better Business Bureau in South Dakota recommends freezing your credit. State director Jessie Schmidt says freezing the credit of kids under the age of 18 years is also a good idea. Hear more in this KGFX Beyond the Mic podcast.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra chatted about flooding in parts of the state, a recent meeting with tribal leaders at the Governor’s Residence, state revenues being down in the past fiscal year, adjusting to life in Pierre and more during this SD Perspective program.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra chatted about the relocation of the annual Governor’s Hunt, why there was discussion about the possibility of putting a fence up around the Governor’s Residence, flood control and recovery efforts around the state and more during this SD Perspective program.
Many of the women serving time in the South Dakota Women's Prison in Pierre, SD, are there directly or indirectly because of drug use-- especially meth. DRG farm and news director sat down with inmate Heather Shooter to learn more about the Sober is Sacred (SIS) program she's started to help provide support for recovering from meth addition.
The Pierre T.F. Riggs High School Chamber Choir will sing in Carnegie Hall in New York on Sunday as part of an international group of singers. In this KGFX Beyond the Mic, Dakota Radio Group news and farm director Jody Heemstra chats with choir director Rodd Bauck to learn more about the music they'll be performing.
Providing medical and dental care in Suriname; SD Army National Guard soldiers return from successful mission
Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard traveled to the South American county of Suriname April 10-12, 2019, to provide medical and dental services to the local population of Albina. Col. Murray Thompson of Pierre sat down with Dakota Radio Group news and farm director Jody Heemstra to share details of the trip.
The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and the South Dakota Broadcasters Association want to give one lucky teenage driver in the state $20,000. OHS director Lee Axdahl tells DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra half of the money goes to the driver and half for a program at their school.
As of April 26, 2019, almost 700 cases of the measles have been reported in the United States--none in South Dakota. State epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton tells DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra although the disease is quite contagious, it's also quite treatable.