Gov. Kristi Noem gave her annual budget address at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre on Tuesday, where she laid out some of her legislative proposals to lawmakers, including a four percent raise for teachers, healthcare providers, and state employees.
The grant program provides annual funding to neighborhoods registered with the city to complete non-capital projects that enhance a neighborhood’s livability and involvement, promote a strong sense of community, and benefit the whole neighborhood.
On Tuesday night, 40 kids were chosen for the annual Heroes and Helpers shopping event. The kids got the opportunity to shop around with local law enforcement, getting gifts for themselves or their families.
This holiday season, the Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House & Aquarium are celebrating with a variety of events such as a visit from Santa at the zoo, crafts using alpaca and sheep wool, a Butterfly House bash and more.
Last August, the Federal Surface Transportation Board decided in-favor of the state of South Dakota to abandon a rail line that’s been quiet for decades, but adjacent property owners are now taking legal action.
Gov. Kristi Noem gave her annual budget address at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre on Tuesday, and her proposal featured “conservative fiscal policies” with lower increases and raises than past years due to inflation.