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Editor's note: This is the first installment of a series of five profiles on the candidates running in the June 3 primary for South Dakota's Republican U.S. Senate nomination. As one of five candidates seeking South Dakota's Republican U.S. Senate nomination, Dr.
Railroad companies deserve credit for clearing up much of the backlog that had plagued South Dakota and surrounding states, Sen.
The school nutrition reforms passed in 2010 after much lobbying by First Lady Michelle Obama are costing too much and should be rolled back, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and 41 other U.S. House members say. The group wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack arguing that schools need more flexibility under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, just as a second round of nutrition standards are set to take effect for the coming school year. "Together, we share the goal of healthier food options and outcomes for our children," reads the letter.
A trade agreement that would include major Asian countries such as China and Japan would likely be a boost to South Dakota's agriculture economy, said Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D. "Trade is essential to expanding economic opportunities. South Dakota exports about $3 billion worth of agriculture exports each year; it impacts about 20,000 jobs in the state," Noem told reporters Thursday. "The United States is now working on a new trade partnership with this region, the TransPacific Partnership. I am extremely supportive of this agreement as long as we protect U.S.
Mentzer Retail Center in Mitchell is expected to be completed by September.
A blockbuster report issued this week on climate change has South Dakota's U.S. senators saying policymakers need to guard against harm from climate change. "The report is a call for us to take real action on climate change," said Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. "The report shows that climate change is affecting every part of the country.
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., hopes an effort to roll back an expansion of the federal Clean Water Act will meet with the same success found in unraveling plans to regulate workers on small farms. Noem is one of 231 members of Congress who signed a letter to top federal officials complaining that expanding clean water regulations to cover water-filled ditches, small marshes known as prairie potholes and seasonal wetlands would be "legally and scientifically unsound." "This rule has been built on an incomplete scientific study and a flawed economic analysis.
By Richard Woodbury HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) — Far from giving up on the Keystone XL pipeline to the United States, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday Canada would keep the issue alive with the Obama administration despite a further delay of the U.S. decision on whether to approve it. Oliver, who vigorously promoted the TransCanada Corp crude oil line as natural resources minister before taking over at finance last month, told reporters he was very disappointed that the U.S.
The presumed frontrunner status that former Gov. Mike Rounds has enjoyed in his Senate bid so far is showing signs of cracking, at least to this outside observer. He has launched a set of TV ads ahead of the June 3 primary that should be his for the taking.
When the five Republicans hoping to be South Dakota's next U.S.