DRA Holds Public Utilities Commission Candidate Forum

On October 6th, Dakota Rural Action hosted a Candidate Forum for the statewide Public Utilities Commission (PUC) race between Incumbent Commissioner Gary Hanson of Sioux Falls and Challenger Remi Bald Eagle of Takini. Moderator for the evening was DRA’s Community … Continued

Dakota Rural Action Announces Support for Cannabis Measures

Dakota Rural Action Announces Support For Cannabis Measures   Recently the Dakota Rural Action Board of Directors voted to support Amendment A and Initiated Measure 26. IM-26 is a comprehensive cannabis medical access initiative. Amendment A is an adult-use cannabis … Continued

Contesting Parties Refuse Participation in Unsafe Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2020 Contact: Bruce Ellison, Counsel for DRA, belli4law@aol.com, (605) 348-1117 Rebecca Terk, DRA Senior Organizer, rebeccat@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x260 Contesting Parties Refuse Participation in Unsafe Hearing A contested case hearing on the Town of Buffalo’s … Continued

DRA Stands With Tribes Defending Public Health, Tribal Sovereignty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2020 Contact: John Harter, DRA Board Chair, johnharter11@yahoo.com, (605) 840-9478 Rebecca Terk, DRA Senior Organizer, rebeccat@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x260 Dakota Rural Action Stands With Tribes in Defending Public Health, Tribal Sovereignty Last Friday, South Dakota … Continued

Homegrown Resiliency Survey

  Homegrown Resiliency Through Community Empowerment  In the middle of a pandemic, grassroots community members are coming together to build resiliency.  Homegrown Sioux Empire, the Sioux Falls area chapter of Dakota Rural Action that has been focusing on providing education, … Continued

Update On Agricultural Aid

USDA Release More Information, Many Questions Remain Late last Friday (April 17th), Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a  $19 billion Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program and last night more details were released. While we know a bit more from these … Continued