2020 DRA ANNUAL MEETING : Nov 16-18

WHEN  Monday, November 16 – Wednesday, November 18 : What time works best for you? Are you comfortable with zoom?  Fill out this quick form: https://forms.gle/JM2Edpq3s9i77zqQ6 LOCATION This year’s meeting will be held virtually over Zoom & broken into 3 sessions, … Continued

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

2020 SD PUC CANDIDATE FORUM : Tue Oct 6

2020 SD PUC CANDIDATE FORUM : TUE OCTOBER 6TH Dakota Rural Action is hosting a Candidate Forum for the South Dakota PUC race between incumbent Commissioner Gary Hanson & Challenger Remi Bald Eagle on Tuesday, Oct. 6th from 6-7:30pm MT (7-8:30pm … Continued

2020 SD PUC Candidate Forum : Tue October 6th

Dakota Rural Action is hosting a Candidate Forum for the South Dakota PUC race between incumbent Commissioner Gary Hanson & Challenger Remi Bald Eagle on Tuesday, Oct. 6th from 6-7:30pm MT (7-8:30pm CT). Join us to hear from the candidates … Continued

COMMENT NOW–Keystone XL Water Crossing Permit

New Keystone XL Water Crossing Permit–Submit Comments NOW In an effort to avoid the time & effort involved in individual water crossing permits after their Nationwide 12 Permit was put on hold by the courts, TransCanada has recently applied to … Continued

South Dakota Departments Merger Raise Concerns and Questions

Recently SD Governor Kristi Noem announced the merger of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This proposal raises many questions and concerns. While the Governor’s focus on agriculture is clear from the announcement, it … 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