South Dakota Local Foods Conference

A gathering of consumers, producers, farmers, ranchers, foodies, and service providers to celebrate all things local! Registration is closed. Please contact Eowyn Corral (eowync@dakotarural.org) if interested in attending. We will do our best to accommodate.   #SoDakGrown   Keynote speakers: Kelsey … Continued

Dakota Rural Action Statement on Riot Booster Settlement

Today, Plaintiffs and State agreed to settle the “Riot Booster” case, filed last spring by the ACLU on behalf of Dakota Rural Action and other organizations and individuals after Governor Kristi Noem signed into law an act to criminalize free … Continued

Riot Booster Bill Blocked in Federal Court

  On Wednesday of this week, a federal court blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the notorious, poorly-written “Riot Booster” Act. The bill was introduced in the waning hours of the 2019 legislative session … Continued

RST Utilities Commission Seeks Input on KXL Permit

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe Utilities Commission will hold public hearings on May 28 & 29 on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Permit. The tribal utility commission, as part of their permitting process, and recognizing that the new KXL route crosses … Continued

KXL Water Permit Pre-Hearings a Mixed Success

The Water Management Board of the South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) met on May 8th in Pierre to consider scheduling questions and a limited number of motions regarding permits for the taking of public waters by … Continued