DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Welcome to the Capitol–Let’s Have a Look Through Your Bags The 2020 Legislative Session opened on Tuesday, January 14th with the Governor’s State of the State address. Due to the KXL Water Permit Hearings taking place simultaneously, DRA staff was … Continued

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