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DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Upcoming Hearing on Water Permits Bill HB 1028, which radically undermines the ability of citizens to participate in Water Permit proceedings is scheduled for its hearing in Senate Ag & Natural Resources on Tuesday, February 9th at 10am CT/9am MT. … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

The Big Bill Dump Yesterday, January 28th, was the deadline for unlimited bill and resolution introductions, and we saw a massive increase in the number of bills filed on the Legislative Research Council website. There are currently one hundred ninety-two … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

The Show is (Sort of) On The Road Week two of the session saw more movement on bills, and the combined tally of those filed at this writing is seventy-eight in the House and ninety-five in the Senate (plus two … Continued

DRA Statement on Revocation of KXL Pipeline Permit

For Immediate Release January 20, 2021 Contact:  Rebecca Terk, DRA Organizer,, (605) 697-5204 x260 Bruce Ellison, DRA Member & Pipeline Attorney,, (605) 348-1117 Dakota Rural Action (DRA) lauds the Biden Administration’s day one decision to revoke the State … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Welcome to the Session–A “SuperSpreader” Event The 2021 Legislative Session opened on Tuesday, January 12th with Governor Kristi Noem’s State of the State address. This week’s events also included the State of the Judiciary address, delivered Wednesday by Chief Justice … Continued

2020 DRA ANNUAL MEETING : Nov 16-18

JOIN US FOR THE 2020 DRA ANNUAL MEETING, NOV 16, 17 & 18! 5:30 pm CT / 4:30 pm MT — 8:30 pm CT / 7:30 pm MT November is here, and we are getting ready for DRA’s 33rd Annual … 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 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