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LTE: Keep Permitting Decisions Local

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Kathy Tyler, Former State Legislator & Big Stone City resident. It was published on 2/4/20 in the Brookings Register and is published here by permission of the author. I am … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Session Week Three  Industrial Hemp Bill Deferred for Final Edits This year’s Industrial Hemp licensing, production, and transportation bill (HB 1008) wasn’t quite in its final form on Thursday morning when it was scheduled for its first hearing. Instead of … Continued

ACTION ALERT: Bag Ban Blockade on Senate Floor TODAY

Trash the Plastic Trash Bill! Preemption Bill on the Senate Floor TODAY RIGHT NOW–take a minute to contact your Senator for a NO vote Click the link below to find contact info for your state senator, or call and leave … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Water Management Board Approves TransCanada Permits The legislative week began on Tuesday, but DRA staff & members were across the river in Fort Pierre for the conclusion of nearly a year of meetings and hearings around five contested water permits … Continued

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