Kristi Noem

Kristi Noem

SOUTH DAKOTA

Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Centerville on July 31

2014/07/31

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Katherine Kirby of her Sioux Falls office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Centerville on Thursday, July 31.  Kirby will be available that day between the hours of 11:00AM and 12:00PM at Arlene’s Sunny Side Cafe  (111 Iowa Street, Centerville) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 11:00AM to 12:00PM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Sioux Falls office at 275-2868 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- THURSDAY, JULY 31 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Centerville   
WHEN: Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 11:00AM to 12:00PM (CT)
WHERE: Arlene’s Sunny Side Cafe  (111 Iowa Street, Centerville)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Centerville residents may meet with Katherine Kirby of Rep. Noem’s Sioux Falls office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Estelline on July 29

2014/07/29

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that LaDonna Rodvold of her Watertown office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Estelline on Tuesday, July 29 between 9:00AM and 12:00PM.  If any Estelline resident needs help with a federal agency or has comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman, they may schedule an appointment with Rodvold by calling 878-2868.

While in Estelline, Rodvold will also be holding meetings with community organizations and local businesses.   To get immediate assistance, please contact Rep. Noem’s Watertown office at 878-2868 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov.

- TUESDAY, JULY 29 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Estelline  
WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 9:00AM to 12:00PM (CT)
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:  Please call LaDonna Rodvold at 878-2868.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  Estelline residents may meet with LaDonna Rodvold of Rep. Noem’s Watertown office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Leola on July 29

2014/07/29

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Rick Vallery, a member of her staff in Pierre, will hold Mobile Office Hours in Leola on Tuesday, July 29.  Vallery will be available that day between the hours of 1:00PM and 2:00PM at Ten 45 Cafe (11498 363rd Avenue, Leola) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 1:00PM to 2:00PM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Aberdeen office at 262-2862 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- TUESDAY, JULY 29 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Leola   
WHEN: Tuesday, July 29 – 1:00PM to 2:00PM (CT)
WHERE: Ten 45 Cafe (11498 363rd Avenue)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Leola residents may meet with Rick Vallery, a member of her staff in Pierre, to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Arlington on July 29

2014/07/29

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that LaDonna Rodvold of her Watertown office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Arlington on Tuesday, July 29, between 1:00PM and 4:00PM.  If any Arlington resident needs help with a federal agency or has comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman, they may schedule an appointment with Rodvold by calling 878-2868.

While in Arlington, Rodvold will also be holding meetings with community organizations and local businesses.   To get immediate assistance, please contact Rep. Noem’s Watertown office at 878-2868 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov.

- TUESDAY, JULY 29 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Arlington  
WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 1:00PM to 4:00PM (CT)
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:  Please call LaDonna Rodvold at 878-2868.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  Arlington residents may meet with LaDonna Rodvold of Rep. Noem’s Watertown office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem to Hold Ceremony in Silver City Saturday for Communities Impacted by Black Hills Cemetery Act

2014/07/26

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem will hold a Transfer of Ownership Ceremony at the Silver City Cemetery near Silver City, SD.  Rep. Noem’s Black Hills Cemetery Act is expected to become law later this week, which would transfer the ownership of nine Black Hills cemeteries from the federal government to the caretaking communities that have managed them for generations. 

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and a short media availability will be held immediately following the ceremony.

- SATURDAY, JULY 26 -

WHAT: Noem to Hold Transfer of Ownership Ceremony

WHEN: Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 10:30AM (MT)

WHERE: Silver City Cemetery

DIRECTIONS:  Travel Highway 44 West from Rapid City to Highway 385.  Turn right on Highway 385 and travel 1.5 miles to Silver City Road.  Turn left on Silver City Road and travel 4 miles.  Turn left on a gravel road to Pactola Lake Jenny Gulch Picnic Area.  Travel 1 mile to the picnic area where you can find parking.  The cemetery is a short walking distance from the picnic area.

SPEAKERS: Rep. Kristi Noem, Dennis Jaeger (Deputy Forest Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest), Todd Tobin (President, Silver City Volunteer Fire Department), John Gomez (Silver City Volunteer Fire Department)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The public is invited to attend a Ceremony at the Silver City Cemetery to recognize the transfer of ownership of nine Black Hills cemeteries from the federal government to the caretaking communities, which is the result of Rep. Noem’s Black Hills Cemetery Act.

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Rep. Noem Thanks West Central Graduate for Service During D.C. Internship

2014/07/25

U.S. Congresswoman Kristi Noem today thanked West Central graduate Andrew Kapperman for his hard work while interning this summer in Washington, D.C.

"Andrew worked hard every day and was a valuable asset to our office," said Rep. Noem. "Andrew served South Dakotans with enthusiasm and I’m confident he has a bright future ahead.  I look forward to watching him grow and thank him for his service to South Dakota."

Kapperman grew up in Humboldt, South Dakota, and graduated in 2013 from West Central High School in Hartford.  A Political Science and Journalism major, he will return for his sophomore year at South Dakota State University this fall where he plans to serve as a Community Assistant, participate in LeadState (a campus leadership program), and represent the College of Arts and Sciences as a Students' Association Senator.  Additionally, he was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the South Dakota Federation of College Republicans.

“I've gained invaluable knowledge about the legislative process since beginning my internship," Kapperman said. “Every day, I saw how dedicated Rep. Noem is to the people of our state, and I can’t thank her enough for the incredible opportunity.”

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Weekly Column: Finding A Place to Go

2014/07/25

It seems like every few weeks I open the newspaper and my heart sinks – it’s another story about human trafficking happening right here in South Dakota.  At the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, during hunting season, in Indian Country, and on the streets behind our schools, people are preying on vulnerable South Dakotans.  They are preying on our kids.

Human trafficking is an issue I’ve written about frequently.  And I’ve spoken to many South Dakotans about why this issue matters so much to me and they’ve shared their own passion to end trafficking and solutions to do so.  One of the most common pieces of feedback I’ve received is that we need more places for survivors to go when they want to get out.

Nationwide, there are just 200 beds for underage trafficking survivors.  If you do the math, that’s only four per state.  Sadly, that’s not nearly enough. 

While South Dakota has a number of domestic violence shelters, most are not trained to handle the unique challenges a trafficking victim faces – namely that they are often sexually abused dozens of times per day by multiple people they do not know.  We need to give kids a way out, but without a safe escape and a place to stay at night, it’s easier for them to turn back to their traffickers.

On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives took up and passed a bill I wrote that would help address the issues I’ve spoken to so many advocates in South Dakota about.  The Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act opens existing grant programs to shelters looking to help trafficking survivors.  I’m hopeful this will give advocates more resources to house trafficked children and get these young people started on their path to recovery.

In addition to helping address the shelter concerns, the legislation launches a review of all federal and state trafficking prevention activities, so policymakers can better understand what strategies are working – and which ones aren’t.  My bill also requires an agency to take an inventory of existing federal anti-trafficking programs.  This will help us make sure federal resources are being used where they are most needed.

The average age for a girl to enter into the commercial sex trade is 12 to 14 years old.  For boys, it’s 11 to 13.  My son is 12.  I can’t imagine a child his age facing the kind of trauma that a trafficking victim goes through.  They are just children.

These kids are not being targeted in dark allies at night.  They are being approached at the mall, at school, and online.  They are lured in with promises of love, gifts, and stability that many children long for. We must take every opportunity we can to end this unconscionable industry.  And where we were too late to prevent it from happening, we must intervene and help survivors recover.

Each of us can play a role in intervening.  I encourage you to look for red flags in your community.  A trafficked individual, for instance, may appear malnourished, show signs of physical abuse, seem submissive or depressed, withdraw from family and friends, or rarely be allowed to come and go as they wish.  Should you see any of these signs, contact local law enforcement or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

We all must do what we can to end trafficking.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Bison on July 25

2014/07/25

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Danica Allmer of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Bison on Friday, July 25.  Allmer will be available that day between the hours of 10:00AM and 11:00AM at the Perkins County Courthouse’s Commissioner’s Room (100 E. Main Street, Bison) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 10:00AM to 11:00AM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- FRIDAY, JULY 25 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Bison    
WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2014 – 10:00AM to 11:00AM (MT)
WHERE: Perkins County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Room (100 E. Main Street, Bison)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Bison residents may meet with Danica Allmer of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem's Black Hills Cemetery Act Signed into Law

2014/07/25

President Barack Obama today signed Rep. Kristi Noem’s Black Hill Cemetery Act, H.R.291, into law.  The legislation, which Noem first introduced in 2012 and the House passed in 2013, would transfer the ownership of nine Black Hills cemeteries from the federal government to the caretaking communities that have managed them for generations. 

“These nine cemeteries tell the story of the pioneers who transformed the Black Hills and the West,” said Rep. Noem.  “This legislation honors those who have been preserving the pioneer history within these cemeteries for generations.  I am incredibly proud to see my bill signed into law and the ownership of these cemeteries returned to the communities who have personally invested in maintaining  these sacred grounds.”

Rep. Noem will be at the historic Silver City Cemetery on Saturday, July 26, to recognize the legislation’s passage and what it means for the caretaking communities.  Learn more about the event here.

The Black Hills Cemetery Act impacts nine cemeteries in the Black Hills: Englewood Cemetery, Galena Cemetery, Hayward Cemetery, Mountain Meadow Cemetery, Roubaix Cemetery, Nemo Cemetery, Rockerville Cemetery, Silver City Cemetery, and Cold Springs Cemetery.  The legislation transfers ownership of these cemeteries and up to two acres of adjacent land to the caretaking communities that have managed them for generations under special-use permits issued by the U.S. Forest Service. It also requires that the conveyed land continue to be used for the same purposes.

Rep. Noem first introduced the Black Hills Cemetery Act in February 2012 and worked through the House Natural Resources Committee, of which she was then a member, during the 112th Congress to further advance the legislation.  While Noem was able to pass the legislation through the U.S. House of Representatives in both the 112th and 113th Congresses, the full Senate did not bring the provision up for a vote until earlier this month.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Custer on July 25

2014/07/25

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Kyle Holt of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Custer on Friday, July 25.  Holt will be available that day between the hours of 2:00PM and 3:00PM at Custer City Hall (622 Crook Street, Custer) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 2:00PM to 3:00PM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- FRIDAY, JULY 25 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Custer    
WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2014 – 2:00PM to 3:00PM (MT)
WHERE: Custer City Hall (622 Crook Street, Custer)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Custer residents may meet with Kyle Holt of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Buffalo on July 25

2014/07/25

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Danica Allmer of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Buffalo on Friday, July 25.  Allmer will be available that day between the hours of 1:00PM and 2:00PM at the Harding County Courthouse’s Jury Room (410 Ramsland Street, Buffalo) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 1:00PM to 2:00PM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- FRIDAY, JULY 25 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Buffalo    
WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2014 – 1:00PM to 2:00PM (MT)
WHERE: Harding County Courthouse, Jury Room (410 Ramsland Street, Buffalo)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Buffalo residents may meet with Danica Allmer of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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House Passes Noem's Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act

2014/07/23

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed Rep. Kristi Noem’s bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act (H.R.5135).  The legislation works to better prevent and intervene when trafficking or attempted trafficking occurs while also opening up additional resources for survivors who are working to recover.

“At the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, during hunting season, in Indian Country, on the streets behind our schools, people are preying on vulnerable South Dakotans.  They’re preying on our kids,” said Rep. Noem.  “We have to do everything we can to protect young people from this unconscionable industry.  And when we fail to prevent trafficking, we have a responsibility to intervene and help survivors recover.  I am thrilled to see the House move so quickly to pass this legislation, which addresses both prevention and recovery, and urge the Senate to bring the legislation to the floor without delay.”

“This legislation reflects much of what groups like Be Free Ministries have spoken to Rep. Noem about during her summits and roundtables across the state,” said Dr. Kimberly Kaveny, Executive Director of Be Free Ministries in Sioux Falls.  “While it aims to give us a stronger sense of how we can prevent children from becoming trafficking victims, it also fills one of the most dire needs for survivors – that is support for housing.  I am grateful to Rep. Noem for taking our feedback and writing legislation to address these concerns.  There is a lot of work to do, but this is a strong step forward.”

Rep. Noem’s legislation, which has been endorsed by Shared Hope International, Polaris Project and Human Rights Project for Girls, takes a three-pronged approach in combating human trafficking:

  • Launches a review by the Interagency Task-Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking that will look into federal and state trafficking prevention activities.  The review will be done in consultation with nongovernmental organizations and will work to identify and develop best practices to prevent trafficking.
  • Requires an inventory of existing federal anti-trafficking efforts by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office to make sure all federal agencies and programs work together and that federal resources are being targeted where needed.
  • Improves existing Department of Justice grants, allowing the grants to also support shelters for survivors.  Currently, there are just 200 beds available in the United States for underage victims.

Rep. Noem has been a long-time leader on the issue of combatting trafficking in Congress.  Noem currently serves on a congressional task force in charge of developing stronger legislative solutions and has been invited to participate in a congressional appropriations hearing on the issue.  In May 2014, Rep. Noem helped lead the U.S. House of Representatives in passing a comprehensive package of bills that allocates more resources for survivors, offers more tools to go after traffickers and those that solicit the services of a trafficked individual, and puts policies in place that lawmakers hope will better prevent trafficking.

 

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ON REP. NOEM’S ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING WORK 

New Financial Resources to Combat Sex Trafficking Pass House with Noem Support (5/30/14) U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today joined the House of Representatives in passing legislation early this morning that offers additional financial resources in the fight against sex trafficking. 

Noem Leads House in Passing New Sex Trafficking Provisions (5/20/14) U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today helped lead the U.S. House of Representatives in passing a series of bills to better address the country’s sex trafficking crisis. 

Noem Holds Roundtable in Rapid City to Educate Community on Human Trafficking (4/11/14) U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today hosted the Justice Against Slavery Roundtable to highlight the issue of human trafficking in South Dakota. 

Rep. Noem Joins Rep. Wagner to Help Introduce New Legislation Targeting Backpage.com (3/17/14) Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) joined Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) to help introduce new legislation targeting Backpage.com, one of the largest online facilitators of sex trafficking. 

Noem, Wolf Lead 44 Members in Demanding Holder Take Immediate Action Against Backpage.com (3/11/14) Representatives Kristi Noem and Frank Wolf today led 44 Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle in demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder take immediate action to combat human trafficking and put an end to Backpage.com’s facilitation of the buying and selling of sexual services, many of which involve underage victims.

Noem Offers Remarks on Human Trafficking at Congressional Hearing (2/26/14) Rep. Kristi Noem today delivered remarks at the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, “The State of Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking.” 

Noem Hosts Justice Against Slavery Summit (2/24/14) Rep. Kristi Noem today hosted the Justice Against Slavery Summit in Sioux Falls to bring awareness to and inspire action on the issue of human trafficking in South Dakota.  Rep. Noem was joined by the Polaris Project, advocates from the Native American community, law enforcement officers, parents and others to build awareness and lay out concrete ideas to better address human trafficking in our communities.

Noem Addresses Better Ways to Combat Sex Trafficking with Area Advocates
(1/23/14) Rep. Kristi Noem today met with area advocates to explore new ways to combat human trafficking throughout South Dakota. Read More

Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Martin on July 23

2014/07/23

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Brad Otten of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Martin on Wednesday, July 23.  Otten will be available that day between the hours of 2:00PM and 3:00PM at the Bennett County Courthouse (205 State Street, Martin) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 2:00PM to 3:00PM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Martin   
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 2:00PM to 3:00PM (MT)
WHERE: Bennett County Courthouse (205 State Street, Martin)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Martin residents may meet with Brad Otten of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Winner on July 23

2014/07/23

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Brad Otten of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Winner on Wednesday, July 23.  Otten will be available that day between the hours of 10:00AM and 11:00AM at the Tripp County Courthouse (200 E. 3rd Avenue, Winner) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 10:00AM to 11:00AM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Winner   
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 10:00AM to 11:00AM (CT)
WHERE: Tripp County Courthouse (200 E. 3rd Avenue, Winner)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Winner residents may meet with Brad Otten of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Redfield on July 23

2014/07/23

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that LaDonna Rodvold of her Watertown office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Redfield on Wednesday, July 23.  Rodvold will be available that day between the hours of 9:30AM and 10:30AM at Leo’s Good Food (602 N. Main Street, Redfield) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 9:30AM to 10:30AM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Watertown office at 878-2868 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Redfield
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 9:30AM to 10:30AM (CT)
WHERE: Leo’s Good Food (602 N. Main Street, Redfield)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Redfield residents may meet with LaDonna Rodvold of Rep. Noem’s Watertown office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Murdo on July 22

2014/07/22

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Brad Otten of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Murdo on Tuesday, July 22.  Otten will be available that day between the hours of 1:00PM and 2:00PM at the Jones County Courthouse (310 Main Street, Murdo) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 1:00PM to 2:00PM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- TUESDAY, JULY 22 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Murdo  
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – 1:00PM to 2:00PM (CT)
WHERE: Jones County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Room (310 Main Street, Murdo)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Murdo residents may meet with Brad Otten of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in White River on July 22

2014/07/22

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Brad Otten of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in White River on Tuesday, July 22.  Otten will be available that day between the hours of 4:00PM and 5:00PM at the Mellette County Courthouse (First & McKinley Street, White River) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 4:00PM to 5:00PM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- TUESDAY, JULY 22 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in White River  
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – 4:00PM to 5:00PM (CT)
WHERE: Mellette County Courthouse (First & McKinley Street, White River)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  White River residents may meet with Brad Otten of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Kadoka on July 22

2014/07/22

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Brad Otten of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Kadoka on Tuesday, July 22.  Otten will be available that day between the hours of 9:00AM and 10:00AM at the Jackson County Courthouse (1 Main Street South, Kadoka) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 9:00AM to 10:00AM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- TUESDAY, JULY 22 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Kadoka  
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – 9:00AM to 10:00AM (MT)
WHERE: Jackson County Courthouse (1 Main Street South, Kadoka)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Kadoka residents may meet with Brad Otten of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Castlewood on July 22

2014/07/22

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Kelly German of her Watertown office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Castlewood on Tuesday, July 22.  German will be available that day between the hours of 9:00AM and 10:00AM at the Community Center (204 E Main, Castlewood) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 9:00AM to 10:00AM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Watertown office at 878-2868 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- TUESDAY, JULY 22 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Castlewood  
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – 9:00AM to 10:00AM (CT)
WHERE: Community Center (204 E Main, Castlewood)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Castlewood residents may meet with Kelly German of Rep. Noem’s Watertown office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Wall on July 21

2014/07/21

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Kyle Holt of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Wall on Monday, July 21.  Holt will be available that day between the hours of 2:00PM and 3:00PM in the Dining Room of Wall Drug (510 Main Street, Wall) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 2:00PM to 3:00PM, please contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office at 791-4673 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

- MONDAY, JULY 21 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Wall
WHEN: Monday, July 21, 2014 – 2:00PM to 3:00PM (MT)
WHERE: Wall Drug, Dining Room (510 Main Street, Wall)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Wall residents may meet with Kyle Holt of Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office to get help with a federal agency or pass on any concerns or comments they have for the Congresswoman.

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U.S. Representative Kristi Noem is a wife, mother, experienced rancher, farmer, and former small business owner. Kristi was born and raised in rural Hamlin County in northeastern South Dakota and still lives there today with her husband, Bryon, and their three children, Kassidy, Kennedy, and Booker.

Kristi learned the value of hard work early in life from her father. He put Kristi, her sister and two brothers to work on the family farm at a young age caring for the cattle and horses and helping with planting and harvest. After graduating from high school, Kristi began attending college at Northern State University in Aberdeen. When her father died unexpectedly in a farming accident, Kristi returned to the family farm and ranch full-time. Her father’s death left a huge absence, so Kristi stepped up and helped stabilize the operation and provided leadership when it was needed most.

Kristi’s work on the farm and ranch didn’t go unnoticed. In 1997 she received the South Dakota Outstanding Young Farmer award and in 2003 she was honored with the South Dakota Young Leader award.

Kristi’s experience as a small business owner shaped her understanding of government and its purpose. Too often, government is inefficient and ineffective, simply getting in the way of small businesses and entrepreneurs who wish to create jobs and grow our economy. Realizing this, Kristi decided to get involved to try and make a difference.

Her service includes the South Dakota State Farm Agency State Committee, the Commission for Agriculture in the 21st Century, the South Dakota Soybean Association, and numerous other boards and committees. In the fall of 2006, Kristi was elected as the 6th District Representative to the South Dakota House of Representatives.

Kristi quickly realized she could serve her district, and the State of South Dakota, more effectively in a leadership position. So in her second term she ran for, and won, the position of Assistant Majority Leader in the State House, where she served until 2010.

Kristi was first elected to serve as South Dakota’s lone Member of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010.

While keeping up with her Congressional duties in Washington, D.C. and work with constituents in South Dakota, Kristi continued to take undergraduate courses from South Dakota State University. In December 2011, Kristi graduated from SDSU with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

On November 6, 2012, Kristi was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where she continues to serve on the Agriculture Committee and House Armed Services Committee.

Kristi enjoys helping her daughters compete in rodeo and 4-H. She has been a 4-H leader for 14 years. Kristi is also an avid hunter. She particularly enjoys pheasant hunting on the homestead and archery elk with her brothers.


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