Kristi Noem

Kristi Noem

SOUTH DAKOTA

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 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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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Philip 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 Philip on Monday, July 21.  Holt will be available that day between the hours of 10:00AM and 11:00AM in the Haakon County Courthouse’s Community Room (140 Howard Avenue, Philip) 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. 

- MONDAY, JULY 21 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Philip
WHEN: Monday, July 21, 2014 – 10:00AM to 11:00AM (MT)
WHERE: Haakon County Courthouse, Community Room (140 Howard Avenue, Philip)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Philip 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 Deadwood on July 21

2014/07/21

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Danica Allmer of her Rapid City office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Deadwood on Monday, July 21.  Allmer will be available that day between the hours of 10:30AM and 11:30AM at Deadwood City Hall (108 Sherman Street, Deadwood) 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 10:30AM to 11:30AM, 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. 

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WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Deadwood    
WHEN: Monday, July 21, 2014 – 10:30AM to 11:30AM (MT)
WHERE: Deadwood City Hall (108 Sherman Street, Deadwood)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Deadwood 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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Argus Leader: South Dakota WWII vet’s diary donated to Library of Congress

2014/07/18

Arthur Hiland, a World War II veteran, rarely talked to his three daughters about his time in the Army. To them, dad was a closed book who guarded the details of what he’d seen, felt and experienced during his three years fighting in Europe.

That all changed after Hiland and this wife died. As their daughters were cleaning out the attic in their parents’ home one day, they discovered, hidden in a corner, a book detailing nearly everything that had happened to their dad. Suddenly, Hiland’s time in the war came alive.

“We didn’t even know it existed until my mother passed away,” Anna Merrill of Hot Springs, one of Hiland’s daughters, said of the book. “We think (it) was a cathartic exercise, that it was a healing exercise for him. As children, we never talked about the war.”

The voluminous book, which measures 18-by-24 inches and is nearly five inches thick, made its way this week to Washington, where members of the family donated it to the Library of Congress as part of its Veterans History Project. The project is a 14-year old congressional initiative designed to preserve war-time memories of veterans and the impact their military service had on their lives and families.

The pages in the 70-year-old book have turned light brown, and the once-clear Scotch tape holding pictures, newspaper clippings and other mementos has turned a deep shade of bronze.

Still, the compilation, weighing an estimated 20 pounds, seems to have omitted no memory. It includes Hiland’s draft notice, discharge papers, an arm band from a Nazi youth group, coins from where Hiland was stationed, and a pair of socks.

Hiland called the book “Snips and scraps of my Army life” — a description that lives on with his family long after his death in 1978.

The family initially took the book to the PBS program Antiques Roadshow to see how much it was worth, but the producers said the book was too specific to one person and would have monetary value only if it was taken apart, something Hiland’s children were unwilling to do.

“This is really unique in regard to the extent of what is in that scrap book,” Bob Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project, said before the Library of Congress received the book. “I mean, it’s everything. He didn’t throw anything away, in terms of really telling that veteran’s story in great detail through all these personal papers, the letters. This is a unique collection we’re getting.”

Born in Aberdeen, Hiland spent his entire life in South Dakota except for his time in the military. He was a medic stationed in Germany, France and Luxembourg during World War II, and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

After his discharge, Hiland struggled with what is now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and sought treatment at the Veterans Affairs Center in Hot Springs for that and other ailments. The center ended up hiring him as a switchboard operator and to work in its accounting department.

Patrick said the Veterans History Project has received about 93,000 collections, including oral histories, letters and personal papers, with nearly half coming from those who served in World War II. The project still gets about 100 items a week from veterans, families, universities, researchers and other groups.

Hiland‘s book will be examined by Veterans History Project staff for signs of wear and pages that need to be reinforced. It will then move to a climate-controlled archive where it will be stored and available to anyone who wants to examine it or use for research.

Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., who met with Hiland’s family in Washington, said she’s noticed while traveling throughout her state that veterans often don’t share or record their experiences.

The Veterans History Project “really does help them document, record their stories and their war efforts so that we and all future generations can benefit from it,” Noem said. “Our future generations will be able to hear their stories from the veterans if they take part in the project. If not, some of that history will be lost.”

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NewsCenter1: Noem Introduces Bill to Further Fight Sex Trafficking

2014/07/18

Representative Kristi Noem today introduces a bill in Washington to help prevent and intervene sex trafficking crimes across the nation, as well as help victims recover.

The bipartisan legislation focuses on strengthening all three of those steps, especially by giving law enforcement agencies more tools to combat trafficking, and by building more shelters for survivors.  Noem says "My hope is that this will give caregivers and others more tools to prevent and intervene when necessary as well as offer survivors the resources they need to rise above the circumstances."  Noem is very concerned about the lack of shelters in South Dakota, and the nation, adding that without a safe place to stay at night, kids might still turn back to their traffickers.

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Weekly Column: Reconstructing the Highway Trust Fund

2014/07/18

Our state has more than 80,000 miles of highways, roads, and streets.  Maintaining them is an expensive and colossal project to undertake every year that requires funding from the federal, state, county, and city governments.

Much of the federal funding comes through the Highway Trust Fund, which is an account that was set up in the 1950s to support a number of the country’s transportation projects.  Over the last decade, the Trust Fund has slowly run out of money and experts believe it could drop below a key threshold in August.  The good news is that Congress and the White House are working together on a solution. 

More specifically, the House passed legislation on July 15 to maintain the Trust Fund through May 2015.  While the Senate hasn’t taken the bill up yet, the President has already said he supports the House proposal, meaning there’s a pretty good chance our bill - or something very close to it - will become law in the next few weeks and South Dakota road repairs can continue uninterrupted.

While this legislation solves the short-term problem, it still doesn’t make the Highway Trust Fund self-sustaining over the long-run. 

It’s important to know that the Highway Trust Fund is currently funded through an 18.4 cent-per-gallon tax on gas and a 24.4 cent-per-gallon tax on diesel.  Over the last few years, cars have become much more fuel efficient, people are buying smaller vehicles, and Americans have begun to drive less because of increased gas prices.  This has decreased the number of gallons sold by about 4 percent since 2007.  With a new mandate in place that requires 54.5 miles-per-gallon cars and light-duty trucks by 2025, demand will likely continue to fall.

As a result, the Highway Trust Fund has lost a portion of its revenue stream, forcing Congress to find different ways to fund hundreds of construction projects that support about 700,000 jobs.

For more than a half-century, the U.S. has believed we should prioritize infrastructure investments.  After all, farmers and manufacturers use our transit system to bring products to market while workers, tourists, and families use it to get to work, the grocery store, or Mount Rushmore.  I too would agree that making these projects a priority is important.

Band-Aid fixes aren’t the most effective or efficient way forward, but I supported the recent agreement because we need to start somewhere.  We need to give states and the construction industry the certainty to know that if a contract is signed, payments will be made.  And everyone else deserves to know that our bridges and roads will be safe.

If legislation is enacted that keeps the Highway Trust Fund viable through May, I believe Congress has a responsibility to use this time to confront the problem and find a way forward.  For now, I’m confident South Dakota will finish this road-construction season strong before the snow flies a few months from now. Read More

Noem Puts Support Behind Bill to Stop Expansion of Navigable Waters Rule

2014/07/18

Rep. Kristi Noem co-sponsored bipartisan legislation this week that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) from implementing the controversial “navigable waters” rule.  More specifically, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078) prohibits the agencies from asserting Clean Water Act jurisdiction over nearly all areas that connect to navigable waters, which could include ditches, culverts, and farmland ponds. 

“The federal government has no authority to begin regulating many ditches, culverts and even some flooded driveways in America,” said Rep. Noem.  “The expanded definition of navigable waters would impose new permitting requirements on many farmers, ranchers and South Dakota families as well as inflict stiff fines if they’re found in violation – even if that violation was made unknowingly.  I’m committed to doing all I can at the federal level to get this rule withdrawn, but I strongly encourage every concerned South Dakotan to participate in the public comment period, which is open until late-October.”

H.R.5078 will uphold the existing federal-state partnership by prohibiting the EPA and the Army Corps from developing, finalizing, adopting, implementing, applying, administering, or enforcing the proposed rule to redefine “waters of the United States.”  It also requires the EPA and Army Corps to consult with state and local governments to come up with recommendations on how to identify which waters are to be covered under the CWA and which should be regulated by states and localities.

In May 2014, Rep. Noem joined 231 Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle in urging the EPA and the Secretary of the Army to withdraw the proposed rule.  She also questioned the USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at an Agriculture Committee hearing in June. Here, the Congresswoman raised concerns about the lack of clarity the interpretive rule would provide to producers and questioned why the administration is pursuing the rule when so many are opposed to it (watch the exchange here).

The public is invited to comment on the proposed rule until October 20.  For more information or to submit a comment, please visit the following link: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/CWAwaters.cfm Read More

Noem Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Viborg on July 18

2014/07/18

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Kari Gaikowski of her Sioux Falls office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Viborg on Friday, July 18.  Gaikowski will be available that day between the hours of 10:00AM and 11:00AM at Kountry Kookin’ Café in Viborg (106 N. Main Street) to meet with residents who need help with a federal agency or have concerns or comments they would like passed along to the Congresswoman.

While in Viborg, Gaikowski will also be holding meetings with community organizations and businesses in the region.  If area residents are unable to meet during the Mobile Office Hours from 10:00AM to 11:00AM, 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. 

- FRIDAY, JULY 18 -

WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Viborg
WHEN: Friday, July 18, 2014 – 10:00AM to 11:00AM (CT)
WHERE: Kountry Kookin’ Café (106 N Main St, Viborg)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Viborg residents may meet with Kari Gaikowski 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 Hartford on July 17

2014/07/17

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Katherine Kirby of her Sioux Falls office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Hartford on Thursday, July 17.  Kirby will be available that day between the hours of 12:00PM and 1:00PM at the American Legion Post 118 (120 N. Main Avenue, Hartford) 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 12:00PM to 1:00PM, 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. 

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WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Hartford  
WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM (CT)
WHERE: American Legion Post 118 (120 N. Main Avenue, Hartford)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Hartford 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 Salem on July 17

2014/07/17

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem today announced that Katherine Kirby of her Sioux Falls office will hold Mobile Office Hours in Salem on Thursday, July 17.  Kirby will be available that day between the hours of 9:00AM and 10:00AM at Mom’s and Pop’s Pastry Shop (306 N. Main Street, Salem) 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 Sioux Falls office at 275-2868 or visit her website at www.noem.house.gov to schedule a separate appointment or get immediate assistance. 

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WHAT: Noem Staff Hold Mobile Office Hours in Salem  
WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 9:00AM to 10:00AM (CT)
WHERE: Mom’s and Pop’s Pastry Shop (306 N. Main Street, Salem)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Salem 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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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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