In April of 2019, Jeff started building a home in Lemmon. He went to junior high and high school in Aberdeen. Cody Fite and Valentina Duffy both have Down syndrome. Even the most remote communities across our state should be provided the tools they need to be connected. The blizzards and flooding of 2019 prevented nearly 4 million of our 19 million acres from being planted. His cousins and their kids live in Lemmon. 4, Dickinson State (26). Over the last two years, nearly 4,300 people participated in the nest predator bounty program, many being youth and first-time trappers. And that their selection is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of all the 152nd soldiers and a validation of all the hard work they put in.”. The expectation was that half the residents would not survive. In post-season play, FBS teams compete in bowl games (hence the name: Football Bowl Subdivision). UpSkill consists of 22 online certificate programs in high-demand fields, including business, healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing. And our state parks and outdoor recreational opportunities are unmatched. And just yesterday, we announced the largest project in the history of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development: a $500 million investment from Schwan’s, which will bring 600 full-time jobs to Sioux Falls. They have removed roughly 81,000 nest predators – a great thing for our pheasant numbers. That’s a great start to 2021 for our state. What you did, what your teams did, and what all the medical professionals across the state have done deserve recognition. This last year, social distancing created a great opportunity for South Dakotans to get outside. I asked you to consider giving a child a forever home. Every day, she enjoys a view of the Missouri River and – with her dog by her side – works remotely. - Schedule: Aug. 28-MSU-Bottineau, 7 p.m. Sept. 4-Ellsworth CC, 7 p.m. Sept. 13-at Rocky Valley College, 1 p.m. Sept. 20-Joliet JC, 1 p.m. Sept. 27-at Grand Rapids CC, noon. Workforce Development remains a top concern for South Dakota companies. The official 2020-21 Men's Basketball Roster for the University of South Dakota Coyotes Anecdotally, everything we have heard this year is that our pheasant numbers are through the roof. We have no personal income tax. 78 patients have recovered. Tracking which South Dakota high school athletes have signed National Letters of Intent. View the complete 2020 NCAA Division II conference football schedule on ESPN.com Geri is with us today. We have stayed open the entire time. With the help of several pro-life groups across the state, my team will present legislation for your consideration and swift passage. 5, Dakota State (24). With us today are the Wagner hospital CEO – Bryan Slaba, Dr. Plumage, and some of the team members that made this possible. 7, South Dakota School of Mines (11). One of the reasons I care so deeply about these issues is because I want these things for my family and every other family. Before I close, I want to take a moment to thank my family. Strong families have always been the backbone of South Dakota. Since March, people have used tech services like these more than 70,000 times in South Dakota’s Medicaid program alone. And strong communities will produce the strongest state in the nation. Listings of the top prospects for the NFL Draft. Main Navigation Menu. (KCAU) – Gov. - Schedule: Aug. 30-Rocky Mountain College, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13-at Concordia College, 1 p.m. Sept. 20-Minot State, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27-Jamestown College, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4-at Valley City State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11-at Mayville State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18-Black Hills State, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25-at South Dakota School of Mines, 2 p.m. Nov. 1-Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8-at Minot State, 1:30 p.m. - On the web: www.dickinsonstate.com/football.asp. - Schedule: Sept. 6-at Southwest State, 4 p.m. Sept. 13-Northwestern Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Sept. 20-South Dakota School of Mines, 2 p.m. Sept. 27-at Mayville State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4-Dakota State, 2 p.m. Oct. 11-Valley City State, 2 p.m. Oct. 18-at Dickinson State, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25-Minot State, 2 p.m. Nov. 1-at Jamestown College, 1 p.m. Nov. 8-at South Dakota School of Mines, 2 p.m. - Players to watch (2007 statistics): Donald Strand, Sr., QB (571 yards passing, 6 TDs); Brenton Hunter, Sr., DB (33 tackles, 2 Interceptions); Chris Schiller, Jr., DL (32 tackles); Aaron Aylward, Sr., DE (46 tackles, 1 sack). - Players to watch (2007 statistics): Tyrell Anderson, Jr., LB (123 tackles); Tom Lunzman, So., DB (73 tackles, 5 interceptions); Joshua Jones, Sr., RB (561 yards rushing, 5 TDs); Ed Waliczek, So., TE (214 yards receiving); Chris Westendorf, Sr., DB (56 tackles, 3 interceptions). The reason I asked them to join us today is to highlight two of their children. Jack, where are you? In February 2020, the Department of Health worked with several other groups to focus on suicide prevention this year. This structured training and mentorship improved team morale and confidence. Speaking of where people want to live, residential home sales are up all across the state. It’s important to note there are a lot of people inside and outside government providing that bridge. Wendy, I want to extend my prayers and condolences to you and to your entire family. Success would mean our rural communities would have the opportunity to grow, and families would have the chance to stay together. This past July 3rd, Lee was boating with his family on the Missouri River. In South Dakota, we do not make policy out of fear. They enjoy the lower cost of living and end up spending their money in our communities. We also sold a record number of licenses for youth-mentored hunting. Geri Opsal (Op-sawl) is a veteran who served our country in the United States Air Force. The PREMIER Scholarship requires that students live and work in South Dakota for three years after graduation. The state stands ready to work with our tribes and all South Dakota communities to combat substance abuse. That number ended up being far less because of the work of Dr. Plumage and his team. Division 2 football is an intermediate-level football division governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Lieutenant Colonel Dave Moore commanded the Guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. It is also our responsibility to show them how government works. This is a testament to the incredible work the team at the Department of Health and all our medical professionals are doing. God blessed these beautiful children with an additional chromosome. More than 100 individuals are taking advantage of this assistance. They just need someone to believe in them. The Official Athletics Site of South Dakota Mines Hardrockers. In 2021, we should build on telehealth advancements and continue to find ways to remove government red tape in health care. Take for example the story of Jeff O’Dell. While he was able to get his son to safety, Lee was not able to save himself. Protecting children begins in the womb, but children of all ages need a loving family to care for and support them throughout their lives. As actress Patricia Heaton points out, Iceland is simply killing everyone that has it. In total, the projects we have worked on over the past year are expected to result in more than 2,100 new jobs in the state of South Dakota. - Coaches' preseason poll: 1, Minot State (48 points). South Dakota committed roughly 490 Soldiers and Airmen from five units to stateside missions or overseas contingency operations. Students should be taught our nation’s history and all that makes America unique. These summits are a bedrock in bringing state and tribal healthcare providers and leaders together. She was named Distinguished Graduate of her class. He is an advocate for strong families and highlights the significance of having a father in every home. He was active in the Army National Guard and loved hunting and fishing, watching football, and spending time with his wife, Wendy, and their six children, whom he loved deeply. President Reagan once said: “Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation for our freedoms.”   Today, more than ever, it is important we work to strengthen families. Abilene Christian Wildcats ... Colorado Mines Orediggers Colorado State Rams ... South Dakota Coyotes South Dakota State Jackrabbits 3, Jamestown College (38). A young woman named Vanessa is a student in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Southeast Technical College. - Schedule: Sept. 6-Peru State (Neb. The endowment for this critical scholarship fund needs $200 million to be self-sustaining into the future. We shouldn’t be surprised. While Registered Apprenticeships are just one solution to workforce development, it lays a strong foundation for our future workforce and our state economy. He grew up in Lemmon, South Dakota. We are the pheasant capital of the world. We are going to continue finding ways to create more hunting and fishing opportunities in our state for those young and old. At times, Dr. Plumage and his team ended up working around the clock. In 2021, we are going to build on this momentum and ensure that we continue to grow. Republicans have a majority in both houses, with the Senate having a 32-3 majority and the house having a 62-8 majority. Would you all please join me in recognizing Lt. Col. Moore, the 152nd unit, and the entire South Dakota National Guard for their commitment to service, sacrifice, and this great state. Would you please join me in thanking her for her service to our nation and all the veterans across our state? South Dakota’s technical colleges have received national awards, attention, and funding for the high-quality programs they offer in key, growing industries. But every summer for the last 10 years, he would come back to South Dakota. PIERRE, S.D. And that’s how we will operate for as long as I am Governor. Today, I am joined by two families that will help explain one of my priorities this session: the Fite and the Duffy families. Oftentimes, these kids just need a bridge. And I’d like to talk to you about this year’s honoree. Everyone in this room knows that good education starts in the home. Of the 53 residents, 52 tested positive for the virus, after a staffer unknowingly brought it into the facility. The South Dakotans who run these small businesses inspire all of us. Southeastern Oklahoma. Would you please stand. Aaron and Tami Fite live in Platte, South Dakota, with their four children. Sean and Rachel Duffy live in Wisconsin. She also volunteered to help with the base’s COVID response training. Our state is incredibly grateful for your work and your service to our nation. Bryon, Kassidy, Kyle Kennedy, and Booker – thank you for your support and your energy and your love. There is no business inventory tax. And South Dakota is investing in our students to expand these opportunities moving forward. While D2 football players still must commit a significant amount of time and energy to their team, they will get more time back in their schedule than at a D1 football college. Our technical colleges are full of stories like Vanessa’s. Fargo, The goal is to get more people engaged at an early age, so they continue those experiences long into their adulthood. The work that Emily and all those that serve at Ellsworth Airforce Base is so crucial to our national defense. For twenty years, Jeff lived in sunny, southern California. That fortitude enabled us to emerge from 2020 stronger, as individuals and as a state. 5, Dakota State (24). Our visitor inquiries have skyrocketed, and one thing is clear:  Folks from all across the country want to visit South Dakota. At first, his trips were a week or two at a time. We have decades of research to show that parents are the most critical influence on a child’s success in the classroom. Our 605 Strong initiative connected South Dakotans fighting mental health issues with trained crisis counselors. When COVID hit, thanks to broadband access, Jeff was able to move to Lemmon full-time and work remotely. 2929 Signal Hill Drive According to Stacey, having a strong broadband connection means she can work where she wants to live, instead of having to live where she works. Strong families create strong communities. 2, Black Hills State (43). Despite being understaffed and overworked, this team was determined to handle the acute care needs of these residents. Take for example what has happened the last month or so in Wagner. Our medical professionals stepped up in all kinds of unforeseen ways in 2020, and their stories deserve to be told. 8, Mayville State (10). Email: ktivnews@ktiv.com, All content © 2000 - 2021, KTIV Television, Inc. All rights reserved. But it wasn’t just our largest community that saw success. It’s our duty to find innovative solutions that empower parents to set their children up for success. We have a tax exemption for paraplegic and amputee veterans. Thriving communities from border to border will yield much better results for our state and our families, rather than concentrated growth in just two cities. We continue to get good news about South Dakota’s revenue situation. American Football Coaches Association members include over 11,000 football coaches. With this knowledge as a foundational building block, every South Dakotan can then chart their own path in the future. Custer State Park surpassed 2 million visits this year for the first time ever. She and her six siblings were raised by a single working mom. We announced that Amazon is building a $200 million distribution center in Sioux Falls. Thank you. The result is a more competitive and attractive environment for ag businesses. Last year, a good portion of this speech was dedicated to explaining why South Dakota is the perfect place to work or run a business. The government in South Dakota lives within its means. (KTIV) - South Dakota Gov. Jack Brewer, for those who might not know him, is a former NFL safety. ND Would you please stand? - Players to watch (2007 statistics): Nick Banks, Sr., RB (1,259 yards rushing, 10 TDs); Chris Bowden, Sr., DL (43 tackles, 5 sacks); Martel Pope, Jr., LB (58 tackles, 4 interceptions); Johnny Lester, So., WR (223 yards receiving, 4 TDs); Jon Meier, Jr., QB (1,951 yards passing, 13 TDs). 4, Dickinson State (26). This year, South Dakota was ranked the #1 state in America for veterans to live and work. Our tourism department will be working on a new strategic plan to guide its overall efforts for the next several years to take advantage of the huge amount of interest we’ve received. Vanessa is set to graduate this spring and already has a job lined up in our state. Our tourism department continues to make steady progress working with tribal partners around the state to lay the groundwork to enhance tribal tourism on our reservations. Dakota State Trojans - Madison ; Dakota Wesleyan Tigers - Mitchell ; Northern State Wolves - Aberdeen ; Presentation Saints - Aberdeen; Sioux Falls Cougars - Sioux Falls ; South Dakota Coyotes - Vermillion ; South Dakota State Jackrabbits - Brookings ; South Dakota Tech Hardrockers - Rapid City Back to … Her efforts directly contributed to the protection of military personnel in support of two Bomber Task Force missions to the Indo-Pacific Theater. Admitting 52 people to the hospital in Pierre would have overwhelmed that facility, so Dr. Plumage and his team treated them at Avantara. |, Several thousand guard troops to remain in D.C. through mid-march, Sioux City Schools hosts education legislative forum to discuss various topics, Jan. 23: South Dakota reports 247 new cases, 12 deaths, Jan. 23: Iowa reports 1,368 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths. In 2020, we have seen suicides decline. South Dakota’s technical colleges have received national awards, attention, and funding for the high-quality programs they offer in key, growing industries. Getting our youth to put down the Xbox and pick up the tackle box has been a priority of mine for many years. We have increased the number of beds at the Hot Springs Veterans Home so that we can care for more veterans. In total, more than 80 patients ranging in age from 50 to 104 have received this treatment without having to take up hospital beds. The University of South Dakota (USD) is a public research university in Vermillion, South Dakota.Established by the Dakota Territory legislature in 1862, 27 years before the establishment of the state of South Dakota, USD is the flagship university for the state of South Dakota and the state's oldest public university. As I told you all last month, we’re in a much stronger financial position than other states across the country. The school host a variety of college sports which include: football, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, golf, and men's soccer. This complements the department’s ongoing work with Agritourism and the First Gentlemen’s small-town initiative to get visitors off the beaten path and experience all that South Dakota has to offer. We also broke ground on the first ever State Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls. Another group of men and women who deserve our recognition are the members of the South Dakota National Guard. With the goal of getting out in the field more with her family, Savannah created a petition urging the Game, Fish, and Parks Commission to extend the youth pheasant season from five to nine days. People with big city salaries are moving to small-town South Dakota. The numbers below have been put together from a variety of sources and in some cases may include Pro Day numbers. Most of his work days are spent on video conference calls. 7, South Dakota School of Mines (11). We roll out the red carpet, and cut up the red tape. As we continue to look toward the year ahead, I am excited to report a light at the end of the tunnel with regard to our fight against COVID-19. For those who have had the privilege of knowing someone with Down syndrome, you know that person ends up being a gift to all of us. This is one of the reasons why I have so heavily emphasized the importance of the Bounty Program. My hope is that we can work together to get our state connected, so we can set up this generation and the next for success, no matter where they want to live. This year, I’m going to ask that you support legislation to make these flexibilities permanent. 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