Division 2 football is an intermediate-level football division governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). And may God bless South Dakota. The goal is to get more people engaged at an early age, so they continue those experiences long into their adulthood. We also announced the creation of the PREMIER Scholarship, a needs-based scholarship endowment for our state. More than 100 individuals are taking advantage of this assistance. We also made sure that our approach to caring for South Dakotans was holistic – focusing on physical wellbeing, but also mental health. Our Guard’s support for federal commitments also continued in 2020. And South Dakota is investing in our students to expand these opportunities moving forward. But every summer for the last 10 years, he would come back to South Dakota. Nature and the outdoors provided our families an escape from the pandemic. Would you all join me in recognizing Jack? South Dakota is leading the nation in disbursing the COVID vaccine. 4, Dickinson State (26). This includes enhancing our promotion of the state in new markets and especially targeting key demographics that have an interest in our parks, history, culture, and great outdoors. 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. As I mentioned, this was a challenging year for tourism, but South Dakota has outperformed almost every other state in the country in this category. When they start their families, that will mean they are closer to home – to Mom, Dad, grandparents, and extended family. This year, I’m asking the legislature to adopt simpler licensure requirements for kids under the age of 18. Kristi Noem delivered her "State of the State" address to lawmakers in the state's capitol building Tuesday afternoon. 8, Mayville State (10). They have removed roughly 81,000 nest predators – a great thing for our pheasant numbers. 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. In 2021, we are going to build on this momentum and ensure that we continue to grow. Together, let’s get it done. And the PEOPLE of South Dakota deserve all the credit. Savannah is here with us today. Oct. 4-WR Harper College, 1 p.m. Oct. 11-at College of DuPage, 1 p.m. Oct. 18-Iowa Central CC, 1 p.m. Oct. 23-Concordia College JV, 6 p.m. Nov. 1-at North Iowa CC, 1 p.m. - On the web: www.ndscs.nodak.edu/athletics/football. This year, it is my hope that we will find even more opportunities to work together – advancing common sense solutions to the problems we can solve on behalf of the people of this great state. It’s our duty to find innovative solutions that empower parents to set their children up for success. In 2020, we have seen suicides decline. We met this adversity head on. His cousins and their kids live in Lemmon. Airman Campos relocated to Ellsworth Air Force Base in August. Strong families create strong communities. The Official Athletics Site of South Dakota Mines Hardrockers. Denny and PREMIER are getting us halfway there. 58102, CRAVE's outdoor dining igloos showcase a best of both worlds, The Oil Patch housing project that killed Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Horace man arrested for terrorizing, other charges following shelter-in-place order in Fargo, Dokken: Grand Forks skiing enthusiast forming Nordic ski club, www.masu.nodak.edu/athletics/football.cfm, UND overwhelms Colorado College in return home, Timberwolves finally win with victory over Pelicans, Bison men almost picture perfect in first half in blowing out Denver, USHL hockey: Monds scores in OT to lift Force over Des Moines. And even though this kind of challenge can happen anywhere, there are key problems that must be addressed in our tribal communities. This year, Geri was awarded the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Outreach Officer of the Year Award. 5, Valley City State (24). I share this because even today, in 2021, some European countries, like Iceland and Denmark, are on pace to virtually eliminate children with Down syndrome. One of my chief priorities as Governor is to grow South Dakota. Cody Fite and Valentina Duffy both have Down syndrome. (KTIV) - South Dakota Gov. South Dakota’s economy, which Governor Noem has declared “open for business” during the pandemic has fared better, with unemployment at … South Dakota’s technical colleges have received national awards, attention, and funding for the high-quality programs they offer in key, growing industries. Wendy, I want to extend my prayers and condolences to you and to your entire family. Our technical colleges provide them one such excellent opportunity. Dakota Athletic Conference - Coaches' preseason poll: 1, Minot State (48 points). - 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). Our young people need more experience engaging with elected officials and practicing the art of debate. And our state parks and outdoor recreational opportunities are unmatched. These stories are not unique to Pierre and Wagner. Chief Deputy Weber had served the department since 2015. It starts with strong parents. 4, Dickinson State (26). Just before Christmas, the CEO of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital shared some really outstanding news about the work his team has been doing. 2, Black Hills State (43). We saw huge increases in youth combo licenses as well as resident and nonresident fishing licenses. States that shut down their economies are now looking at tax increases or drastic spending cuts to make ends meet. The storm system will move out of Siouxland through the late night hours on…, KTIV Television South Dakota’s technical colleges have received national awards, attention, and funding for the high-quality programs they offer in key, growing industries. Our farmers and producers not only feed our families, but also serve as a catalyst for our economy. The result is a more competitive and attractive environment for ag businesses. We grieve the loss of this great man, and we honor Lee for his courage, his sacrifice and his selfless commitment to you and your family. Today, she is the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Veterans Service Officer and works with the Department of Veteran Affairs. For example, in Huron the Executive Director of Independent Health Solutions built a Home Health Aide Registered Apprenticeship program. And home construction in South Dakota is especially strong. Every visitor we welcome to our state has an impact that resonates. Everyone in this room knows that good education starts in the home. It allows our kids to start and develop their careers here. Would you please stand. That’s a great start to 2021 for our state. People struggled, they lost loved ones, and their livelihoods were threatened. Southern Arkansas View the complete 2020 NCAA Division II conference football schedule on ESPN.com Our medical professionals stepped up in all kinds of unforeseen ways in 2020, and their stories deserve to be told. Protecting children begins in the womb, but children of all ages need a loving family to care for and support them throughout their lives. At first, his trips were a week or two at a time. Sean and Rachel Duffy live in Wisconsin. That number ended up being far less because of the work of Dr. Plumage and his team. 2, Black Hills State (43). This structured training and mentorship improved team morale and confidence. We have stayed open the entire time. UpSkill consists of 22 online certificate programs in high-demand fields, including business, healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing. 3, Jamestown College (38). Admitting 52 people to the hospital in Pierre would have overwhelmed that facility, so Dr. Plumage and his team treated them at Avantara. In March, a young woman named Savanah Hendricks, a junior high student from Vivian had a great idea. - Schedule: Sept. 6-Peru State (Neb. Noem gave the State of the State Address on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. One of the main reasons our tourism numbers have been so strong this year is the resilience of our people and small businesses. Sept. 20-at Dakota State, 7 p.m. Sept. 27-Black Hills State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4-at South Dakota School of Mines, 2 p.m. Oct. 11-Dickinson State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18-at Jamestown College, 1 p.m. Oct. 25-Valley City State, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1-at Minot State, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8-Dakota State, 1 p.m. - On the web: www.masu.nodak.edu/athletics/football.cfm. This is one of the reasons why I have so heavily emphasized the importance of the Bounty Program. Listings of the top prospects for the NFL Draft. A young woman named Vanessa is a student in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Southeast Technical College. We are the pheasant capital of the world. While he was able to get his son to safety, Lee was not able to save himself. What these medical professionals have done over the last 9 months to battle this virus is nothing short of remarkable. They have 9 children. The endowment for this critical scholarship fund needs $200 million to be self-sustaining into the future. As actress Patricia Heaton points out, Iceland is simply killing everyone that has it. Success would mean our rural communities would have the opportunity to grow, and families would have the chance to stay together. Fargo, Aaron and Tami, Sean and Rachel would you and your families please stand. Today, I am joined by two families that will help explain one of my priorities this session: the Fite and the Duffy families. The reason I am in public service is to make South Dakota a better place. New home construction in South Dakota is more than one-and-a-half times greater than the national average. We know that drug and alcohol abuse can destroy a family. But he says he doesn’t mind it because he is surrounded by open spaces, fresh air, and great people. Republicans have a majority in both houses, with the Senate having a 32-3 majority and the house having a 62-8 majority. Anecdotally, everything we have heard this year is that our pheasant numbers are through the roof. All of us in this room, who work for them, respect the rights of our people to live their lives. 4, Dickinson State (26). Students should be taught our nation’s history and all that makes America unique. But when COVID hit, he and his team turned their attention away from the clinic to acute COVID care. Lieutenant Governor Rhoden, Mr. Speaker, members of the Legislature, Chief Justice Jensen, Justices of the Supreme Court, constitutional officers, and […] 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. We balance our budget without accounting gimmicks or tricks. Overall, FBS college football teams have more money than FCS teams, due in part to their large broadcast deals. - Schedule: Aug. 30-Bacone (Okla.), 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13-at Minnesota-Morris, 7 p.m. Sept. 20-Mayville State, 6 p.m. Sept. 27-South Dakota School of Mines, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4-at Black Hills State, 2 p.m. Oct. 11-Minot State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18-at Valley City State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25-Jamestown College, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1-at Dickinson State, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8-at Mayville State, 1 p.m. - On the web: www.departments.dsu.edu/athletics. I have known both families for years. My administration continues to do everything in its power to help in this effort. Our 605 Strong initiative connected South Dakotans fighting mental health issues with trained crisis counselors. 5, Dakota State (24). And they should have robust discussions in the classroom so they can develop critical thinking skills. 5, Valley City State (24). In total, more than 80 patients ranging in age from 50 to 104 have received this treatment without having to take up hospital beds. It led to less than 1% turnover, allowing for a 20% increase in the number of Home Health Aides on staff. Stories like Jeff and Stacey’s are very common in South Dakota as of late. This program supports workers dislocated by COVID-19. We saw increases in youth and first-time hunters. Without hesitation, Lee dove into the water to save his son. We roll out the red carpet, and cut up the red tape. And our businesses will have a better chance of success if South Dakota’s students have excellent educational opportunities. We also do not have a personal property tax or an inheritance tax. Share Here is the 2020 Division II college football schedule and game times … COVID-19 underscored just how involved parents need to be in their children’s day-to-day education. 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. In April of 2019, Jeff started building a home in Lemmon. Cody O’Neill is a big, strapping young man used to mixing it up in the trenches as a football player and now as an assistant coach for South Dakota Mines… Every day, she enjoys a view of the Missouri River and – with her dog by her side – works remotely. More than 700 South Dakotans are improving their skills through one of these programs. Despite being understaffed and overworked, this team was determined to handle the acute care needs of these residents. I have tasked my administration with creating instructional materials and classroom resources on America’s founding, our nation’s history, and the state’s history. Over the last two years, nearly 4,300 people participated in the nest predator bounty program, many being youth and first-time trappers. Otherwise, the scholarship turns into a loan. 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. Speaking of where people want to live, residential home sales are up all across the state. They just need someone to believe in them. These summits are a bedrock in bringing state and tribal healthcare providers and leaders together. I want to now turn to a subject that we all hold dear to our hearts: our veterans and the military. The meat processing grants, the investment in the Dakota Events Complex, the creation of a program to give farmers more opportunity to market South Dakota meat products, and the merger of  the Departments of Agriculture and DENR too – each of these items will help reinvigorate our number one industry – and all the families it serves -- for many years to come. Before I close, I want to take a moment to thank my family. That fortitude enabled us to emerge from 2020 stronger, as individuals and as a state. A better place to live, to do business, and to raise a family. I am asking you to allocate $50 million in one-time money to match this transformational gift. Last year, we started the Governor’s heroism award to honor heroes who risk their lives to save the life of another. After attending one year of college at the School of Mines, Jeff made his way west. The Official Athletics Site of South Dakota Mines Hardrockers. The Declaration of Independence summarizes what we all know in our hearts to be true. Their visits help support good jobs and lifelong careers for South Dakotans. Even the most remote communities across our state should be provided the tools they need to be connected. This initiative proved critical in the face of a global pandemic. Advanced searches of every pick from every team available at the Draft Finder, NFL Combine results available at NFL Combine Results Finder, or see yearly totals by position. 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. Of the 53 residents, 52 tested positive for the virus, after a staffer unknowingly brought it into the facility. Southeastern Oklahoma. 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. NFL and AFL Draft History. But even with all this good news, we need to continue to bolster our largest industry. They were resilient. A similar story can be found in the agriculture industry. The Guard’s response to the pandemic is now the longest-sustained, state-supported mission in the history of the Guard. - Schedule: Aug. 30-Haskell University, 7 p.m. Sept. 13-at Trinity Bible College, 1 p.m. Sept. 20-at Black Hills State, 2 p.m. Sept. 27-at Dakota State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4-Mayville State, 2 p.m. Oct. 11-Jamestown College, 2 p.m. Oct. 18-at Minot State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25-Dickinson State, 2 p.m. Nov. 1-at Valley City State, 2 p.m. Nov. 8-Black Hills State, 2 p.m. - Players to watch (2007 statistics): Chauncey Calhoun, Sr., WR (637 yards receiving, 7 TDs); Jason Beilke, Sr., QB (2,011 yards passing, 10 TDs); Kevin Strang, So., LB (91 tackles, 1 sack). Today, given his selfless courage and sacrifice, I am awarding the Governor’s Award for Heroism to your husband, Chief Deputy Lee Weber. Today, he is an ordained minister and the executive director of the Jack Brewer Foundation. The PREMIER Scholarship requires that students live and work in South Dakota for three years after graduation. And his folks and sister are just three hours away in Aberdeen with another sister in Bismarck. In South Dakota, we do not make policy out of fear. A similar story has taken place here in Pierre. The taxes that we do have to fund state government are stable and predictable. She then completed specialized radiology training at the Air Force Academy, where she was recognized by the 10th Surgical Squadron Commander for her academic achievements. They enjoy the lower cost of living and end up spending their money in our communities. We faced some incredible challenges in South Dakota. While Registered Apprenticeships are just one solution to workforce development, it lays a strong foundation for our future workforce and our state economy. I hope that you will support it for Ellsworth and for the surrounding community. South Dakota Mines is one of 10 DII football teams playing a game in 2020. The folks serving at Ellsworth Air Force Base also deserve our recognition. It is my hope that more young people will get involved – like Savannah did – finding new ways to secure South Dakota’s outdoor heritage for the next generation. But USDA is forecasting that corn production will grow by 31% from last year with yields estimated to increase to record highs. 2, Black Hills State (43). Last week, we made an exciting announcement regarding the future of the Build Dakota Scholarship. For those who have spent the last nine months shut down or locked up in other states, South Dakota is open. Our Soldiers and Airmen have provided COVID-19 support since March. He died a hero that day. Our technical colleges are full of stories like Vanessa’s. Their gorgeous smiles, distinct personalities, and that vibrancy you see before you are all gifts from God. Would you please stand? The year 2020 was one for the history books. ), 1 p.m. Sept. 13-at Wisconsin-Stout, 1 p.m. Sept. 20-at Valley City State, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27-at Dickinson State, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4-Minot State, 1 p.m. Oct. 11-at South Dakota School of Mines, 2 p.m. Oct. 18-Mayville State, 1 p.m. Oct. 25-at Dakota State, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1-Black Hills State, 1 p.m. Nov. 8-Valley City State, 1 p.m. - On the web: www.jc.edu/athletics/football.php. In my first state of the state, I stood at this podium and asked people to open their hearts and homes to foster children. Then, they got longer. Main Navigation Menu. - Schedule: Aug. 28-Bemidji State, 7 p.m. Sept, 6-at Concordia-St. Paul, 1 p.m. Sept. 20-Dickinson State, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27-Valley City State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4-at Jamestown College, 1 p.m. Oct. 11-at Dakota State, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18-South Dakota School of Mines, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25-at Black Hills State, 2 p.m. Nov. 1-Mayville State, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8-Dickinson State, 1:30 p.m. - On the web: www.minotstateu.edu/football. South Dakota's legislative's session began on Jan. 12 and adjourns on March 29. We have increased property tax exemptions for veterans who have disabilities. Since March, people have used tech services like these more than 70,000 times in South Dakota’s Medicaid program alone. This is a testament to the incredible work the team at the Department of Health and all our medical professionals are doing. That’s why the ag investments I proposed in my budget address are so crucial. They used an out-patient, innovative COVID-19 therapy to treat patients, including 30 residents in the nursing home. For twenty years, Jeff lived in sunny, southern California. Collectively, the 152nd has received 13 Bronze Stars; 50 Army Accommodation Medals; 20 Army Achievement Medals; and 67 Combat Action Badges. Email: ktivnews@ktiv.com, All content © 2000 - 2021, KTIV Television, Inc. All rights reserved. The result was a 24% decrease in corn production and 36% loss in soybeans from 2018. During one stretch, some staff worked 12-hour days for 22 days straight. In partnership with the Department of Labor, the technical college system also launched the South Dakota UpSkill program this fall. Ongoing general fund revenues are up tens of millions of dollars through December, compared to last fiscal year. And the tax revenue they generate goes right back into our communities and helps make this state the best place to live in America. This includes improving the civic education of our kids. Dr. Darrell Plumage normally works at the clinic here in town. 3, Jamestown College (38). 3, Jamestown College (38). Together over the next 5 years, we will invest approximately $40 million to match students with high-demand career opportunities. At times, Dr. Plumage and his team ended up working around the clock. I asked you to consider giving a child a forever home. She is a first-generation college student, and an incredibly hard worker. Jack, where are you? Strong families have always been the backbone of South Dakota. Geri is with us today. Would you all please stand so that we can recognize your efforts and all the efforts of our health care professionals all across the state. He grew up in Lemmon, South Dakota. The family is the cradle of civil society. College Football Teams. We have a tax exemption for paraplegic and amputee veterans. We have increased the number of beds at the Hot Springs Veterans Home so that we can care for more veterans. 7, South Dakota School of Mines (11). In her role, she serves the base's 17,000 Active Duty military personnel, military dependents, and retiree beneficiary population. Jack Brewer, for those who might not know him, is a former NFL safety. 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. Hunters are not the only people who came to our state this year. 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. After graduating from Black Hills State, Emily joined the Air Force and became a radiology tech. Would you and your family please stand? God blessed these beautiful children with an additional chromosome. Today, I want to recognize a very special friend of mine. This last year, we assisted with projects that will result in more than $2.8 billion in capital investment across South Dakota – projects ranging from agriculture to manufacturing to technology. CJ Foods and Schwan’s are building a world-class facility, the most high-tech facility of its kind in the world. The State of the State Address is available to read below. 70% of the Avantara residents recovered from the virus. 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.”. Emily was born and raised in Box Elder. He is an advocate for strong families and highlights the significance of having a father in every home. All four of our tech schools are in the top 4% of the country for upward mobility. Coaching at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City is not a typical stop en route to the NFL. Your action will get the fund to $150 million dollars. Given that three of our state’s rodeos were recently chosen as the very best in the country by the NFR, we will also be improving our facilities for hosting equestrian and rodeo events. Sioux City, IA 51108 These veterans are special members of our state and are like family to so many in their communities. 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. Aaron and Tami Fite live in Platte, South Dakota, with their four children. Bryon, Kassidy, Kyle Kennedy, and Booker – thank you for your support and your energy and your love. WATCH LIVE: South Dakota Gov. And we are just getting started. With the help of several pro-life groups across the state, my team will present legislation for your consideration and swift passage. Main Navigation Menu. This last year, social distancing created a great opportunity for South Dakotans to get outside. - Players to watch (2007 statistics): Steven Elkins, Sr., DL (68 tackles, 5 sacks); Tyler Green, Sr., DB (47 tackles, 1 interception); Mike Pollard, Sr., DB (51 tackles); Keith Christopher, Sr., WR (327 yards receiving, 1 TD). - Players to watch (2007 statistics): Aaron Schulte, So., OT; Nakeem Pittman, Fr., WR; Dominique Henderson, Fr., TB; Josh Gatlin, So., CB; Jerrell McGee, So., CB; Luke Malinowski, So., DE. It was her love of country that guided her to continue down the path of serving our heroes. They do this one way and one way only: through abortion. His son fell out of the boat with no life vest on. What you did, what your teams did, and what all the medical professionals across the state have done deserve recognition. And that’s how we will operate for as long as I am Governor. Lastly on healthcare, I want to provide an update on the state’s work to curtail substance abuse. We have no personal income tax. This year, South Dakota was ranked the #1 state in America for veterans to live and work. - 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. But it wasn’t just our largest community that saw success. In fact, 44 organizations have built Registered Apprenticeship programs since 2018. FCS college football teams’ postseason is a 24-team playoff, in which eight teams get byes into an NCAA college basketball-style Sweet 16. We announced that Amazon is building a $200 million distribution center in Sioux Falls. Earlier this year, the third annual state tribal meth summit was held virtually in partnership with the Departments of Tribal Relations and Social Services. When COVID hit, thanks to broadband access, Jeff was able to move to Lemmon full-time and work remotely. We shouldn’t be surprised. Football | NFL Combine Results The NFL Combine is held prior to the draft every year, testing players in the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, bench press, broad jump, shuttle, and three cone drill. We have expanded the tuition program for veterans to include technical colleges. Their spending benefits our small businesses. - Schedule: Sept. 6-at Minnesota-Crookston, 1 p.m. Sept. 13-at Wisconsin Lutheran College, noon. 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