South Dakota news briefs published 11-21-22

Noem accepting applications for spring interns

PIERRE – Gov. Kristi Noem is now accepting applications for the governor’s office spring 2023 internship program.

Student interns will work with staff on various projects depending on interests and strengths. Additional duties may include aiding the governor’s general counsel, constituent services, and communications team; conducting policy research; preparing policy briefings; and staffing events. Internships provide students with first-hand knowledge of the state government.

College students who would like to be considered for an internship should submit a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation to [email protected] Applications should be submitted by Wednesday.

Glacial Lakes Energy contributes to the DEX

HURON – The South Dakota State Fair has announced Glacial Lakes Energy’s $100,000 contribution to the DEX: Dakota Events CompleX. The DEX is a new, multipurpose livestock and equestrian complex at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.

The DEX will provide exhibit space for over 13,000 4-H and FFA students across the state and expand the event hosting capabilities of the fairgrounds. Throughout the year, the DEX will also serve as a major draw for livestock shows, 4-H competitions, FFA conventions, and rodeos as well as concerts, thrill shows and more from across the country.

Glacial Lakes Energy is a biorefinery company with four plants.

The DEX is the new multipurpose livestock and equestrian facility replacing the Open Class Beef Complex destroyed by fire in 2020.

The 150,000-square-foot facility will be able to house two full-sized equestrian arenas and seat up to 5,000 people and have two show rings with 1,700 cattle stalls. The facility will be heated for year-round usage. The DEX will have a pre-function and concession area with restrooms. The DEX will be open for the 2023 State Fair.

If you would like to learn more about the DEX or are interested in contributing to the project, visit


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