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SD Legislation + Lobbying

GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT Check out our podcast: Dakota Rural Voices Dakota Rural Action is committed to advocating for and with our members at all levels of government. Each year, we send a lobbyist to Pierre to do so at South Dakota’s legislative session – and each year, DRA asks you to give your input […]


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Applying for the Class

Now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 class Class size is limited. Applications were due Oct. 31, but we will continue to accept applications until the class is filled. Contact us ASAP if you’re interested. Classes begin in Rapid City, SD in December 2014.  Click here to view Course Schedule.   Filling out the course application: […]



Keystone XL Pipeline

Dakota Rural Action Reopens Keystone XL Campaign Statement from Dakota Rural Action Board Chair and KXL landowner Paul Seamans: TransCanada first appeared in the state in the spring of 2008, contacting landowners about the fact that a pipeline would be crossing their land. Soon thereafter, under the threat of eminent domain by TransCanada, these ranchers […]