Senator Thune

Senator Thune Tours Growing Small Business in Tea

TEA, S.D.- It’s no secret that small businesses in South Dakota are making big strides. One of them, DeGeest Steel Works in Tea was recognized recently for its success. That earned a special visit Tuesday From Senator John Thune. DeGeest steel works is a third generation, family owned business. They produce steel parts for equipment. A month ago the president,…

Senator Thune Discusses Farm Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-On Friday Senator John Thune was in Sioux Falls to talk about the federal farm bill that was just passed by Congress. He met with some of the agricultural organizations that had a lot of input in shaping the bill in the first place. Senator Thune thanked several AG organizations from corn growers to dairy farmers for their…

Sioux Falls Business Prepares for Next Generation of Tower Climbers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Everyday you might listen to the radio, watch TV or use your phone, but you probably don’t think about how you’re able to do that. Sioux Falls Tower And Communications is one of the companies that makes it all possible. They opened their new 25-thousand square foot corporate headquarters and training center today. The new facility has…

Korean War Veteran Awarded Purple Heart In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Senator John Thune awarded a Korean War Veteran with a purple heart today. 91-year-old Eugene Coyle was awarded with the purple heart at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  He says even though the war wasn’t considered “the big one,” the Korean war felt just as significant. “I wasn’t in the big one. If you was…