Deadline for Spirit of Dakota Award is Aug. 1

HURON, S.D. (Press Release) – The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Spirit of Dakota Award is August 1. The honoree will be announced Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at a celebration banquet at the Huron Event Center or via the media depending on the status of the pandemic.

This award will be presented to an outstanding South Dakota woman who has demonstrated vision, courage, and strength in character and who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life in her community and state.

The award winner will be chosen by a state-wide Selection Commission including First Gentleman Byron Noem. This marks the 34th anniversary of the award.

Nomination forms are available by contacting the Huron Area Chamber of Commerce, 1725 Dakota Ave S., by calling 1-800-487-6673 or online at