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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has announced that she'll be sending out 200 million dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds to City and County governments throughout the state.  During a Monday afternoon press conference Governor Noem said the state has received $1.25 billion dollars from the federal government as part of a relief package aimed at addressing the coronavirus. The Governor said the federal assistance will help many South Dakota communities..... 

The City of Watertown has been allocated just over $5 Million. Codington County has been allocated $1.8 million.  Codington County Auditor Cindy Brugman....... 

The governor explained during her Monday press conference that the allocation is dependent upon the census population. Sioux Falls has been allocated 41.5 million dollars in aid, while smaller South Dakota communities like Lake Norden, with a population of 522, will receive $118,012. 

Brugman says that the $1.8 million allocation is in place for Codington County, which is good news, but there are still questions about what all it can be utilized for....... 

Governor Kristi Noem has said that she is still hoping a portion of the federal dollars can be used to make up losses in tax revenue due to the economic downturn in South Dakota.