2 men arrested in Yankton for making false robbery report
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two men in Yankton were arrested for allegedly lying about being robbed.
The Argus Leader reports that a 23-year-old man and 21-year-old man were ...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A measure to put a proposed casino complex in a southeastern South Dakota city to a statewide vote will be debated by the state Senate.
Senators voted 20-11 on Thursday to schedule the Yankton casino and entertainment measure for debate next week.
Kasi Haberman, ...
Port Yankton casino plan heads to state Senate floor
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A measure to put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the ballot has narrowly survived its first legislative test.
The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 5-4 Wednesday to send the measure to the floor without recommendation. It will take a majority vote to debate ...
Former tribal official sentenced to life for child sex abuse
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A former Yankton Sioux tribal official has been sentenced to life in federal prison after being convicted of child sexual abuse over a span of more than a decade.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says 55-year-old Quentin Bruguier of Lake Andes was sentenced Monday to 12 ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — As a University of South Dakota freshman, Erik Muckey was asked to help college students dealing with depression and suicide.
Muckey’s involvement started in 2010 at the request of fellow USD freshman Dennis “D.J.” Smith, who was affected by the issue.
“D.J. had ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — It’s been about a month since a South Dakota Benedictine sister came back from helping serve migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Now, Sister Clarice Korger of the Sacred Heart Monastery is looking back on the two weeks of service to El Paso’s Annunciation House in a ...
South Dakota woman donates organs after car accident
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Early on Dec. 24, Rhonda and Brad Bender of Yankton got a knock on the door and news of a terrible accident involving their daughter, Brooklyn Bender. This was not the Christmas they wanted. But in the end, with their help, their daughter may have given the greatest ...
Yankton man sent to prison for 15 years for shootout
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A Yankton man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a shootout following a law enforcement pursuit.
South Dakota’s attorney general said Monday Curt Wayne Adams earlier entered a no contest plea to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer stemming from an ...
Author shares secrets to making the ‘Best Bread Ever’
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — In her quest for the perfect homemade loaf of bread, a local woman has published a book sharing her personal method for getting perfect results from your bread machine.
“Secrets to Baking the Best Bread Ever,” by freelance writer Loretta Sorensen, came out in December ...
SCOTLAND, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Yankton woman who died when the van she was driving collided with a train in Bon Homme County.
The Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Isabelle Plath died at the scene Thursday night at a BNSF Railway crossing on state Highway 25 near ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton County Register of Deeds Brian Hunhoff has had a number of titles throughout his life.
One of them is “Gold Medalist” in the South Dakota Senior Games.
This year, he’s assuming the role of president of the games.
Hunhoff told the
South Dakota resort gets new owners, stays in the family
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — For Michael and Valeri Grave, coming to Yankton’s Lewis & Clark Resort as owners is a new life chapter, as well as a homecoming.
Jeff Wahl was there at the beginning when the Lewis & Clark Resort, located just west of the Marina Grill at the Lewis & Clark ...
Head-on collision kills driver in northeast Nebraska
HARTINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a driver was killed and four people were injured in a three-vehicle collision in northeast Nebraska.
The accident occurred Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 81 in Cedar County. Authorities say 82-year-old Marjorie Novak, of Hartington, was headed south ...
Developers consider ethanol plant, pipeline in Napa Junction
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Napa Junction in southeastern South Dakota is poised for more development as officials consider building an ethanol plant and a private natural gas pipeline in the area.
Several companies have expressed interest in bringing an ethanol plant to Napa Junction, which has ...
Yankton residents vote to raise taxes to fund new pool
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Residents of Yankton have approved raising property taxes to help pay for a $15 million aquatic center.
Unofficial results show that about two-thirds of the 3,747 voters in Tuesday’s special election said yes to a $12 million bond issue.
The City Commission ...
Yankton special education instructor honored with award
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — When Cody Lukkes learned of the treatment of a disabled relative, he wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one.
“I grew up with a great-uncle who was born with Down syndrome. He was born back before (the special education laws) went into effect,” he said. “My ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General-elect Jason Ravnsborg has filled three top positions on his team.
Ravnsborg said Wednesday that Charles McGuigan will stay on as chief deputy, Faulk County State’s Attorney Timothy Bormann will be chief of staff and Brule County State’s ...
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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A local man risked a dangerous, life-saving surgery to be able to have more time with his family.
Jim Robinson of Yankton recently underwent a dangerous surgery to have a heart assist device implanted in his failing heart.
He has a condition called ...
Authorities ID Yankton man killed in Brookings County crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Yankton man who died in a weekend crash in Brookings County.
The Highway Patrol says the car driven by 24-year-old Bryce Keegan rolled in the ditch off a rural road south of the city of Brookings about 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Keegan was ...
Mountain lion caught on video in eastern South Dakota
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A state wildlife official says a mountain lion captured on video in eastern South Dakota is likely just passing through.
Yankton resident Jim Ryan spotted the big cat on footage from the security camera outside his garage over the weekend. The closest breeding ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The Yankton campus of Mount Marty College (MMC) is seeing a rich diversity of culture.
At the start of the fall semester, the college welcomed 17 new international students from: Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Georgia, ...
Man faces federal arson charge in death of missing woman
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A Nebraska man is facing an arson charge in the death of a South Dakota woman whose body was found in her car on the Santee Sioux Reservation in Nebraska.
The Yankton Daily ...
Former tribal official convicted of child sexual abuse
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A former Yankton Sioux tribal official has been convicted of child sexual abuse over a span of more than a decade.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 55-year-old Quentin Bruguier used fear or force to engage in sexual acts with children between 1992 and 2016. He was ...
City of Yankton sets record for annual precipitation
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — It’s been a wet year in Yankton — wetter than any other, in fact.
The Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the city has set a record for annual precipitation, with six ...
Prisoner missing from Yankton work center back in custody
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A state prisoner who went missing from the Yankton Community Work Center for more than a week is back in custody.
The Daily Press & Dakotan reports that 27-year-old ...
Special election set on $15 million Yankton aquatic center
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Residents of Yankton will decide the fate of a proposed aquatic center next month.
The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the City Commission has scheduled a ...
Yankton high school student arrested for alleged threat
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton police have arrested a high school student who allegedly made a threat against the school.
The Daily Press & Dakotan reports that buildings in the school ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say the body of a missing Yankton woman has been found in rural Nebraska.
The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office says foul play is suspected in the death of 59-year-old Phyllis Hunhoff. She had been missing since leaving her mother’s house in Utica, ...
$15M aquatic center in Yankton might go to public vote
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Opponents of raising property taxes to pay for a new aquatic center in Yankton have filed petitions to try to refer the matter to a public vote.
The City Commission recently voted unanimously to approve a 20-year opt-out of the state property tax freeze to help pay for ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Mount Marty College has opened a new nursing center and simulation lab to provide hands-on training in a range of health care situations from basic health assessments to advanced life support.
The Yankton college’s new Avera Nursing and Simulation Center held an open ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — People have seen images of the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Florence last month, leaving the Carolinas in a state of emergency.
As people from across the country watched the storm unfold, Mount Marty College (MMC) freshman Adam Yalch had to fight the desire to ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A new pool is almost a reality in Yankton, if opponents don’t try to derail the project.
The City Commission recently voted unanimously to approve a 20-year opt-out of the state property tax freeze to help pay for a proposed $15 million aquatic center to replace the ...
Yankton High School students build house for class
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — So far, the Career & Manufacturing Technical Education Academy’s (or RTEC) newest building is functioning exactly as it should.
The pre-engineered metal building located behind the facility has been used since the beginning of the year, but its main purpose of ...
Yankton faces pressure over $14M aquatic center project
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton officials face pressure to take on a more than $14 million aquatic center project to replace the city’s 71-year-old pool.
The group pushing for the aquatic facility, Dive In Yankton, called on the Yankton City Commission at a recent meeting to move the project ...
Yankton man pleads not guilty in Box Elder standoff
BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — A Yankton man accused of shooting at a police officer and briefly taking hostages at gunpoint in Box Elder has pleaded not guilty to 22 felony charges including attempted murder and drug possession.
Thirty-one-year-old Justin Littrell was arrested Aug. 14 after a ...
National falconry gathering hits roadblock in South Dakota
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Efforts to bring a national falconry gathering back to South Dakota hit a roadblock recently.
The North American Falconers Association hasn’t held a national meet in South Dakota in more than 40 years, and it’s unlikely the group ...
Yankton company building $3.5M oats processing facility
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A Yankton company is building a $3.5 million oats processing facility on the city’s north side.
Yaggies Grain and Feed’s current facilities are running out of space. Transportation and utility considerations also led to the decision to seek a new site, the
South Dakota college golfers treated after Iowa collision
WESTFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say members of a South Dakota college golf team were treated at a hospital after a collision between their van and a sport utility vehicle in northwest Iowa.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday about a ...
Authorities recover body of missing Yankton boater
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a missing boater from Yankton.
The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 53-year-old Duane Ernster was discovered Monday morning near Gavins Point campground. A camper discovered the body in the water near the ...
Crews searching Missouri River for missing Yankton man
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Crews from Nebraska and South Dakota are searching the Missouri River in the Gavins Point Dam area for a Yankton man who was reported missing Friday.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks District Supervisor Sam Schelhaas
South Dakota school celebrates 30 years of special education
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — For more than 30 years, Yankton’s Stewart School has had an entire wing of its building dedicated to providing special education services.
“It’s been around since 1987, and was kind of created on a napkin by Joyce Wentworth, our former director of student services,” ...
2 National Guard units to deploy for training in Europe
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton- and Watertown-based National Guard units will be deployed to Europe this winter for a noncombat training operation.
The Yankton-based 1-147th Bravo Battery field artillery battalion and its supporting Watertown-based 147th Forward Support Company will be ...
Vandals destroy walleye sculpture in Yankton worth $15,000
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Vandals destroyed a popular riverwalk sculpture near the Meridian Bridge in Yankton.
The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the 9-foot-tall granite sculpture ...
South Dakota officials emphasize firewood restrictions
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department is reminding campers to follow quarantine restrictions on firewood to stem the spread of an invasive insect.
Emerald ash borers were confirmed for the first time in South Dakota in Sioux Falls last May, the
Historic Navy hangar in South Dakota gets upgrades
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — This summer, Yankton officials decided that it was time to spruce up the barrel hangar at Chan Gurney Municipal Airport.
The structure, which dates back to World War II, will get a new roof and all new windows on the north side.
“The barrel hangar was built in ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota police department has received a $40,000 state grant to equip its officers with body cameras in an effort to improve transparency.
The Yankton Police Department has spent nearly a year researching the equipment,
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton’s interim police chief has been given the job on a full-time basis.
City Manager Amy Nelson recently announced that John Harris had accepted the position full-time, the
LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a car crash in Yankton County over the weekend.
The state Department of Public Safety said Thursday 20-year-old Saul Renteria, of Yankton, was killed when the car in which he was riding veered into a ditch near ...
LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — One man is dead and two others seriously injured after a car crash in southeastern South Dakota.
Authorities say the 1983 Ford Mustang crashed Saturday afternoon near Lesterville in Yankton County.
The state Department of Public Safety says the driver lost ...