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  • BY BEN WHEELER AND RANDY DOCKENDORF news@yankton.net
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U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) said Friday she strongly believes in the need to quickly shut down any discussion of closing the Yankton Federal Prison Camp (YFPC).

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  • BY RANDY DOCKENDORF randy.dockendorf@yankton.net
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One month before the first filing deadline, only one candidate has emerged so far for the District 18 (Yankton County) legislative races.

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• A sheriff’s office report was received at 9:17 p.m. Thursday of a non-injury accident at the intersection of Highway 81 and 294th St.

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• A report was received at 6:19 p.m. Thursday of shoplifting at a business on Broadway Ave.

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Upgrades to the hydropower generators at Gavins Point Powerplant will result in water flows through the spillway gates. When the generators shut down for the upgrades, water that normally runs through the powerplant will be diverted to the spillway.

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The Singing Boys of Sioux Falls has cancelled their performance at the Yankton United Church of Christ-Congregation for this Sunday, Feb. 25.

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Prior to its regular meeting Monday, the Yankton City Commission will host a work session with the Yankton Youth Soccer Association discussing the future of soccer facilities in the area. No action will be taken.

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Spark, a coalition of representatives from a variety of human service organizations, is hosting a Community Conversation at 8:30 a.m. March 2, at the Avera Professional Pavilion in Yankton.

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United Way of Greater Yankton’s newest volunteer group, LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.) invites all young professionals to attend its upcoming event, LINC Drink & Think, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Copper Room at Ben’s Brewing Company in downtown Yankton.

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The women of GFWC Yankton Woman’s Club will gather at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, for a business meeting, speaker, lunch and more business.

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United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton will hold its annual meeting at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Mount Marty College Boardroom in the Scholastica Center.

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"Garden Diary" is a timely, short topic about what people who grow plants are working on for their yard or garden. It will appear on March 2 with "Plant Exchange" articles published in the Press & Dakotan’s "River City" section.

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A secure retirement is created from a lifetime of planning and saving. Each year, American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate America Saves Week. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own…

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VERMILLION — Om Sweet Om’s Michael Suing is returning to the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library in March with "Chanting." This four-week series is scheduled for Sundays in March from 2-2:45 p.m. and will incorporate different spiritual traditions of sung and spoken chants/mantra.

  • By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau
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PIERRE — The Port Yankton gambling project won’t be on the November general-election statewide ballot, the South Dakota Senate decided Thursday.

  • By Rob Nielsen rob.nielsen@yankton.net
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Proponents of the proposed Port Yankton initiative promise a golden opportunity for the region and the state if the project comes to fruition, but not everyone in the state — or Yankton —shares this view.

  • By BEN WHEELER ben.wheeler@yankton.net
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Gavins Point Dam will receive upgrades to its hydropower generators, starting next week, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding boaters to use caution and remain 500 yards away from the spillway during this time.

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  • By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau
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PIERRE — The road through the Legislature suddenly became longer for the Port Yankton gambling proposal to be on South Dakota’s general-election ballot this fall.

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  • By Rob Nielsen rob.nielsen@yankton.net
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A Yankton attorney is gearing up to take on a new role — the bench.

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PIERRE — The Port Yankton gambling resolution advanced to the South Dakota Senate floor without recommendation on a 4-3 vote from Senate Local Government Committee Wednesday morning.

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VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota’s Vermillion Literary Project hosts a poetry slam with Wayne State College this Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Pub in downtown Vermillion.

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The AME Allen Chapel (508 Cedar Street) will be hosting "An Evening with Caroline Cotter" for their next installment of the Little White Church Sessions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22.

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TYNDALL — Pike-Wagner Post No. 2 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6895 of Tyndall will host a bingo fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the Tyndall Auditorium.

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VERMILLION — The men of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church will hold their annual Pancake Supper on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the church, located at 45918 308th St., Vermillion. Pancakes and sausage will be served for a free will Donation from 5-7 p.m.

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MENNO — Authorities and school authorities aren’t releasing information concerning reports of a threat made late last week by a Menno student.