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One of the key tenets of juvenile justice reform in South Dakota — keeping low-level youth offenders out of custody in favor of rehabilitative services and a return to public school attendance — is causing headaches for South Dakota education officials, who say they are not equipped to deal …

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) has confirmed an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota.

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The Yankton High School theater department will present a public performance of this year’s one-act play entry, “Radium Girls,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the YHS Main Theater.

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After a two-month winter break, the Yankton Area Retired School Personnel will resume their regular meetings on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 9 a.m., with a no-host breakfast at the Fryn’ Pan Restaurant in Yankton.

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Spark, a coalition of representatives from a variety of human service organizations, is hosting its next Community Conversation on Friday, Feb. 3. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the United Way Community Impact Center, 920 Broadway Avenue, Suite 1, Yankton.

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January is National Mentoring Month, and we at United Way of Greater Yankton Big Friend Little Friend (BFLF) were thrilled to celebrate and bring awareness to the positive impact of mentoring, all while providing a fun opportunity for youth to participate in an activity alongside some outsta…

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The Blackburn and Stevens Law Firm of Yankton has announced the hiring of Associate Tyler P. Matson. He graduated from Augustana University in 2013 cum laude and graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2016, 19th out of 56 students.

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Knox County Sheriff Don Henery reports that, during the calendar year, 2022 his office handled 111 criminal complaints; referred criminal charges to the County Attorney on 66 individuals; some individuals with more than one charge; and recovered and or helped recover $20,055 in stolen property.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — January is Mental Wellness Month, which highlights the importance of integrating mental, emotional, and physical health to improve overall health and wellness. Mental wellness plays an important factor when making difficult choices, dealing with stress, and relating to other …

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Tourism is now accepting applications to fill Welcome Center Travel Counselor and Supervisor seasonal positions at five Welcome Center locations along Interstates 29 and 90.

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We are nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and at this point, it’s clear that attacking, belittling or arguing with our unvaccinated caregivers is not going to change their minds, and it’s not going to actually get them to take the COVID vaccine.

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PIERRE — Severe winter storms have impacted South Dakota several times this winter. In December, storms sent temperatures plunging to dangerous lows with extreme heavy snowfall and white out conditions. Additional storms last week dropped heavy snow on significant portions of the state. The …

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LINCOLN, Neb. — In his first year in the Legislature, a northeast Nebraska state lawmaker is fighting for a long-sought U.S. Highway 81 expressway between Yankton and Norfolk, Nebraska.

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More than 50 high school students from around the region attended the 2023 Educators Rising Learning Expo at Yankton’s Mount Marty University Thursday. The event was geared for those who are looking into the teaching profession. Besides hearing from several speakers, there were breakout sess…

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The City of Yankton is looking at several potential changes to how special events are administered, presented and secured in the future.

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Last October, hundreds of politicians and business leaders from all over the country gathered to be wined, dined and guided into eastern South Dakota grasslands for a pheasant hunt with the governor.

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PIERRE — Hundreds of motorists drove around Interstate blockades or ventured onto snowed-over highways during a two-week storm event late last year, diverting the energies of emergency responders to rescues that sometimes put those responders at risk.

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A one-day in-service program for Yankton School District teachers and staff will be held on Friday, Jan. 27. There will be no school for students in preschool through Grade 12 on this day.

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MITCHELL — The South Dakota No-Till Association will be hosting their annual soil health/no-till educational event at Mitchell on Feb. 9 at the Highland Conference Center, 2000 Highland Way. Organizer Ruth Beck says that “this is an event that has been very popular with area ag producers and…

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Yankton Animal Control has several pets looking for their owner. If you are missing your cat or dog, call dispatch at 605-668-5210. If you wish to adopt an animal, contact Heartland Humane Society at 605-664-4244.