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LAKE ANDES — By next week, Lake Andes residents — including a nearby Yankton Sioux housing development — could once again use a highway closed five months because of flooding.

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CREIGHTON, Neb. — A suspect has confessed in Wednesday’s bomb threat that forced evacuation of Creighton school students.

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CREIGHTON, Neb. — A Creighton, Nebraska, man remained at large Thursday night, two days after he allegedly fled on foot during a traffic stop.

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Connecting Cultures and Music at the Meridian presented a Hispanic Culture Celebration Thursday night at the lawn of the Meridian Plaza. The event included music by Mariachi Nuevo Guanchinango as well as pinatas for children (shown). 

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Sandy Stockholm, executive director of the Missouri River Sedimentation Action Coalition, will be the guest speaker for the District 1 South Dakota Farmers Union annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Jenna Beas Café in Tyndall.

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Keep Yankton Beautiful will be the non-profit organization featured at Market at the Meridian, located at Second and Douglas, on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Learn about the role board members and volunteers play in keeping Yankton clean and beautiful.

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The City of Yankton advises motorists and pedestrians that Levee Street & Douglas Street intersection and 200 feet north on Douglas Street will be closed to thru-traffic beginning Monday, Aug. 26.

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A Yankton County Road Task Force meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the County Government Center in the Commission Chambers.

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PIERRE — The Special Education Interim Legislative Committee, chaired by Rep. Nancy Rasmussen (R-Hurley), will hold its second meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m. (CT) in the Avera Hall of the USD Community College (formerly known as the University Center) in Sioux Falls.

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HARTINGTON, Neb. — Court proceedings have been delayed for a Fordyce, Nebraska, man charged with first-degree attempted murder.

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The Yankton Police Department (YPD) has spent much of the spring and summer trying to expand its social media presence.

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This “I Love Yankton” mural was completed in Yankton’s Meridian District earlier this month to welcome visitors coming in from Broadway on Third St. The large mural was created on the upper west side of the Ben’s Brewing Company building by Brookings artist Chuck Bennis, who also did mural w…

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FORDYCE, Neb. — The Fordyce Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) is hosting a benefit for one of its firefighters on Saturday, Aug. 24. Andy Evans’ spouse, Treasure, is currently battling cancer. The FVFD is hosting a benefit for the Evans family Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Fordyce Fire Hall.

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On Saturday, Aug. 24, Yankton Tractor Supply Company will host animal adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more during its annual "Out Here with Animals" celebration — a month-long event that recognizes pets, animals and the people who care for them. As part of the pet-centric happenings, ani…

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LAUREL, Neb. — Community members are invited to a conversation about legislative issues on Thursday, Aug. 29, in Laurel, Nebraska. The event will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at CedarView Country Club, 101 Calcavecchia Drive, in Laurel.

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will focus on production and marketing decisions at the August and September Ag Economic Dialogues.

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Lincoln, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Transportation has announced funds are now available to private non-profit organizations and governmental entities for transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities for whom mass transportation services are unavailable, insuf…

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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.

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• Jolynn Gaspard, 45, Yankton, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to provide a birth certificate.

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• A report was received at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday of an accident at the intersection of 23rd St. and Broadway Ave.

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Music at the Meridian and Connecting Cultures invites all members of the community to get to know each other through a celebration of Hispanic culture Thursday, Aug. 22, on the lawn near the Meridian Bridge.

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It may not happen until sometime next decade, but developers of a potential Turkey Ridge wind farm want to make sure that Yankton County citizens are aware of the project well in advance.

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Jared Schwans of Yankton coaxes his Australian shepherd Buster to leap into the Memorial Park swimming pool during the annual Pooch Plunge, the final time the public (canine and otherwise) was able to take a dip in the pool, which will be replaced by an aquatics center.

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Wednesday Drive and Diners will resume their summer driving activities tonight (Wednesday) when they travel to Jeanna B’s Corral in Tyndall

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LAKE ANDES — U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) will travel to Lake Andes next week to host the "Inside Scoop with Dusty" at the Inside Scoop, located at 310 U.S. Highway 281. Johnson will take questions from constituents in an open forum setting. The meeting is set for Aug. 23 at 4 p.m.

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GEDDES — Geddes Historic District invites the public to the annual celebration of local notable Peter Norbeck at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the American Legion Hall in Geddes.

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LESTERVILLE — There will be a pickup and tractor pull on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Lesterville Ball Park to benefit Hilary Sestak and Zane Hauck. The pull starts at 1 p.m. Registration ends a half hour before the pull begins. All pickups and trucks are welcome.

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VERMILLION — The Main Street Center & the Lions Club of Vermillion is having a Pancake Fly-In Breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Vermillion Airport.

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The Nebraska Power Association (NPA), consisting of Nebraska public power utilities from across the state, will provide hands-on activities at its Public Power booth at the 2019 Nebraska State Fair as well as host the annual Nebraska Lineworkers’ Rodeo to showcase the sk…

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The Nebraska Lineworkers Rodeo will take place just east of the Motor Sports Track near the State Fair grounds. The competition is expected to take 3-4 hours. No ticket or entry fee is required to watch the competition; however, a State Fair ticket is required for those wanting to enter the …

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HURON — Fairgoers will have the chance to enter a favorite family recipe in the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Family Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair in the Women’s Building on Sunday, Sept. 1.

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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.