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CENTER, Neb. — A Yankton woman has received 90 days in jail and 36 months’ probation for an August 2019 false bomb threat forcing evacuation of two Creighton, Nebraska, schools.

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When Jason Ravnsborg assumed his duties a year and a half ago as South Dakota attorney general, he was welcomed by a previous holder of that office.

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Potential agriculture zoning changes more than a year in the making are before the County Commission.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 is a year of firsts, the most recent being the release of the Yankton School District’s (YSD draft “Return To School Plan 2020.”

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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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• Kenneth Hanson, 35, Yankton, was arrested Monday for violation of a protection order.

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• A report was received at 5:41 a.m. Tuesday of a vehicle-versus-tree accident on Ferdig Ave.

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A mountain lion was spotted taking an afternoon stroll in Yankton Friday.

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VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota School of Law will now be known as the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law following an announcement Monday morning that the law school is the recipient of a $12.5 million gift from T. Denny Sanford.

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One person was injured in an accident on the west side of Yankton Sunday evening. According to the Yankton Police Department (YPD), a vehicle left the roadway on West City Limits Road near 21st St. around 7:46 p.m. and ended up in a soybean field. One person was transported to Avera Sacred H…

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TYNDALL — A Tyndall woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison — with 10 years suspended — for assaulting a former Avon attorney with a gun and knife.

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HARTINGTON, Neb. — A grain bin accident Monday did not result in any fatalities, according to Cedar County Sheriff Larry Koranda.

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VERMILLION — To honor the legacy of Sioux Falls lawyer, businessman and public servant David Knudson, the University of South Dakota’s law school will take on the name of the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, as announced Monday.

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PIERRE — At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, as “Purple Heart Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.

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OMAHA, Neb. — Hand sanitizer products quickly became a very popular item as we entered into the COVID-19 pandemic. Soap and water is always the first line of defense against coronavirus, but hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethyl alcohol can be a safe alternative.

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The following permits were issued by the City of Yankton during June 2020:

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PICKSTOWN — The Yankton Sioux Tribe (YST) will soon receive free access to four state parks adjacent to their traditional homeland.

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If you’ve driven on 15th street, you may have noticed a different sign on what used to be the Yankton Baptist church. It’s Restore Church’s second location. (607 E15th). Their current campus at 1603 Locust Street is now called Restore West. The new location: Restore East.

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South Dakota’s mostly nonprofit theater industry has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the cancellations of stage plays, events and concerts across the state, resulting in millions of dollars’ worth of lost revenue, staff layoffs and ongoing budget cuts.

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The Jim River Bridge (Fleegs Bridge) on Old HWY 50 will be closed Monday August 3rd between the hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for maintenance repairs and annual bridge inspection.