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Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two part series on options for disaster aid in the area. Part two will be in an upcoming edition of the Press & Dakotan.

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When they married, Gene Schiferl’s bride made him promise one thing.

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Susanne Skyrm, co-chair of the Living River Group, Sierra Club, read this statement to the Clay County Board of Adjustment Tuesday morning as the board heard input on the organization’s appeal of the approval by the Clay County Planning Commission of a conditional use permit to Travis Mockle…

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Two people were injured following an accident west of Yankton Friday morning. According to Yankton Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles, a two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Highway 52 and Deer Blvd. around 10:15 a.m. Two people were transported to Avera Sacred Heart Hospita…

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Code Commission will meet Wednesday, June 19, at 2 p.m. (MT) in the Jefferson Room of the Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City.

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The Yankton County Commission will discuss modifications to the 2019 road plan along with minimum/no maintenance roads during its regular meeting Tuesday.

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The Yankton Community Library is offering its first Pup-Up Library Event at the Yankton Dog Park, located at 2500 West City Limits Road, on Tuesday, June 18 at 6 p.m.

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PIERRE — Housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now out in South Dakota communities to help those impacted by severe storms and flooding from March 13 to April 26. Inspections provide critical information that allows FEMA to determine what assistance indiv…

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired will hold their quarterly meeting in Pierre on Friday, June 21. The meeting will be held at the Ramkota Hotel located at 920 W. Sioux Ave. starting at 8:30 a.m. CDT.

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• Jordan Reese, 25, Yankton, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for breach of conditions.

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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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As a result of the high reservoir levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects Missouri River releases from all of its mainstem dams will run above-average for months — possibly until November.

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After months of flooding, 431st Avenue — also known as Stone Church Road or Menno Road — is now open in northern Yankton County.

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Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan regional editor Randy Dockendorf has won 15 awards, including two first-place honors, in the National Newspaper Association’s (NNA) "Better Newspapers Contest." He has worked at the P&D since 1993.

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The South Dakota Highway Patrol is looking into the cause of an accident that occurred on Highway 52 west of Yankton Wednesday afternoon. According to Yankton Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles, a westbound vehicle rear-ended another vehicle around 1:45 p.m. One person was transported to Avera …

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The Yankton County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and FEMA, want to provide you with a phone number to use if you sustained losses or damages in this spring’s flooding. This is for individuals. Towns and townships will be provi…

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LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) continues to take immediate action to restore and open roads and bridges damaged by catastrophic flooding. NDOT will be holding several open house public meetings to share information about its flood recovery plan and Emergency…

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The City of Yankton will no longer accept plastic bags effective immediately, other than ones containing shredded paper in the recycle containers, at the Recycle Center or in the drop-off trailers.

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PIERRE — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is celebrating Dads with a day of free fishing and free entrance into state parks on Father’s Day, June 16. Fishing regulations and limits as well as camping fees still apply.

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MOBILE, Ala. — Rachel Brady of Vermillion will travel to Mobile, Alabama, on Monday, June 17, to participate in the 62nd Distinguished Young Women National Finals on June 27-29 at the Mobile Civic Center Theater.

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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.