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Local superintendents have expressed surprise and disappointment in Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposed 2021 budget for K-12 education this week.

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The holiday spirit was aglow in Yankton’s Meridian District Thursday night with the annual Holiday Parade of Lights. After the parade, the focus turned to the Meridian Bridge and the Christmas tree lighting, but attendees also got a chance to walk under a lighted archway leading to the festi…

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VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota has named Jef Rice the director of the University Police Department (UPD), as of Nov. 22. Rice has served USD since 2011, first as a police officer, then as the assistant director of UPD.

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The Yankton County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2020 Ambulance Task Force. Meetings will begin in January and run through March.

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PIERRE — The Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations will meet Monday, Dec. 9 through Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Pierre. The meetings will be held in Room 362 of the State Capitol beginning at 8 a.m. (CT) each morning.

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PIERRE — The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA DR-4469.

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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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• Jermiah Joseph Gaudet-Showman, 34, Yankton, was arrested Wednesday on a parole hold.

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• On Nov. 26, 2019, Vern Hanson of rural Bloomfield reported to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office that he was missing a bull from the field next to his residence. The bull is a four-year-old Black Angus with the brand F696 on the left hip. Vern Hanson was unsure if the bull had ear tags. The …

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Yankton city officials had been expecting a tough fall for sales tax revenues in 2019.

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The 2019 South Dakota High School Activity Association’s (SDHSAA) State Oral Interpretation Festival is set for this weekend at Yankton High School.

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Former South Dakota Lt. Gov., Matt Michels, poses questions to Yankton High School (YHS) sophomores (from left) Abigail Klund, Ethan Kazena, Krystabelle Kosters and Cameron Lewis during a Junior Achievement “Excellence Through Ethics” outreach program held Wednesday at YHS. A dozen community…

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Kathryn Nelsen and Nora Schramm tussle over a stuffed plush hippo while performing to the routine “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” Wednesday night during rehearsals for Yankton Figure Skating’s holiday performance. The group will present “Holiday on Ice” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at …

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HURON — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development South Dakota State Director Julie Gross has announced that USDA is investing $1,664,940 for five projects in rural communities. USDA is providing the funding through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. Th…

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OMAHA, Neb. — Winter weather will challenge drivers this season. AAA–The Auto Club Group is warning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving 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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• Kelvin Rinzy, 41, Yankton, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for unauthorized possession of a controlled substance.

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PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposed budget would provide relief for local governments rebuilding their infrastructure after this year’s flooding and other disasters, area legislators said Tuesday.

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With a new disaster declaration for 11 counties in South Dakota, the cycle of federal disaster aid begins again with federal agencies making themselves available in Yankton.

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The fourth- and fifth-grade students at Beadle Elementary School celebrate winter and school snow days Tuesday night in the program “Bring on the Snow!” at the Yankton High School theatre. The program was directed by Melissa Rempfer.

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Students from 88 South Dakota high schools will compete in the 110th Annual SDHSAA State Oral Interpretation Festival on Friday Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Yankton High School.

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Fleeg’s Bridge (Jim River Bridge on 30th St.) will be closed today (Wednesday, Dec. 4) through Friday, Dec. 6, from the hours of 7 a.m to 5 p.m. for bank stabilization and repair.  

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The Mount Marty College Music Department and Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery invite the community to their 37th annual Vespers concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The performances will take place in the Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel, located on the Mount Marty Campus.

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VERMILLION — The Friends of the W. H. Over Museum are planning a three-session camera workshop for children ages 10-12, beginning Saturday, Dec. 14, running from 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 659-6151.

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BATH — The South Dakota FFA Foundation is celebrating a $10,000 sponsorship from Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC. The funds will benefit local youth across South Dakota through support of the State FFA Convention in Brookings, April 20-22, 2020. Dakota Access Pipeline is making similar donations…