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One of the last acts of Donald Trump before the end of his presidency was the Tuesday night pardoning of Vermillion native Paul Erickson and five other South Dakotans.

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WAGNER — As administrator, Whitney Podzimek prayed for months that COVID-19 would be kept from her Good Samaritan nursing home residents.

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The Yankton Federal Prison Camp was among more than 120 federal Bureau of Prison facilities across the country to be locked down in the run-up to President Joe Biden’s inauguration. 

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When winter starts to give way to spring, the county may allow for slightly larger loads on the roadways it administers.

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It may be winter, but the great outdoors hasn’t shut down after a record-setting year in South Dakota.

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First Dakota National Bank will host AgriVisions 2021 webinar featuring Eric Snodgrass and Dr. David Kohl presenting “Weather & Economics Unplugged.” This webinar is scheduled for Jan. 26, 2021, from noon-2:30 p.m.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks Wildlife Diversity Program is accepting proposals for the Wildlife Diversity Small Grants Program. This program provides funding for researchers, educators and naturalists to carry out projects focused on native wildlife. Funding f…

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VERMILLION — The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) seeks non-Equity performers for its 10th season of free, professional Shakespeare in Vermillion’s Prentis Park, and educational & outreach programming. The SDSF will present “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” on June 17-20, 2021, …

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The Yankton County Office of Emergency Management (YCOEM) is looking for volunteers to help beef up a unit which could be needed again in the near future.

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How exactly do you rehearse for a play when you’re not able to gather with your fellow castmates?

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The annual Dam Fireworks River City Rumble indoor soccer tournament was held in Yankton this weekend, this time adopting some twists to better ensure safety during the pandemic. Play was limited to teams from Under 12 and younger, spectator attendance was limited and all games were played at…

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PARKER — Authorities are continuing their search for a person who broke into a Parker business early Friday morning.

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Early Learner South Dakota is proud to bring the Early Learner Public Policy Forum, an online forum to sharpen advocacy skills and help support young children and the early childhood education profession.

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There will be a Crohn’s and Colitis support group Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:45 p.m. If you would like to join the meeting, contact Dave at carrot18888@gmail.com and he will send you the Zoom invite.

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Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council will celebrate the 25th Governor’s Awards in the Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Due to the ongoing pandemic, an online pre-recorded presentation will replace the biennial banquet held in Pierre.

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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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• Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the latest sheriff’s office reports were not available. These will be published in Wednesday’s Press & Dakotan.

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Efforts to prevent veterans’ suicides may soon be going high tech.

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This car was destroyed by fire on Bunker Lane in Yankton Friday night. A report was received at approximately 8:28 p.m. about the fire, and the vehicle was soon engulfed in flames. The driver said he saw sparks emitting from what was believed to be a non-working dash lighter. Firefighters we…

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Given the prolonged mild winter, anglers hitting frozen lakes could literally find themselves on thin ice — and in deadly situations.

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Entrepreneurs across South Dakota are already taking steps to claim a share of the state’s soon-to-be-legal marijuana market, but legislators and regulators are off to a slow start in crafting laws and rules to govern the controversial new industry.

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United Way’s Clothing Closet program would like to announce a Winter Clothing Drive to support their mission of offering community members who are struggling to make ends meet the opportunity to receive free, quality clothing in a dignified, and welcoming space.