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You can find out exactly where your T-shirt was made if you check the tag or label. Is it too much to ask for the same level of certainty when it comes to the beef you feed your family? The answer is plain and simple: no.

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Changing South Dakota’s social studies standards has become an increasingly contentious quest, which is why Gov. Kristi Noem made a wise choice Monday to delay making those changes for up to a year to field more public input on the topic.

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The governor called the Legislature into special session on Monday, September 13, to enact legislation on redistricting. The 2020 census data was released to states on August 12. Usually, this data is available by the end of March, and the redistricting process is completed during the regula…

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Here’s a question that probably needs to be asked at this point: Could Yankton’s Riverboat Days last month be viewed as a COVID-19 super-spreader event?

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Residents of the Yankton School District who are 65 years of age and above may obtain a Golden Lifetime Activity Pass. The pass allows for free admission into all Yankton School District Regular Season Activities.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown South Dakotans the importance small businesses play in both our local and national economies. In early 2020, as COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S., small businesses and entrepreneurs were forced to quickly flex their business models, pivoting to new mark…

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Twenty years ago tomorrow was a dark, dark day that Americans can never forget, no matter how much we may wish or pray that we could.

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We must return today to the tragic and frustrating case involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who recently took a plea deal in connection with the motor vehicle death of a pedestrian along a Hyde County highway on the night of Sept. 12, 2020. Last week in this space, we ca…

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It can be said we’re all one significant event away from a mental health crisis. It could be a loved one passing away, losing a job, being involved in an accident, or a variety of other things that cause someone to experience symptoms of depression and thoughts of not wanting to be alive.

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As area health officials brace for a potential new COVID-19 wave fueled by the Delta variant, they must also keep an eye on the human resources that would be mobilized again to deal with the issue.

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According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers.

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Based on what we now know, and perhaps on what we’ll never know, South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should resign.

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It was odd to read the article in Wednesday’s Press & Dakotan about the future of the Summit Activities Center (SAC), which has been serving Yankton for 25 years.

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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) official blessing of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID vaccine technically removes one more hurdle for those who have been hesitant to take the coronavirus shot.

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Readers of this column may recall an item published earlier this year which dealt with the “Miraculous Medal of Mary” which “saved” the life of a death row felon who willingly went to the electric chair believing he would, after death, be joining Jesus and his mother, Mary, in heaven.

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Yankton’s Riverboat Days roared back to life in a big way this past weekend as the festival returned from a one-year hiatus to attract some of the biggest crowds it has likely ever drawn.

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The long, sun-soaked days of summer have started to shorten, and for kids across the country that can only mean one thing: back to school. In suburban communities or coastal cities, the end of summer might signal the end of family beach trips or days spent lounging by the pool. But for farm …

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What appears to be the swift, stunning collapse of Afghanistan amid the ongoing U.S. military pullout and subsequent sweeping gains by the Taliban is stirring discussion and criticism as we watch nearly 20 years of a U.S. mission being swept away in a matter of weeks.

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One of the hardest things about working at a newspaper can also sometimes be one of my favorite things here.

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It’s back-to-school season; a busy time filled with excitement for students and teachers, as well as parents eager to snap those “first day of school” photos. The outpouring of positivity for students at every grade level has always been a great way to kickstart the school year.

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With the new school year approaching and with autumn on the horizon with all its major events and increasing indoor activities, it would be smart and essential for the state health departments for both South Dakota and Nebraska to go back to posting daily updates on their COVID-19 online das…

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Yankton’s Huether Family Aquatics Center has been an overwhelming success in its opening summer of operation. With about two weeks left to go in its inaugural season, its popularity is evident, and the final attendance figures should prove impressive.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This month’s author, Katie Anderson, is the Psychiatric Social Worker for the Adolescent Admissions Unit at the Human Services Center. Anderson is licensed as a Certified Social Worker Eligible for Private Independent Practice (CSW-PIP) and a Qualified Mental Health Profession…

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While our foreign-policy attentions this summer are mostly focused on the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, another move elsewhere also represents (possibly) the end of a long era for this country.

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Billionaire space cowboys Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have rightfully been taking some flack for sub-orbital jaunts earlier this month that garnered plenty of headlines but little in the way of actual scientific advancement, apart from trying to normalize the idea of routine spaceflight f…

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On Saturday, July 17, I had four angels come to my house. They didn’t have wings or halos, but they had arms, hands and legs, and good work ethics. They were with “Christmas in July” — four churches that went together to help people do things that they can’t do anymore.

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The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but we’re already seeing efforts by many people to either clearly define — or re-define — the overall narrative.

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In the past when Americans were planning their vacations, their top destinations were always beaches and big cities. For the first time in decades, that’s changing. Now, the American people want to visit the great outdoors. They want to see beautiful parks and small towns that remind them ho…

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This week, President Joe Biden was asked whether he had any message for social media amidst a dramatic rise in the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases thanks to the delta variant. Biden immediately responded that companies like Facebook were responsible for murder: “They’re killing people -- …