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The future of energy production may be natural gas and zero carbon dioxide emissions. There is a plant near La Porte, Texas, that uses a new technology called the Allam Cycle and is operated by NET Power. It’s been in operation over a year.

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Racism is hate. For 10 years I have implored Sen. Thune and Rounds, and Rep./Gov. Noem that their words/actions mean something. With Moscow Mitch McConnell there was no change in their racism toward a black President Obama and no cooperation with him.

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I have felt great sadness for the victims, families and cities which have suffered mass shootings. I have been to Gilroy, California; I have been to El Paso, Texas, but the latest one literally hit home. I was born and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. We raised our kids there.

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After reading the front page editorial “Crossing The Line” (Press & Dakotan, Aug. 2), I honestly was dumbfounded. If you don’t like Commissioner Swenson, fine, say so and give your opinion, and please back up your findings with facts.

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I love history, and I love Yankton! So naturally I spend a rainy day at the Mead building where I purchased a very interesting book called the “Dakota Hospital for the Insane,” written by Susan Miles.

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The letter “Climate Change and Knowledge” (Press & Dakotan, July 29) asked “What to do?” Vote. Vote November 2020 for a new president and a new Congress that will make the massive greenhouse gas emissions cuts we need, nationally, starting January 2021.

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We would like to commend the Legion baseball players on their excellent year and in particular their stellar performance at the state tournament. Their never-give-up attitude is an example to us all and in particular to the younger Yankton baseball players who emulate them. It is good to kno…

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Unsurprisingly, many climate scientists admit to emotional responses of grief-anxiety-rage. They have knowledge that the rest of humanity will eventually comprehend — albeit too late for corrective action. What to do?

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On behalf of the Yankton Youth Soccer Association and the entire Yankton soccer community we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the city commissioners’ support Monday night.

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My friend, Amber Cimburek, ended up in the hospital & now needs both prayers & help finishing her Fostercare Scholarship Program, so PLEASE read my request.

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Gov. Noem’s “Second Century Initiative” features a massive trapping program for young South Dakotans in hopes of increasing interest in hunting and fishing. While I am an outdoorsman, I do not condone this practice.

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All my life (a long time), I have loved America and its spirit of courage and giving aid when and where needed.

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The Yankton Morning Optimist Club recently sponsored a kids’ (ages 8-11) Pizza Pop Open fun golfing event which was held at Fox Run on July 11. A big thank you goes out to the Great Life Organization for hosting the event at no cost to the participants or to the Optimist Club. Thank you, Gre…

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How lucky we are to have the very professional performance of “The Wizard of Oz” in Yankton. The casting, music, costumes and choreography are all terrific. I am grateful!

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Our family moved here from Omaha in 2011 so we could raise our children in a safe environment, where our kids could safely play in the yard.

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Yankton County has projected increase in the 2020 budget by $1,108,094 due to the TAX INCREASED by the previous administration. That is a 10.3% increase in tax revenue from 2019.

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In the article “Candlelight Vigil For Child Refugees Set for Fri. Evening” (Press & Dakotan, July 11), the organizers deplore the conditions under which children being held at the border are going through.

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Here we are again, selling out South Dakota’s precious resource.

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Exxon is wrapping up a huge oil deal in Iraq, over $60 billion but more likely later. Who knows how much Halliburton has made from Iraq? Remember Dick Cheney was CEO of Halliburton, the world’s largest oil field service company. Remember Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was firstly…

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Dr. Harris, the solitary proponent to testify on behalf of Senate Bill 1270, claimed Darwin’s theory of evolution suffered a weakness because it was based on observation while suggesting intelligent design as valid K-12 science content based solely on faith. Faith is not scientific and there…

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To begin with, I am not a Democrat or Republican. I don’t believe in those two words because they divide people.

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It’s South Dakota’s profitable, civic duty to assure our ethanol market share is 30% by 2023 and 50% by 2028.

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The mission of the South Dakota Hall of Fame is to champion a culture of excellence in South Dakota. I believe former Sen. Larry Pressler should be recognized by the South Dakota Hall of Fame for a number of reasons.

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Shortly after my husband, Col. (Ret.) Max B. Scheider died, I learned that I am denied $1,319.04 per month of my husband’s earned, paid-in-full military benefits.

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Many of our economic disparities tie back to international trade agreements. After railing against NAFTA while he was a candidate, Trump’s trade agreement replacement was announced in April. His U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) improves some things in NAFTA while worsening others. Negoti…

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As a life-long Democrat, I must say even I was unsettled by Jon Ellis’ article in the Argus Leader describing Larry Pressler’s failure to be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. For me, it was a real “head-scratcher.”

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We are sorry to announce that the Kaylor Opry will no longer be held at the Heritage Hall in Kaylor. We held an opry last month but attendance was poor and our building and parking lot have suffered from the amount of moisture this year as well, which helped lead us to this decision.

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My husband and I moved to our new house four years ago and, as this was a new area, they had to name the street we live on. (Beaver Lane)

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I once knew a dog whose behavior was the greatest example of true love that I have ever seen. To be sure, it was a front-seat dog whose head and eyes glued on its master when gassing the car in such an intense way that it has to be seen to be appreciated.

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The letter “Winds of Destruction” (Press & Dakotan, June 21) says wind turbines are too expensive. Clearly, the writer of this letter is not up-to-date on energy costs. Solar and wind energy are now as cheap or cheaper than coal, oil, natural gas (Lazard). GE just shut down one of its gi…

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The South Dakota Hall of Fame once again missed an opportunity to acknowledge one of the giants of our state’s history. For the second straight year, Sen.  Larry Pressler has been denied entry into the state’s hall of fame. Sen.  Pressler served our state admirably for 18 years in the United…

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After Fourth of July fireworks light up Yankton’s summer skies over the Missouri River, there could be no better celebration of our Declaration of Independence than to exercise the principles embedded in our Constitution and launch an investigation to impeach the president of the United Stat…

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Dr. Bill Harris, the solitary proponent to testify on behalf of Senate Bill 1270, claimed that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution suffered a weakness because the author had no way of explaining how natural selection worked. He is correct. Darwin could observe selection but he could not exp…

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Yankton County Farmers Union along with Yankton County 4-H hosted Safety Day and “Cooperation: A Journey Toward a New Tomorrow” day camp in Yankton on June 14. Forty-five youth spent the day learning about internet and home alone, first aid/ambulance, water, lawnmower, machinery, firearm, AT…

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If you want to see the biggest waste of taxpayer money since Cash for Clunkers or the last Middle East War, drive six miles north of Avon.

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To everyone who supported and/or attended the Mighty Mara gun raffle and benefit supper: thank you!

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Bravo! You folks at the Press & Dakotan did a magnificent job in putting together your D-DAY 75th ANNIVERSARY publication! It is a magnum opus! I was very impressed in how it was set up -- hourly reports and photos -- many and fine photos. It must have taken a great deal of coordination …

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Thank you, Yankton! What a fun-filled, family day on Saturday to enjoy the great outdoors. So many opportunities were available for the young people of the Yankton area.

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While in Paris quite a few years ago visiting my parents, my father, a World War I veteran, suggested for me take a train to Normandy to visit the beaches where U.S. troops landed and not to miss and honor the GIs resting homes on French Land. As a vet from WWI, he was an admirer of General …

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I’m writing in regard to cellphone users who use their phones while driving. Some people can’t stop using their phones no matter where they are. Years ago, people didn’t have them and there weren’t as many accidents and deaths as there are now.

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The Yankton Parks, Recreation and Special Events Department would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the businesses, organizations and attendees who helped make the first Touch A Truck on June 8 a successful one. It was a beautiful, and loud, Saturday learning and exploring all the different…

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On behalf of all the Meridian District, a big “thank you” to everybody who made Ribfest such a rousing success on June 1. It was heart-warming to see families enjoying the food, music and fun in our beautiful downtown. The streets and buildings were a perfect backdrop, especially the newly l…

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As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with methamphetamines has been growing over the last several years as well.

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Being a vendor at the downtown Meridian Farmer’s Market, I just want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those of you that have attended so far.

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A pastor writing political letters to the editor? Well, God is God; Jesus saves; discipleship involves seeking justice, loving mercy and walking humbly with God.

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On May 23, 2012, my seemingly healthy 16-year-old son, Adam, died of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) at home while taking a nap. He had no warning; the first symptom was death. The only definitive way to restart a heart is with an automated external defibrillator (AED), a medical device design…