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I think most people should have a pet.

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What’s it like voting Democratic in South Dakota? Good, actually. There’re many of us plus there’re plenty of independent swing voters. We’re like everyone else: thoughtful and careful in making voting decisions. To me, Democrats are concerned for everyone having rights guaranteed under the …

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My opinion about cancer is that people need to care about people that have cancer. Don’t just care about yourself. Cancer means a lot to me, and whenever I watch a commercial, my heart is broken because people don’t care about people who have cancer or anything else.

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The reporting of the deployment of over 100 South Dakota National Guard members to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was recognized as “a challenging day for military families.” Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender said, “We’re torn, I think, as a community … but to send them away for a year is a big bite. I…

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Depression is a serious illness that many people suffer from. It’s hard when you have depression. It’s not fun to have. A lot of people give up on life because of it.

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As businesses and organizations continue to struggle with staffing shortages, the Stuttering Foundation unveiled some good news for employers — according to speech experts, people who stutter tend to show significantly better than average care and perseverance in completing their workplace r…

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In my opinion social workers work as hard as they can.

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Such a pleasant surprise on Christmas Day: I had dinner at JoDean’s and the waitress took my sales slip. I thought she had to change something. Well, she never brought it back. I went to pay, and the lady said it was paid for. I was in shock. She said it was a Secret Santa. He did not want m…

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I think reading is a huge part of society, and if we couldn’t read, the world would collapse. Without reading, we couldn’t learn, which would destroy mostly everything and we would be living uneducated lives.

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2020 was the start of some tough times in the venues and entertainment industries. Our venue at 6th Meridian Hop Farm west of Yankton closed and canceled all future events. Many would implicate COVID, but there was another major contributor to the closing.

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It has taken post-World War II America a long time to figure out that police, firefighters and the military are not the only heroes in our society.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Once again, the students in Mrs. Opsahl’s fifth grade class at Stewart Elementary School have written letters to the editor as part of a class project. These letters will appear in upcoming editions of the Press & Dakotan during the next several days. Thanks to the student…

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Ask yourself: If the Jan. 6, 2021, “protest,” “riot,” “insurrection” (or whatever you want to call it) had been carried out by some group of foreigners (e.g. Chinese, Russians, Mexicans, Iraqis, etc.) what would the American reaction be? That it was carried out by Trump supporters, then what…

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It was an end-of-year gift to read the lawyers’ report: “Coming Down From The Court: Ten Remarkable Decisions By The South Dakota Supreme Court In 2021.” (Press & Dakotan, Dec. 31) The report, written by Roger Baron and Lori K. Goad, USD School of Law, is a model for clarity and readabil…

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The Yankton Community Feast Committee would like to extend a big “thank you” to Calvary Baptist Church for the use of their facility which allows us to serve a large number of individuals a free Thanksgiving meal.

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In regard to Paul Struck’s letter of Dec. 23, 2021 (Press & Dakotan):

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The headline story in the Dec. 21 Press and Dakotan was about Nebraska Gov. Pete Rickets issuing a “Holiday Warning” regarding the rapid spread of COVID-19 and appealing to Nebraskans to “help out by getting vaccinated.”

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America has opened her arms to many legalization movements over the past 70 years. We embraced the legalization of adultery in the 1950s. We legalized divorce through no-fault laws in the 1970s. In the 1980s, we blessed the practice of loansharking, making high interest rates easy and legal.…

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“Don’t be afraid.” “Peace be with you.” Angels and Jesus spoke to Zechariah and Mary and the disciples about births and the resurrection of Jesus. The angels to the shepherds — “Glory to God in the highest and on earth ‘peace.’”

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I must commend Christopher Patton for his letter in the Dec. 17, 2021, issue of the Yankton Press & Dakotan. It was one of the most well-written examples of brainwashing propaganda I have ever seen. And the “icing on the cake” was after his comments on technology destroying our country, …

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On behalf of Boys & Girls Club of Yankton, we would like to extend our best wishes to our community and donors during this holiday season. The Club couldn’t be more grateful for the outpouring of support, love and kindness we have received in 2021.

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Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, recently spoke before his colleagues. His speech coincided with the anniversary of the murder of innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He announced to his Republican colleagues that he was tired of their party stating they were the…

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I want to recognize the following CAFO operators in Bon Homme County were recognized for their outstanding management and good neighbor attitude when managing their Confined Animal Feeding Operations.

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There is legislation being considered to further protections for pregnant workers titled Pregnant Workers Fairness Act S.1486. If passed, the PWFA would protect mothers in the workforce by providing consistent guidelines for employers nationwide. Currently, women are subject to early leave i…

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Here’s a story that could happen to any of us. Suppose you were in a car accident and someone was injured. Soon after people started saying you were driving drunk and later added that you have always been a drunk driver. Some stated that you killed the other driver. It intensified to: you sh…

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I’d like to extend a huge “Thank You” to Dr. Wayne Kindle and all the staff at the Yankton School District who are in charge of cancelling school when the weather is questionable. You prove safety is number one for our children, teachers, bus drivers, and staff. That is greatly appreciated. …

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Today’s opioid drug crisis will dwarf in comparison to the future metadope crisis birthed from the Metaverse. Worst part, no one will care: they’ll be too busy racing their meta-Teslas to their lavish meta-mansions to enjoy their perfect meta-marriages. The techno-billionaires will gain even…

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Climate change is no longer an issue that Republicans, or any Americans, can afford to ignore. We need bipartisan solutions that help us combat climate change and mitigate its impact on our communities, particularly as wildfires, storms and other extreme weather events continue to increase i…

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Every woman knows a woman or is a woman who has experienced a form of violence or gross-intimidation instigated by a male. Sadly, it is inherent to being female. Wednesday, Nov. 16 each member of the House was asked to cast a vote determining whether Rep. Paul Gosar, should be stripped of hi…

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I was wondering, since Marne Creek is dry and the weather is still fairly nice, could some group see about walking the length of the creek through Yankton, and collect trash? I was thinking perhaps the folks at the prison camp would be more than willing to. Or if other people have ideas as t…

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I would like to invite everyone to watch the work session/ Powerpoint from Nov. 22, 2021, regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant Plans. There is a public hearing on Dec. 13 at the City Commission meeting regarding this project.

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Somewhat disabled myself, I am so excited to see cut-outs, making it possible for people using wheelchairs to get from the roadway to the sidewalk easily.

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This letter is in response to “Wake Up America,” a letter to the editor by Bruce Jensen (Press & Dakotan, Nov. 17).

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I read the article on the front page of the Press & Dakotan dated Nov. 13, honoring the Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild with the Art Advocates of the Year award. Congratulation to the Guild!

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The original plan was to apply for a $2.5 million grant (taxpayer money) to build a trail from Platte to Ravinia, about 30 miles. This plan was not approved by the South Dakota State Railroad Board at two different meetings. Rail to Trail needs state approval to apply for a grant.

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On Oct. 20, 2021, Rep. Dusty Johnson introduced the Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 to the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was assigned to the House Agriculture Committee and was quickly passed through on a consensus vote to the full House.

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During this time of thankfulness, many people proclaim what they are thankful for, such as family, friends, food, health and of course … football! Those are all wonderful things to be thankful for. For me, I am thankful for the truth!

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If dodos were called ducks, would any still be alive? No. Driven by hunger, sailors in the 1600s would have killed those large birds for food anyway. Those large, flightless, fearless-of-man birds didn’t quack, act or fly like ducks, because they weren’t ducks.

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Ms. Noem, how exciting! You plan to run for re-election! So you can do more harm to the state of South Dakota? Hmm…

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So … South Dakota is 50th in the nation in teachers’ pay. Parents, grandparents and concerned citizens of South Dakota are providing supplies for our schools because there isn’t enough in the budget, but the state can come up with a quick $200,000 to pay off a potential lawsuit caused by our…

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Have you read about Social Security/Medicare running out of money? By 2032, we might receive only 73% of what we should in 2031. And there is no real money in the Social Security “Trust Fund.” It’s just a ledger entry of our in-debt, well beyond broke federal government.

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Some of us are frustrated with our government because it seems like a hostile takeover of our democracy and way of life. We need a clear understanding of the problem to fix it. Here’s some context.

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Early in the pandemic, health authorities pointedly told Americans “Don’t wear masks.” Some even said, “Masks won’t help.”

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I wish to respond to the recent action, or should I say, the inaction by the Yankton School Board regarding the mask mandate.

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I guess the fiasco in Virginia over the fact that boys in skirts were allowed into the girls’ bathrooms where one boy, pretending to be a girl, raped one girl and then another after being put in another school went right over your heads. Do people think girls enjoy this kind of thing? Boys c…