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I would like to address the masking policy that Yankton School District will be having this fall, as it has not been communicated to students and parents at this time.

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Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) wants to recognize and extend warm appreciation to our supportive leaders who are stepping down from their current positions. Chauntel Wright, RTEC General Manager, and Dr. Jennifer Johnke, RTEC Board Secretary, recently announced their relocation f…

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Republican leaders now have the tools to do what they’ve wanted to do for years: Set up a North Korean/Chinese/Russian-type dictatorship in the USA.

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Here’s a clarification on a June 4 letter from County Commissioner Dan Klimisch

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I am writing in response to the papers coverage of legalization of cannabis in South Dakota. More to the legalization of medicinal use, than recreational use. I wish to address the use of the term “pot” when coverage of these issues is published.

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Retirement gives us the gift of time. With no agenda but my own, I can “waste” a morning, watching the activity in our backyard wildlife refuge.

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Here we go. The evidence is piling up more and more. It appears Mr. Trump was right about China turning the virus loose to poison an control the world. Dr. Flip Flop aka, Dr. Fauci & his cohorts likely had a hand in it. Appears our own taxpayer money was used against us. Is this not trea…

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Apparently, Sen. Rounds and Sen. Thune supported the attack on the Capitol and the attempted insurrection of the United States of America. Sen. Rounds and Sen. Thune, your actions are treasonous. You are a shameful example of what it means to be an American.

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Recently, South Dakota’s Sen. John Thune was among the 35 Republicans who voted to block a proposal to create a bipartisan inquiry into what led a violent mob of Trump supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Sen. Mike Rounds did not vote.

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Politicians have been abusing the flag code for decades. I have seen our national symbol lowered to half-staff for the passing of non-US citizens, for county-level politicians, and for any other person an elected official thinks might score them points. The latest trend is to lower the flag …

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Thank you to the supporters of the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Sales over Memorial Day weekend.

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The proposed Yankton County zoning changes for Article 5 will come before the Planning Commission on June 8 and to the County Commission in July. I am deeply concerned about many of these proposed changes. However, the most appalling and dangerous change is the adoption of what is called “Sp…

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The residents of Clay County have an important decision to make on the June 8 ballot. The question on the ballot is the Clay County Commission’s plan to issue $41 million in bonds to pay for a completely new courthouse, jail and law enforcement center to be built somewhere in Vermillion. We …

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China recently landed a drone rover on Mars for research and is reportedly planning a self-sufficient Martian city embedded into a canyon wall. Construction could begin in 2050 with occupancy in 2100. Dark web sources say China hopes to capture one of the UFOs which are regularly being repor…

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Our son died the week after Easter two years ago. As a family, we decided to bury him next to his paternal grandparents in a quiet country cemetery south of Gayville.

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I was born in 1950. I grew up with our leaders, doctors and scientists developing and administering multiple vaccines. They covered many maladies: measles, chicken pox and all those childhood infections. They also conquered whooping cough, tetanus and polio, which took lives and affected the…

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The Yankton Parks, Recreation, & City Events Department, would like to thank The Huether Family Foundation for their $10,000 donation to the Guppy Grant.

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Regarding the story by Marcus Traxler, Forum News Service, in the May 11 Press & Dakotan regarding Mike Lindell’s event in Mitchell:

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I feel compelled to respond to a recent letter by Jerry Wilson of Vermillion (Press & Dakotan, May 6).

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This is in response to Mr. Wilson’s letter (A ‘Safer South Dakota?’ Press & Dakotan, May 6).

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In the first 10 minutes of his first address to the Congress, Joe Biden ramped-up the flattering process that politicians have used forever to stir up support.

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In a recent edition of the Press and Dakotan, Evelyn Schlenker of Vermillion stated that the Clay County Commission has put off plans for a new roof and tuckpointing of the Clay County Courthouse.

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Gov. Noem’s April 20 column, “A Safer South Dakota,” represents a new low in hypocrisy and downright meanness. In response to President Biden’s efforts to restore compassion and human rights for refugees from Central American violence, she last week tweeted to the suffering, “call me when yo…

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At an informational meeting in Wakonda recently, the Courthouse, Jail and Law Enforcement Facility Planning Committee said that the County Commissioners have absolutely no intention of demolishing the existing courthouse according to Vermillion Plain Talk article published on April 23, 2021.

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Gov. Noem: I am writing this letter to say how proud I am to be living in the great state of South Dakota.

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In the Book of Numbers, the Israelites were impatient and whining about bad food and dying in the desert. Then God sent poisonous snakes and people died. They repented and God had them put a bronze snake on a pole, and they would look and live. Presumably, those who didn’t believe and though…

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Joe Biden is doing his best to strengthen Medicaid’s support for long-term care for the elderly and for people with disabilities. Therefore, now is the time to beef up Medicaid in South Dakota so that, at last, every adult and child gets health coverage. The expansion of Medicaid has been of…

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South Dakota’s governor said some hateful things about immigrants recently. I’m sure if you are a supporter of her, you liked what she said. If you are not a fan of her, you probably didn’t.

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I YouTubed a lecture of young lady named Carol discussing her experiences growing up.

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Earth Day 2021’s theme is “Restore Our Earth,” focusing on ways to prevent and reverse the impacts of climate change. Incorporating more products and materials made from renewable, plant-based inputs into our lives can help address our environmental challenges head on.

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My great uncle, Richard F. Lyons, son of Irish immigrants, was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Sioux Falls, July 4, 1889, which created Sen. Mike Round’s South Dakota as part of an organized plan by the Republicans to cement their power in Congress.

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Americans used to back up their words, but now we are content to abandon them:

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Responding to three mass shootings and an escalation of gun violence, President Biden called for measures to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. But in her April 13 Press and Dakotan column, Gov. Kristi Noem denounced the president’s efforts as “an infringement” on Constitutional…

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Some years back when Sen. Thune was a House member during the Clinton administration, Thune was complaining about the Forest Service Management of the Black Hills. He said the state should take over management. However, he had no complaints during the Bush or Trump years.

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I woke this morning, Good Friday, and remembered the horrible cruelty inflicted on the Son of God, the beatings, humiliation, and violent, horribly painful execution. I recalled the years of my youth when I wanted to believe that we would never have done such a thing because as Christians we…

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When Sen. Mike Rounds lamented statehood for Washington, D.C. “is really about packing the Senate with Democrats,” he apparently was ignorant that such partisanship was precisely why Dakota became two states in 1889. When President Cleveland signed the act dividing Dakota Territory in half, …

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I am writing in response to Kelly Hertz’s great column on March 19 (“A Stream Of Movie Consciousness”). I love your feelings on the movie theater in Yankton. I also miss the holy magic of being in a theater. The big screen just makes it so lifelike where we can forget our troubles and live i…

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Here we go again with another tragic mass shooting. The cries of the left or Democrats are for more gun control.

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Yankton County is home to 22,814 people — 1,774 of them live on farms (7.8%) These farm families live on 610 farms that average 540 acres. Over half of these farm families are owner operators. The fact that 571 of Yankton County farms are operated by only one or two producers (think dad and …

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In a letter published in Tuesday’s Press & Dakotan, the author was misidentified. The Rev. Dan Brandt wrote the letter. We apologize for the error.

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The cancer, as he termed the disease, in Moscow Mitch McConnell’s now-Trump Cult goes through and through. The big lie, including many others, the quest for power over the needs of people, voter suppression and racism all permeate the party.

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Remember hydroxychloroquine, a medication that President Trump, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, thought might be a “game changer” in treating COVID? There were no controlled studies of the medication in COVID infections, but it was used by some physicians in the United States and in Europe a…

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It’s ironic that these same legislators and the governor who talk about the evils of socialism are the same ones pushing this economically costly anti-transgender “culture war” bill and are expecting the South Dakota taxpayers, businesses and employees to bear the financial costs which will …

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Some have written about the slowing down of our court system during the pandemic. The history of Rome shows us how bad our current situation really is.