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Yankton City Commission to Consider Broadway Land Sale

The Yankton City Commission, at their meeting tonight, (Monday) will talk about the possible sale of several lots on Broadway, adjacent to the city cemetery. Mayor Stephanie Moser says they will talk about a request for proposal to start toward a possible sale…. Moser says they aren’t committed to...
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Rural Pierce man jailed after firing shots at officers

PIERCE - A rural Pierce man was arrested and is now in jail after firing at officers. According to Pierce County Attorney Ted Lohrberg, 27-year-old Colby Huff has been charged with two counts of attempted assault of a police officer in the first degree, two counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony, two counts of terroristic threats, tampering with evidence and false reporting.
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Manitou Group plans for expansion in Madison and Yankton

Fifty years after Gehl Corporation first opened its manufacturing facility in Madison, Manitou Group is planning to open its new expansion in 2023. Manitou Group Madison Plant Manager Jeff Minnaert talked about why the company decided to expand in Madison and Yankton during the Lake Area Improvement Corporation’s Annual Meeting last week.

Wayne Post 43 Juniors Shutout Crofton In RBL First Round

WAYNE – Following a perfect record in league play, the Wayne Post 43 Junior American Legion baseball team began their league tournament over the weekend. From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, Post 43 earned the #1 seed in the North Division of the Ralph Bishop League Tournament. Wayne (17-0)...

Pride Walk in Yankton

The Yankton High School Gay-Straight Alliance held the first Pride Walk on the Meridian Bridge in Yankton this weekend. Organizer Cohan Pietz says the turnout for the event exceeded expectations. Pietz says this will become an annual event in Yankton every June.
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Manitou to celebrate anniversary with major plant expansion

Next year, Manitou will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Gehl plant opening in Madison – although the plant didn’t come under Manitou ownership until 2008. To celebrate, the company is planning a significant expansion. This was just one tidbit of information Jeff Minnaert, plant manager, provided...

Schools to start charging for lunches this fall

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- While there is a last-ditch effort underway in Congress to extend funding to keep school meals free, most districts are preparing to start charging for food again this fall. Yankton School District Business Manager Jason Bietz says the free and reduced meal applications will be necessary again. During...

Coleridge making big plans to display its Bulldog pride

COLERIDGE — The Coleridge Bulldog school spirit is alive and well and will be on display with plans for an all-class reunion next weekend. “We’ll show everyone our blue pride yet,” said Jacie Burbach, one of the organizers for the reunion set for Saturday, July 2. Coleridge...

Avera hospital in Yankton to be renovated

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton will be starting on a major renovation of their emergency department. Hospital President Doug Ekeren says a lot has changed since the last time the department was expanded. Ekeren says there is a need for a more secure facility. Ekeren says they...

Long Road to Impeachment

The votes by the South Dakota Senate this week to convict Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg on two Articles of Impeachment ended a long legislative process. Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton was a member of the Select Committee on Investigation that wrote the Articles and gave a floor speech during the special session that led to the one vote approval to move forward. He says he is glad it’s over….

More people going to Lewis & Clark leading to limited storm shelters

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The growing number of visitors and expansion of RV parks around Lewis & Clark Lake near Yankton is causing worries for emergency officials. Yankton County Emergency Manager Paul Scherschligt told the county commission this week that there are not enough storm shelters in those areas. Scherschligt says a...