Yankton County, SD

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COVID Update for June 14, 2021: South Dakota Hospitalizations Tumble

The number of COVID-related active hospitalizations in South Dakota fell to its lowest point since the first month of the pandemic, according to Monday’s update from the Department of Health (DOH). There were 26 people who were listed as currently hospitalized, the smallest number since late March 2020. Seventeen new...
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City OKs Guidelines For Medical Cannabis

The City of Yankton is ready for medical cannabis as soon as the state is. During its regular meeting Monday, the Yankton City Commission voted unanimously to approve an ordinance setting up the framework for licensing dispensaries in the city. Among the provisions in the ordinance, the city would allow permitting of up to two dispensaries in city limits. The initial application fee would be a non-refundable $1,500 to offset city costs for evaluation and background checks. If successfully registered by the state, the annual license fee would be $3,000 per year.
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City Set To Weigh Cannabis Ordinance During Monday Meeting

While the first legal purchases of medical marijuana in South Dakota likely won’t occur until November, Yankton city officials believe they’re acting at the right time when it comes to considering an ordinance for its legalization within city limits. The Yankton City Commission is set to hold the second reading...
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As COVID Recedes, Opioids Back On Radar

As we (hopefully) emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are stepping out of that darkness to rediscover — or remember — some of the issues we faced prior to the onslaught of the coronavirus. One of them is the impact of opioids on our society. This remains a hot-button issue...
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Daily Record: Incidents

• A report was received at 4:46 p.m. Friday of shoplifting at a business on Fox Run Parkway. • A report was received at 3:51 p.m. Saturday of vandalism on Broadway Ave. • A report was received at 8:06 p.m. Saturday of an assault on 3rd St. • A report...
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Letter: The Rest Of The Story

Here’s a clarification on a June 4 letter from County Commissioner Dan Klimisch. “Special permitted uses” are currently in our ordinance. Signs, manufactured homes and modular homes are examples. These don’t require a “conditional use permit.” However, they do require specific conditions be met. Thus, they are “special permitted uses.” The S.D. Legislature changed the laws to officially define “special permitted uses” to be those uses that don’t warrant a CUP but do require some level of conditions be met.

Yankton County Has New VSO

Yankton County has a new Veteran Services Officer. Cody Mangold has assumed the interm VSO position recently after Mike McDonald took an extended leave of absence. Mangold, who is also the South Dakota VFW commander, is excited to work with the veterans of our county…. Mangold adds that another main...
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COVID Update for June 11, 2021: South Dakota Reports 11 New Cases

South Dakota recorded 11 new COVID-19 infections in Friday’s update from the Department of Health. No new deaths were reported, keeping the state toll at 2,026. No new positive tests were reported in any South Dakota counties in the Yankton area Friday. Yankton County saw no new recoveries, keeping its...
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Yankton Co. Waiting On Cannabis Rules

Come July 1, don’t expect anyone to be staking their claims for a medical marijuana dispensary in Yankton County’s jurisdiction —at least until county officials have a better idea of the direction the state will go in terms of licensing. A day after the Yankton City Commission considers the second...
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Yankton Planning Commission Talk Special Permitted Uses

On a four to two vote, the Yankton County Planning Commission moved forward with a recommendation to the county commission to remove special permitted uses from the counties proposed article five ordinance changes. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the topic at their meeting Tuesday. Several Yankton County...

Severe Storms Roll Through Yankton County Friday

A line of severe storms rolled through Yankton County this morning. According to Yankton County Emergency Manager Paul Scherschligt, there were a few branches down from older trees in Yankton. There was some corn partially leaning north of Yankton from the storm. Scherschligt says that winds reached up to sixty-two...
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County To Hold 2nd Reading On Cannabis

The Yankton County Commission is set to hold a second reading Tuesday on a temporary ordinance regarding medicinal marijuana in the county’s jurisdiction during the board’s regular meeting. Additionally, the board will discuss American Rescue Plan funding disbursement, Article 5 definitions (this is not the first reading for proposed amendments...
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Paramedic Opening - Yankton County EMS

Yankton County EMS is seeking applications for a full-time Paramedic position. Minimum Qualifications: NREMT Paramedic with eligibility for SD ALS License. Current AHA BLS CPR Provider, ACLS & PALS Certification. Current state issued drivers licenses. Ability to pass criminal background and pass medical assessment. For more information, job description and...
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Bob’s last story about Jack McCall

OPINION — Bob Hanson knew all about Yankton’s history. Fortunately, he was also a mason, so whenever he came to inspect the nearly 150-year-old bricks of the Pennington House — the home of Dakota Territory Gov. John Pennington and today the publishing headquarters for South Dakota Magazine — he always had a story.
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Daily Record: Accidents

• A report was received at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday of an accident on Broadway Ave. • A sheriff’s office report was received at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday of a non-injury accident at the intersection of Highway 46 and 450th Ave. near Irene. • A sheriff’s office report was received at 5:22...
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5 Changes Set To Be Taken Up In July

Updates to Article 5 — a section concerning agriculture — in Yankton County’s zoning ordinance have been hotly debated for the last couple of years. After months of back-and-forth on a new set of proposals, the county could see some of those amendments made by mid-summer. Yankton County Commission chairperson...