Yankton, SD

Hotcakes at Fire Station #2

On Sunday, the Yankton Fire Department opened their doors at Fire Station #2 for a pancake feed to help raise money for upcoming events. This fundraiser will jump start the process for the Department to celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary in 2024. Linke talked about some of the initial...
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The Weekend File – The Yankton County Commission & Roads…

Welcome to the Weekend File, a public affairs presentation of WNAX News….. The Yankton County Commission this week held a public hearing to present their next five year road plan. During the hearing, they listened to a number of county citizens, concerned about the condition of roads……
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Yankton County burn ban

YANKTON, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Yankton County has issued a notice for “no open burning” in the county until further notice. According to the Yankton County Emergency Manager, with dry conditions continuing in the county it is best that residents refrain from open burning. Also, Most of Yankton County has been placed into a D4 drought condition. This places the burn ban in place until the area receives significant moisture.

NDSU upends USD 34-17

VERMILLION, S.D. ( — South Dakota led top-ranked North Dakota State 17-10 at halftime, but the Bison used a dominant second half to earn a 34-17 win Saturday inside the DakotaDome in the conference opener for both teams. North Dakota State (3-1, 1-0 MVFC) ran the ball 61 times...

Tea Area football edges out Yankton 38-28 with dominant run game to stay unbeaten

YANKTON — All Tea Area needed was a first down. It was fourth down with 55.9 seconds left in the game, and the Titans, needing just 5 yards to seal the win at 31-28 at Crane-Youngworth Field, knew Yankton would be expecting a run. They couldn't stop it all game. They'll send everything they have to stop it. So, Tea Area head coach Scott Frey thought he'd give them something different. He called for a quick screen to senior running back Blake Thompson.

Bison come back in second half to take down the Yotes

VERMILLION, S.D. — The South Dakota Coyotes fall to the #1 North Dakota State Bison 34-17 on Saturday. USD would open up the scoring in the first quarter courtesy of an 18 yard field goal from Eddie Ogamba for the only points of the opening quarter. NDSU would take the lead 10-3 with 7 and a half minutes to go in the half.

Pioneers Fall 3-1 to South Dakota After Taking First Set

VERMILLION, SD --The Denver volleyball team took the first set, but couldn't hang on and lost 3-1 (25-20, 18-25, 16-25, 20-25) to the South Dakota Coyotes Saturday on the road at Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The loss dropped Denver's record to 7-6 overall and 1-1 in Summit play, snapping a...

Loud student section fuels team energy in game

RANDOLPH - Randolph saw both sides of the playing coin a week ago as the Lady Cardinals volleyball team followed up an impressive sweep of Neligh Oakdale (25-17, 25-23, 25-16) with a tough 3-0 defeat (25-21, 26-24, 25-14) from rivals Wausa two days later. “Tuesday was a great night for...

News and Notes ahead of NDSU

Full Game Notes (.pdf) | NDSU Notes (.pdf) South Dakota (1-2, 0-0 MVFC) vs. #1/1 North Dakota State (2-1, 0-0 MVFC) Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. (CDT) Vermillion, S.D. | DakotaDome (9,100) TV: Midco Sports (Jay Elsen, Andre Fields, David Brown) Radio: Coyote Sports Network (John Thayer, Gary Culver,...

Kubas paces the Coyotes at Oktoberfest Invitational

LONGMONT, Colo.—South Dakota senior Ella Kubas crossed the finish in ninth place to lead the Coyotes at the Oktoberfest Invitational held at the Union Reservoir. Kubas was the first Coyote to cross the finish line in 1:03:14. She clocked 9:12 for the 750-meter swim, 32:09 on the 20-kilometer bike ride and 20:22 for the 5,000-meter run.

USD president highlights enrollment increases and renovation projects on campus

University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring unveiled highlights of the past year on campus, along with new developments for multiple projects in the coming years in her Thursday night State of the University address. Gestring focused on increased student enrollment and renovations and updates across campus. Some new additions...

Wortmann reads 1000 books before Kindergarten

HARTINGTON — Jackson Wortmann, son of Megan and Mark Wortmann, reached his goal of “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” at the Hartington Public Library. For his hardearned efforts, he received a medal, certificate of completion, a final prize and a free book from the library. Jackson will attend Kindergarten at Holy Trinity School in the 2023-2024 school year.

South Dakota Municipal League looking for a new Executive Director

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Municipal League is looking for a new Executive Director. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon is the incoming President of the board. Taylor has been with the league for many years and Leon says she will be hard to replace. Leon says Taylor has been able...
Vermillion Plain Talk

Public Input Silenced At County Meeting

Jerry Wilson didn’t get far with his plan to discuss at Tuesday’s Clay County Commission meeting why he believes a recent decision made by county commissioners acting as a board of adjustment in late August was wrong. “Before you start, if this is about the CUP (Conditional Use...

Signing Up for Free & Reduced Cost Meals

For the past two school years, the federal government has paid for meals as part of the pandemic recovery. Now, parents that believe they qualify, will have to reapply for the free and reduced meal program. Yankton School District Business Manager Jason Bietz says those applications can be filled out...

Inflation’s impact on the counties

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Rapidly rising expenses and restricted tax revenues are squeezing more South Dakota counties. Yankton County Commissioner Dan Klimisch says they heard some grim news at their combined state meetings last week. Klimisch says counties are under a number of state mandates. Klimisch says counties don’t currently have many...