Category Archives: Local News

Yankton Preparing For Sale Of Broadway Frontage Property

Yankton Preparing For Sale Of Broadway Frontage Property

The Yankton City Commission has verbally blessed a potential sale of city owned property along Broadway Avenue. The commissioners met Monday, and have blessed the path of potential sale on a large chunk of land adjacent to the City Cemetery. That’s the east side of the 2500 and 2600 blocks of Broadway Avenue. Yankton City…read more »

COVID Booster Shots Available Across Yankton

COVID Booster Shots Available Across Yankton

President Joe Biden received his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on Monday, after public health officials recommended boosters for many Americans, including those 65 and older. Locally, Yankton County Infection Prevention Coordinator Liz Healy encourages residents to do your research before getting a booster shot… Many individuals who have underlying health conditions are also available to…read more »

Yankton Sales Tax Numbers Continue Upward Trend

Yankton Sales Tax Numbers Continue Upward Trend

Sales tax reports continue to trend upward for the City of Yankton. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says August was another record month… Leon adds that when it comes to sales tax numbers, the City of Yankton is right in the middle of similar sized South Dakota communities… Leon adds that it is hard to…read more »

Construction Season Far From Over In Yankton

Construction Season Far From Over In Yankton

Fall has officially arrived in Yankton, but that doesn’t mean the end to road construction season. Starting Wednesday morning, 23rd Street west of West City Limits Road will be closed to traffic. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says major construction work will be occurring on that stretch of road… Leon adds that she is optimistic…read more »

Yankton Woman Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

Yankton Woman Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

A Yankton woman has been indicted on federal charges, alleging that she fraudulently received money from multiple federal agencies for nearly three years. 47-year-old Tina Marie Jensen pled not guilty to the charge. According to court documents, Jensen willfully and knowingly embezzled money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, and the Title sixteen program…read more »

World Archery To Have Lasting Economic Impact

World Archery To Have Lasting Economic Impact

The World Archery Final Tournaments were held over the weekend in Riverside Park. The archery action happened in the middle of many family-friendly events made Archery Fest a success. National Field Archery Association President Bruce Cull says the World Archery Tournaments being held in Yankton is going to have a lasting economic impact on our…read more »

Volunteers Critical To World Archery Success

Volunteers Critical To World Archery Success

The 2021 Hyundai World Archery Championships were held at Riverside Park over the weekend. The Championships were held in conjunction with Archery Fest, which saw everything from live music to a fireworks display. NFAA Marketing and Communications Manager Kasi Haberman says for the most part, everything went off with a bang-quite literally… Haberman adds that…read more »

Workforce Shortage Increasing

Workforce Shortage Increasing

The area workforce shortage has been an issue that’s been talked about locally and statewide for several months now. The message is the same–employers are having a very hard time finding workers. In some cases, it’s gotten to the point where they’ve gone out of business because of it, or they’ve scaled back their hours…read more »

Johnson Gets Heated Over Blueberry Legislation

Johnson Gets Heated Over Blueberry Legislation

South Dakota’s lone U.S. representative is urging the House Agriculture Committee to focus on bipartisan legislation — not blueberries. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson, a member of the Ag Committee, says there is many more important issues that designating a National Blueberry Month… Johnson adds that the Ag committee is not doing the real work…read more »

Freeman Area Schools Exploring Sports Consolidation

Freeman Area Schools Exploring Sports Consolidation

The Freeman Public Schools is seeking public input on the issue of sports consolidation and school cooperation through a survey being distributed to district patrons this week. Freeman Public Superintendent Jake Tietje says all residents living in the school district were mailed the survey, with instructions on how to answer the questions. The survey grows…read more »