Category Archives: Local News

Yankton Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Selected

Yankton Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Selected

The City of Yankton has released the identities of the two applicants for a medical cannabis dispensary license in the city. Yankton was the first municipality in South Dakota to accept medical marijuana dispensary applications and has been waiting on the state for several months for their approval. Through a lottery process, the two applications…read more »

Yankton Wireless Gives Termination Notice To Customers

Yankton Wireless Gives Termination Notice To Customers

Customers of Yankton Wireless, a high-speed internet service provider based in Yankton, were notified late Wednesday afternoon that they will no longer be providing their customers service effective February first. Yankton Wireless Co-Owner Gary Wood gave KYNT News very little details about the reasoning behind the notice to their customers, other that everything is preliminary…read more »

Yankton Man Found Guilty Of Child Porn Possession

Yankton Man Found Guilty Of Child Porn Possession

A Yankton man has been found guilty of possession of child pornography. According to the United States Attorney’s office, 41-year-old Matthew Carter was in jail in January 2021 when he called his father and directed him to retrieve some property that Carter had hidden above the ceiling tile in his bathroom. An officer listening to…read more »

Yankton, Clay Counties Record New COVID Deaths

Yankton, Clay Counties Record New COVID Deaths

South Dakota recorded 14 new deaths related to COVID-19 including one in Yankton and Clay County. According to the South Dakota Department of Health, Yankton County’s new COVID death was its 49th overall and fifth this month. For Clay County, it was the 19th death recorded and second in January. Yankton County recorded 21 new cases Wednesday.…read more »

Local Legislative Cracker Barrels Slated

Local Legislative Cracker Barrels Slated

The first in a series of local legislative cracker barrels happens this Saturday in Yankton. Event Organizer Yankton Thrive Business Services Director Becky Wiswall says this is an opportunity to ask questions for our elected officials… Wiswall encourages everyone to attend… The cracker barrels will be held at the Yankton City Commission Room at 1200…read more »

Yankton County Sheriff To Retire

Yankton County Sheriff To Retire

The Sheriff of Yankton County is ready to retire. Yankton County Sheriff Jim Vlahakis has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2022 and will be retiring from law enforcement at the end of the year. Vlahakis has been in law enforcement for 42 years. He was first elected sheriff in 2010. Vlahakis succeeded…read more »

Creighton Man Pleds Not Guilty To Killing Infant Son

Creighton Man Pleds Not Guilty To Killing Infant Son

A former Creighton man charged in the death of his 4-month-old baby pleaded not guilty in Knox County District Court Tuesday morning. 29-year-old Edward Stephan Davis has been charged with child abuse resulting in death and manslaughter in connection with the 2021 death of his infant, Ender Davis. He plead not guilty to both counts. On…read more »

Initial Court Appearance Delayed For Tabor Pot Brownie Supplier

Initial Court Appearance Delayed For Tabor Pot Brownie Supplier

The man who was arrested earlier this month after his mother brought a batch of pot brownies to a card game at the Tabor Senior Center has had his initial court appearance delayed. 46-year-old Michael Koranda of Tabor, who is the Director of Choirs at the Bon Homme School District, was arrested on Wednesday January…read more »

Yankton Municipal Election Approaching

Yankton Municipal Election Approaching

The City of Yankton municipal election has been set for Tuesday, April 12th. Nominating petitions can be circulated starting this Friday and they must be filed by Friday, Feb. 25. Petitions can be picked up at City Hall or on the South Dakota Secretary of State’s website. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says there are…read more »

Cwach Strongly Opposes Diploma Privilege Bill

Cwach Strongly Opposes Diploma Privilege Bill

In response to the recently introduced bill this legislative session that would do away with the bar exam for USD Law graduates, local Attorney and State Representative Ryan Cwach says the bill is highly flawed. The bill, House Bill 1073, would grant “diploma privilege” to graduates of the University of South Dakota law school. Cwach says…read more »