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Yankton Thrive to Host First of Three District 18 Cracker Barrels on Saturday

Yankton Thrive to Host First of Three District 18 Cracker Barrels on Saturday

Yankton Thrive will be hosting a District 18 Legislative Cracker Barrel on Saturday. Becky Wiswall, the Business Services Director at Yankton Thrive, says that Senator Jean Hunhoff, and Representatives Julie Auch and Mike Stevens will be in attendance. Wiswall says that the Cracker Barrel will begin at 10 am on Saturday in the City Commission…read more »

Martin Luther King Jr Honored in Yankton

Martin Luther King Jr Honored in Yankton

Connecting Cultures of Yankton held a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the Mead Building, last night.           Joseph Rutten, Director of Benedictine Leadership Institute and Professor of Theology at Mount Marty University, talks about one of King’s greatest impacts…           Emmett Till was a 14 year old, who’s lynching in 1955 sparked…read more »

The Smithsonian at the Mead Building

The Smithsonian at the Mead Building

The Smithsonian has traveled from the nation’s capital to the original capital of the Dakota Territories.           Crystal Nelson, Executive Director of the Mead Cultural Education Center, introduces us to the newest exhibit…           Nelson talks about that exhibit within an exhibit…           Nelson explains how important this exhibit is for Yankton…           The Smithsonian’s…read more »

Soccer Invades Yankton

Soccer Invades Yankton

          Yankton was able to host an 83-team youth soccer tournament, right in the middle of winter.           Cole Mohnen, President of the Yankton Youth Soccer Association, talks about how big the Dam Fireworks River City Rumble is…           This tournament brought about 650 families to Yankton, which started on Friday afternoon, and concluded on…read more »

USD Basketball Player Pleads Not Guilty

USD Basketball Player Pleads Not Guilty

A University of South Dakota basketball player who was charged with two counts of second-degree rape has pleaded not guilty. According to the Vermillion Police department, Mihai Carcoana, a Sopohomore from Romania was arrested in December after a sexual assault was reported on the USD campus. According to the Yankton Press and Dakotan, Carcoana allegedly…read more »

Yankton’s Summer Entertainment

Yankton’s Summer Entertainment

The Yankton City Commission met on Monday night, and they took up two resolutions dealing with summer entertainment.           Mayor Stephanie Moser explains the first resolution…           Moser summarizes the second resolution…           Moser reacts to both resolutions passing….           Stay tuned for updates on the different acts and activities which will be booked for…read more »

City of Yankton Sets Election Date

City of Yankton Sets Election Date

          On Monday night, the Yankton City Commission met and considered the City Commission election date.           Mayor Stephanie Moser explains the proposal…           The Commission unanimously voted to set Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 as election day.read more »

Gayville Fire Department Review

Gayville Fire Department Review

The Gayville Fire Department looks back at a very busy year.           Gayville Fire Chief, Josh Lauck talks about the makeup of their department…           Lauck gives a summary of 2022…           The Gayville Fire Department is one of many fire departments which make up a overlapping mutual aid society, focused on taking care of…read more »

Noem Wants to Repeal State’s Food Sales Tax

Noem Wants to Repeal State’s Food Sales Tax

In her State of the State address yesterday, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says the state has a financial surplus, and she wants to use it to lower taxes. Referencing a campaign promise she made in 2022, Noem says she wants to repeal the state’s sales tax on food. The Governor’s address kicked off the…read more »