Category Archives: Local

SD DOT to Install Four-Way Stop at Highway 18-81 Intersection After Fatal Accident Last Month

SD DOT to Install Four-Way Stop at Highway 18-81 Intersection After Fatal Accident Last Month

In response to last month’s double-fatality crash, state officials are installing a four-way stop at the Highway 18-81 intersection.  The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says they have heard concerns about the dangers of the intersection and expedited actions for an upgrade. Plans call for installing a four-way stop with possibly other safety measures.…read more »

Yankton County Hears Ambulance Data

Yankton County Hears Ambulance Data

          Last night, the Yankton County Commission received a detailed report on the state of the county’s ambulance service.           Lead Paramedic, Troy Cowman, talks about why they decided to create this report…           Ambulance Administrator, Eric Van Dusen, talks about some rate increases that can be considered…           The entire PowerPoint presentation that the…read more »

Yankton and Vermillion Continue to Battle Mosquitoes

Yankton and Vermillion Continue to Battle Mosquitoes

Both Yankton and Vermillion will continue to spray for mosquitoes this week. Vermillion Parks and Rec Director Jim Goblirsch confirmed that that Vermillion has seen an increase in the number of their mosquito population. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says that with the mosquitoes, the West Nile Virus is a concern. The first case of…read more »

Update on Fight at Mike Durfee State Prison

Update on Fight at Mike Durfee State Prison

More information has been released on a fight that occurred at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield on Tuesday. A South Dakota Department of Corrections spokesperson said in a statement that “several” inmates at the prison fought each other on Tuesday, with six inmates suffering non-life-threatening injuries. Additionally, the spokesperson said some DOC staff…read more »

First Case of West Nile Virus in South Dakota Confirmed

First Case of West Nile Virus in South Dakota Confirmed

The South Dakota Department of Health confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in the state on Thursday. That case was confirmed in Beadle County in a person over 64 years-old. West Nile is transmitted by mosquitoes, and Yankton City Manager Amy Leon confirmed earlier this week that the city is still fogging…read more »

Yankton Man’s Cause of Death Ruled as a Drowning

Yankton Man’s Cause of Death Ruled as a Drowning

The autopsy of the man found dead after he went missing near the Missouri River in late May has revealed the cause of death as asphyxia due to drowning. Phillip Anthony Snoozy, 23, of Yankton was reported missing on Friday, May 24th, after his personal belongings were found on the bank of the Missouri River.…read more »

Yankton to Continue Spraying for Mosquitos

Yankton to Continue Spraying for Mosquitos

The City of Yankton is dealing with a mosquito problem. The city had sprayed for mosquitos last month, but with heavy rainfall in the area in recent weeks, Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says the city is continuing to fog for mosquitos. Leon says that the city will continue to fog until the mosquito problem…read more »

New Yankton School Board Installed

New Yankton School Board Installed

          On Monday night, the Yankton School Board closed out the last school board, and opened up the new, officially beginning the 2024-2025 school year.           Sara Carda, the newly installed president of the School Board, talks about what makes the Yankton School Board so special…           Jordan Schild, the newest member of the Board,…read more »