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Higher Water Bills Now, Construction Later

Yankton residents will see higher water bills this month, but City Manager Amy Nelson says there will not be any visible construction for quite some time.

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AP: High Environment Cost of Ethanol

The Associate Press has released a story critical of the environmental impacts of ethanol production, especially in land conversion.

Riverside Baseball Park in Yankton to get Artificial Turf

Riverside Baseball park in Yankton will get artificial turf and an honorary name.

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Two Years Needed for Water Plant Design

The City of Yankton will have to wait at least two years for design of a new water plant.

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Eagle Creek Software Building on schedule..

The new building for Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion is on schedule, and should open in May.

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Water Rates Rising in Yankton

Water rates in Yankton will be rising because of the need to finance the construction of a new water plant and wells.

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Community Health Services Expanding to Yankton

The Union County Health Foundation is getting a grant from the federal government to expand community health services into Yankton.

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Food Stamps Remain Sticking Point In Farm Bill

House and Senate members of the Farm Bill conference committee are working through differences in their versions in hopes of…

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Nelson Says Money Won’t Decide Race

South Dakota republican Senate candidate Stace Nelson says despite a lack of resources, he can be competitive in the republican primary.

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Dropped Calls To Be Tracked

The Federal Communications Commission has approved rules that should help complete phone calls in and out of rural areas. Some…

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Algae Alert Issued

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A health alert for toxic blue-green algae has been announced for multiple areas in Nebraska.

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Rail Car Shortage Continues

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A delegation of state officials was scheduled to travel to Washington last Friday and meet with the Surface Transportation Board about ongoing railroad shipment issues and delays.

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Johnson Supports President On Border Issue

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President Obama has requested that Congress earmark about four billion dollars to help the federal government slow down the flow of illegal immigrants coming across the US southern border.

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Rounds Travels To Texas

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South Dakota Senate candidate Mike Rounds recently spent some time in Texas, visiting the US – Mexican border, trying to get a handle on the border crossing by illegal immigrants.

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Legacy Of Yankton College Continues

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Yankton College may have closed thirty years ago, but the alumni and board are still active and still awarding scholarships.