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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.

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.

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.


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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Health Care Facilities Put Up Help Wanted Sign

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Health care facilities across the state are among employers not able to find all the workers they need.

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Iowa Farm Land Still Selling High


Despite low agricultural commodity prices, Iowa farmland still seems to be in high demand -- with buyers willing to pay near-record prices.

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Two Killed in Wrong Way Collision on Highway 50

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The Yankton County Sheriff’s office says two people were killed in a head on collision on Highway 50, about five miles east of Yankton.

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SD Counties Look to 2016 Legislature for Financial Help

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While education funding and teacher pay have gotten most of the attention, counties will also be standing in line when the 2016 session of the South Dakota legislature opens in January.

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SD Board of Regents to Consider Alcohol on Campus Policy


The South Dakota Board of Regents will consider a report at their meeting this week that could lead to allowing some use of alcohol on the six state university campuses.